From award winning author, Linda Watkins, comes the eagerly awaited sequel to her highly acclaimed novel, MATEGUAS ISLAND.
To a remote island off the coast of Maine comes a young woman searching for answers to questions that have haunted her for ten long years. What really happened to her father that night of the storm? And, locked away in the prison of his mind, a solitary man is trying desperately to remember what he has forgotten.
What secrets lie buried beneath this island's pristine surface? What dangers lurk in the shadows, waiting for their return?
Journey with Karen and her family back to the mythos, passion, and magic that is Mateguas. Return with them as they seek the truth...RETURN TO MATEGUAS ISLAND.
All rights to RETURN TO MATEGUAS ISLAND reside with the author, Linda Watkins.
MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW: "The real power in Return To Mateguas Island lies not so much in its inclusion of supernatural rituals as in its exploration of simmering emotions that lay just under the surface...Thus, its power and strength are most evident in its explorations of interpersonal relationships...the supernatural force described serves as a catalyst for events; not the end-all of these explorations. And it's the centrifuge of a whirlwind of emotional forces that swirl around all involved in the backdrop that is Mategaus Island and its mystical heritage ... the compelling draw of the island and its mysteries create suitable devices for a novel that excels in emotional interconnections with a dash of supernatural suspense added in for good measure." ~ D. Donovan, eBook Reviewer, MIDWEST BOOK
"This is a quick-paced story portraying a wide range of human emotions, deadly supernatural forces and ancient Native American beliefs that may help the characters survive the ordeal in store. It explores the depths of love and loss, dedication and defiance, innocence and desire - all in spite of the threat of losing everything. This is supernatural fiction at its best with a hint of coming-of-age enlightenment to appeal to younger readers as well as readers of all ages." ~ Melinda Hills for READERS' FAVORITE
"Return to Mateguas Island by Linda Watkins is a tale of supernatural terror....Excellent storyline, excellent characters in all-round thrilling read. Linda’s attention to detail is second to none and the book is very professionally written. Loved it!" ~ Anne-Marie Reynolds for READERS FAVORITE
Born in Norwich, Connecticut, Linda Watkins moved to Michigan when she was a child. After graduation from college (Carnegie Mellon '70), Ms. Watkins relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area where she lived most of her adult life. A Senior Clinical Finance Analyst at Stanford University School of Medicine, Linda was always writing. At work, she created 'long forms' and busines plans; at home, she wrote whimisical stories, songs and poems for the delight of her friends and family. In 2006, retired, she moved to Chebeague Island, Maine where she wrote her first novel, MATEGUAS ISLAND. Today, she resides in Western Michigan with her three rescue dogs, but maintains strong ties to her island in Maine. In December of 2014, she published the sequel to MATEGUAS, aptly titled RETURN TO MATEGUAS ISLAND. Currently, she is at work on the third novel in the series which she hopes to publish in late 2015. All net proceeds from the sale of MATEGUAS ISLAND and RETURN TO MATEGUAS ISLAND will be donated to her charitable trust, The Raison d"Etre Trust for Dogs: Dedicated to Rescue and Research.