What better way to study the strengths and frailties of human behavior than to place a complex cast of characters onto a remote, secluded Caribbean Island that has been lost in time?
How will the disparate bunch of English Aristocrats, bohemian residents, and enigmatic visitors react when faced with the forceful challenges this island presents in the realms of romance, lust, and envy? How will island gossip, secrets, and innuendo affect each character's behavior as they navigate their way through greed, hypocrisy, and blackmail? While the island's palm trees sway gently in the tropical breeze, the characters of Whispering Palms bend and twist, allowing their suspicions and mutual contempt to lead to misfortune and, ultimately, tragedy. After an impressive career in teaching and education, R. S. Charles ran a small family hotel. The author's hotel experience was the seed that cultivated the necessary writing skills for this first novel, Whispering Palms, and inspired the sultry setting. Are there elements of Charles' life and snippets of people the writer knows lurking in the characters of this work? That's up to you to surmise. Meanwhile, one thing is certain: a sequel is on its way. R. S. Charles once lived in France and Germany, but now resides in Plymouth, Devon, England.