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A Handful of Pebbles (The Greek Village Collection Book 7) Kindle Edition
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This story is about Sarah's personal journey and how her visit to a Greek Village wakes her up from what appears to be a long sleep of 26 years. She is on holiday with her husband and friends to attend to the wedding of her young son Finn. As an 18/19 year old Sarah was in love with Torin, the brother of her bestfriend. Unfortunately he dies under tragic circumstances and both Sarah and Liz marry some rich men who are much older then them, that they meet at a golf club for money and a comfortable life. For Sarah her life ends when Torin, the love of her life dies so she just sleep walks into the marriage. She carries the guilt for this decision and the fact she doesn't love her husband for 26 years even though she has two sons and her husband, Lawrence who is a bit of a control freak. It's clear she has no say in their marriage, he makes all the decisions while she is the stay at home wife who cooks and cleans and not much else.
While staying at a holiday cottage owned by Juliet waiting for her son's wedding there is an awakening resulting in her making some life changing decisions but not before alot of drama along the way. She discovers a terrible secret about her husband in connection with her past and her first love, Torin which changes the path of her life. Nicolaos the shepherd and Sarah's chance encounters with him result in some very deep conversations between the pair that helps Sarah to shape her life and hope for the future.
I loved the way the book's title 'A Handful of Pebbles' was so neatly entwined into the story. The ending and Sarah's last words had me laughing out loud. A great way to end the book albeit with a bit of a cliffhanger.Read more ›
The story is about Sarah who visits the Greek island of Tilos with her husband to attend the marriage of her youngest son, Finn. Many ups and downs follows and eventually Sarah realises, after 26 years, she never loved her husband and is still affected by the death of her first love, Torin, who died in a motorbike accident when she was 18.
She loves to walk through the olive groves and mountain areas around her holiday home reliving the past and trying to solve her worries . One day she meets a shepherd who sympathises with her problems and she gets to look forward to meeting him on her walks. She learns a lot about the village and the serenity of life there and begins to wish she could stay. These meetings lead to a number of consequences involving her husband, her two sons, their partners and families.
Since I too live in Greece I can make a pretty informed judgment about the way Greece and Greek life is described and I have to say that what did annoy me here was the impression I got that the author was seizing every opportunity to effuse about how idyllic life was/is in a rural Greek environment. There was for me far too much about how wonderful everything is and it began to grate since I was more than half way through before anything really began to happen. Meanwhile I felt as though I was wading through a long drawn-out advert for life in Greece, getting the distinct impression that the author wanted her readers to appreciate how lucky she was to have a home here. Living here too, I of course agree that there are lots of nice things about the place, but this book seems to completely ignore much of the reality in favour of the hard sell. Rose-tinted specs firmly on the bridge of the nose.
When I was very definitely reaching the stage where it was more than likely that this book too would lose my interest, which was easily 60% of the way through, when not more than a couple of days had passed time-wise in the plot and very little had happened, the skeletons finally began flopping out of a few closets and it managed to keep me reading.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Have read 16 of the Greek village series. . 2 saved for my holidays loved them all.Published 16 days ago by Vicki H
I am a great fan of Sara's, no matter which book i chose to read they are all so very well written with well thought out stories. Read morePublished 21 days ago by David G Cox
A well written story with lots of twists & turns. There is no guessing the end.Published 29 days ago by Dixy
Lovely book, such an enjoyable read, especially if you are a Greecaholic like me !Published 1 month ago by gina
good storyline - slightly different from previous books - but ass always well written.Published 2 months ago by Olwyn Shirley
Love that all the characters entwine with all the past books
Really get to know the people and country Greece
Enjoyed the simplicity of the authors uncomplicated stories of greek livesPublished 2 months ago by Hazel Marwood