The author sent me a copy of this book (pdf format) in exchange for an honest review.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
She won’t find peace until she finds redemption.
But it’ll take more than love; it’ll take two worlds, to merge into one.
Laura and Christian enjoy a blissful summer, while Charles watches from a distance, waiting for the right time to intervene. This time, he’s prepared to do something truly vile as to leave nothing to chance. WWII breaks out, and Laura does her best to settle in a new life, having paid a terrible price. Will she find happiness at last, or will the past continue to haunt her?
Sofia arrives in Vassilaki brokenhearted over Danny. Just as a new boy comes into her life, the strange dreams start anew. Now in Brighton, she meets Danny again, but he blows hot and cold. When she sees a female apparition on the West Pier, she finds out the locals call her ‘The Lady of the Pier’. Is this the woman in her dreams and why is Sofia the only one who can see her?
Genre(s): Paranormal Romance
Series: The Lady of the Pier, #2
Length: 347 pages
Release date: June 26, 2015
(1938) “There’s a good doctor!” Charles’s tone of voice rang heavy with sarcasm. “Just make sure to keep me informed as soon as you have the diagnosis. Time is of the essence. Make sure of that, and as promised, you will be handsomely rewarded!” Charles slammed the phone down before Dr Barnett had the chance to agree.
(1987) That woman still haunted her dreams. By now, she’d grown so real in her mind that she’d even found a name for her: ‘The Lady’. She felt as if she were real. By now, she would take on an internal voice and speak to her soothingly even when Sofia was awake. She felt her in her heart all the time now, yearning for her lost love and lamenting for past mistakes.
The second book in the trilogy brings us back to its protagonists from two different times and locations.
In 1938, Laura Mayfield loses her mother Ruth; Charles is back to claim Laura for good – at all costs.
In 1987/1988, Sofia Aspioti works hard to prepare for her stay in Brighton, looking forward to studying art and design. The Lady appears in her dreams more often, even during the days.
I will not tell you more about the story than shown in the Goodreads plot description. This would spoil the fun of reading this book yourself.
With The Lady of the Pier: The Flow, Effrosyni Moschoudi has created the intriguing second book of her paranormal romance series: The Lady of the Pier. The Lady of the Pier: The Flow is an entertaining and fast read, has a great flow, being an expertly woven story. I was drawn into the story right away. I felt close to what happened in both times and countries. All relevant characters became so real that I ‘reacted’ to them. Effrosyni’s descriptions create a live sensation i.e. you easily see, hear, and smell. I have only once before felt this burning wish to visit Greece and/or Corfu (while reading The Lady of the Pier: The Ebb). 😀
It makes sense that both threads end with a cliffhanger. In this case I do not mind at all, knowing that the next volume will solve what I do not know, yet. Moreover, the cliffhangers give the readers the great opportunity to imagine what might come to pass.
This is a book and/or series to read again.
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What about you? What did you think about The Lady of the Pier: The Flow? Or – if you did not yet read The Lady of the Pier: The Flow – are you now interested in reading it yourself?
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If The Lady of the Pier: The Flow was filmed – who should direct it, who could you imagine as actors?
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