Jagged Waters

Southern Skyes - Book Three

Romance - Historical
230 Pages
Reviewed on 07/16/2017
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Author Biography

Sharyn Bradford Lunn was born in Sydney, Australia, but most of her schooling occurred in a small country town before she returned to “the big smoke” so she enjoys both city life and the rural hideaway. Before embarking on a career in nursing she worked briefly in a telephone exchange then a kindergarten.

After reading Alex Haley's Roots, she developed a passion for genealogy and history that deepened with the ensuing years. This went hand in hand with another newly discovered interest: writing. And so a series was born.

When not writing or researching, Sharyn can be found enjoying time at home on the Central Coast with family and friends, swimming, walking her dogs, reading, tracing someone's family tree, or enjoying a rock concert. She digs a good rollercoaster ride as much as a trail bike ride. To round out her adventurer's spirit, she embraces a joy of travel and learning about other cultures.

Look for more books from Sharyn in the coming months and years, as she develops her Southern Skyes series as well as tinkers in other writing endeavours.

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    Book Review

Reviewed by Sefina Hawke for Readers' Favorite

Jagged Waters by Sharyn Bradford Lunn is the third book in the Southern Skyes family saga. This is a book that would appeal most to a mixed audience of young adults and adults who enjoy historical romance stories. Mariah Malone had a nice normal life until a thief wearing similar clothing to her throws a bolt of lace at her, then the next thing Mariah knows is that she is being convicted of theft and sentenced to a life in New South Wales, Australia. Yet, fate has a different plan for Miss Malone as the ship transporting her to a life sentence is shipwrecked and she is left stranded on King Island. Does Mariah have what it takes to survive and will she find love along the way?

Jagged Waters by Sharyn Bradford Lunn was an enjoyable book; I really liked how the book began in the future and then transitioned to the past as it gave the book the feel of a giant flashback. The author did an amazing job in making everything seem so real with the way that she provided vivid descriptions of every scene. The way she described the shipwreck as it was happening allowed me to imagine myself on the ship, alongside the convicts. The level of emotions I felt while reading this book ranged all the way from disgust when some women would not allow Mariah to hold on to a door to keep afloat in the water, to hope when she managed to survive against all odds. I have to say that I really enjoyed this book as a standalone novel, but now I definitely want to check out the rest of the series!