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The Ebb by Effrosyni Moschoudi
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After reading the enchanting fantasy tale of The Necklace of Goddess Athena, I marked this author as one whose books I won’t miss. The fact that this second attempt of Effrosyni Moschoudi cleared the second round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest is a further testament to the writer’s talent.


Emancipated Laura finds love and her star shines brightly in Brighton in the ‘30s. Insecure Sophia finds love and a modicum of independence from her overbearing parents in Corfu in the ‘80s. Different places, different eras. But what binds the two girls in a common fate? And who is the lady of the pier?

As with Ms Moschoudi’s previous book, I found myself immersed and mesmerized. The writer has an undisputed talent for creating vivid imagery through her amazing descriptive skills that managed to stay with me long after I’d put the book down. No, this was not one of the books that I speedread, needing to devour the story. Here, I needed to savor. I found myself rereading parts just to refuel a scene’s energy to keep it running in my mind longer, and I got withdrawal symptoms when I finally ended it.

It’s not just the two enticing stories, the breathtaking beauty of the landscape, the authenticity of the characters or the heart-warming dialogue; it’s what reigns over these. An inner glow, an inherent purity that emanates from the pages to create a sense of completeness, like a dream you don’t want to wake up from.

I'm so glad I'll get to live the dream again in the book’s sequel, The Lady of the Pier—The Flow!

Highly recommended!
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Reading Progress

Started Reading
June 30, 2014 – Finished Reading
July 3, 2014 – Shelved
July 4, 2014 – Shelved as: great-writing
July 4, 2014 – Shelved as: greek-setting
July 4, 2014 – Shelved as: historical
July 4, 2014 – Shelved as: interesting-premise
July 4, 2014 – Shelved as: multi-povs
July 4, 2014 – Shelved as: nostalgia
July 4, 2014 – Shelved as: original-settings
July 4, 2014 – Shelved as: paranormal
July 4, 2014 – Shelved as: sweet-romance

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