Back of the book :
Holly Wright has had a difficult few years. After her mothers death, she’s become an expert at keeping people at a distance – including her boyfriend Rupert.
But when Holly receives an unexpected letter explaining that an aunt she has never metas left her a house on the greek island of Zakinthos, the walls she has built begin to crumble. Arriving on the island, Holly meets the handsome Aiden and slowly begins to uncover the truth about the secret which tore her family apart.
But is the island where Holly really belongs ?
Or will her real life catch up with her first ?
What I think :
Holly lost her mum in awful circumstances. Which now means that she’s really wary of people, she’s scared that they will leave her. So she’s really not good with people. Even with her boyfriend Rupert she pretends she’s someone else.
Then a letter from a greek solicitor pops through her letter box, telling her that she’s been left a house in Greece from an aunt she never knew she had, she’s really intrigued. She decides to book some holiday from work and go over there to have a look and possibly sell it.
When she arrives on the island and she sees the house, she falls a little in love with the place. When she meets handsome next door neighbour Aiden she soon realises that he knew her aunt. She decides she wants to get to know him better. Little by little and with the help of a map of the island that she found in the house, drawn by her mother and aunt 20 years ago, she begins to find out about her mum and the aunt she never knew she had.
This book really takes you on a rollercoaster of a ride, there are so many emotional ups and downs. I felt really sorry for Holly to begin with, she has so much guilt about what happened to her mum and she’s so frightened to get close to anyone just in case they leave her. Her boyfriend Rupert is a bit of a drip and he never seems to really have time for her, he’s always busy doing something for his ‘high-powered’ job. So when she goes to Greece it does her so much good. She really ‘finds’ herself.
The characters are really well written and fully formed, in my opinion everyone should have an Aiden in their lives !
You really can get so absorbed in this this book that I could almost feel the sun on my skin and smell the sea. It really makes you want to go on holiday.
However highly I sing this books praises it wont do it justice, you need to read it for yourself, I highly recommend you go and buy this book, you really won’t regret it.
It’s definitely on my top ten list of fabulous books for this year so far.
I really loved this book and give it a well deserved 10/10 (5 Stars)
Published on 21/04/15 by Michael Joseph (Penguin Random House)
A huge thank you to Francessa Russell at Michael Joseph for the review copy of the book in exchange for a honest review.