The Greek Tapestry

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The Greek Tapestry
by Anthea Syrokou

I received an advanced copy of this book from the author, with no promise of review.
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The Greek Tapestry is a second installment, but can be a stand-alone novel. I read the first book, Eventually Julie, and I really liked it, but this one blows it out of the water! And I’ll be honest, I don’t read much Chic Lit.

Anthea’s writing is very visual; very detailed. But at no time does it seem wordy. In fact, it is very poetic. There is a lot of romantic suspense sprinkled with friendship, dunked into the main “find yourself” theme. The book touches home so close it’s scary.

The characters come to life, and the story flows well. The last few chapters were too mushy for my taste, but like I said, I don’t read much ChicLit because I don’t do sappy. Overall it was written very well and I highly recommend the book.

I want to travel to another country and find myself now. The author portrays Greece in a beautiful light. Anthea’s new novel reads like you’re watching a very well made chick-flick movie! (….someone make a movie out of this, please.) 😉


The Greek Tapestry Book Cover The Greek Tapestry
Julie & Friends
Anthea Syrokou
Chic Lit
Anthea Syrokou
April 4, 2018

During their childhood in Sydney, Maria and her older sister, Nicki, were friends with Dimity, the girl who lived across the street. They grew up together, spending many joyous afternoons in each other’s company. They loved creating art, and Dimity and Nicki, with a little help from Maria, came first in an art project at school with a tapestry they made by hand, which depicted island life in Greece. They always believed nothing would separate them — but would sadly find that nothing was a tall order. When Nicki and Maria’s parents uproot them to move to Greece, leaving Dimity behind, they discover that even the strongest friendships can disintegrate.

Now, almost twenty years later, each of them has their own life. Dimity lives in a designer house with her sexy husband, an industrial designer named Malcolm, and their two daughters. She loves Malcolm, but struggles to get along with his mother, and is tired of playing the accommodating wife. In need of change and inspiration, she sets off to Greece to see where an unplanned journey may take her.

Maria has both the career and the family, but still feels the need to prove herself to her mother. After her mother hides invitations to her cousin’s wedding in Greece from her, Maria is spurred into action. She is sick of her mother’s interference and heads to Greece in search of answers.

Nicki also has a successful career, but she and her husband, Marco, are unable to have what they really want — a child. This fills Nicki with constant sadness, and puts a lot of pressure on her relationship with Marco. Needing a change in life, she follows her sister to Greece, and stays in a peaceful, historic village outside the small city of Ioannina.

Will Greece fill Nicki’s heart with light and hope again?

As Maria, Nicki, and Dimity each try to untangle their complex lives, will they find their way home and weave their own beautiful reality?

The Greek Tapestry (Julie & Friends, Book 2) can be read as a standalone or as part of a series, following on from the delightful Eventually Julie (Julie & Friends, Book 1). In this latest book, it’s Maria’s turn to take centre stage. Joining her are many exciting new characters, as well as some familiar and popular faces from Book 1.

Fasten your seatbelts and get ready to join the fun in magical Greece!

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