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Aegean Sun: The Kafenion by Stephanie Wood

The Kafenion has much more to offer than just coffee and cake!

The Kafenion is undergoing its regular seasonal change from traditional coffee shop and local hangout to summertime hotspot for the massive influx of tourists who visit the Greek island each year.

The furniture has been updated, the new signs for more specific coffee types have been installed, the basic cookies have been replaced with a tempting range of cakes and desserts and a fresh coat of paint has added an optimistic glow to the place, which always attracts the many visitors who are looking for a treat.

Jane has been working on the island for a few years and finds a job in the kafenion for her friend Helen, who is hoping for some fun and romance during the summer.

Xenon and Kyriakos both make regular deliveries of fresh produce to the kafenion and they find other reasons to want to visit when Jane and Helen are around, but are they both interested in the same girl?

Georgina discovers the kafenion while searching for information from her mother’s past, but does Pericles have all the answers or will he just cause more confusion?

Visit the kafenion during a Greek summer season to see how the staff and their regulars navigate their way through complex working and romantic relationships.
This is the eleventh book of standalone reads in the Aegean Sun series.

Ideal for fans of contemporary romance writers Sandy Barker, Kate Frost and Jo Thomas

My Review:

Get ready to journey to the Greek island of Kos, to meet the community living there year round and those who come to work there or visit during the summer season. Each has their own agenda and role in the community, some looking for love, others following leads from the past but all participating in the events and activities in this resort and living their lives. There are ones to love, at least one you feel needs a good talking to and others to be avoided! It is a story of personal growth, a touch of mystery, a variety of romances and great friendships.

I haven’t read any of the earlier books in this series but it still works as a standalone. It has a full cast of very different characters and sometimes I forgot just who was who, but only for a little while and that may well be because I haven’t read the earlier stories. There’s plenty of very tasty sounding Greek deserts, an exploration of cultural differences and information mixed within the pages of the story. If you’re looking for a taste of Greek sun, the Kafenion could be your ideal place to go!

Thank you for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.

Purchase Links:

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Aegean-Sun-Kafenion-Stephanie-Wood-ebook/dp/B08W58RCCB

US – https://www.amazon.com/Aegean-Sun-Kafenion-Stephanie-Wood-ebook/dp/B08W58RCCB

Stephanie Wood writes contemporary fiction in the form of novels, novellas and short stories and you can find the running order of her titles on the ‘look inside’ of any book. 

She published the AEGEAN SUN series of books as a fly-on-the-wall vision of life in a Greek resort during the summer season, using her extensive experience as a holiday rep to bring some unusual incidents to life on the page. The series began as an exploration of the various ways in which tourists make the most of their holidays and how they interact with the locals while they are visiting. The later books in the series have taken a closer look at the locals themselves and show how their lives and relationships are sometimes changed by the regular influx of seasonal visitors.

The CHRISTMAS ON THE CLOSE series is set in a British suburban cul-de-sac over the festive period and visits each house individually to discover how the neighbours who live there celebrate the season in their own special way.

Stephanie lives in Lancashire where, apart from reading and writing, she loves gardening and cycling and is a huge fan of the soaps Emmerdale and Neighbours. If you would like to sign up to her newsletter list (with around four messages per year) you can do so on the contact page of her website and, as a thank you, will receive the free short story THE ZIA SUNSET EXCURSION.

Social Media Links – 

Website: www.stephaniewood.co.uk 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/stephaniewooduk 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StephanieWoodAuthor/ 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8198175.Stephanie_Wood 

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