The Lady of the Pier: The Storm (The Lady of the Pier, #3) by Effrosyni Moschoudi


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The author sent me a copy of this book (pdf format) in exchange for an honest review.

My rating:  5  of  5  stars

Plot
(by Goodreads)

BRIGHTON 1940
Laura is relieved to hear about Christian’s narrow escape from Dunkirk, despite his serious injury. Things at home are as harrowing as ever, but she holds on to a glimmer of hope. When he discovers an old secret, Christian returns to Brighton. Will the old sweethearts find happiness at last or will Charles never allow it?

BRIGHTON 1988
Sofia does her best to get over Danny, but The Lady won’t leave her in peace. The spirit guides her to meet more people who knew Laura, and now begins to haunt Danny as well. What will happen when he wears Christian’s scarf? And who is the third person being haunted, and why?

 

Genre(s):  Paranormal Romance

Series:  The Lady of the Pier, #3

Length:  302 pages

Release date:  December 11, 2015

 

Teaser


(1940)  “Oh, Laura, why don’t you leave him?” asked Meg in a hushed tone. “What are you waiting for? Divorce him! Start anew with your child without him-“

“Divorce him? No… He…” Laura’s voice trailed off.


(1988)  Thankfully, The Lady no longer came in her dreams. Relieved, Sofia hoped she’d never come back again. She missed the view of the West Pier but had to put behind her everything that reminded her of Danny. It was all she could do, to gaze at the Pier from afar, mainly from the Palace Pier, where she loved breathing in the fresh sea air while stretching her legs.


 

My Opinion

The third book in the trilogy brings us back to its protagonists from two different times and locations.

During World War II, Laura and her little son Freddie are still living in the family home; Charles is determined to never let someone else have Laura.

In 1988, Sofia Aspioti tries to get over Danny; her life in Brighton consists of studying, clubbing and – dreaming of The Lady of the Pier.

With The Lady of the Pier: The Storm, Effrosyni Moschoudi has created the intriguing final book of her paranormal romance trilogy: The Lady of the Pier. The Lady of the Pier: The Storm 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 ‘related’ to them. Effrosyni’s descriptions create a live sensation i.e. you easily see, hear, and smell. Laura & Christian, Sofia & Danny are not unusual for their times; fate isn’t always kind. I cried with them, I laughed with them and – they are now a part of my own memories.

This is a book and/or series to read again.

Highly recommended.

Writing Great
Plot Some twists
Mood Suspenseful
Pace Fast
Characters Developed
Violence Some violence
Sexual content No sexual content
POV Third person

 

About the author

Effrosyni Moschoudi was born and raised in Athens, Greece. As a child, she often sat alone in her granny’s garden scribbling rhymes about flowers, butterflies and ants. Through adolescence, she wrote dark poetry that suited her melancholic, romantic nature. She’s passionate about books and movies and simply couldn’t live without them. She lives in a quaint seaside town near Athens with her husband Andy and a naughty cat called Felix.

 

Connect with the Author:

 

Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about The Lady of the Pier: The Storm?  Or – if you did not yet read The Lady of the Pier: The Storm – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

My question for you cinephiles:
If The Lady of the Pier: The Storm was filmed – who should direct it, who could you imagine as actors?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂

 


 

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13 thoughts on “The Lady of the Pier: The Storm (The Lady of the Pier, #3) by Effrosyni Moschoudi

    • It is certainly a great story for you to read, Annabelle. I recommend reading the first and second books as well; the characters’ behaviours and the events in both times are relevant for undestanding the ending.

    • Thank you Annabelle. If you have connections to Brighton I dare say you’ll enjoy this a lot. I wouldn’t recommend reading it as a standalone, though. Not much will make sense and you’ll keep wondering what happened in the past… best to start from the beginning 🙂

  1. Many thanks for this glowing review, Karen! I am very grateful! I will add here a tip that may be useful to you and your readers: Amazon now deletes reviews that contain the phrase ‘in exchange for an honest review’ so it’s best to explain nothing. Then Amazon can just assume you borrowed someone’s kindle or paperback or something. I hope you will copy paste this wonderful review on Amazon for me – either in the US or the UK, as these are my biggest markets. I’d greatly appreciate your trouble! Thank you so much once again 😀

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