Hello lovely book geeks of the world.
It’s Monday, I know you all can’t be bothered, so I’ll jump in quickly on my hosted day today on bestselling author Patricia Wilson’s upcoming summer sensation Secrets of Santorini book tour.
🔸🔹Blurb: Sent away to a convent school in Dublin at the age of five, Irini McGuire has always had a strained and distant relationship with her mother, Bridget, a celebrated archaeologist who lives on the paradise island of Santorini. So, when Irini receives news that Bridget has been injured at a dig and is in a coma, she knows it is finally time to return to the island of her birth.
Reading through her mother’s notes at her bedside, Irini starts to realise how little she knows about Bridget’s life. Now, driven by rumours that her mother’s injury was no accident, Irini must uncover the dark secrets behind her family’s separation.
Will she discover the truth about her parents and her past before it is too late?
🔸🔹My Thoughts: Ok so I must say that I have I’ve never read anything by Patricia Wilson before. I know, I know, I’m a disgrace. Not only is she a bestseller she is Scouse! Letting the side down I know.
Usually this type of book is not my go to read at all. I don’t know why, but something about Secrets of Santorini immediately pulled me in and had me wanting to give it a go.
Anyway, I did.
I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I’m seriously impressed
In the sense of writing, plot, characters Secrets of Santorini is just beautiful.
Wilson writes with such depth, emotion and clarity that you completely lose yourself to the power of her words and the beautiful island of Santorini.
For me slow to get into, but worth the time invested into it. I also do not have any interest in Greek mythology either. However, it was meticulously researched and was very easy to follow for someone with no knowledge on this.
With Santorini being the go to place of the moment this is definitely a book to take with you to get more into the mood or one if you’re missing the place from your holiday there. Or last Greek holiday. Or of you’re poor like me, use it as complete escapism whilst making use of some of the sun we’ve been having here in the UK.
🔸🔹Links to buy:
Waterstones – Pre-Order.
WHSmith – Pre-Order.
Book Depository – Pre-Order.
Title: Secrets of Santorini.
Author: Patricia Wilson.
Genre: General Fiction/Fiction & Literature/Historical Fiction/Mystery
Length: 496 Pages.
ebook: May 16th 2019.
Paperback: July 11th 2019.
🔸🔹About the Author:
Patricia Wilson was born in Liverpool, has lived on Crete and is now settled on Rhodes. She was first inspired to write when she unearthed a rusted machine gun in her garden – one used in the events that unfolded during World War II on the island of Crete. The now elderly women involved in those events told Patricia their story, and her celebrated debut Island of Secrets (150k copies sold) was the result. Villa of Secrets (60k copies sold) was inspired by documents found in a secret room in a police station in Rhodes detailing the fate of the Jews on the island in 1944. Secrets of Santorini is inspired by frescoes found on Santorini.
You can learn more about Patricia and her work by using the following links:
So that’s me for this Monday my loves. I hope it somehow gave you hope to get to tomorrow and want you to take a look at Secrets of Santorini.
Huge thank you to of course you lot for being here with me and for constantly giving me your support. The fabulous Mrs Wilson herself and the darling Ellen over at Bonnier for inviting me onto the tour.
Love always, N 😘