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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Action & Adventure
  • Language:English
  • Pages:226
  • eBook ISBN:9798350950472
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350950465

The Island of Hope

by Bob Farina

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After surviving a harrowing ordeal at sea, Samantha and Daniel Bennett stumble upon a remote island where a Polynesian healer treats Samantha with a powerful, plant-based remedy. Back in the states, Samantha's cancer shows remarkable improvement, sparking the interest of a pharmaceutical executive, Brenda. Determined to profit from the miraculous cure, Brenda sets her sights on obtaining the healing plants at any cost.
After a sudden squall leaves Samantha and Daniel Bennett adrift in the South Pacific Ocean for several days, their fractured sailboat floats into a small island cove. A local Polynesian healer notices that Samantha has a yellow tint in her eyes and gives her a plant-based solution with miraculous healing power. The Bennetts return to the United States, and Samantha visits her oncologist for a checkup on a tumor in her pancreas. Her pre-chemotherapy body scan reveals that the cancerous tumor has substantially reduced, and word of the Polynesian healer's solution finds its way to Brenda, the VP of Research and Development of a pharmaceutical company. She becomes obsessed with monetizing this miracle cure, and soon decides she will stop at nothing to take the healing plants for herself.
About the author
As a native New Yorker, Bob Farina is a graduate of St. John's University who enjoyed a 30-year corporate executive career with Bloomingdales Department Store and a 10-year career as President and COO of Hart Systems. Bob relocated to Charleston, SC in 2006 and now is a real estate professional servicing the greater Charleston area. He has published three prior novels. Bob and his wife, Mary Ann, reside on Daniel Island in Charleston. Their daughters Allison and Carolyn, along with their grandchildren, live in the Carolinas as well. An avid golfer, Bob enjoys many of Charleston's great courses.