“A page-turner with emotional resonance.” –Publishers Weekly St. Thomas
Here’s a short synopsis of the story:
After Abigail Maduro’s parents are killed in an accident along the Panama Canal, she is sent to St. Thomas, an island in the Danish West Indies, to live with her bad-tempered aunt and a household of eccentric servants.
Times are hard for the islanders as the threat of German submarines has dried up shipping and trade.
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 appears in town, Abigail is drawn into the conflict.
In the scholarly, Erich Seibold, she finds the friendship and love she has been craving, even after she learns that Erich is really a deserter from a U-boat.
But their idyllic interlude comes to a crashing halt when the island’s German consul discovers Erich’s identity and blackmails him into committing sabotage and murder.
When Erich is thrown into prison, Abigail must choose between her safety and Erich’s life.
- Can she save Erich from certain doom as an accused German spy?
- Can she bring down a German spy ring before they launch an invasion against the island?
- Will the islands get transferred to the Americans or will the Kaiser claim them for the Fatherland?
TRANSFER DAY will beguile readers with its rendering of ordinary people whose lives are torn apart by war and the endurance of hope and love against all odds.
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