Sunday, 1 June 2014

Orion's Gift by Anneli Purchase

What They Say:

While camping in the exotic landscape of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, Kevin and Sylvia, both on the run from abusive relationships, meet and fall in love. 

Two things stand in the way of their happiness. 

One—the secrets they keep from each other. 
Two—their abusers hunting them down. 

Will fear drive them apart or will passion and trust surmount the violence and hostility they have endured?

What I Say:

I would like to thank Loveahappyending Magazine for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Kevin and Sylvia meet in Mexico, having escaped partners that neither where happy with, but this wouldn’t be a book if love ran so smooth…

As their budding romance is building, they are then faced with the people that made their life hell, can they survive against the odds and make their romance last?

I liked how the chapters switched between the characters and loved seeing things from each point of view.  It takes you to a different location and is very discriptive.

Maybe it is me, as I have been struggling with what I read and sometimes a book just doesn’t grab you the same.  Enjoyable as this books was.

3.5/4 out 5 stars

Jo xx

About the Author

Canada’s west coast is a scenic adventure playground. Here, with close ties to the fishing industry, Anneli Purchase became acquainted with many colourful characters who lived and worked on the coast. They have inspired her to write The Wind Weeps.

Her articles on coastal life are published in Canadian magazines.

Her second novel, Orion’s Gift, is set in Mexico’s Baja peninsula. Romance, suspense, and treachery will have you turning pages.
For a love story set in the aftermath of war, check out her third novel, Julia’s Violinist, available now. Purchase continues to write from her home on Vancouver Island.


  1. I've read all of Anneli's books and you are so right, Jo, the backdrops are so descriptive. I felt I had actually visited Baja myself. Thanks for sharing, Lx

  2. Thanks for your review, Jo, and for hosting me here.