Book Review: My Corfu Love Story by Effrosyni Moschoudi

Spyri forever lives in the past, haunted by old memories. This summer, she meets a man she once loved, and he is about to change everything…

Spyri, a half-Greek restaurateur in her early thirties, is back on the island of Corfu, staying in her grandmother’s village home for a few days to decompress from her busy life in London. Her nostalgia for the good old summer days hit her upon her return.
 
When she hears that Markos, the one she never forgot, is staying at the village, she becomes excited. Sparks begin to fly when they meet, but Markos has his own hurts of the past to deal with…

Spyri, weary with her life as a restauranteur in London is back on the island of Corfu, staying at her beloved Grandmother’s house.

It isn’t long before she becomes nostalgic for the wonderful summer days of her youth. This feeling is made stronger when she hears that Markos, the man she never stopped thinking about, is also back in the village.

*****

My Corfu Love Story is the new novella from author, Effrosyni Moschoudi.

I immediately fell into the story and I loved Spyri. She’s feisty and strong and there was also a vulnerability to her that made her feel very human and real.

The same could be said of Markos although there is a stronger sense of mystery surrounding him and I liked that.

In terms of the setting, the author really paints a wonderful, vivid picture of Corfu. I felt as though I was there, could feel the sun and the atmosphere of this stunning Greek village.

The plot moved well and went into a direction I didn’t expect and really enjoyed.

At 72 pages long, this is not a long read. A beautiful love story emerges, not only with these two main characters but with their families and home village.

If you’re looking for a quick dose of romance where you can escape to Corfu for a while, even if only in your mind, this book is perfect. I am hoping it’s not the last we see of Spyri and Markos. I could easily read a longer novel featuring more of their story.

Thank you to the author for an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review.

 

About Effrosyni Moschoudi:

Effrosyni Moschoudi was born and raised in Athens, Greece.

As a child, she loved to sit alone in her garden scribbling rhymes about flowers, butterflies and ants. Today, she writes books for the romantic at heart.

She lives in a quaint seaside town near Athens with a British husband, two naughty cats, and a staggering amount of books and DVDs.

Her little town is heavenly enough, yet her mind forever drifts to her beloved island of Corfu.

Say hello to Effrosyni on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads

My Corfu Love Story was released on 25th April 2022. Click to buy on Amazon UK

 

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I’m Laura. I started Novel Kicks in 2009. I wanted a place to post my writing as well as give other writers like me the opportunity to do the same. There is also a monthly book club, a writing room which features writing prompts, book reviews, competitions, author interviews and guest posts.

I grew up by the sea (my favourite place in the world) and I currently live in Hampshire. I am married to Chris, have a cat named Buddy and I would love to be a writer. I’m trying to write the novel I’ve talked so much about writing if only I could stop pressing delete. I’ve loved writing since creative writing classes in primary school. I have always wanted to see my teacher Miss Sayers again and thank her for the encouragement. When not trying to write the novel or writing snippets of stories on anything I can get my hands on, I love reading, dancing like a loon and singing to myself very badly. My current obsession is Once Upon a Time and I would be happy to live with magic in the enchanted forest surrounded by all those wonderful stories provided that world also included Harry Potter. I love reading chick lit. contemporary fiction and novels with mystery.

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