Volume No. 2 Issue No. 12 - Monday September 10, 2007
Joanne Skerrett�s �Letting Loose� is a sunny escape to the Nature Island
Letting loosea novel by Joanne Skerrett
Amelia Wilson is a harried Boston schoolteacher, burnt out on unruly students and an inadequate public school system. An e-mail relationship with what seems to be the perfect man leads her to a tiny Caribbean island she�s never heard of before. Her goal is to find romance. And Dominica presents the perfect backdrop with its lush beauty.
But once there, Amelia finds an island full of contrasts: overwhelming natural beauty amid material poverty; a proud people -- welcoming yet wary of outsiders. Amelia is also surprised to find that as an African-American she still feels like a minority on an island of people who share her skin color and ancestry.
And the man of her dreams may be hiding some secrets that make him not-so-perfect after all. So, will love triumph and weave together all of her doubts into a happily ever after?
Joanne Skerrett is a native Dominican and proud alum of the Dominica Grammar School. She is a third-year law student at the University of Pennsylvania. Her
previous novels, She Who Shops and Sugar vs. Spice
were published by Kensington Publishing Corp. She is a
former editor who has worked for the Chicago Tribune
and Boston Globe.