You don't need to necessarily have read the first book in the series; Sun, Sea and Secrets to enjoy Return to Aegos, but as a committed fan of this series, I can only suggest that the experience is all the more rewarding if you have read both. Like Sun, Sea and Secrets, Return to Aegos is rich, evocative and full of gorgeous passages that make the Greek Islands come alive. Panayi here has penned two books that could almost serve as travelogues for the Greek Tourist Board. I was trying to think of a word that describes her writing style in these two books. The best word I could come up with was sumptuous.
With every page, you can feel the power of ancient Greek history jumping off the page at you. Her vivid descriptions of Greek cuisine are mouthwateringly vivid and enticing. Through her descriptions of Ell'as escapades, you can literally smell the honeysuckle and thyme floating off the pages. The language is warm and wonderful. If you're looking for a book with drama, action, and conflict, then Return to Aegos is not for you. It is a heart-warming and compelling story of a young woman, finally finding her place in the world and discovering the joys of family, friends and love.
In Return to Aegos, Ella has sold up her house in England, quit her job and returned to live with her newly discovered Father on Aegos. The story follows her integration into traditional Greek society.
As you may have guessed by now, I am an enormous fan of this series and indeed of the author Panayi. I am looking forward to the third installment of this tale, when it arrives at some point. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a laid-back, family oriented, adventure.
It's a winner in my book and scores an emphatic FIVE STARS with me.
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