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 …
Under A Greek Moon is the debut novel by the much loved Carol Kirkwood, and we find ourselves being swept along on a journey to the beautiful Greek island of Ithos.
Shauna Jackson is a well known Hollywood actress who finds herself seeking respite after a scandal tarnishes her career and leaves her feeling as though her life is crumbling around her. This is what encourages Shauna to return to Ithos after staying away for the past twenty years, and she can’t ignore the jolt of excitement that courses through her at the realisation that she could very well come face to face to Demetrios once again.
Shauna and Demetrios first met when she took on a job working on his family’s yacht. As the days passed by Shauna and Demetrios grew closer and it wasn’t long before romance blossomed between them, something that was short lived thanks to his mother who didn’t deem Shauna a good enough match for her son and their wealth.
Fast forward to the present, twenty years after her departure from the Island and Shauna is on her way back to the place – and the man – that she still holds in her heart. But have things changed more than she could imagine over the years, or will Ithos be the place that finally allows her to heal.
This is such a gorgeous story that I truly struggled to part with. Shauna’s story is so much more than a typical romance, and as the book progresses we learn about her life and the events that have shaped the woman she is today. Alongside a cast of intriguing characters, the utterly dreamy setting and a plot that flows beautifully from beginning to end, this book has everything you could possibly want and certainly seems to be the perfect summer romance.
About the Author
Carol Kirkwood 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.
*Thank you to Anne Cater at Random Things Tours, Harper Collins Books and Carol Kirkwood for providing me with a gifted copy of this book in return for my honest review. All thoughts are entirely my own and not influenced in any way.*