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Sarah's Vignettes: A Greek Affair by Linn B. Halton
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I am thrilled to be sharing my review of Linn B. Halton’s latest novel A Greek Affair with you today.
Thank you to Rachel Gilbey at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to take part and to Harper Impulse for an ecopy of the book.
~ Publisher’s Description ~
More than just a holiday romance?
Her daughter, her job and divorcing her untrustworthy ex are Leah’s main priorities. She isn’t really bothered that her life might be missing a few things. But after winning a prestigious travel blogger award, she’s inundated with offers to review glamorous holiday destinations. Lying around drinking exotic cocktails and being paid for it! What could be better?
Perhaps a romantic trip to idyllic Greece to find the one man who might make Leah risk her heart again…
~ My thoughts ~
When I heard that Linn B. Halton had a new novel coming out, I couldn’t wait for it to land on my Kindle. I read The Secrets of Villa Rosso back in July and adored it (read my review) so I was hoping that I would feel the same about A Greek Affair. I am delighted to say that it did not disappoint!
A Greek Affair is a contemporary romance novel which follows 31-year old single mum and travel blogger Leah and her 9 year old daughter Rosie as they transition through an important part of their life after Leah wins a prestigious blogger award and the offers start rolling in.
I warmed to Leah instantly. We are around the same age and both have interests in photography and blogging. I think it is worth highlighting that Linn B. Halton illustrates very well how much time and effort it takes to run a blog, let alone to make it award winning. As a blogger, it was endearing to read.
Rosie is just a delight and very mature for a 9 year old. I also adored Harrison, who Leah meets on one of her assignments. Every woman should have a Harrison in their lives. You’ll have to read the story to find out what I mean by that!
Linn B. Halton’s writing is so fluid that it makes A Greek Affair an easy read and her description is immersive – both of which I know are not easy to produce. I read this story in cold, rainy December and was instantly transported to summer in Athens, sitting by the pool, visiting tourist sites early in the morning to avoid the heat of the midday sun and then chilling in the shade whilst sampling the delights of Greek cuisine.
I don’t know what it is about Linn B. Halton’s writing but as in The Secrets of Villa Rosso, there were occasions where her words jumped off of the page and touched me deeply. Something in me really resonates with Linn’s writing and I love that connection between a reader and writer.
This story goes so much deeper than the cover and blurb suggest. It’s fabulous and I am very much looking forward to reading Linn’s next book.
~ Where to find A Greek Affair ~
~ About Linn B Halton ~
From interior designer to author, Linn – who also writes under the pen name of Lucy Coleman – says ‘it’s been a fantastic journey!’
Linn is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and writes feel-good, uplifting novels about life, love and relationships.
~ Where to find Linn B. Halton ~