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Island of Secrets
A captivating story of love, mystery and hope

Two love stories separated in time. Two women following their dreams. In a paradise littered with painful secrets, will love turn the tide?

1973. Cecilia “CiCi” Freemont has a restless soul and the voice of an angel. Leaving her privileged upbringing behind, she chases her dreams to the sandy beaches of an unspoiled Hawaiian paradise, Harbor Island. But life takes an unexpected turn when she falls for the island’s young heir-apparent and her newfound adventure becomes too much to bear…

2017. Investigative journalist Tina Templeton has dedicated herself to the pursuit of truth. But when she inherits Harbor Island, her career plans take a confusing twist. Managing the sprawling island estate is tough business even with the help of aging cabaret singer, CiCi Freemont. Especially when a massive ecological disaster threatens to destroy her beautiful beaches—and the responding coast guard captain steals her heart.

As the investigation into the disaster reveals a 40-year-old mystery that could change their lives forever, will Tina find love among the secrets, or will CiCi’s painful past dash her dreams on the rocks?

Island of Secrets is an epic love story. If you like generations-spanning drama, characters with hidden pasts, heart-warming romance and intrigue, then you’ll love Diane Demetre’s powerful romantic mystery in paradise.

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2017 – On her return to Harbor Island, Tina takes command of the family cruiser for the first time in years and remembers how much she loves the sea.
She punched the bottom right button, and the electric winch whirred into action. The launching trolley which carried the one-ton vessel began a slow, effortless descent down the slipway toward the waves. A rush of excitement coursed through her veins as a glorious, sun-kissed day beckoned. When the stern drifted in the water, she turned over the engine. Harbor Island V came to life. Obeying her skillful touch, the cruiser wheeled. She thrust it into forward, and the cruiser slipped through the jewel-bright blue waves at a moderate pace.
She steered in the general direction, checking with her depth-finder and GPS. Funny how after all these years, the skills she’d learned from Uncle Dickie flooded back. Reflecting on how much time she’d spent on her school vacations cruising around the island with her uncle, she realized it had been Dickie who had unreservedly nurtured her love for adventure. Unlike her parents whose anxiety stifled some of her daring-do characteristics, Uncle Dickie had encouraged her to take calculated risks and leap into life with gusto. In her uncle, she’d found a soul mate. No wonder the other men in her life had fallen short. On some level, she probably had compared them to her intelligent, resourceful and inspirational uncle. He’d been a hard act to follow.
As her confidence grew, she pushed forward on the throttle, increasing speed. Cruising through the channel toward the reef, she inhaled a long breath. The smell of salt tickled the tiny hairs in her nostrils as its taste seasoned her tongue. Being on the water nourished her soul. She wished she’d visited Harbor Island more often over the past years. Perhaps she would have handled life’s challenges with more compassion if she had? One thing she knew for sure, being on the water cleared her mind and liberated her emotions. Here she felt free and alive.

Author Bio 

Diane began her career as a school teacher before moving into the entertainment industry as a choreographer, director, event manager, dancer and actress, working in television and live theatre, and managing multi-million dollar productions.
            Following her onstage career, she spent many years as a stress & life skills therapist, keynote speaker and presenter, appearing on national radio and television.
            When she launched into a writing career, Diane’s debut erotic romance series, the Dance of Love was voted Luminosity Publishing Readers’ Choice Best Books and Best Covers for 2015 and 2016.
            Her romantic suspense, Retribution won the Romance Writers of Australia Emerald Pro Award 2017 for Best Unpublished Manuscript. Diane loves to write genre-busting stories with a twist. Her works are packed with emotional punch and feature empowered heroines who live life to the fullest, much like the author herself.







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