What if life as you know it was turned upside down? Would you still be the same person?
When Chloe is forced to leave behind her cosmopolitan life in London to move to the Isle of Man, she is faced with a myriad of challenges. How will she and her family adapt to island life? Will she find new friends? What about her career? Most importantly, will the love of Chloe and her husband survive?
Join Chloe on her journey through her past and her present to make sense of her life, herself, her hopes, and dreams amid her personal upheaval.
The Cosmopolitan Islander is a thrilling new novel about female roles and identity in the 21st century – and about how the journey of life can change your destination in the most unexpected way. It takes the reader from the Isle of Man and around the world, traversing the timeless themes of love, desire, friendship, power, and ambition.
The main character, Chloe, is in her thirties with globetrotting running in her blood. She is constantly caught between her rational mind and her passionate nature. She is confronted by three main challenges: Relocation – its impact on her family's stability, social network, and sense of belonging; Ambition – materialised by her local job hunt and career versus her motherhood struggles; and Desire – the love of Chloe and her husband is tested by their life changes, as well as some amorous surprises throughout the story.
"I believe most women – both on and off the island – will be able to identify with the female protagonist in some way or another. But I also think a lot of men can relate to the main male character and his challenges of balancing his work, family, and relationship – the modern man's roles and society's expectation of him have changed too," says the debut author, Michelle P. Tonnesen. "After three years in the making, I am very excited about launching my novel, and I can't wait to hear the feedback from local readers."
The Cosmopolitan Islander is available now as paperback on Amazon and coming soon as e-book.
Find out more about this exciting new novel on www.facebook.com/thecosmopolitanislander
ABOUT MICHELLE P. TONNESEN:
Michelle P. Tonnesen is a business woman and writer living on the Isle of Man. She writes business and lifestyle articles for Agenda and Gallery Magazines, as well as advises companies on organisational change and communication. She is originally from Denmark, but has lived in Brussels, the Middle East, and London before moving to the island with her family in 2011. Her debut novel, The Cosmopolitan Islander, is inspired by her local and cosmopolitan journeys.
CONTACT – FOR INTERVIEWS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:
Michelle P. Tonnesen
Consulting – Communication – Creative Writing
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