Tuesday 27 July 2021

Under A Greek Moon by Carol Kirkwood BLOG TOUR @carolkirkwood #UnderAGreekMoon @HarperCollinsUK @RandomTTours @fictionpubteam


She can escape Hollywood, but can she escape her past?

A-list actress Shauna Jackson has the perfect life. Fame, fortune, marriage. Or so it seems.
Running from a scandal, Shauna must return to the place that changed her life twenty years ago, the idyllic Greek island of Ithos.
Captivated once more by her island escape, bittersweet memories resurface of one summer, one unforgettable man, and a long-hidden secret.
Can Shauna take the chance to confront her past?

Under A Greek Moon by Carol Kirkwood was published on 8 July by HarperCollins. My thanks to the publisher who sent my copy for review as part of this #RandomThingsTours Blog Tour 

Under A Greek Moon feels like a real blast from the past. I spent my earlier adult years devouring books from authors including Danielle Steel and Penny Vincenzi, and this story took me right back to those times. I adore Greece too, and any book that offers just hint of blue seas and gorgeous Greek locations will tempt me in. 

This is a story that would be best read laying on the white sands of a secluded Greek beach, preferably with cocktail at hand and a warm breeze to cool the heat. I had to make do with a scorching Lincolnshire garden, and a bottle of cold beer, but nevertheless, I did feel transported across the oceans to heaven on earth. 

It's a story that's been told many times; that of a young, fairly innocent girl who meets a gorgeous, rich man and whose dreams are shattered. For Shauna, those few weeks on a remote Greek island will shape the rest of her life. No matter that she finds fame and fortune, becomes rich and much loved, there's always a piece of her left on Ithos. 

Twenty years after her first visit, Shauna returns to Ithos. Accompanied by her original travel partner and loyal friend Roxy, they decide that they need to lay their ghosts to rest. Not really knowing what they will discover, but both having lived through heartaches and tragedy, they feel ready to face up to what happened so many years ago. 

Carol Kirkwood takes her readers back and forth throughout the story. We meet Shauna as a newly widowed, grief stricken woman of the world, and we then go back and meet her when she was wet behind the ears, young and impressionable and looking for adventure. 

I loved losing myself in this story. I don't mind the unashamed name dropping ... again, I was reminded of my author heroine Penny Vincenzi as mentions of famous film stars and top brand designers were littered throughout the story, and for me, this only adds to total glamour of it all. 

At the heart, theres's a tender and quite emotional story of lost love and misunderstanding. Of opportunities missed and the power of family and friends. 

Glamour, glitz and Greece, what's not to love?

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.

Twitter @carolkirkwood

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