Just lovely! An emotional and fulfilling road trip to Greece
Today, we are thrilled to be the stop on the Blog Tour for Some Like it Greek by Sue Roberts.
Our thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for the advanced reader’s copy.
Some Like it Greek is a lovely story of two women forging an enduring friendship during a road trip from England to Greece.
Title: Some Like it Greek by Sue Roberts.
Publisher: Bookouture (August 21, 2020)
Print Lenght: 257 pages
There’s nothing like a summer escape. A sun-kissed story about living life to the full.
In the month from hell, incurable optimist Anna has lost her father and her job, and her trademark smile is dimming. Clearing out her dad’s house, she discovers a postcard of a beautiful sandy beach and a map with a route plotted to the Greek island of Kefalonia. With an empty summer stretching ahead, Anna’s eyes stray to her father’s old camper van. Next thing she knows, she’s hitting the road with friend Demi in tow, on a course from Salford to Skala!
Over one unforgettable summer, Anna and Demi make their rickety way along the sparkling Mediterranean coast, the hot sun shining down on their frequent mishaps with cheerful local characters. It’s the trip of a lifetime, and the scent of lemons in the air – as well as an unexpected romance – are just what Anna needs to awaken her inner Greek goddess.
But there are big surprises in store when they arrive at the island paradise, which could change both women’s lives forever. And as summer comes to an end, Anna has to decide whether she has had enough of the Greek life, or whether this is only just the beginning…
A joyful, hilarious summer read, perfect for fans of Carole Matthews, Jenny Colgan and Sophie Kinsella.
From the Publisher’s Blurb
Anna, 31yo, had just lost her father and been cheated by her never-do-well boyfriend. While boxing her father things, she finds some pictures of a road trip he made to Greece when he was young and is enchanted by the place and the experience.
When the bank she works for offered voluntary redundancies, Anna decided to take the money and go on a little adventure.
She needed a companion, and who better than her neighbor and family friend Demetria? Demetria, 69, had moved to England decades ago and never been back to her home country.
The story is simply lovely. Anna and Demetria’s friendship is beautifully deepened by their shared experiences.
There are some emotional moments, some fun bantering, and the challenge of accepting a friend as they come. Sometimes grumpy, sometimes needing the restroom every few miles.
The road trip is a treat of its own, especially in times of COVID-19. The author describes the many places they pass through in an immersive way, without overdoing it.
There is a lot of food and scents. I confess I felt quite hungry throughout the reading. If you are going to read it in the park or on the beach, bring a snack!
The cherry of the cake is a little summer romance with an adorable, yet elusive, Irishman.
Some Like it Greek is the perfect summer read! Highly recommended!
Disclosure: I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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About the Author
Sue Roberts lives in Lancashire with her long term partner Derek and has had a lifelong love of writing, encouraged by winning a school writing competition at the age of 11.
She always assumed that ‘one day’ she 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 her first novel came to her on a holiday to a Greek village. Her daughters had left home and suddenly the time had come to write that book!