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✵ Transfer Day Epub ✸ Author Sophie Schiller – Eiyo.us

Transfer DayWhen The World Is At War, Even An Island Is Not Safe Abigail Maduro Arrives In The Danish West Indies In 1916 To Live With Her Aunt Esther, A Bad Tempered Spinster, And Her Houseful Of Eccentric Servants Despite The Island S Veneer Of Tranquility, St Thomas Is A Hotbed Of German Spies And Saboteurs Who Use Their Hamburg America Line Steamers To Aid The Kaiser S War Effort When A Mysterious Stranger Suddenly Appears In Town, Abigail Is Drawn Into The Conflict In The Handsome, Scholarly Erich Seibold, She Finds The Friendship And Love She Has Been Craving, Even When She Learns That Erich Is Really A Deserter From A German U Boat Their Idyllic Interlude Comes To A Crashing Halt When The Island S German Consul Also Discovers Erich S Identity And Blackmails Him Into Committing Sabotage, Forcing Abigail To Risk Her Life To Save Him Action And Adventure Abound In This Colorful Historical Novel That Brings To Life A Fading West Indian Sugar Colony In The Last Days Of Danish Rule.

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  1. says:

    See reviews on Short Sweet Reviews Spy Island tells the story of Abby Maduro, a young girl sent to live with her bitter spinster Aunt Ester on the island of St Thomas World War I is going on at the time, and German spies are everywhere Abby has an active imagination, which is stoked by a young sailor named Ian who she meets on her trip to St Thomas, so of course she sees spies and conspiracies everywhere The good This was a very well researched book The author really did her homework when it came to major political and social events in St Thomas and in the world at the time the story was taking place, as well as details about the German army, World War I, sailing, etc She definitely has a ton of knowledge about the time and place, which she puts to good use in all the details in this story I m a sucker for historical fiction, and for spies and war stories and women doing awesome things I don t feel like I ve read many books that take place during WWI, and those that I have focus on life in Europe or America during that time, not the Caribbean The setting I ve never been to St Thomas, or really, any of the Caribbean islands, so I liked reading all the lush descriptions of the isl...


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    Enter my giveaway for a paperback copy HERE As soon as I read the summary for Spy Island, I knew it was the book for me I always love historical fiction novels, especially when they have to do with exciting things such as German spies and exotic locations Luckily, Spy Island managed to be everything I had hoped it would and much, much Spy Island begins the story of Abby Maduro, an everyday girl living in Panama during the early 1900s She loves her parents and friends, and she hopes to one day become a school teacher However, everything changes for Abby when her parents die in a tragic accident Suddenly, Abby s alone, and thanks to one of parents most trusted advisers, she now has no money to her name and is being sent to live with her crabby Aunt Esther in the Dutch West Indies Abby isn t enthused However, what she s about to find in the Dutch West Indies might change her life forever, but in what kind of way exactly Only time and pages can tell Spy Island had a lot of good things going for it, and one of those aspects would have had to be the character...


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    This is an excellent story of how adversity can bring out the very best in people Abigail Maduro is a young lady with many privileges but has been brought up to care about others When her parents die and their estate mysteriously dwindles to nothing, she is forced into a world which is very different to the one she has grown up in A main thread throughout the story is her transformation from a na ve and fanciful 16 year old to a resourceful and compassionate young lady She does not lose sight of her dreams but is forced to face up to the realities of life during a world war which is closer to her than she could ever have imagined.There were moments in this story where I wanted to shake Abby, some where I wanted to reach out and help her and others where I felt helpless When Abby s main ally in St Thomas died, I f...


  4. says:

    Spy Island hits that rare spot for me in historical fiction Not only is it an entertaining story with lots of movement, but the authentic island feel and early 20th century world surround you The portrayal of the German soldier as a sympatheti...


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    I wrote Transfer Day as a way to honor the people of the Virgin Islands and to honor the upcoming Centennial celebration in 2017 I hope you enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed writing it and I d love to hear your th...


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    Readers Favorite Review by Kayti Nika Raet Review Rating 4 stars.Reviewed By Kayti Nika Raet for Readers FavoriteTransfer Day by Sophie Schiller is an historical novel set on the Virgin Islands during World War I Abigail Maduro is a young sixteen year old girl who moves from Panama to St Thomas, one of the islands in the Danish West Indies, after the death of her parents Forced to move in with an aunt of sour disposition, Abigail tries to make the most out of her new life, befriending Nana Jane, the family s long time nanny, who helps her learn about the history and ways of the island St Thomas is gorgeous, but lurking behind the tranquil island ways is a nation teetering on the brink of war A strategic spot for both the Germans and the Americans, St Thomas s position strains Denmark s quest for neutrality In a hot bed of German spies, Abigail soon finds herself embroiled in an attempted assassination when she finds a bedraggled sailor hiding on the beach Now Abigail must choose between her safety and doing what is right.Transfer Day by Sophie Schiller is definitely one of the unique historical novels that I ve read Until reading Transfer Day, I always thought of the Virgin Islands as American islands and was really intrigued to learn about the rich history the islands possess Abigail s part was book ended by chapt...


  7. says:

    I read this book several months ago but needed some time before I could write a review The genre is not one I usually read, nor one that particularly speaks to me So I wanted to let my reactions sit for a while so I could attempt to evaluate it on its own terms rather than compare to my usual choice of books.I have read that the author loves old style adventure stories like Tarzan and King Solomon s Mines. In attempting to bring that genre back to life, she succeeds The story has lots of intrigue and danger, along with a spunky young heroine Because of the age of the main character, I think the story might appeal especially to teenage readers, although adult readers who are looking for a rollicking, fast paced adventure would enjoy it too.My favorite part was the portrayal of time and place I ...


  8. says:

    Another good book in a row Can I pick them or what Abby is a young girl in the West Indies in 1916 She meets a young German U boat officer who has deserted Abby is a great adventuress and gets caught up in spying and mad escapades in...


  9. says:

    It took me a bit to get into this novel but I thoroughly enjoyed this history lesson Once I got into it I couldn t put it down The characters came alive and the events of the story were vivid and gave me an appreciation of the Virgin Islands in the early 1900 s.


  10. says:

    I was very curious in a period of history that I didn t know much about, the transfer sale of the Danish West Indies, St Thomas, St Croix and St John, to the United States in 1916, while WWI was raging German claws and expansionist dreams extended all the way to the Caribbean The flavor, rhythm and folklore of Charlotte Amal...

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