Staff Review: "Land of Love and Drowning"
Set in the beautiful and enchanting Virgin Islands, this is a story of love, loss, family, and magic. We begin in the early 1900s when the Bradshaw children are small and tragedy leaves them orphaned. They must face poverty and hardship together in order to survive. Their lives tangle around those of lovers, family members, children, and strangers. They fall from privilege to poverty, rise up to self-sufficiency, face racism and war, discover magic, and fight to discover their identity and place in the world. Secrets kept in order to protect create chaos instead and bring new challenges into their lives. Beautifully written and filled with memorable characters, this story pulls you into the heart of the island. Through three generations, we journey along as a new identity is forged for the land and those who love it.