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Sandy Barker

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I’m a writer, traveller and hopeful romantic with a lengthy bucket list. I love exploring new places, outdoor adventures, and eating and drinking like a local when I travel, and many of my travel adventures have found homes in my novels. I’m also an avid reader, a film buff, a wine lover and a coffee snob.

My first novel, a romantic comedy set in Greece and inspired by my real-life love story, was published in June 2019 by One More Chapter (HarperCollins). Excitingly, in 2020 there will two follow ups to One Summer in Santorini. That Night in Paris in April, and A Sunset in Sydney in July. Readers can also expect a stand-alone Christmas novel in October.

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Catching up with Author Abigail Yardimci

Super excited to welcome Abigail Yardimci to Off the Beaten Track today, especially as she is a fellow travel fiction author, who met the love of her life while travelling – just like I did! And she’s got a publication day coming up next Monday, Sept 21!

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One Summer in Santorini by Sandy  Barker
"A light, enjoyable read that made me wish I was on holiday in Greece (Santorini is definitely on the bucket list!). Wish there had been more resolve in the end but all in all a good summer read. "
The Christmas Swap by Sandy  Barker
"The Christmas Swap (Sandy Barker)

I know, I know. It’s a little early for a Christmas story since it’s barely September, but I love it! I love a good, heartwarming story.

Chloe, Jules and Lucy have been friends since they were kids. Now, they l" Read more of this review »
If I Could Say Goodbye by Emma   Cooper
"When I received this book from Headline I was so excited. Emma’s previous novel, The First Time I Saw You was emotional and one of my favourite books of the winter months, so I must admit I prepared myself to have my heartstrings firmly tugged by thi" Read more of this review »
The German Officer's Girl by Jina Bacarr
"A startling journey with a touch of glamour.
Paris 1943, Sylvie Martone a beloved actress is now hated, Germany is now occupying Paris and she is involved with nazi Karl Lunzer from berlin and he is glued to her side.
Juliana Chastain in Los Angeles be" Read more of this review »
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Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn
I don’t know how to explain what happens in those few seconds after he finishes speaking, except to say that it’s as if a piece of my heart breaks off and leaves my body. It’s as if that tiny, vulnerable piece beats its way right across the bench and attaches itself to Reid. All because of this gentle confession, this effort at making me feel better.
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