Storm Clouds Over Levuka
Paperback | English
Fiji in the 1860s is a politically unstable, violent country, a dangerous place for a woman alone. This is where Charlotte Swann finds herself when her husband, Richard, is murdered the day after their arrival in Levuka, the country’s capital.
Overcome by grief, she manages to get work as a hotel cleaner. The town is filled with unsavoury types who frighten her, and the stories she hears of a hostile tribe of Fijians who live in a valley close by fill her with panic.
Time passes. Not expecting to ever love another man, she is surprised at the feelings that stir within her when she meets the British Consul, Gareth Murdoch. Unfortunately, the consul has an estranged wife, an extremely unstable woman who he hasn’t seen for three years. She returns pregnant, demanding a reconciliation.