Title: Falling in Honey: Life and Love on a Greek Island
Author: Jennifer Barclay
Opening lines: ‘…I am looking for a Greek Island…’
Blurb: Breathtaking ocean views, tranquil beaches, delicious food, and warm-hearted people…these are just a few of the reasons why Jennifer Barclay loves the Greek islands. But her dreams of living there full-time seem out of reach, until a break-up turns her world upside down. Jennifer realizes she is responsible for her own happiness-and decides to cut back on work, stay out of relationships, and vacation for a month on Tilos, her favourite Greek island. Life becomes instantly sweeter, and she resolves to uproot her life to Tilos.
My thoughts: Jennifer Barclay has a great blog – full of little informative snippets, sneak peeks into her life and chock-a-block with photos. I really enjoy reading her posts, feeling her enthusiasm for the island and people she loves. To a certain extent I got this too from her book FALLING IN HONEY but instead of everyday snapshots there is more depth, more personal feelings and a lot less pictures! What Jenny brings us is the bearing of her soul, along with a name change or two to protect the innocent – or not so innocent. The readers also get to be immersed into Tilos – its people, its customs, its history and even its recipes! Jennifer is a very evocative writer you can almost smell the honey, the salty sea, the goats. Along with the evocative smells the reader get a warts and all summary of some disastrous relationships that drives her to the very edge – and each time it is Greece in general and Tilos in particular that brings her back and heals her mental wounds.
Rating: C – Above average. Was very readable and I really liked it but was easily able to put it down and walk away for a while.
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With thanks to Sourcebooks and the author via Netgalley for my copy to read and review.