There’s nothing like a summer escape. A sun-kissed story about living life to the full.
In the month from hell, incurable optimist Anna has lost her father and her job, and her trademark smile is dimming. Clearing out her dad’s house, she discovers a postcard of a beautiful sandy beach and a map with a route plotted to the Greek island of Kefalonia. With an empty summer stretching ahead, Anna’s eyes stray to her father’s old camper van. Next thing she knows, she’s hitting the road with friend Demi in tow, on a course from Salford to Skala!
Over one unforgettable summer, Anna and Demi make their rickety way along the sparkling Mediterranean coast, the hot sun shining down on their frequent mishaps with cheerful local characters. It’s the trip of a lifetime, and the scent of lemons in the air – as well as an unexpected romance – are just what Anna needs to awaken her inner Greek goddess.
But there are big surprises in store when they arrive at the island paradise, which could change both women’s lives forever. And as summer comes to an end, Anna has to decide whether she has had enough of the Greek life, or whether this is only just the beginning…
The author takes us on a road trip. We travel from the UK to France, Italy to finally arrive at our destination : Greece.
We learn a bit about history on our drive and it might be interesting to take a notebook and write down some (or all) of the tips that are worth a visit if you like those countries.
It was nice to see how Anna developed, learned to put herself first and as the author pointed out: no one is certain that there will be a tomorrow. So grab every chance you get to achieve your dreams and happiness.
And then there is Demi: a very fit and spritely septuagenarian who is full of life. What will this trip have in store for her…?
A great story that put a smile on my face and warmed my heart. It felt so real that is was as if I traveled with them. 5 stars.
Thank you, Sue Roberts and Bookouture.
About the author
Sue Roberts lives in Lancashire with her long term partner Derek and has had a lifelong love of writing, encouraged by winning a school writing competition at the age of 11.
She always assumed that ‘one day’ she would write a book, always having a busy household and a job, the idea remained firmly on the back burner but never forgotten.
The inspiration for her first novel came to her on a holiday to a Greek village. Her daughters had left home and suddenly the time had come to write that book!