A broken heart, an island escape, a boy from the past. Will Lottie’s search lead to love?
When a special anniversary takes Lottie on a journey to find the little boy she once knew, it’s a chance to put heartache behind her.
Lottie’s search takes her to Greece and a family who have known about her for decades. A warm welcome gives her some much-needed time out and the chance to reflect. Yet an emotional revelation and two handsome but complicated brothers make her question her past decisions.
Learning to love herself and be content on her own is the first step. But will Lottie be able to follow her heart and find lasting happiness?
Lottie has certainly been unlucky in love, so when her second marriage falls flat on its face, she makes the rather bold – yet brave! – decision to drop everything and take herself on an extended holiday to Greece. Lottie has already decided that whilst there she would love to find out what had become of the happy, smiling little Greek boy she had befriended on that hospital ward all those years ago, but what she does in fact find is something far better than she could have possibly imagined.
I can truly say that I adored everything about this story. The characters were fantastic and so wonderfully developed, and all so refreshingly unique too. Lottie was such a likeable and relatable lead in this story. I absolutely loved how she came to love and accept herself for who she truly is, and as her confidence began to grow it was impossible to not find yourself rooting for her and her happiness as the story progressed. The secondary characters in this book are equally intriguing, each of them having their own personalities and way with words, it was wonderful seeing the ways in which they interacted with one another throughout.
The author has such a truly marvellous writing style that really immerses you into the story and the world in which she has brought to life. The descriptions of the Greek streets, the sounds, the smells – they were all so vivid in my mind, I could quite easily imagine myself walking the streets alongside Lottie.
Full of romance, emotion, and self discovery this was an absolutely delightful read that I simply couldn’t not put down. The story flowed beautifully from the start and kept me well and truly captivated to the very last page. I certainly cannot wait to read future releases by this wonderful author.
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Kate Frost is the author of character-driven women’s fiction (The Butterfly Storm series and Beneath the Apple Blossom), romantic escape novels (The Baobab Beach Retreat, A Starlit Summer, The Greek Heart and The Amsterdam Affair), and Time Shifters, a time travel adventure trilogy for children. She has a MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University, where she also taught lifewriting to creative writing undergraduates.
Kate lives in Bristol with her husband, young son, and their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Frodo. She feels very lucky to spend her days writing, but when she’s not working on a novel, she’s the Director of Storytale Festival, a new city-wide children’s book festival that she co-founded in Bristol in 2019 with the ethos of making books accessible to all and encouraging children and teens to read, write and be creative.
*Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources and Kate Frost for providing me with an ARC of this book in return for my honest review. All thoughts are entirely my own and not influenced in any way.