Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Book Tour Ophelia Adrift by Helen Goltz w/ Review

Title: Ophelia Adrift
Author: Helen Goltz
Publisher: Atlas Productions
Pages: 185
Genre: YA Fantasy
Ophelia’s first love might be her last.
In her wildest dreams, Ophelia Montague never imagined she would leave the city, her friends, her school and move to a seaside village. But when her parents die in an accident, that’s just where she finds herself—ensconced in a rambling house on the beach, with her uncle, Sebastian, his boarder—nineteen-year-old Adam Ferrier, and two Great Dane dogs named after shipwrecks. By the ocean's edge she meets Jack Denham who seems to command the sea and the moon—and if he has his way—Ophelia, too.

Book Excerpt:
My room was beautiful, dreamy even—but I felt bad for liking it, as though I was being traitorous to Mum and Dad. I moved to the window and looked out over the ocean.  An incredible feeling of loneliness swept over me and I grabbed my chest; I don’t know why, I knew that wouldn’t help. As if reading my emotions, Agnes moved closer to me and I stroked her head.
The sun would soon set across the ocean; the shadows were already long across the rocks. Then I saw movement at the base of the rock ... a person, a man with fair hair? I turned back but there was no one there.


Ophelia Adrift is a beautifully written piece of fiction that has a mystery, history, a ship wreck, a mysterious guy, and a sympathetic heroine.  The plot of this novel moved well, there were enough details to be relevant without them becoming tedious and overwhelming.  Ophelia has suffered a tragedy and has had to move in with her uncle whom she doesn’t really know.  Along with her uncle Sebastian we have Adam a young man that is staying with Sebastian during an apprenticeship, and Argo and Agnes two awesome dogs that I would love to have in my life.  We also meet an assorted group of friends that we never connected until Ophelia arrived and made everyone’s life better.  This novel while it could have become a tear jerker it did not for which I am thankful and I will be awaiting the next installment to see how it continues to develop.

About the Author:

HELEN GOLTZ is an Australian author of eight titles. Helen studied English literature and communications at university and has worked in print, television and radio. She is published by Atlas Productions and Clan Destine Press and is the founder of Atlas Productions—a boutique imprint promoting all genres and the love of words, and The Reviewers—an Australian book review website featuring a by-invitation panel of reviewers.
Her latest book is the YA fantasy, Ophelia Adrift.
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