Blue Slipper Bay (Transita)

by Wendy K Harris | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9781905175338 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingLyzzyBeewing of Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on 4/2/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by wingLyzzyBeewing from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Monday, April 02, 2007
Acquired 03 Mar 2007 - Advanced Reader's Copy from the publisher

Second in a trilogy set around The Undercliff on the Isle Of Wight, this contemporary story was a worthy successor to the wonderful Sorrow of Sisters. Marguerite, Jane and Neptune feature but are not the central characters; we meet people escaping to the Island for various reasons, and observe their healing processes from inside. One character in particular, a seeker of truth, is a wonderful character, beautifully drawn and totally believable - I defy anyone who reads this book not to be half in love with him themselves by the end of the book...


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Passing to Heaven-Ali for a read. I'm going to do a short ring for this one to spread the word, then a proper general one when the book comes out officially.

Katisha50
Scotsbookie
Anglersrest
LindyB28 (if she's read Sorrow Of Sisters by then)

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Passing to Heaven-Ali for a read. I'm going to do a short ring for this one to spread the word, then a proper general one when the book comes out officially.

Katisha50
Scotsbookie
Anglersrest
LindyB28 (if she's read Sorrow Of Sisters by then)
Mallary France (EU) (Linda if you're not OK to send there at the moment, give it back to me to post it on)

Journal Entry 4 by Heaven-Ali from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Very excited about reading this advanced readers copy - it will be read this week or next, thanks Liz : )

Journal Entry 5 by Heaven-Ali from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Friday, April 06, 2007
Oh my god I loved this - I am shattered - I couldn't put it down, I read till after 1am last night - but couldn't quite finish it - so got up at 7.30 to finish it.

The setting of this novel is just beautiful! I wanted to take refuge there myself. I really loved the characters of Sophie, Nick and Rachel, however I didn't much like Jill. This is the second of what I believe to be a proposed trilogy - the first novel The Sorrow of Sisters I read reently and loved too. It was great meeting, Jane, Marguerite, and Neptune again, who featured more prominently in the first novel, and play a more minor role in this one. In this novel me meet people all in need of healing, and some of the healings described were new to me. It is also a novel, about friendship, love, and new beginnings. I think we could all benefit from a couple of weeks in Blue Slipper Bay.

Passing to Gill at the weekend.

Released 12 yrs ago (4/7/2007 UTC) at By hand in Birmingham, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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Passsed to Gill at my house.

Journal Entry 7 by wingKatisha50wing from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Friday, April 13, 2007
And I've done it again (not JE-ed it immediately)!! Anyway, thanks, Ali, for passing this on. I will read it now as it saves me making a decision about whether to scale the heights of Mt TBR or plunder the foothills for my next read.

Journal Entry 8 by wingKatisha50wing from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Finished it at about 1.30 this morning - what a great book! I was reminded a bit of Linda Gillards' Emotional Geology (girl goes to island, meets boy, lives happily ever after) although everything else is completely different.

I hope all the typos/line breaks are sorted before official publication (particularly annoyed by 2 instances of "plaintiff" for "plaintive").

I know I'm reading backwards, but will get going on Sorrow of Sisters soon.

Journal Entry 9 by scotsbookie from Peebles, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, April 21, 2007
Arrived safely this morning, thank you Katisha50 & LyzzyBee. Really looking forward to this,I have a couple of books ahead of it so by the time I get to it I'l be drooling with anticipation!

Journal Entry 10 by scotsbookie from Peebles, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, May 05, 2007
After reading The Sorrow of Sisters I wanted to have a retreat like Wraith Cottage, now I want a cottage on Blue Slipper Bay too, to eat with Evie, Kyp & the Water Babies & to have a swim with Sophie & Nick. A worthy sequel to The Sorrow of Sisters. I look forward to the final book of the trilogy.

Thank you LyzzyBee for sending this my way. It will be heading back to you soon.

Journal Entry 11 by scotsbookie from Peebles, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Popped in the post to AnglersRest yesterday morning.

Journal Entry 12 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Thursday, May 10, 2007
Arrived today; thanks for sending. I'd forgotten this was coming, so was a nice surprise!

Journal Entry 13 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Saturday, May 19, 2007
Started this book, while sitting in the departure lounge at Bristol airport sipping a iced mocha from Starbucks, complete with cream, to cheer me up for a delayed flight. That was Tuesday evening and by Wednesday night, in Leeds I had finished the book. It certainly helped by heartburn from having dinner on Tuesday night so late!

The book was lovely, a very gentle story and one that I really enjoyed. My only disappointment was that I had not read the first book, but no matter. The characters were warm and felt very real, and the emotions displayed in the book by Sophie & Nick could easily be identifiable.

Looking forward to reading the next in the trilogy. Thanks for sharing LB. Will be continuing it journey to LindaB28

Journal Entry 14 by wingLyzzyBeewing from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Received this back from LindyB28 via her Mum at the weekend. She doesn't seem to have journalled it, so I don't know if she read it or not. Can't remember if Mallary has got a copy from somewhere else, so will ask!

Journal Entry 15 by wingLyzzyBeewing from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Friday, May 30, 2008
Reserved for MadMadge, who said she'd like to read it...

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Posting to MadMadge - thank you for offering a trade but I have too many books on Mt TBR. If you really want to do something in return, wild release a book on the day you receive this one!

Oh, I have just realised that the title has the word BLUE in it, so...

This book is being released for the Never Judge A Book By Its Cover release challenge 2008 Week 21: Red, White or Blue, release # 27.

Journal Entry 17 by madmadge from Alderholt, Hampshire United Kingdom on Monday, June 02, 2008
Thank you so much LyzzyBee for sending me this book. I am currently reading The Sorrow of Sisters (a bookring) and enjoying it very much so I am absolutely thrilled to have this one to read next.

I am going to wild release a book tomorrow (it's too late tonight) - Marcel Theroux's The Paperchase. Not too sure of its chances in the area where I'm working at the moment but you never know! Perhaps I will donate it to the charity shop around the corner?

By the way, I'm pleased that releasing this book to me has helped you on the way with your challenge.

Journal Entry 18 by madmadge from Alderholt, Hampshire United Kingdom on Thursday, July 03, 2008
Although I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as Sorrow of Sisters, it is still a 'feel good' read which makes you want to be somewhere just like the location in the book. I felt it didn't flow quite as well as the first in the series but I did enjoy it. It will be going off on a ring soon when I can get it organised - the first two readers have already read Sorrow of Sisters and want to read this one.

Once again, thank you so much for your generosity LyzzyBee. x x x x

Journal Entry 19 by wingCross-patchwing from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Monday, July 14, 2008
Thank you madmadge, it's here. Do you want me to get it to h-e-d next? That sounds like a good excuse for a mini meet up to me.

Journal Entry 20 by wingCross-patchwing from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Loved it - can say no more. madmadge, what do you want me to do with it next?

Journal Entry 21 by wingCross-patchwing from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Sunday, September 14, 2008
This lovely little book is going in the post to house-elfdobby tomorrow, and I'm sure you'll be well looked after there.

Journal Entry 22 by house-elfdobby from Derby, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Saturday, September 20, 2008
Woo hoo what a lovely surprise from Cross-patch! Really looking forward to reading this one as I enjoyed The Sorrow of Sisters very much - it's a bookring at the moment http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/5995340 - think it might be on it's way to Canada.

Don't worry Madmadge (funny that your Great Uncle one was the Lord Mayor of Leicester, I'm taking the girlies to the New Walk Museum there tomorrow!) and Cross-patch, I'll look after this little book and let you know what I think. What plans have you for it once I've read it?

Journal Entry 23 by house-elfdobby from Derby, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 21, 2008
HUGEST apologies Cross-patch - I've not started this book yet - but will make sure it is next on my list! Life has been a bit hectic lately ....

Planning to do a bookring with it when I've read it - I know Brookler (on the SOS ring) would like to read it.

Journal Entry 24 by madmadge from Alderholt, Hampshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I'm hoping to get in touch with house-elfdobby by posting this because I'm having problems with my PMs. 'tellafriend' is very interested in joining a ring for this book. I've sent her a PM about your ring but maybe you could get in touch?

Journal Entry 25 by house-elfdobby from Derby, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Got your message madmadge! Will set up a ring for this although I've not started it yet. At least it will be ready to go when I've finished it ....

Journal Entry 26 by house-elfdobby from Derby, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Saturday, October 25, 2008
Get me a ticket to The Isle of Wight! Oh for a couple of months in one of those little cottages on Blue Slipper Bay, and some healing hands - preferably Nick's! It took me a little while to get into the book, and remember the characters from The Sorrow of Sisters, and who was who, but once I had, I really enjoyed it. In fact I've finished it, but my eyes are propped open with matchsticks this morning!

Just got to sort out the shipping order of the bookring and then it will be on its merry way, following the previous book around the world - happy travels!

Journal Entry 27 by house-elfdobby from Derby, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Monday, October 27, 2008
Rightio everyone, thanks for signing up! Usual bookray/ring rules apply:

1. Please journal the book when you receive it.
2. Then please journal it again when you've read it.
3. Finally, please journal it when you've posted it.

That way I can keep track of where it's going. I'll pop a list on my bookshelf, so you can easily see who is next on the list to send it to. Hope the shipping order suits you all, let me know if not and hope you all enjoy reading it as much as I did- it will make you want to book your next holiday on the Isle of Wight! Have fun on your journey little book! Oh and I thought it would be nice to add that if you can possibly read it within 30 days and then pass it on, that would be great then the others won't have to wait toooooo long.

Brujula (France)
special1165 (UK)
lellie (UK)
Brookler (Canada)
kobie03 (Canada)
pammykn (US)
Wandering-B (Hong Kong)
Lisagt (Australia) <------- book here safely 11 September 2009
Carole888

Thanks everyone, look forward to seeing your Journal Entries and what you think of the book!

Journal Entry 28 by house-elfdobby at Belfort, Franche-Comté France on Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Released 10 yrs ago (10/29/2008 UTC) at Belfort, Franche-Comté France

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Popping this in the post to Brujula tomorrow after work. Happy travels little book!

Journal Entry 29 by wingBrujulawing from Valenciennes, Nord-Pas-de-Calais France on Friday, November 07, 2008
Found in my mailbox this morning. Thank you!

Journal Entry 30 by wingBrujulawing from Valenciennes, Nord-Pas-de-Calais France on Friday, November 28, 2008
A nice novel, with some very lovable characters. While I was reading it I felt a very strong compulsion to drop everything and go to the Isle of Wight!

Thank you for sharing this book!
It will go on its trip today!

Journal Entry 31 by wingBrujulawing at By mail, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Friday, November 28, 2008

Released 10 yrs ago (11/28/2008 UTC) at By mail, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases

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to the next reader.

Journal Entry 32 by special1165 from Keyingham, East Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, December 06, 2008
Starting to read this now . . .
Oh my goodness a wonderfull book which I have struggled to put down untill it was finished. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did.
Shall PM next on the list.

Journal Entry 33 by winglelliewing from Trimley St Mary, Suffolk United Kingdom on Friday, December 19, 2008
Safe and sound. I look forward to reading this one.

Journal Entry 34 by winglelliewing from Trimley St Mary, Suffolk United Kingdom on Monday, January 05, 2009
This was a great post Christmas read. Perfect to curl up by the fire with. I actually enjoyed it more than The Sorrow of Sisters. Two small caveats. I don't know why but I find myself irrationally irritated by Marguerite. I know she was absolutely central to Sorrow Of Sisters, but I was irritated by her in that book also. Maybe I am naturally antipathetic to the notion of perfection and she is a bit too good to be true.

Also what is it with the hair? This author constantly defines characters by their hair (or lack of it). Why?

The "romatic" heroines have "romantic" hair in abundance, always threatening to escape and run riot. "Sensible" Jane has a sensible bob..oh pleease! Marguerites hair is a step too far. Do I really want to imagine a middle aged woman with silver hair down to her bottom?
Poor old Nick is constantly referred to as that bald bloke, or variatons of. I have a brother Nick who has not much hair and have never heard anyone refer to him as baldy (except me and that doesn't count.)

I found all this a bit tedious and trivial.

Otherwise I loved it and like everyone else I want to get the next ferry.

PMing next in line now.

Journal Entry 35 by winglelliewing at Trimley, Suffolk United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (1/14/2009 UTC) at Trimley, Suffolk United Kingdom

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Enjoy

Journal Entry 36 by Brookler from Powell River, British Columbia Canada on Monday, January 26, 2009
I love to find books in my mailbox! Thanks, I'm really looking forward to seeing what happens next.

Journal Entry 37 by Brookler from Powell River, British Columbia Canada on Sunday, February 08, 2009
I concur with all those who had difficulty putting down this book and stayed up way too late reading it! Such a wonderful read! This book really hit home for me: the ideas about letting go of the past and blocked relationships are ones I've long been grappling with. And I loved all the philosophical quotes in the "Miracle Box".

I'm wondering if that little island isn't flooded by people who have read these two books!

The only thing I found annoying was how the author would jump back and forth between the stories of various characters, usually switching at the most interesting points. I rarely read ahead in books, but I found myself skipping tens of pages to find out what happened next to certain characters, then having to backtrack to read what I'd missed!

I'm looking forward very much to the next book in the trilogy.

Journal Entry 38 by Brookler from Powell River, British Columbia Canada on Thursday, February 12, 2009
Mailed today to kobie03 in Newfoundland, Expresspost. (It was the same price as regular mail, so I thought, "Why not?")

Journal Entry 39 by kobie03 from Lewins Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada on Wednesday, February 18, 2009
What a treat to get this book and a beautiful postcard in yesterdays mail, big snow storm blowing outdoors so I'm spending today on the Isle of Wight. Thanks Brookler.

Journal Entry 40 by kobie03 from Lewins Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada on Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Spent an enjoyable stormy day reading this book. Loved the characters but at times I wanted to shake Jill, she's a psychologist, physican heal thyself. nevertheless I got lost in the book and wish I was near Blue Slipper Bay not in this cold winter. Thanks so much for including me in this ring.

Journal Entry 41 by kobie03 at Lewins Cove, Newfoundland -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, February 24, 2009

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mailed to pammykn.

Journal Entry 42 by wingLyzzyBeewing from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 04, 2009
May I just hijack this second bookring please?

Just to let everyone know that I have a new bookring for the sequel to this book, Rocken Edge, being set up - if you'd like to join, email or PM me stating location and shipping preferences.

Journal Entry 43 by pammykn from Decatur, Alabama USA on Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Thanks -- am looking forward to reading!

Journal Entry 44 by pammykn from Decatur, Alabama USA on Saturday, June 20, 2009
I really enjoyed this book -- thanks so much for sharing it. I liked Nick & Sophie but really was intrigued the most by Jill. She struggled so to accept her loose and non-conventional childhood. By her choice of life-partner and career she wanted a life w/ traditions and boundaries -- trying to bury her teenage escapades and indiscretions -- but continued to rebel w/ her affairs. I was so happy to see her eventually open up w/ her husband, mother, family, friends and find not only forgiveness but a way to move beyond what she thought she could not change. Great read! Sending off today to wandering B.

Journal Entry 45 by wandering-B from Tai Po, New Territories Hong Kong on Monday, June 29, 2009
Received in the post today. Thanks pammykn for sending it to me and LyzzyBee for sending it out for all of us to enjoy. Look forward to it. Am going on holiday 10 July, and if I do not get to it (I have several in front of it) it may be late August before it moves along. Hope that is OK with all of you.

Journal Entry 46 by wandering-B from Tai Po, New Territories Hong Kong on Thursday, August 20, 2009
I really enjoyed this book - the setting, the characters were thoroughly enjoyable. It was a great book to take along on holiday - never can sleep on the planes so it kept me company. I will definitely look for more by this author.

Thanks again for sharing - I am contact the next on the list today and will post it as quickly as possible.

Journal Entry 47 by Lisagt from Holsworthy, New South Wales Australia on Friday, September 11, 2009
Touched down in Australia today. I am looking forward to reading it even though I can't start it straight away. Thanx

Journal Entry 48 by Lisagt at Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, October 31, 2010
I suppose you all thought this book had disappeared into the blue beyond! Sorry about that but I did put it aside intending to get to it eventually and I finally remembered when I realised I had another book to send to Carole888. Anyway, this author write so beautifully and I did enjoy Blue Slipper Bay. It wasn't as intense or shocking a story as The Sorrow of Sisters but there was still some interesting characters. I too want to visit the Isle of Wight and explore all the places so well described. It sounds like a magical place to live! So no further delays!!! This will be on it's way again in the morning ~ promise x.

Journal Entry 49 by Lisagt at Newtown, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Released 8 yrs ago (10/31/2010 UTC) at Newtown, New South Wales Australia

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On it's way at last!

Journal Entry 50 by Carole888 at Perth City, Western Australia Australia on Monday, November 08, 2010
What a huge surprise it was to receive this today! I hadn't been expecting this at all. Thank you sooooo much lisagt and house-elfdobby! (Very,very sneaky indeed!!) Looking forward to reading it.

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