On her 49th birthday, Anna Fergusson, Boston neuroscientist and dedicated introvert, arrives at an unwanted crossroads when the funding for her research lab is cut. With her confidence shattered and her future uncertain, on impulse she rents a cabin for a year on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. However Turtle Island, alive with sea birds and nesting Green turtles, is not the retreat she expected. Here she finds love―for the eccentric islanders who become her family; for Tom, the laid-back turtle whisperer; and for the turtles whose ancient mothering instincts move her to tears. But Anna finds that even on her idyllic drop in the ocean there is pain, and as the months fly past her dream for a new life is threatened by a darkness that challenges everything she has come to believe about the power of love. Evocative and thought-provoking, A Drop in the Ocean is a story about second chances and hard lessons learned in the gentlest of ways.
My Rating: 5 stars
A Drop in the Ocean is a brilliantly well-written novel. One that will instantlly pull readers into its deepest depth. Jenni Ogden has beautifully woven a story that readers won’t forget. A story of one woman’s journey to life, love, and loss. A Drop in the Ocean is a fictional world where readers will truly lose themselves inside its plot.
Jenni Ogden’s novel, A Drop in the Ocean, is te first of her novels that I have read. After reading this compelling story, I have fallen in love with Jenni Ogden’s work. A world depicting one very intelligent yet strong woman. Anna Ferguusson isloates herself inside of her work. Work that requires a lot of back backing old-fashioned research. It’s not until her big 49th birthday that she reads a letter that will forever change her life. The life and work that she has come to know and love is taken away, but still she hopes for a miracle. Soon, she finds herself on an island and discovers a lot more to life than just research. Readers will laugh and cry and want to hug Anna Fergusson as the scenes unfold. But that’s not all. Readers will be taken into the vivid imagery of the island and the turtles. A beautiful world indeed. Life throws us curveballs and here we see Anna struggle with the ones tossed her way. Jenni Ogden’s story is realistic and heart felt. A powerful read that I highly recommend to readers world wide.