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Roatan Odyssey

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  14 ratings  ·  5 reviews
This is a true story of love, courage, treachery and determination that reads like the finest adventure fiction.

Nurtured in a select boarding school, with a degree in art and a privileged London society lifestyle, the author re- marries to a Texan adventurer. She finds herself treasure hunting in a magnificent, uninhabited harbour on Roatan in the Bay Islands of Honduras,
Paperback, 320 pages
Published 2007 by Patricia J Mills
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The book wasn't a literary masterpiece but I loved it anyway because I live on the neighboring island of Utila. I am interested in the history of the Bay Islands and the outsiders, like me, who come to live. Much of her descriptions of island life I have experienced like gardening with a machete and having the wee wees eat up a hibiscus plant or mango tree. I had never heard of water spouts until I lived here and Anne talks about them on page 168. I just went fishing with an islander who has had ...more
Kaitlyn Barrett
Anne Jennings wrote this adventure love story memoir about her life with Howard, a man who was probably bipolar and definitely violent and abusive, and their life on the island of Roatan building houses, treasure hunting and trying to make a home for themselves.

I read the book while living on the island of Roatan about 30 years after she did. It’s dramatically more built up now with a civilized infrastructure that was missing when she lived here. I can’t imagine living here under the wild feral
Having just returned from Roatan I bought the book for fun. It says it is based on a true story but I have my doubts. It certainly is a romantic fairy tale of life on this island some 50 years ago. And it is easy to visualize all its beauty and charm as well as it's pirate treasure hunting side.

It's a good read

I give the first third of the book four stars, but it unfortunately goes downhill after that. Though I really enjoyed learning about life in a remote tropical harbour, I got couldn't relate to the author and was turned off by the cheap narrative trick used to keep me wondering until the last page (which then turned out to be a big let down).

I do, however think this would make a wonderful movie and am open to reading more memoirs now.
Jul 10, 2013 Contemplative rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Contemplative by: Austin Davis
Wow! What a story. I couldn't get enough! I really hope they make a movie about this amazing woman's life! Talk about bravery and vulnerability. I wish I had a copy for my own book collection so I could loan it out. From what I've researched it's no longer available.
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