Guardian of Paradise

Guardian of Paradise In Kira Wall surviving daughter of missionaries swept away in a tsunami lives a primitive but enjoyable life with natives on an isolated island in the South Pacific But her serene world is tu

In 1888, Kira Wall, surviving daughter of missionaries swept away in a tsunami, lives a primitive, but enjoyable life with natives on an isolated island in the South Pacific But her serene world is turned upside down when an Australian merchant ship, commanded by the sinister Captain Darcy Coleman, arrives with an overabundance of modern and lavish goods Kira suspects ilIn 1888, Kira Wall, surviving daughter of missionaries swept away in a tsunami, lives a primitive, but enjoyable life with natives on an isolated island in the South Pacific But her serene world is turned upside down when an Australian merchant ship, commanded by the sinister Captain Darcy Coleman, arrives with an overabundance of modern and lavish goods Kira suspects ill intent Chief Ariki refuses to listen to Kira s warning, forcing her to uncover the real plan of the captain on her own Unfortunately, she has a distraction A six foot tall, blond, and handsome distraction Trevor Marshall, doctor and botanist, hopes to find exotic plants on the island to research new cures and medicines He is dedicated to science, but when meeting the strong willed, beautiful Kira Wall, he d prefer to spend time researching her all night The captain thwarts Kira s attempts to call him out at every step, turning the village chief against her With only Trevor and her best friend Malana by her side, she stalks the captain and his officers through the dense, predator infested jungle, toward the island s inactive volcano.Frustrated by her failure to reveal the captain s true intentions, Kira begins to think maybe she s wrong about everything Then an explosion and earthquake bigger than anyone on the island has ever seen renews her resolve Was the blast natural or man made She is determined to prove it was the captain s doing.

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  1. W E Lawrence graduated in 1978 from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill with a BS in business administration Despite wishing he had taken courses in journalism and communications, he has run a successful home health care supplies distributorship for the past twenty three years.Passionate about God, writing, reading, family, sports, politics, and America, Lawrence currently lives in Davidson, North Carolina, with his lovely wife and their two wonderful children.

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  1. 4.5 Jungle Lady Stars Mild Spoilers This book was so good It had a very sweet romance, but it also had a great, adventurous plot that pulled me in, and had me dying to find out what would happen next I read the whole book in one day I didn t even put it down to eat I just held the book with one hand and shoveled my food with the other Now I just hope there will be a follow up book, because I want of Kira and Trevor What this book is aboutKira Wall is the daughter of missionaries that came to th [...]


  2. Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to author W.E Lawrence We are happy to greet anyone who comes to our island in peace This was an adult historical romance, set on an island.Kira was a woman who seemed to care for everybody on the island where she lived, and she was a bit wary of strangers She seemed to like Trevor though, and they seemed to get along pretty well I think we know each other well enough for you to call me Trevor from now on The [...]


  3. 2.75 StarsI enjoyed this historical fiction island story I am not the biggest Historical fiction fan, but the story appealed to me, probably because of the romance I m a bit of a sucker for a good romance Unfortunately there are a few things that fell short for me, but overall it was an enjoyable read.Kira lives on a pacific island, isolated from the rest of the word She has been there since she was a young girl Her parents were taken by a tidal wave years earlier and she has been living alone w [...]


  4. 3.5 Stars Kira is a strong independent woman living with a tribe on and island The people accepted her as their own when her missionary parents died, and she worked hard to help her new family When visitors came to the island to trade, Kira knew there something wrong She especially didn t trust Captain Coleman The doctor on the ship asked Kira if she could help him around the island to discover new plants for his research She agreed to guide him because she thought it would be a good way to find [...]


  5. Get ready to set sail into the past to a beautiful tropical island, unmarred by outsiders, where the natives live in love, peace and harmony Will the merchant ship in their cove bring them goods for trade or are their exorbitant gifts a smoke screen for nefarious plans Kira came to the island of Alofa as the child of missionaries and stayed on long after her parents deaths Beautiful, brilliant and mistrustful of these sailors, she realizes questions as to their intent, but the trusting tribe c [...]


  6. I ve always loved the adventure style romances and I looked forward to one set on a jungle island full of natives with a feisty heroine and solid hero This one had a nice blend of adventure and romance I found the naive, yet stubbornly strong heroine who grew up on the island with the islanders intriguing and I really liked the hero who could see past the surface and appreciate her.The story opens in 1888 when Kira Wall and the natives of the South Seas island, Alofa, spot an Australian Merchant [...]


  7. Note I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review Guardian Of Paradise by W.E Lawrence is a action packed historical read.I really enjoyed reading this book especially because of the beautiful setting of this story The fitting descriptions made the island s beauty come to life and I was left cravin gfor .I m not a Historical Fiction fan, but there are a few authors who really write this genre well, and W.E Lawrence is definitely one of them I liked the romance [...]


  8. I ve always liked stories of strong, intelligent, kick ass women, but at the same time being a bit na ve and vulnerable about romantic relationships.From Kirkus Reviews A fiendish merchant ship captain is invested in taking precious material from a South Pacific island than trading with locals in Lawrence s debut adventure novel.In the late 19th century, an Australian merchant navy ship lands at the island of Alofa Islander Kira Wall is wary because previous traders who d visited were greedy me [...]


  9. 3 and Stars A fun romp on a Pacific island.Set in the Pacific on imaginary island of Alofa northeast of Australia in 1888, this is the story of Kira Wall, the surviving daughter of missionaries killed in a tsunami Though she could have gone to Australia, Kira decided to stay with the natives where she made friends One day, an Australian merchant ship arrives at the island Kira immediately mistrusts Captain Coleman who she sees as evil apparently she is the only one on the island who thinks so Wi [...]


  10. This is a marvelous debut historical romance from a new author I will be sure and stalk from now on I m calling it historical romance, because that s what it was to me, but it is genre bending It is unique in that the setting is not typical of a historical romance, of an adventure And adventure certainly abounds in this story Mr Lawrence does an exceptional job of setting up conflict and tension as well as arcing the story so that it is easy to get wrapped up in.There were a few issues I had wi [...]


  11. Find this and other reviews at flashlightcommentary.I owe my interest in W.E Lawrence s Guardian of Paradise to the artist who designed the jacket I m well aware one shouldn t judge a book by its cover, but in today s market it is impossible to deny the importance of eye catching imagery Much as I loathe admitting it, I wouldn t have stopped long enough to read the description on Guardian of Paradise without the richly colored graphic that graces its cover and I admire the author for recognizing [...]


  12. One look at this cover and I was very intrigued Then, I saw that it was a historical romance and I could not wait to read the story inside Ever since her parents died in a tsunami as missionaries on an island, Kira Wall has made a life for herself among the natives of the island But when a ship of merchants shows up, Kira is wary about their motives for helping the natives The chief of the island refuses to believe Kira s warnings about the men and welcomes them to their island Kira needs to unc [...]


  13. I have to admit, when I first agreed to read and review, Guardian of Paradise, I was afraid I wasn t going to enjoy it The synopsis tells a tale of a doctor botanist from England who has come to an isolated island in search of plants and roots for use in medicine He s traveling with a captain of questionable intent but gains the trust of the island inhabitants, regardless My first thought was that it didn t sound terribly exciting Boy, was I wrong I made myself begin reading one evening and lite [...]


  14. ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review Generally a story categorized as historical fiction or specifically having a historical setting is not my usual genre, but the book s description peaked my interest so I accepted the advance copy After reading it, I would actually classify this book as of a historical romance, rather than historical fiction It takes place in the late eighteen hundreds and a focus is placed on a romantic relationship However, do not be fooled by the ro [...]


  15. I received this book for review by the author All opinions are my own.I really loved the idea that this book presented, which is why I agreed to read it in exchange for a review However, as I got into the book, I had trouble connecting with the main character, Kira She is supposed to be this strong female character type, or at least that is how she was portrayed in the first few pages But as the story progressed, she seemed to be contradicting her character, which rubbed me the wrong way I love [...]


  16. Originally posted HERE.Straddling the line between historical romance and historical fiction, Guardian of Paradise is set on an island in the South Pacific, showing allegiances and clashes between Victorian colonials and the people who call the island home.This book reminds you there was to the world in the nineteenth century than Britain and the United States This is something even I as an Australian tend to forget when looking for historical reads.As with some other male authors, W.E Lawrence [...]


  17. Kira Wall is living my dream She lives on a beautiful island, eating fresh fruit every day, and has a pet bird that talks to her I instantly loved her character she s strong, independent and takes no sh t from anyone.The writing is excellent the characters are well developed, the traditions on the island are explained perfectly and in just the right place, the native English is used in a way to allow readers to understand the dialog, and the imagery described the island beautifully, I want to li [...]


  18. I thought this book was really great It was filled with adventure, love, and steamy romance Trevor and Kira had great chemistry together Their love story was one that wasn t supposed to work out She was a jungle woman who lived on an island with natives and he was an outsider who was only visiting the island for a few weeks She didn t trust the outsiders who came to harvest the island and she was right not to Trevor wasn t like the captain though The captain was up to no good, but the natives fe [...]


  19. When the large merchant vessel anchored in the bay of the beautiful South Seas Island I could tell that there was going to be trouble There was the beautiful girl and the sailor who would fall in love with her and together they would save her world It has been done before except Guardian of Paradise has enough differences to make it an interesting read Healing lotions, talking birds, animal impressions and rare gems, the action got heavy and then very steamy at times Overall Guardian of Paradise [...]


  20. A mysterious island draws the attention of some dubious characters I thought the concept was interesting and it drew me in immediately The writing is good but rough in the beginning I liked that Kira was outspoken and spunky The beginning was shaky but the story got better Some of the book was very erotic and other parts had some exciting adventure 4 stars.


  21. Guardian of Paradise by W.E Lawrence was the first book I was asked to review by this author but it ended up becoming the second book I read from him It was so good and I am glad that I was asked to review it We first come up on it when the male love interest, Dr Trevor Marshall, is asking the captain of the ship for a job Then we zoom right off to Kira Wells, the main character of the book, and her island The thing that had me a bit worried about reading this book is that I don t really read th [...]


  22. This is the first book I ve read by this author Guardian of Paradise is set in 1888, Kira Wall is the orphaned child of missionaries brought up by local people on an isolated island in the South Pacific The arrival of an Australian merchant ship is the catalyst to the story, as Kira s world unfolds against a backdrop of drama, romance, and discovery More than happy to recommend this well crafted and enjoyable read.


  23. This story is full of action and romance in a beautiful, exotic setting My rating 4.0.Kira grew up to become part of her island tribe after her missionary parents died She has caution about the merchant ship sailors who come to the island than the simple island people This particular ship s captain is a smooth talker and has brought modern fabrics and equipment to trade in exchange for harvesting some of the bountiful crops on the island Chief Ariki is willing to trade with Captain Coleman and [...]


  24. Romance is a tricky genre to write You can t let the two lovers get together too soon or it comes off cliche All I knew about this book was that it was a historical romantic fiction set on fictitious island and the main character was a child of a missionary Turns out, I was not prepared for all this book has to offer, and I m not just talking about your greatest fantasy island getaway aqua clear water lush green landscape wild animals hidden in the depths As you read if your female , you automat [...]


  25. Disclaimer I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for honest review What a great island adventure with romance on the side Kira isn t a native of the island on which she resides, but she still feels a responsibility to protect the land and people who she has grown to love as her own family When foreign visitors are spotted approaching, she will do anything to make sure that the islanders are not taken advantage of and the crops remain fruitful The one thing she doesn t realize [...]


  26. I enjoy historical fiction so I looked forward to reading this one set on an idyllic island in the sun The story begins with a rich description of the island that made me want to go and find it Then we are introduced to life on the island and the circumstances of the main character Kira the heroine You learn she has chosen to stay on the island following the death of her parents So as a non native she has found a home there, loving the people and the land.The arrival of a ship brings a threat th [...]


  27. Romance and adventure combined 4.5 starsThis historical romance with a difference far removed from the usual ballrooms and social s of the time It is full of adventure and suspense, all set on a beautiful Pacific island in 1888 The novel also contains a powerful social and environmental subtext, drawing attention to the self sufficient and honourable way of life of the islanders and the greed and avarice of others not of their world who seek to exploit them and their environment.Kira, the guardi [...]


  28. The Guardian of Paradise is a historical romance set in the South Pacific, written in the style of an Indiana Jones movie script We find our heroine Kira to be a whip toting, shorts wearing, pistol of a personality An outsider herself as the orphaned daughter of Christian missionaries among indigenous people in the late 1800s, she has made her home with them and as such, has a wariness of the increasing presence of outsiders to her island home When Captain Coleman arrives with an overabundance o [...]


  29. Guardian of Paradise by W.E Lawerence is an exotic tale that sweeps readers away into its plot Action, intrigue, mystery and even romance are all portrayed inside this exciting story Nature or human a disaster truly caused by nature has led a woman to live with an island s native people All is well until new arrivers come and stir everything up trust that was once given is now up in the air and those whom should not be trusted are to find the truth readers will be led, in a race, for evidence, t [...]


  30. Kira Wall and her parents came to an island as missionaries when she was a child After her parents were unexpectedly killed, she grew up among the islanders, feeling protective of her saviors and home When a merchant ship comes to the island professing to want only to trade, Kira is suspicious of the Captain, who she believes is up to no good Trevor, the doctor on the ship meets Kira and is immediately drawn to her beauty, and soon to her heart When Kira makes her suspicions about the Captain kn [...]


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