Tuesday 13 July 2021

#BlogTour Under a Greek Moon by Carol Kirkwood

 It's a pleasure to take part in the BlogTour Under a Greek Moon by Carol Kirkwood

About the Author

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. Follow @carolkirkwood on Twitter 

About the book

Hollywood actress Shauna Jackson left the Greek island of Ithos twenty years ago and thought she would never return. Reeling from a scandal that has tarnished her success, she is drawn back to the beautiful olive groves and endless azure skies – and to the secrets she has tried hard to forget.

Looking down from his hilltop villa, enigmatic tycoon Demetrios Theodosis knows he can’t change the past, and looks to the future through his tempestuous daughter Ariana, but in trying to tame her free spirit, is he driving her further away?

Set against bleached white houses bounded by a sapphire sea, a yearning for the truth will compel them both to confront their shared past, and take them back to a distant summer that seemed to hold so much promise …


Shauna has always had to swim against the tide when it comes to proving herself, especially to her parents. Never quite good enough and unwilling to follow the path laid out for her, she embarks upon the kind of adventure only teenagers and young adults can embrace so enthusiastically. Now decades later in the aftermath of death and a scandal she drawn back to those sun-filled days of happiness.

Demetrios has come to a time in his life when he is looking back upon what he has achieved, where his life could have gone and the feeling that perhaps he took a wrong turn somewhere. His present appears to tick all the boxes, doesn't it?

This story has the undeniable influence of the romance stories of 80s and 90s. The heart wrenching confrontation and mystery of Shirley Conran's Lace and the queen of drama herself, Jackie Collins. It is a tale of coming-of-age, love, passion and secrets that refuse to go away.

Kirkwood writes the kind of feel good story that delivers a little bit of everything, but not too much of one thing, which creates a perfect balance and a good read. For me it evoked feelings of nostalgia because it reminded me of the books, and often subsequent television series, that always promised a few hours of escapism.

Buy Under a Greek Moon at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher ‏: ‎HarperCollins pub date 8 July 2021 | HB | £12.99. Buy at Amazon com.

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