Books by Kristine Simelda

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Set against a lush Caribbean backdrop, Back to the River is the third entry in the “River” series featuring Krystal Sutherland, heroine of A Face in the River and River of Fire. Compelling, dangerous, and spellbinding, the novel is a heady mix of ghosts, Creole folklore, and time travel sure to intrigue adventure-loving readers of all ages.

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Nobody Owns the Rainbow is an exciting Caribbean adventure/romance with a biotech twist that pits human arrogance against the power of Nature in a tale of love, greed, family, and ultimate redemption.  Kristine was the Winner of the 2018 People’s Choice Award for Dominican Literary Artist of the Year for this novel!

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An older and wiser Krystal Sutherland, heroine of A Face in the River, is at it again. First and Third  Worlds collide in River of Fire, an absorbing cross-cultural adventure novel that grapples with hard issues of power, wealth, family ties, environmental terrorism, and personal absolution in conscientious and courageous ways. Will the island and people of Emerelda survive the devastation of a major volcanic eruption? Will Krystal, aka “The Green Goddess,” find her way back home from California?
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Twice divorced, middle-age American businesswoman Krystal Sutherland is bored with her conventional job and her lifestyle. When she takes a well deserved break to the Caribbean, she falls in love with a wild and beautiful island as well as her rugged mountain guide Sham. But things get complicated when she returns to the States.  After much soul searching, Krystal decides to leave her ailing mother, her excellent job and her first world boyfriend behind to follow her heart.  At first her tropical adventure is all bliss, but soon the dark side of “paradise” steeped in rum, obeah, and betrayal casts its shadow on her dream romance.
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Where to Buy Locally

You can find Kristine’s books at the following locations in Dominica:

  • Dominica Meeting Point on the Bayfront, Roseau
  • Zeb Kweyol in the Old Market, Roseau
  • Jay’s Bookstore on Independence Street, Roseau
  • Indie’s Restaurant at Mero Beach
  • Nature Island Dive in Soufriere
  • Departure Lounge, Douglas-Charles Airport (DOM) in Marigot


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