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Effie Kammenou

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Effie Kammenou believes that it is never too late to chase your dreams, follow your heart, or change your career. She is proof of that. At one time, long ago, she'd hoped that by her age, she would have had an Oscar in her hand after a successful career as an actor. But instead, she worked in the optical field for forty years while raising her two daughters.
In 2015, three years after her mother died from pancreatic cancer, she published her debut novel, Evanthia's Gift, the first book in a women's fiction, multigenerational love story, and family saga, inspired by her mother and her Greek heritage. Kammenou continues to pick her father's brain for stories of his family's life in Lesvos, Greece, and their journey to America. Her interview w
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Effie Kammenou The best thing about being a writer is letting my imagination run free. My background is in theater, and I'm used to working with a script. Now, I'm w…moreThe best thing about being a writer is letting my imagination run free. My background is in theater, and I'm used to working with a script. Now, I'm writing my own script in a sense. A part of me lives in each character I develop, and I get very attached to these fictional people.(less)
Effie Kammenou EVANTHIA'S GIFT is the first book in a trilogy. I finished and published book 2 - Waiting For Aegina in January. I am currently working on the last bo…moreEVANTHIA'S GIFT is the first book in a trilogy. I finished and published book 2 - Waiting For Aegina in January. I am currently working on the last book in this saga. I'm still only on the first draft and I'll be leaving for Paris and Champagne, France to do some research for a section of the story!(less)
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Visinatha Martini



If you’ve read my books, then you know I insert recipes between some of the chapters. But this is the first cocktail I’ve added. I love anything cherry-flavored. Visinatha is like a cherry preserve. It can also be purchased as a syrup. My mother and Yiayiá would stir a few tablespoons of this confection into a glass of cold water and give it to me as a treat. The real treat was getting to the bott Read more of this blog post »
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Love is What You Bake of it by Effie Kammenou
"This story is a romantic comedy with all the fixings. Plus it has recipes. Now I don’t know about you but I love when a character is eating delicious food and I not only can imagine the taste I can go to my very own kitchen and experience it. There w" Read more of this review »
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"I really enjoyed the first installment of this series and look forward to the one!
The characters are wonderful and a "sweet treat: includes recipes that come with it! The author does a very good job of bringing each character to life and making sure" Read more of this review »
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I couldn't possibly ask for more than I got from these three books. Please keep your wonderful books coming for a long time to come.

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Same as my reviews of the first two books in this saga....I love the family and friends dynamics...I love the traditions handed down from generation to generation...I so wish I could have a family like this..."
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My apologies! I didn't see this question on my wall. My life is pretty straightforward and I'm pretty much an open book. The only mysterious thing about me is how I can function on so little sleep!
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Coffee Reading, the debut novel written by Eleni Karipidis is crafted with interesting characters and descriptions. Set in Greece during a tumultuous period in its recent history, the challenges the country faced failed to strangle the spirit of thes ...more
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“Everyone’s experience is unique to them. Don’t minimize it.”
Effie Kammenou, Evanthia's Gift

“True love is a treasure, a rare discovery. Not to be taken for granted or mishandled.”
Effie Kammenou, Love by Design

“The only riches in life are the people we hold dear in our hearts. Be happy and love with every part of your soul.”
Effie Kammenou, Evanthia's Gift

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“Why not think that sometimes—just sometimes—you can overcome evil with silence? And let people hear their hatefulness in their own ears, without distraction. Maybe goodness is enough to expose evil for what it really is, sometimes.”
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“Kindness is never wasted.”
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“Sometimes goodness doesn't tell everything it knows. Sometimes goodness waits for the appropriate time and does the best it can with what it has.”
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“Look at me. Look into my eyes." His eyes fixed on hers as they fluttered open.
"I'll give you anything. My body, my soul, Take them. Take everything.”
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