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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 a small island in the Irish Sea, 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 their amorous adventures? 

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 story of 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, family, friendship, power, and ambition.

GOLD WINNER of the Circle of Books Rings of Honor Awards 2016!

The Cosmopolitan Islander is Michelle P. Tonnesen's debut novel.
Available as paperback and e-book on Amazon worldwide and stocked by select local bookshops.

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“This powerhouse of a story is equally packed with action and emotion, and is sure to please even the pickiest of literary readers. Sexy and complex plot lines that make you think, feel, dream and believe… Awesome!” – 5 stars, Goodreads Reviews

“’The Cosmopolitan Islander’ was fabulous – a real breath of fresh air! What lovely prose and vivid atmosphere M. P. Tonnesen weaved into this fun, creative and unique book!” – 5 stars, Goodreads Reviews

“Absolutely riveting! A richly evocative examination of life, love, loss, and the different ways people react to unusual situations. An entertaining and enlightening ride” – 5 stars, Goodreads Reviews

“Tonnesen pulls us into the story right from the start, and skilfully narrates a wide-ranging storyline full of complex and deeply emotional issues. […] A memorable read and a keeper for sure. Would love to read more from M.P. Tonnesen.” – 5 stars, Indie Book Reviewers

Media Coverage

Read the interview with Michelle P. Tonnesen on her debut novel in Agenda Magazine's December 2015 edition