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What is Meredith Wells to think when her erstwhile friend, Tristan Wolfe, son of a Russian shipping tycoon, fails to reappear for five full years after a childhood of island summers spent together? Until his yacht capsizes her skiff, she assumed he had forgotten her.

Meredith is an accomplished botanical illustrator sketching New York’s native island plants. Wolfe’s return
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ebook, 280 pages
Published January 1st 2015 by Giulia Torre (first published December 25th 2014)
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SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
Copy received by author in exchange for an honest review

★Book Basics★

Genre : - Historical Romance
Series : - Stand Alone
Love triangle? - (view spoiler)
Cheating? - (view spoiler)
HEA? - (view spoiler)
Would I read more by this author/or in this series? - Yes
Rating - 4.5 (rounded up to 5) stars


★Review★

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Barb Taub
Feb 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
One of the problems with writing historical romance is the heroine. Within the restrictions of manners and mores, it can be difficult to show a young woman behaving with individuality, let alone kickass snark. Jane Austen’s heroines managed this by using the rules of society as framework for their exquisitely proper/wicked observations and quashing of unwanted suitors. But a writer who wants action outside of decorous drawing room manners has to think of a reason why their heroine might possess ...more
eden Hudson
Jan 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I can't say enough nice things about this book. The writing is mesmerizing in that way that the best historical romances always are. The emotion is reflected in the language. It's vivid and beautiful and the scenery of the islands and feel of the time period come to life as Tristan and Meredith's story unfolds.

Wolfe Island is like Kathleen Woodiwiss, but braver and smarter and so emotionally-charged. You'll see what I mean about "braver" when you meet Meredith's rival for Tristan's hand. I got s
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Dec 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I’m not one to normally read historical romance, but I thought I would give this a try. I’m glad I did – once I picked this book up I couldn’t put it down.

The story tells of the romance between Meredith, an artist that has lived all her life in the Thousand Islands Region of Upstate New York, and wealthy shipping magnate Tristan Wolfe; who left as a child and now returns a man. Chemistry is immediate, but so are the hints of a troubled past between the two would be lovers. Can the social, polit
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Miyanomori
Dec 23, 2014 rated it liked it
I've received an ARC copy from the author tho unfortunately I took a while to finish reading.

I'll preface that childhood friends romance are not usually my cup of tea but the author did a good job of showing and setting up the relationship and giving us glimpses to various moments in their lives. The smut was also pretty hot.

Another strong point of the book was that it gave a pretty clear and beautiful picture of the setting that tempts you to want to visit the actual place (even if there was
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Shakira
Jan 12, 2015 rated it liked it
I have to say this book took me completely by surprise, I had forgotten the summary by the time I started reading so it was like a whole new world unfolded as I read on. The era described, especially how the industrial revolution was forging new paths, the collection of investment and garnering social support, was all so realistic that it felt like I had stepped back in time.

Wolfe was a very restrained character which made perfect sense given his upbringing. His motivations that were driving a
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Grace Kagni
Dec 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
***** 5 star rating for Wolfe Island by Giulia Torre

Great read - looking forward to Ms Torre's next book. The book cover was of high quality.

Wolfe Island is set in the late 1800s in a fictitious area of a group of islands.

Meredith Wells, lived on Mosquito Island all her life. She knew the waters surrounding her Island better than anyone. She spent hours in her little boat, visiting the tiny Islands surrounding Mosquito Island while she studied and drew specimens of flowers for her father but eve
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Shakira
Jan 12, 2015 rated it liked it
I have to say this book took me completely by surprise, I had forgotten the summary by the time I started reading so it was like a whole new world unfolded as I read on. The era described, especially how the industrial revolution was forging new paths, the collection of investment and garnering social support, was all so realistic that it felt like I had stepped back in time.

Wolfe was a very restrained character which made perfect sense given his upbringing. His motivations that were driving a
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M.L. Stoughton
Oct 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
I heard Giulia Torre do a short read of Wolfe Island at a local event and had to get the book. I hadn't read anything from this time frame before, but I was drawn in by the author's lovely description of the scenery and lifestyle.
Meredith is a spunky, go-getter, who doesn't always follow the rules. She was fun and lively, and so likable. I love Tristan! He is handsome, refined and a powerful businessman. But the thing that makes him even more attractive is how different he is when he's with Mere
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Giulia Torre reads, writes, and thinks about books. She lives in a small town with a thriving Main Street in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, where she plays with her neighbors in lakes, yards, and barns. Wishing she could kiss them all, just once.

Giulia has her Ph.D. in Reading/Writing/Literacy from the University of Pennsylvania, where she focused her research on reader-response and
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