This blog post marks the end of a marathon book blog tour week. So, I am ending with something a little bit special. Check out whose book I am reviewing! I am so thrilled to be part of this book tour.
‘Under a Greek Moon’ is a little bit special as the author is Carol Kirkwood. She is one of the BBC’s most loved TV presenters, best known for presenting the weather.
She lights up viewers’ homes every day, appearing on programmes such as BBC Breakfast, Strictly Come Dancing, Wimbledon Tennis Fortnight, and Zoe Ball’s Radio 2 Breakfast Show. She is hugely popular with fans and Carol frequently trends on Twitter. Beyond the television screen, she can often be found ensconced in a book, singing, dancing, and driving fast cars.
Praise for Under A Greek Moon:
‘A real treat, wonderfully escapist with heart and drama – marvellous!’ Anton du Beke
‘Utterly engaging, deliciously escapist, with a heart as warm as its author’s’ Cathy Kelly, bestselling author of The Family Gift.
Here’s the blurb:
Hollywood actress Shauna Jackson left the Greek island of Ithos twenty years ago and thought she would never return. Reeling from a scandal that has tarnished her success, she is drawn back to the beautiful olive groves and endless azure skies – and to the secrets she has tried hard to forget.
Looking down from his hilltop villa, enigmatic tycoon Demetrios Theodosis knows he can’t change the past, and looks to the future through his tempestuous daughter Ariana, but in trying to tame her free spirit, is he driving her further away?
Set against bleached white houses bounded by a sapphire sea, a yearning for the truth will compel them both to confront their shared past, and take them back to a distant summer that seemed to hold so much promise …
Here’s my review:
This book is the perfect summer read. Ideal for beach towels, picnic blankets, garden chairs and armchairs.
I didn’t think I would connect with the main character, Hollywood actress, Shauna Jackson but I did in a big way. She’s been through a lot in her life, she’s strong, kind and is an interesting character – all of which make her very likeable. I thought she was a great heroine and she has the world’s best friend – Roxy. A few times I did find myself thinking Roxy could have her own spin off novel.
The story stems from when Shauna met Dimetrios when she was a penniless student and he was a rich millionaire. They fell in love and everything was beautiful until his cruel family got involved. The lovers are torn apart and even though life takes them both in different directions their love for each other never goes away. This is proper romantic escapism and this love story will have you glued to this fabulous book.
The settings are fabulous; sun soaked Greek islands and Hollywood. I thought some of the descriptions were amazing as they made me forget I was sat on my sofa in Wales with the rain pouring down outside.
There are quite a few twists and turns in the plot which kept me interested. I also loved the family theme running throughout it.
This is well worth a read if you fancy a good summer romance which will whisk you away from real life and place you on a sun drenched Greek island beach ❤️