The Fisherman’s Daughter by Sydell Voeller





Psychology professor Vanessa Paris receives word that her father has disappeared from his fishing boat in Puget Sound and rushes to her childhood home in the San Juan Islands to try to help find him. Tragedy has been no stranger to Vanessa–years ago her mother died and more recently, her brother. The possibility of losing her father now is almost too much to bear. 
But when Vanessa arrives at the family owned tourist lodge, she meets Lowell Maxwell, who offers to help her search for her father. Back in high school, Vanessa harbored a secret, unrequited crush on Lowell. Now, he’s a tough, jaded cop on leave from L.A., working for her father as a carpenter on a temporary basis, and even more dangerously appealing. 

Vanessa and Lowell are like sunshine and darkness. Despite her losses, she focuses on positive action and the good in people. Lowell, however, chases down the bad guys, flirts with danger, sometimes even death–and he’s determined he’ll soon return to the force in L.A. 

Is there still a chance of finding Vanessa’s father alive and well? Can she take a chance on loving Lowell, risking the possibility of his dying too? And what is the dark secret that has driven him back home, a secret that has convinced him there’s no longer any room in his heart for love? 

REVIEW

“Sydell Voeller has a magic touch with description. I could almost feel the sea spray misting my face as Vanessa Paris sailed across Puget Sound and hear the splash of water as the crab pots were hauled in and the day’s catch tallied. Oh, yes, and the rustic mailboxes with wild blackberries growing nearby. What a lovely place to live. And I got to visit there for a while.” 
– Kathy Ishcomer, Under the Covers Book Reviews 

“A romantic suspense that does a good job keeping the reader guessing who did it. Fisherman’s Daughter has opened my eyes to a whole new avenue of fresh romance stories. I know I’ll try another and I highly recommend all readers do too.” – WCRG on AOL Reviewer Board 

“Ms. Voeller has chosen a great setting for her book, and takes the reader there with her knack for subtle details. I could easily picture the wild and rugged Tawanya Island and the eclectic assortment of people who inhabit it.” 
– Rhapsody Magazine 

“The mystery surrounding Vanessa’s father’s disappearance was nicely done. Author Voeller set up why and whodunits very neatly. Suspense, tension, and then resolution followed each other right on cue.” 
– Teri Dohmen, Crescent Blues Book Reviews 

“I read The Fisherman’s Daughter in one sitting. It was a page turner for sure. The unexpected mix of heated romance and heart-wrenching intrigue made for an unforgettable e-book that I would recommend to any romance aficionado. Reunited friends Vanessa Paris and Lowell Maxwell have the perfect amount of tension between them that is only augmented by the disappearance of Vanessa’s father. Set in Puget Sound, the beautiful description of this seaside town will have you longing for salty air and sunset sailing. This is definitely a must read.” – Trinch Books 

“Sydell Voeller has created a sweet romance full of passion and mystery. Ms. Voeller is a talented author and I look forward to reading her future works.” 
– Sadonna Grandstaff, Word Museum

Sydell website is www.sydellvoeller.com

The Fisherman’s Daughter can be purchased at http://www.amazon.com/The-Fishermans-Daughter-ebook/dp/B00727LIBY





Sydell Voeller grew up in Washington State, but has lived in Oregon for over thirty years.  Throughout her twenty-year writing career, her published novels for teens and adults have reflected her love for the Pacific Northwest’s ocean beaches, inlets and waterways, evergreen forests, and mountains. Sydell resides in Oregon with her husband. They married in 1971 and have two sons.
Pet lovers, the Voellers have provided a home for several cats, a dog, gerbils, hamsters, and a turtle–but not all at the same time! A small rodent cemetery still occupies one corner of their backyard. She and her husband enjoy camping, reading, playing Scrabble, day trips to the Oregon coast, and spending time with their granddaughter and pampered feline.
When Sydell isn’t writing, she enjoys camping, walking, amateur astronomy, reading, and surfing the web. In 1987 after the publication of her first novel, she was named by the Washington County Mushaw Center, Woman of the Year in Communications.
Formerly a registered nurse, Sydell now teaches writing correspondence courses, sponsored by the Long Ridge Writer’s Institute (a home study course in writing short stories and articles) in West Redding, Connecticut.
Read Sydell’s author interview on the Avalon Books website:
http://avalonbooks.com/aa_archives/c0606_s_voeller.html




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