The Forces of Nature, Fate, Family and the All Powerful Grace of Art
Novelist, Diane B. Saxton was a journalist with Vanity Fair, Holiday Magazine, Huffington Post and Greenwich Review, and covered everything from torture victims to psychics, animal rights activists, exotic travel and Hollywood royalty.
Through Crashing waves, strong winds, Shakespeare and the stormy complications of intimate family relationships, she deftly weaves a tale of mystery, love and loyalty. “She interweaves the lives of three generations of women, one valuable painting, the artist who created it, and those who would do anything to possess it – even kill…During the course of the inquiry and as the summer progresses, the family discovers new facts about their past. They also learn that people are not always who they appear to be – themselves included.”
Saxton explains, “While the tale of PEREGRINE ISLAND is driven by a mystery, the reader finds that his or her satisfaction at the end has been earned, not necessarily by the mystery, but by the novel’s ever-present sense of spiritualism … accentuated by the symbolism of the Sound, the soul of relationships—judge a tree from its fruit, not from the leaves, said Euripedes—plus the message of hope embodied in the wisdom of the very young and the very old.”