File Size: 2448 KB
Print Length: 239 pages
Publisher: Booktrope Editions (September 8, 2015)
Publication Date: September 8, 2015
BOOK BLURB – Leaving town, heading to the Greek Isles without telling husband or friends, is heady medicine for a failing marriage. Seduced by Grecian sun and sky, Jenna innocently buys a bewitching urn that tangles her into the web of a criminal world more sinister than she ever imagined. Romance is always afoot in the Greek Isles and Jenna gets a large helping with the seductive Nikos. Family is important in Greece, and Nikos helps Jenna learn all the richness it brings, and pass it on to the next generation.
COMMENTS – While I found Jenna to be an intriguing character and I wondered what was going to happen to her on her trip to Greece, I had to put the book down just before the holidays, and was not able to finish in time to do a full review. Since I had already agreed to help the author promote her book, I decided to do the preview. Unfortunately, that is becoming more common here on the blog, and I do apologize to those who look forward to a review.
It is interesting to see on Amazon the varied responses from other readers who did finish the book. Most of the readers have enjoyed the book, although a couple of people questioned some things that happen in the story.
I found the writing to be engaging, but one does have to accept Jenna’s decision to take this holiday to Greece when maybe we want to say, “Wait. Is this really the answer to the marriage problems.”
But, of course, if she does not go to Greece, she doesn’t get caught up in the mystery and intrigue, which readers are finding well worth the read. So maybe I will try to pick the book up and finish reading it when I can.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR – Julie grew up in a mining village near Barnsley in South Yorkshire. She has degrees from Hull University, and has worked as a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language in France, Greece, Poland, and Thailand. She now lives in rural Gloucestershire. Jenna’s Journey was the début novel in the Greek Island Mystery series.
You can find out more about Julie at her Amazon Author page. And you can come back on Wednesday when Julie will be my guest. She will give you a glimpse into a typical day of writing at her house.