CentreStage with Anneli Purchase!
Welcome to CentreStage! I’m absolutely delighted to turn the floor over to my fabulous Canadian friend Anneli Purchase. For those of you who might not know her, Anneli is the author of three moving and captivating novels. When she’s not writing, she’s often busy taking photos and sharing them via her blog in wonderfully inspiring posts. She’s also a tremendous supporter of fellow authors and great fun to hang out with on the social networks. While she lives in Canada, she had a German mother, and we quite often compare memories of German-inspired childhood traditions concerning Easter, Christmas and other assorted holidays. Today, she’s come to showcase her debut novel, The Wind Weeps. Take it away, Anneli!
The Wind Weeps
The setting for my novel The Wind Weeps is the west coast of British Columbia. The situation that develops in this story is fiction and a bit bizarre, but it is one that, with variations, has actually taken place more than once on this coast. If you want adventure and suspense, along with a good love story, maybe this is the book for you.
Why did I choose this title?
Have you ever heard high winds roaring through the trees in a windstorm? On the coast of British Columbia what isn’t rock is trees. When the southeast winds scream across the water and then, making landfall, get hung up in the tall firs and cedars, the whooshing of the wind alternates between howling and whining. Unsettling sounds, even when you have your life in order, but when you wish you were elsewhere and have absolutely no escape, the wind almost begs you to join it in its weeping.
My Main Characters
Andrea is a happy young woman who leaves her boring city job back east and comes out west for a life of adventure. She is determined to learn to get by on her own in a world that is much more raw than the sheltered city life she left behind.
She is a head-turner. Men are attracted to her good looks, but she is apparently oblivious to the effect she has on them.
Jim ~ Every woman’s Mr. Right, he is handsome, humble, capable, fun to be with, and sexy without trying to be.
Robert ~ Strong, tall, handsome, with a magnetic personality…and secrets he keeps hidden.
When she finds a job on the wharf in a small west coast town, she has her choice of men, but naively, she gets caught up in too much of a good thing. There’s a song by Glenn Frey that was made just for her.
“Are you gonna stay with the one who loves you
Or are you goin’ back to the one you love?
Someone’s gonna cry when they know they’ve lost you
Someone’s gonna thank the stars above”
Poor Andrea makes the wrong choice and pays the price. When she ends up in a desperate situation, she often hears the wind and wants to weep with it.
But wait, she’s made of stronger stuff than that. She is determined to find a way out. As we follow Andrea in her dilemma, we travel the coast and experience it as if we were in the boat with her, in the forest with her, in the remote towns with her, in a life of hell with her, hanging onto a sliver of hope.
The Wind Weeps is available as a paperback or as an e-book at smashwords.com and all amazon outlets. Click on the links for more information.
The perfect Christmas gift idea! Choose from three of my novels:
The Wind Weeps, Orion’s Gift, or Julia’s Violinist.
Wow! That’s your Christmas wrapped up, folks. Anneli’s books are well worth a read, believe me. #LoveThem
Thanks to Anneli for stopping by here today. I’ll always think of you when the wind rustles the trees outside my bedroom window…