When respectable, middle-aged English bachelor, Neil Morton, visits the Philippines, he falls in love with a much younger Filipina, Carla, who returns his love. Neil takes early retirement and moves to the Philippines to spend the rest of his life with her. The happiness and fulfilment he finds in his new life in an idyllic setting, contrasts sharply with the emptiness of his previous bachelor existence. Neil begins to rediscover the neglected human side of his character, surprising himself with the results. The idyll, however, is fairly short-lived. Fate steps in and deals the couple a tragic blow, which tests both Neilas and Carlaas inner resources to the utmost. Has Neil really been changed by his love for Carla? Will he crawl back into his protective shell, as a result of the tragedy? Or will he stand up and be counted in the battle for the survival of his family?And you can get mango, but everything is much more expensive in Manila than it is at home.a I accepted the ... And indeed, when Carla arrived we all took a taxi to Gretchena#39;s house in Fort Bonifacio whereas I had hoped that Carla and I would be spending the afternoon together in the condo. ... Once I had sold my UK property, we then intended to buy a house in one of the smart subdivisions in the city.
|Title||:||Beyond the Pearled Horizons|
|Publisher||:||Xlibris Corporation - 2013-06-14|