RHAPSODY IN ANDROS by Nelson Hayes

RHAPSODY IN ANDROS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

There's a seductive shimmer to this story of a small island in the Bahamas, of Colin Innes-Moore who had inherited a proud tory tradition along with a deep sense of loyalty to the natives who call him King, and of Edith- a tourist- due to sail from Nassau when Colin shanghaies her and takes her to Andros. In the few days that they have together, Edith does not remain immune to Colin's charm and the island's soft spell; but a sponge blight, deliberately planted by the man who had ruined his father, will ruin Colin- and his islanders- and it takes the intervention of successful, paternalistic Waveney, for whom Edith had worked back in New York, to redirect the threat of failure.... The bright glaze of the tropics, the dolce far niente of romance, all has its allure in a transient entertainment for the summer season.

Pub Date: Sept. 17th, 1953
Publisher: Doubleday