Buying a rundown cottage in Greece. A crazy, wine-fuelled idea, or the best decision she’s ever made?Charlotte takes in the scene. To the left, her (ex?) fiancé’s retreating back as he runs back to civilisation; in front, the crumbling Greek island farmhouse she thought was their shared dream; and just below, a goat munching merrily on her sunhat…At first, Jamie had leapt at Charlotte’s idea to permanently swap drizzly Chester for sun-drenched Crete. Now it looks like she’ll be living this dream alone. Devastated but determined, she rolls up her sleeves and gets to work turning the ramshackle house into her forever home. At least the local community welcomes her with open arms, including sexy restaurant-owner-slash-handyman, Darius.Taking a sledgehammer to her old life, and snacking on homemade honey cake on her breaks, Charlotte begins to see the promise of a future without Jamie. But on a trip back home, he suddenly appears, wanting her back. Faced with a choice between the first love who broke her heart and the gorgeous Greek man who has been putting it back together, how will Charlotte choose where she truly belongs?
The rain is lashing against the windows. A perfect time to travel virtually to sunny Crete. Being there would be even better, but I’ll settle for the next best thing: a new book by this author. 😊
Hands up if you would like to live in the sun. Well, I will put both my hands and feet up. 😉 I know how it feels because I have spent a little over a year on the Canary Islands and I would not mind at all going back there permanently. I understood perfectly where Charlotte and Jamie came from.
Of course you miss your family and friends and probably other things too, but it’s your life and you have to make the best of it. After all people are just one phone call or maybe now rather Zoom call or Face Time away and they can always jump on a plane to relax a few days under the clear bleu skies.
Buying a house and living there is one thing, but finding a job is more difficult. I guess there are not a lot of jobs for grabs and it’s only natural they give them to the natives first. Starting your own business if often they only way to go and even that is not simple when you don’t speak the language very well. But that’s what new friends can help you with.
Are you ready to join this lovely couple on their journey?
This was such a lovely story. The author’s writing style is always light and fluffy. Exactly what you need in this dreary weather to lift your spirits. 5 stars
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!