Τετάρτη, 15 Απριλίου 2015

The Lady of the Pier - The Ebb (The Lady of the Pier, #1) by Effrosyni Moschoudi



LOVE WILL GO ON FOREVER, SEEKING A SECOND CHANCE.

BRIGHTON, 1937
Dreaming of wealth and happiness, Laura Mayfield arrives in Brighton to pursue a new life. She falls for Christian Searle, a happy-go-lucky stagehand at the West Pier theater, but when she’s offered a chance to perform there, her love for him is put to the test. Charles Willard, a wealthy aristocrat, is fascinated by her and pursues her relentlessly. Will Laura choose love…or money?

CORFU, 1987
On a long holiday with her grandparents, Sofia Aspioti meets Danny Markson, a charming flirt who makes her laugh. Although she tries to keep him at arm’s length, worried that village gossip will get back to her strict family, she falls desperately in love. That’s when strange dreams about Brighton’s West Pier and a woman dressed in black begin to haunt her. Who is this grieving woman? And how is her lament related to Sofia’s feelings for Danny?
 





4.5 parallel stars


The Lady of the Pier is a book that takes place in two locations, during different timelines. It basically speaks about two different stories that somehow get connected.

Brighton (UK) 1937 & Corfu (Greece) 1987

Sofia is a 21-year-old greek girl raised by overprotective parents in Athens, Greece, who constantly keep her on a leash. The only freedom she gets from them is whenever she's visiting her grandparents at Corfu.


Sofia has her own battles to give there as well, since there are certain people who can spoil the fun for her. This summer she decides to work at the pier and there she meets Danny, a flirty british lad who is on vacation with his best friend and they both approach her and her best friend, Loula. But being raised by strict parents, can she give him a chance? Even if he seems like every flirty tourist who by the end of the week he'll be long gone? And what's going on with these weird dreams that she has started having lately? Who is this woman in her dreams?


At the same time we're reading the story of Laura, a girl from London, moving to the West Pier of Brighton, in order to help her mother's health and to get a new job there as well.


Laura is a really ambitious girl, who always envied the finest things in life. A local lad, Christian, is trying to pursue her from the first moment he sets his eyes on her, but knowing her ambitious personality, he knows that could be an obstacle, considering he doesn't share the same thoughts about life. Plus at the same time there's a noble man who also tries to pursue her and he knows he can't compete to him, at least socially.


I really enjoyed this book, especially because the writing seemed so different on each of the stories, that it could fool you of being written by seperate authors. I loved the graphic description of the locations, you could feel like you were there, smelling the things that were described in this book. I loved the greek idioms and the old british dialect. I loved those two stories equally, since I was intrigued to see what would happen in each of them and at the same time I was curious to see how it's possible they get connected.


I'm looking forward for the rest of the series because I'm officially hooked on both stories! So curious to see how things are going to develop for each of them.

Copy kindly provided by the author in exchange of an honest review.

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