We follow Scott, Linda, Kate, Charlotte and Marc as they spend a week together on Corfu. Scott is Kate’s son and is dating Linda while Charlotte and Marc are friends of Scott and Linda and just along for the ride.
I can’t really say much else about them without completely ruining the story for you. Who they are is intrinsically a part of the entire story.
Scott has asked for his mum’s help to organise his proposal to Linda, which we learn about right at the very start of the book when Kate emails Peter (the concierge of the villa they’ll be staying at) to begin the preparations.
From there we follow each of the characters in the few days leading up to their trip, and their weeklong trip. We follow along as Linda makes some life changing decisions, Scott stands up to his mother and father to get what he really wants, Kate discovers love again while Charlotte and Marc come to terms with who they are.
Throughout the book I found myself wondering why Linda would stay with Scott given how badly Kate treats her (as someone with allergies, I can’t stand the thought of someone “forgetting” you’re allergic to a whole food group), or why Kate, Marc and Charlotte can’t let go and just be themselves. But I guess that’s the point of this book.
To highlight that we’re each going through our own issues and that we each need to work through them in our own time. Also, to not judge others just because their life looks great, doesn’t mean that they’re seriously happy.
Overall, I think the pace, drama and overall life changing moments and challenging the way we think of things really helped bring this story to life. Without that, I wouldn’t have rated it as highly. If the same drama had have taken place in their home city over the period of a week or month, I doubt it would’ve been as engaging as it was in one week on Corfu.
Continue to read further down to find out about the author.
Joy lives on the seductive island of Corfu with her four dogs and an embarrassing number of cats.
Her many years working in the tourist industry on this sunny isle and her love of all things literary inspired her first novel Corfu Capers which recently hit the #1 spot in Parenting and Family humour much to her delight.
She loves to cook, dance and drink wine, usually at the same time, and is currently working on book number two, due to be released later this year.
She also loves to travel, absolutely anywhere, and is looking forward to jumping on a plane!