Uncharted Waters by Scott MacKenzie – A #BookReview #TuesdayBookBlog

Rosepoint Publishing: Five of Five Stars Five Stars

The CE Loved it! The following is his review.

 Book Blurb:

Uncharted Waters by Scott MacKenzieUSA Today bestselling author Scott Mackenzie takes you on an unforgettable adventure from the Northwest to island paradise, and the dark places that lie beneath in Uncharted Waters.

Vince Stark has writer’s block. His first book was a runaway success, redefining the romance genre from a male perspective, and piling pressure on Vince’s shoulders. Fleeing Seattle to live on a boat in the Caribbean didn’t help. No one can live up to all those awards and accolades, but with the money running out, writing another bestseller will be the only way to keep his life afloat.

His muse shows up in the form of Tenn, a beautiful free spirit aboard a bohemian boat.
He’s inspired again, but he’s also suspicious.
Tenn’s clearly has secrets.

When she asks him to help her sail across the Atlantic, Vince sees his opportunity to both get closer to her and distract himself from the impossible task of writing his sophomore novel. But Vince has a few secrets of his own.

And the sea will expose them, one by one, as they fight to survive.

His Review

Many red-blooded American males dream of buying a boat and sailing to the tropics. They envision fishing, lounging in the sun and sailing to exotic ports. Scott Mac Kenzie has put that dream into a masterful tale. His hero, Vince Stark, is aboard a 55-foot sailing craft called “Tuuli.”  He is at anchor in a beautiful anchorage called Solitude Bay. Small and out of the way, the bay is a pristine sailor’s dream.

Uncharted Waters by Scott MacKenzieVince is licking his wounds from a very caustic marriage. His first wife and her family have emasculated him and destroyed his self-esteem. A solitary writers’ life becomes the dream he is living. His first book was a best-seller which gave him money enough to buy this boat. But is the dream real? Now he’s faced with following that with his sophomore novel and is struggling.

Jolted awake by a bump amidships, he goes on deck to see a decrepit sailboat snarled in his mast. The captain of that scow is Tenn. She is apologizing profusely for the mishap. She has been at sea doing a solitary cruising lifestyle herself.

A very slow budding love affair develops but she has a quest and would like company. The dream of a hermit’s lifestyle at sea begins to change. Our hero’s life begins to look more promising. But wait, every cloud does not have a silver lining and there will be obstacles to overcome! The storyline is immersive in the sea and sailing life and envelopes the reader in the atmosphere of the islands and island life. Well-plotted and entertaining. CE Williams

This book wraps the reader in a dreamy lifestyle with barbs that are present in everyone’s life. You will not be disappointed with this book and it goes quickly. Read it and see if your dream could match Scott MacKenzie’s narrative. 5 stars CE Williams

Book Details:

Genre: Sea Adventures, Mystery Action and Adventure
ISBN-13: 979-8614695279
ASIN: B083NNHVN4
Print Length: 291 pages
Publication Date: February 18, 2020
Source: Publisher and NetGalley
Title Link: Uncharted Waters (Amazon link)

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Scott MacKenzie - authorThe Author: Born in Montreal and raised in rural Ontario, Scott Mackenzie has worn many different hats in his life, from bartending to working as a heavy duty mechanic for the railway, to owning and operating a take-out restaurant. He finally settled down out West, where he lives on an island with his author wife and their dog. Scott can be found exploring the gulf islands on his sailboat, playing and recording music in his studio, or on a hike, thinking about his next book.

©2020 CE Williams – V Williams V Williams

Author: Rosepoint Publishing

I am the granddaughter of Patrick John "Stanley McShane" Rose whose books including "Cocos Island Treasure" I've recently published. My time is now spent in reading, reviewing, and writing bookish articles. I'm looking forward to sharing this social media odyssey with you!

4 thoughts on “Uncharted Waters by Scott MacKenzie – A #BookReview #TuesdayBookBlog”

  1. Sounds like a fun and adventurous read.
    Sir, how are you doing? Please take care of your health.
    My darling GIN, just wanted to say I love you and thank you for being in my life. Please stay safe ❤️

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    1. Ah Shalini, you are such a good buddy, so thankful for you. Himself gave me his cold. Guess bound to happen. He ran out to get me some cold medicine. Shouldn’t have. He is the more fragile. I’ve been blessed, by yourself as well. Stay safe, you are a happy place in our lives.

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      1. As long as your will is strong, the virus cannot bypass that. Seen that many times on my patients.
        I had a 97 year old man for surgery who had multiple problems along with a broken leg. He could see I was scared. I had to explain to relatives he could die on table. The patient later told me that he won’t die on table and nothing will happen to him. Lo and behold, not a single complication. His blood pressure didn’t fall at all. We chatted quite a bit while the surgery was on. A year later, he came searching for me to show he could walk on his legs. I will never forget him. Even today his attitude teaches me to be strong.

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        1. I saw that attitude in my mother, the inventor of pessimism who passed the trait to me. When it came time, however, that she faced multiple fractures, both hips, her pelvis, cardiac surgery, and heaven knows what else (including pneumonia), she hung on thru it all until my sister (neurologically challenged) found a guy and was promised a life separate from us (something Connie vowed would never happen). When she saw that Connie would be okay, she said “I’m giving up” and passed away 5 hours later at 96 y/o (after Connie had gone home for the evening). But then my mother was Swedish and Irish and she was stubborn and bull-headed as they come. Nice comment, Shalini. I try every day to knock down that “can’t” from my mind.

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