Carefree, thirty-something Mandy thought she’d be married to first-love Dannyforever.
So when she discovers her heart-throb husband has had a fling, she realises it’s time to make some BIG changes. But what will Mandy do now she’s single for the first time in her adult life?
Determined to find her spark again, Mandy hops on a plane, ready for adventure and a second chance at happiness. Escaping to a sun-drenched Greek island, the glittering blue seas, golden beaches and delicious cocktails are exactly what she needs.
Over one spontaneous summer, Mandy has the time of her life making new friends in a pretty little Mediterranean village by the sea. And she finds herself unexpectedly falling for a tall, dark, handsome stranger. But Mandy soon realises that even paradise has its problems…
Can a holiday romance really heal her broken heart? Or will someone in Mandy’s old life call her home again?
A hilarious feel-good story of laughter, sunshine and living life to the full, perfect for fans of Kat French, Jenny Oliver and Carole Matthews.
4 Big Greek Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Now I want to book myself a trip to this little village Thakos in Greece… I usually am not pulled in by the setting of a book… but I think the author does such a magnificent job of describing this tiny village, she just made it come alive…. I also think she made Liverpool seem quite interesting, really all I know about Liverpool is the Beatles… yes, I vacation vicariously through the characters in my books!
Mandy was a fabulously relatable character…. blindsided by her husband‘s infidelity, a man she had been with since she was a teen … Mandy decides she needs to take a vacation and major props to her for going by herself…. she finds herself in this little village in Greece that isn’t quite what she remembers from her childhood…. but as she spends more time there she is taken with the charm of the place and the people…. and decides she wants to breathe new life into this village….
Looking back on this book there sure was a lot going on…. but really what I found most lovely was Mandy’s relationships with the females in her life…. she had a fabulous BFF in Haley and developed a wonderful relationship with Janet a girl she knew from high school who ran with a different crowd…. Mandy also had a strong relationship with her mother… and an interesting but important encounter with a woman on an airplane….
So… will Mandy learn to love again? Will she breathed life into the little village of Thakos? You will need to read this book to find out… it is really Mandy’s story to tell….
Recommend as a perfect beach read, when you’re in the mood for a lovely getaway…
*** thank you so much too Bookouture and Net Galley for a copy of this lovely book ***
In my spare time I like to go for walks, read and watch films. Sometimes I enjoy just doing nothing. I think it’s very important to take time out in a busy world.
I am a qualified nursery nurse, currently working part time in a primary school. There is nothing more healing than the sound of a child’s laughter.