Liz Lyons applies for what seems like a dream job, teaching on a remote island for a few years, at more than double her usual salary. But an attraction to billionaire Jack Richardson soon alters Liz’s life beyond her wildest expectations. Life on Jack’s island, Atlantica, soon has her questioning everything she ever knew about what makes up civilization. And the more Liz is drawn into life on Atlantica, the more she comes to realize that she must choose between a simpler life or a life with Jack.
Roberta Grime’s book “Letter from Freedom” is the first book in 'The Letters from Love' series. While I’ve really enjoyed other books by this author, this one didn’t catch my fancy. I’m a little too fond of civilization to really get into life on the island being as great as she portrayed it. The characters just didn’t ring true for me, and I was struggling to stay interested by the end of the book. I can think of friends who are fans of a simpler and greener lifestyle who will probably really enjoy this book, though.
Jack Richardson carries himself as though he owns the world. In reality, he is laying claim to an increasing portion of it. A thirty-six-year-old multibillionaire, he has purchased a tiny island, Atlantica, whose inhabitants enjoy a lifestyle that stands in complete opposition to Western civilization.
Liz Lyons needs a job, and she wants to put as much distance between herself and her ex-husband as possible. When Jack offers her a teaching position in Atlantica, she jumps at the opportunity. She is more than willing to live in a primitive society for a few years if it means earning double her previous salary. Liz is immediately drawn to Jack, who appears to return her feelings despite their vast differences in wealth and upbringing. But she also is drawn to the Atlanticans' way of life, which is based on personal autonomy and deep spiritual connectedness. As she becomes more and more involved with Jack and with the Atlantican people, Liz realizes that she will need to make a choice.
Will she remain forever in the first place where she has ever truly belonged, or return to civilization with the man she loves?
Letters from Love is a seven-novel saga that tells five fresh and engaging love stories. Spanning almost five hundred years, the series will give you a new appreciation for your own glorious potential.