New Novel Follows Love Conquest of ‘Lady of the Island’

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Author D. J. Atwood meshes crime, romance in his gripping literary debut.

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His experiences during his service in the US Navy coupled with his passion for writing has inspired author D. J. Atwood to come up with a story that brilliantly depicts the search for love in “Lady of the Island” (published by Xlibris). Based on the lives of the Filipina hostesses, this tale tells how a woman who looks for a better life found love and a trial instead.

Angela Montoya is a lady in all senses of the word. She works as a hostess in the Black Horse Bar in the Philippines. One marriage to a wealthy American turned disaster, she longs to find another American that will rescue her from a life of dismal poverty. When Angela met Pete, she was shocked by the unanticipated impact of true love. She cannot help but follow in her mother’s footsteps when she finds herself with child. Five years after, Angela drove her true love, Pete, away. Eight thousand miles from home, she finds herself on trial for murder.

In this gripping tale of love and crime, readers get to witness the struggles of the “Lady of the Island” as she battles the crime she was condemned with while finding her way back to following her heart. A search for a better life that led to an unexpected disaster, Atwood’s tale not only showcases an unexpected protagonist’s struggles but also highlights the life of Filipina hostesses and the US Navy men docked in the Philippine bases.

“Lady of the Island”
By D. J. Atwood
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 388 pages | ISBN 9781499052756
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 388 pages | ISBN 9781499052763
E-Book | 388 pages | ISBN 9781499052749
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
D. J. Atwood was raised in Spokane, Wash. After graduation from high school, he spent four years in the navy. As a sea air rescue crewman aboard a Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King, Atwood had three rescues and survived a crash flying in navy squadron HC-1 aboard the Coral Sea (CVA-43). With an AAS in electronics, he worked in Phoenix, Ariz. and California. After marrying Kristine, he moved back to Spokane where he attended college, receiving a degree in journalism, after which he became a journalist for the Spokesman Review as a sports writer. Atwood now works as a table games dealer at a casino in the Spokane area.

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