Marlie has Arrived

Adventure, drama, love, lust. You’ll find all this in my latest novel, Marlie, set in the Queen Charlotte Islands, or Haida Gwaii, as they are now called.

Unlucky in love, Marlie flees a bad relationship. She accepts a teaching job in the remote Queen Charlotte Islands. The beauty of the islands and the rugged challenge of northern living enthrall her. A good-looking artist has his eye on her. The perfect gentleman. Or is he? And what about that handsome fisherman? Is he just a bit too real for her with his hunting and fishing? Just as Marlie hopes that her life has made a turn for the better, disaster strikes. She is shocked to see her life spiraling downwards yet again. How could she have made such an error in judgement—an error that sets more bad luck in motion?

Not willing to lose control, Marlie takes a deep breath and sets out to get her life back on track. But can she do it alone?

Set in the remote islands of coastal British Columbia, Marlie is a heartfelt romance of love and loss and love again.

Experience the fears and joys of northern island living and delight in a second chance at true love.

You can put Marlie on your Kindle by clicking this link:

Paperback version is now available on amazon as well.

For those with e-readers other than Kindle you may find the version you need at

Book cover:

Painting by Jan Brown

Design by Anita B. Carroll

34 thoughts on “Marlie has Arrived

  1. Jan Brown

    Dear Anneli…how wonderful for you! Congratulations on another publication…can’t wait to read the story.

    Can you also send me your mailing address? Did you ever give it to me? If so I am bereft…sigh.

    Let’s try and have at least a phone call when we are back in Nanaimo for three weeks in December/January. We have a new number since our move…250-xxx-xxxx

    Stay warm and dry…hugs, Jan


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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      Thanks, John. It’s kind of a women’s love story but I think a man would enjoy it too because there is a lot about living and working in the Charlottes with a bit of commercial fishing and hunting and exploring too. And of course there are the local bad guys who add some tension to the plot.

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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      I think so, that it’s a story a man could also enjoy. It’s a rough life up there and that could appeal to a wide range of readers. My friend Jan did the painting and when I saw it on her wall, I knew that was Marlie. She kindly let me use it for the cover.

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  2. Ursula

    Congratulations on your new book! In a few days I will order it from, can’t wait!
    The Q.Ch.I. sounds so familiar to us …! The cover is so beautiful, I love it.

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  3. Dina

    Cpngratulations on your new book, Anneli! 😊 Like Jill, I had great difficulti in opening this post, but now finally I’m here. 👍🏻
    I sounds and looks very nice. All the best for your new baby!
    Warm greetings from the FFOC, Dina x

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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      That’s really strange! I wonder what happened. I didn’t do anything different except change the header image to something more Christmassy. But that shouldn’t have made it difficult to open. Well, I’m glad it finally worked and thank you for keeping on trying.
      It really is exciting to finally have my Marlie novel out there. Thanks. Have a wonderful week.


  4. Lori

    Congratulations, Anneli. Exciting news! Had a busy weekend and just saw this today. This sounds like a great story. I have to remember to download into my Kindle. Looking forward to reading it.

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      1. reocochran

        You’re welcome. I still want to read your Violin book. I am “on break” from buying books, since I have seven grandchildren toake sure I have enough gloves, socks, blankets and only one toy for each child. 🤗

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  5. Lark

    Hi Anneli. Love your cover. Having read three of your books and totally enjoying the great reads, I look forward to this one as well. Congrats on getting it finished.😊

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