Thank you to Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to participate in this sun-soaked romantic escape to the marvellous Corfu island in Joy Skye’s romcom (with the emphasis on com) Corfu Capers!
Five people, three secrets, one planned proposal. What could possibly go wrong?
A holiday in a luxury villa on Corfu sounds like the answer to all their prayers but it will change their lives forever. A week in paradise might not be long enough…
This story was so enjoyable! Full of colours, smells, sounds of a gorgeous tourist destination that for the blissful three hours that it took me to devour this fun book, I felt so happy and relaxed I haven’t felt in a long time. Joy Skye has a wicked sense of humour and the book is really well-written, so if you are a fan of cyber-travelling (or have been forced to become one by recent lockdowns), grab the book and enjoy your mini-break!
The book blurb is deliberately short on details apart from the fact that at the heart of the plot there is a marriage proposal, planned to a T by a future mother-in-law Kate. The bride to be, Linda, has no idea or rather has a different idea of what this trip might mean for her future relationship with kind, selfless, mommy’s boy Scotty. There are also Linda’s best friend Charlotte who is crushing on Scotty’s dashing friend Marc. And there is Peter, their consierge who loves his job of making sure the holiday is indeed one of a kind.
The character mix was brilliant and whatever you think of them at the beginning, you will probably change your idea! They are a bit exaggerated to leave you in no doubt as to what archetypal features they represent and you are there for this modern comedy of manners. To my surprise, I found myself relating to all of them at different moments- even Charlotte with her shrieks of happiness when she sees that the airline has found and delivered her suitcase.
The book is so well-plotted that even the marvel of modern day organisation Kate couldn’t have done a better job! Everything is foreshadowed and open at the same time to allow for the unpredictability of true love, which does move in mysterious ways. If you are ready to fall in love or ready to commit to the love of your life, nothing is going to stop you…and as you will find out more than one of the characters is. Or is it something about the place that reminds you that life is short and you have to make sure you live it to the fullest?
A lovely romantic escape from an author who is based on Corfu herself and clearly knows how to sell you on the beauty of the island. I’ll be looking forward to Joy Skye’s second novel!
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!
Thank you for reading the post! Have a wonderful Monday!
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