George H. Marshall III has it all, and he wants to get away from it so he does what any 43-year-old, thrice-divorced playboy would do: he sails away to the Caribbean. Determined to prove to his parents (and himself) that he is more than a spoiled, womanizing, over-aged adolescent, George buys Porto da Vida Marina on the small island of São Jorge.
Within days, George faces his first hurricane and its aftermath. Then he finds out that was the easy part. Between his wayward staff, the governor's hot-to-trot wife, a lift truck possessed by jumbies, and a host of other island disasters--natural and human--George is working harder than ever.
Who knew living the easy life was so hard?
"...reminiscent of Carl Hiaasen's and Dave Barry's novels, but with far less bloodshed -- and just as much eccentricity!" Rambles.NET
"I just put down Lynne Hinkey's new book--and can't stop laughing. She's got a great comic ear fo' de island riddims, me son!" Cap'n Fatty Goodlander, marine journalist and Editor-At-Large, Cruising World magazine.
"...a great read...filled with humor, awkward encounters, beautiful descriptions, and rum – lots of rum and tropical drinks." Online Book Club reviews.
About Lynne M. Hinkey (Charleston, South Carolina Author)
Lynne is a marine scientist by training, a writer by passion, and a curmudgeon by nature. An Olympic-caliber procrastinator, she honed her skill through years of practice and dedication to life on island-time. She uses her experiences living in the Caribbean to infuse her novels with tropical magic, from the siren call of the islands to the terror and hysteria caused by the mysterious chupacabra.
Her short stories and essays have appeared in The Constellation International Literary Review, Skylines, The Petigru Review, Infective Ink, Two Hawks Quarterly, and other print and online publications. Lynne's novels include "Marina Melee," "Ye Gods! A Tale of Dogs and Demons," and "The Un-Familiar: A Tale of Cats and Gods." Look for them at her publisher's website (Casperian Books), at your local independent bookseller (find them at IndieBound), and on Amazon, Smashwords, or other online booksellers. She lives in Charleston, SC with her husband, cat, and two dogs. When not busy writing or procrastinating, Lynne is teaches biology at Trident Technical College and the University of Maryland-University College.