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  • Paperback: 234 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (28 Oct. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1539742873
  • ISBN-13: 978-1539742876
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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Mystical, romantic Moschoudi has really stamped her name on the genre she has created with The Amulet and her historical novels. Her heroine, Katie escapes from the drudge of an office job in Athens with a bullying female boss to find that by a single act of kindness she is transported to the idyllic Greek island of Sifnos. Inspite of her initial fear that her new job will turn out to have similar problems to her Athens job it is not long before she realises that fate has indeed been kind to her. Whilst Moschoudi always has written convincingly in her trilogy and fantasies, in this latest novel she demonstrates a maturity that will thrill her readers. To say more might act as a spoiler and with many books this one benefits from not reading a synopsis. But the words of the Abba song "I have a dream" just seem to accompany this lovely book!
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This was the fifth book I have purchased by Mrs Moschoudi and from the very first page of The Amulet she caught my attention. Reading it took me through so many emotions - sadness, elation, incredibility, laughter etc. What a wonderful imagination the author has, I felt as if I was living in the book and found it hard to put it down. Several characters reminded me of people I'd met in real life!
The conclusion of The Amulet had me feeling weepy but happy at the same time. If you like a romance with mystique thrown in then this book will not disappoint.
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I obtained a free ARC copy of the novel and I voluntarily decided to review it.
I had read great reviews of Effrosyni Moschoudi’s novels but hadn’t read any yet and couldn’t resist when I had the chance to grab this novel, as I am interested in books featuring angels, and must confess that the cover caught my attention.
This light romantic comedy introduces us not only to nice characters, like Katie, and all the staff and guests at Sifnos but also to quite a few supernatural beings and to Sifnos, a wonderful Greek island.
Katie is a young woman who despite her studies and interest in tourism, ends up working at a pipes’ factory due to the economic crisis in Greece. She is kind and generous, but she is not happy due to her job situation. Her boss is a terrible woman (although Katie learns through the novel that we should not be too quick to judge others), and she ends up getting sacked. Her kindness is recompensed by Esmera, a gipsy woman who holds a few secrets and more than a bit of magic up her sleeve. She gives Katie an amulet, an angel pendant that changes her life. She gets a new job working in a small hotel at Sifnos, and her own personal angel, gorgeous Aggelos.
This is a gentle comedy, where all the characters are memorable people we’d like to meet in real life, where there is some drama and minor crises, but never taken to extremes, and where the love story is gentle, fumbling, but never heats up to adult level. It is family-friendly, although it touches sad subjects too, but always in a sensitive way.
Although readers might think they are on familiar ground (and in some ways, that is the case), there are surprises and a great twist at the end that makes the ending more joyful.
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I have read all of Effrosyni Moschoudi’s books to date and am delighted to say that this new book is just as good as each of the others. Once again this is a supernatural, fantasy style book, set in yet another beautiful part of Greece, Sifnos. However, this is a completely different type of fantasy novel to the earlier ones, this time using the idea of Guardian Angels. It is a wonderful story of friendship, protection and, of course, love, but a very pure love. Each of the characters has been carefully thought out and, as the plot develops and you find out more about who they are during the story, you often feel a pull on your emotions. I have to say that, without giving anything away about the story, when I found out who Angelos ‘was’, I had tears in my eyes. Even now, as I write about it here, I feel that same emotion that I felt when I read that part of the story. The author has a wonderful grasp of the English language and knows how to capture her readers and carry them along in the story she weaves. Her imagination draws you in from the first page and carries you along on a path of emotions, with a list of characters whom you will love for their individuality and quirkiness. I was waiting in anticipation for this new book to come out and I was not disappointed. It surpassed my expectations and, as with the previous books, I was not able to put it down until I had reached the very beautiful ending. I wish everyone could have an ‘Angelos’ in their lives; and yet, perhaps we do but may not know it. Another wonderful book from Effrosyni Moschoudi, so deserving of a 5-Star review. Do read this lovely book – you will not be disappointed at all and will come away believing that love and magic really do exist.
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The Amulet by Effrosyni Moschoudi

Katie loses her job in Athens and meets a Gypsy woman who gives her an amulet for good luck. Then she gets a job at a Hotel on the Island of Sifnos. Everything seems to be going well for Katie, she meets a good looking young man Aggelos. He is a guest at the Hotel and always seems to be there when she needs help.

She starts to fall in love with Aggelos and his "unique friends". She even meets a mysterious cheerful little girl that shows up at any time. Then the Gypsy shows up again and Katie's life is about to change. Soon she will discover the truth about Aggelos and his friends.

Fast paced with an original plot, lovable characters and the exotic Greek Island. Katie is very likable, I wanted her to achieve true happiness. Aggelos the lovable Angel was probably my favorite (person/Angel) . Beautifully written this wonderfully sweet love story left an impression in my heart. I highly recommend The Amulet to all.

*I received a free copy of this book and chose voluntarily to review it
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