If only we could bottle the feeling that you get from reading this book – now THAT would be a bestseller! This book is pure liquid sunshine!
Alice Clark is engaged to the gorgeous and generous Max. She’s happy and content, if not a little bit flustered at the way the wedding plans seem to be getting slightly out of hand, and her dreams of a ‘small and intimate’ wedding are long gone, as her outgoing partner is intent on inviting more and more people and making it the event of the year!
But she focuses on her hen party which is going to be in Malia, Crete, with her best friends Ria and Kerry and Molly, who also happens to be Max’s sister and their wedding planner! And this is where the book truly comes to life. The author, paints a picture (well, Alice and her friends are artists!) that transports the reader straight to the gorgeous landscapes of the Greek Isles! Her descriptions are vivid, bold and bright and they immediately bring to mind the exciting, heady days of anticipation being experienced before heading back to reality and all that’s in store: a fabulous wedding and settling down to life with a wonderful man!
I loved the characters, and completely understood Alice’s feelings of confusion at the crossroads she felt she was at both in her personal and professional life. She knew she needed to stand up and speak out for herself more, but didn’t realise she’d have to travel so far from home to find her voice!
This is a wonderful book that makes you feel like it really is possible to go out there and grab what you want with both hands. You might not always achieve what you set out to, but at least if you try, you won’t have any regrets. It’s also about honesty, and telling the people who mean the most to you how you truly feel, but mostly it’s about being honest and true to yourself first, because if you can’t do that, then you can’t expect others to understand you either!
A great 5-star read, especially if you’re lucky enough to be in a sunny spot right now. But if not, settle down somewhere comfortable and just imagine yourself somewhere warm, surrounded by some gorgeous views and being served some luscious cocktails!
Thank you to the lovely team at Bookouture for inviting me to tour with them once again. Take a look at what other bloggers are saying about As Greek As It Gets …
I live in Lancashire with my long term partner Derek and have had a lifelong love of writing, encouraged by winning a school writing competition at the age of 11.
I always assumed that ‘one day’ I 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 my first novel came to me on a holiday to a Greek village. My daughters had left home and suddenly the time had come to write that book!
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