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The Amulet Paperback – 28 Oct 2016
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.Read more ›
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
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Two things make this talented author stand out from the throngs of ambitious indie writers: her deep-seated belief in the healing power of love and her palpable love for her Greek... Read morePublished 4 months ago by MariaM
A lovely light hearted, sweet romantic story set on the idyllic island of Sifnos, in Greece. A little bit of magic is thrown in, in the form of a guardian angel and a mysterious... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Maxine Allmark
I have read all of Effrosyni's books, with my favourite being The Necklace of Goddess Athena. This was quite similar and again set in Greece. Read morePublished 4 months ago by AObie