Thursday, May 28, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: "The Lady Of The Pier--The Ebb" by Effrosyni Moschoudi

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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?

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Two places. Two eras. One thin thread connecting both.
First we meet a woman in England in the 1930s, who has to choose between love or wealth. Fifty years later, we meet another in Corfu who has to hide her love lest she face terrible reprimands.
Sounds basic and interesting, right? Well, add in that thin line that connects them--a dream of a grieving woman--and this book is taken to a whole new level.
Each woman is vastly different, except for one thing: they both are in love and have to make a difficult choice. This story is perfect to show us that, no matter when or where we live, one thing is the same for us all, the fact that we love. Love knows no time limits, no age, no race and no gender. It has no boundaries, and that is what this book teaches us. Love is universal.
You will find yourself engrossed, happy, sad and intrigued before the book's end. And you will also find yourself calling your friends and recommending this book to all of them!

4/5--beautiful work!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you very much, Kelly, for this wonderful review. You have captured the very essence of my book :)