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Secrets We Left In Greece by Ian Wilfred #Review #Contemporary #Romance

Title: Secrets We Left In Greece by Ian Wilfred

Author:Ian Wilfred

Pages: 208

Published: May 28th, 2018

Rating: 4.5/5

What a diverse collection of secrets, intricate relationships and beautiful new memories being made this story contains. It is an enchanting story of a Gran (Miriam), Mum (Heather) and daughter (Amy) revisiting Holkamos, the place where so many summers had been spent. This time is the first visit after the death of the Grandfather, and all of them have their own secrets from their previous visits that they are now revisiting and confronting on a journey of self discovery before moving on to a new future. Is it a good idea to actually visit key places from the past or should memories be just that?

Visiting favourite locations, meeting up with old friends and making new ones, finding work, fun, sun, romance and more are all part of this beautiful summery read. For much of the story, it feels like a friend is relating the events and interactions. The characters are easy to relate to, making it inevitable that you empathise with them through their dilemmas, traumas and adventures. I thoroughly enjoyed escaping with them on this journey in Greece and didn’t want to put it down. I have no hesitation in recommending this to anyone who enjoys family intrigues and dramas as this story involves three very different families and their secrets in an idyllic setting 🙂


Treasured memories and hidden secrets follow three generations returning to their favourite holiday destination – the beautiful Greek island of Holkamos – after a long absence. 

Every year, Miriam, her daughter, Heather, and young granddaughter Amy would spend the long summer holidays enjoying the picturesque scenery, visiting local landmarks and integrating with the local community. However, life had moved on, and now with Amy having grown up, married and set up her own business, Miriam suddenly decided to take her family back to this idyllic holiday location. 

This news brought back poignant memories for all three of them. Thoughts of love and romance combined with dilemmas, choices and a cocktail of emotions would force life to never be quite the same again. 

Is it always wise to revisit memorable locations? Should the past remain in the past? 

Learn how Miriam, Heather and Amy all confront their secret fears. 

Discover whether previous friendships and relationships stand the test of time. 

Add in the intriguing stories of newcomers whose lives intertwine with the family trio. and how events of the past, present and future merge to form unexpected outcomes.. 

A subtle blend of engaging, interesting characters, thoughtful life dilemmas with lessons learned makes ‘Secrets we left in Greece’ a compelling summer read. 

Buy Links:    Amazon (UK)         Amazon (US)        Barnes and Noble

6 comments on “Secrets We Left In Greece by Ian Wilfred #Review #Contemporary #Romance

  1. bookwormscornerblogspot
    May 25, 2018

    Fabulous review. I think that this is already on my TBR. 🙂


    • bicted
      May 25, 2018

      Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Definitely a lovely summery read 🙂


  2. carhicks
    May 26, 2018

    Must not add any more to my TBR. This sounds like a fun read. Nice review.

    Liked by 1 person

    • bicted
      May 26, 2018

      Now this one I think you’d really enjoy, Carla! Hope it gets on your tbr pile 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • carhicks
        May 28, 2018

        Too late to request, so I will have to put it on my wish list.

        Liked by 1 person

  3. bicted
    May 28, 2018

    I actually preordered myself a copy that was delivered on release day!


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