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One Summer in Santorini

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Really enjoyable read. Good characters and a Good story. Well worth a read. Think others will enjoy.
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Sandy Barker takes us on a fun tour of the Greek Isles.  Loved the descriptions of the islands, the people and the food.
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I was so excited to be invited to join this tour for Sandy Barker. As soon as my copy of the book landed on my Kindle I dived straight in and wow what a treat this book was.
In the book you first meet Sarah who having just had her relationship end has sworn off men and decided to go on her travels. Travelling is a huge passion for Sarah but is not something she has been able to do for a while. She decides to book a sailing trip around the Greek Islands with a group of people she doesn't know but Sarah enjoys meeting new people so this is not a worry for her. 
She starts her adventure in London visiting her sister and then soon heads off on her travels. It isn't long before Sarah spots the very handsome Silver Fox who immediately offers to take Sarah out for lunch. Sarah hesitates on this decision, however she decides to not meet him and carry on with her travels. 
She is soon aboard the boat and is soaking up all of the sites and sounds of the Islands around her. She starts getting to know her fellow passengers which include the rather handsome American stranger she met on the coach. sparks fly between the two but with Sarah sworn off men she is just trying to make the most of her Greek experience and decides to just be friends. But will romance blossom between the two of them or will they remain just good friends. 
I really enjoyed getting to know all of the characters within this book. Sarah is travelling with some very interesting people and it is wonderful reading about their lives and what led them to this sailing tour. I liked getting to know Sarah as you read through the story and I loved how much of an adventure this holiday became for her.
This is such a fantastic book. The setting within the Greek islands sound exquisite and is so well described by Sandy it is also the perfect setting for a spot of romance. 
The food that is described in the book will have your mouth watering as all of the dishes sound so delicious and will leave you feeling rather hungry. 
I thoroughly enjoyed this book it made me want to grab my passport, fill a suitcase and head to the Greek Islands for an adventure of my own. 
What a fantastic debut novel and I cannot wait to see what adventure that sandy Barker will take us on next.
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I enjoyed this lovely summery read. It made me wish j was young and single and ready to set off on an adventure ! This story is set aboard a small yacht where a group of disparate strangers spend ten days sailing around the gorgeous Greek islands. Escaping from a failed romance and sworn off men, nevertheless our heroine finds herself falling for a charming, apparently hapless young American as well as finding herself reciprocating the spark of interest from a handsome, rich silver Fox who , after two brief encounters , asks to meet her when she arrives in London. We are left hanging at the end, whether she will choose both or neither and chalk them up to a lovely summer fling. The lovingly described Greek islands, food and people made me want to pack my bags !  A very promising first read from this author and j look forward to future titles
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This book had a good start and it makes you want to carry on reading to see what happens next. It's a fun and quite a vivid exploration of Greece and it's residents, the food sounds really exciting and I wish I could try some of it. Sarah is very likeable, she's brave and funny and really adventurous. 

I loved the guided tour of Greece, the description made you feel a part of the holiday and there were plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing. I thought Josh was great, and I like how the relationships in this book can show you that relationships can be complicated and confusing. 

The ending was really disappointing though, and that's why it's only got three stars. There was no resolution to the plot, there's no real ending and this book isn't even part of a series so I can't find out what happens by reading the next book either!
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This was such a great summer read! I’m so glad I read this this summer. It makes me want to visit Greece again!! The atmosphere was so wonderful.
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100% without a doubt perfect summer holiday reading. Fabulous escapist fun in the sun with a dollop of evocative travel writing to boot. 

I was there alongside the characters on this Greek Island yacht trip from Santorini to Mykonos, stopping at many smaller islands en-route. 

You could feel you were in Greece, eating Greek food, seeing the pretty architecture, odd Greek words thrown in for good measure too. 

It was like a love letter to the islands, and on top of the fabulous travel descriptions was the story of a holiday for a group of at the start of the trip strangers. 

Told from Sarah's perspective, we get to see how the dynamics of everyone on the trip change, as well as her own thoughts as to whether she may be ready for a new man!

I loved the mix of personalities and just about everything about this book. 

I love a foreign setting and one so expertly described was a joy to read.  

A fabulous debut novel, and I just hope the author continues to write about fabulous locations as back drops to stories!

Thank you to One More Chapter and Netgalley for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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I was looking for an easy holiday read and I love Santorini so thought I'd give this one a go!

It's enjoyable for a holiday read but I was left a bit flat by the ending and also, the main character is in Santorini for a day, the rest of the story is on a tour boat around the Greek islands. This is perfectly enjoyable but if you're looking to reminisce about Santorini, this isn't ideal!

Elements of this book resonated lot with me. I too have been a single traveller on a group tour for 10 days with strangers who became like family. I loved that side of this book, it captured the emotional side of that kind of holiday really well.

I got the feeling the author had visited everywhere mentioned and had maybe had similar experiences. That was found to be true when I read the acknowledgements at the end which was lovely, she met her husband in a similar way to the story.

Overall, good holiday read but not a favourite.

Thanks @netgalley for the chance to review.

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Amazing book!!!! I absolutely loved it and enjoyed my time with book a lot! It's so well written that I almost felt myself on vacation around the greek islands on the sailing boat with the sun kissing my skin! Such a relaxing book, really! And the story in itself is really enjoyable, fun but also full of events and the romance part of it is also very nice! I can only recommend this book if you are looking for a good quality summer feeling chicklit kind of book!  It looks like there is a sequel to this book and I can't wait to read it!!!! I want to know what happens to the protagonists next!!!!
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This was a perfect summer read and I could not put it down! The description and imagery of the various Greek islands made for the perfect backdrop for Sarah's journey of self discovery and had me longing to book a trip of my own. Each of the characters felt real, relatable, and I was having fun right along with them. Usually i'm not a fan of love triangles, however in this case I actually enjoyed the difference between both romantic interests and, just like Sarah, was having trouble choosing between the two! While the ending did feel a bit anti climatic and dull, I did enjoy the book overall. This was my first read from Sandy Barker and I can't wait to read more.
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What I enjoyed most about this story is its uniqueness.  I expected a holiday romance, but whilst there is romance, this more about self-discovery, living life to the full, friendships and exploring the Greek Islands. The setting is well described focusing on the people, animals, scenery and food, which is described in a mouthwatering way.

Sarah is a character that grows on you, initially, I found her a little brash, but she has a sharp sense of humour and an innate honesty, which is endearing. The other element I like is that, even though she meets two possible lovers, the final chapters pose more questions than answers, which are both believable and intriguing.

The story engages on many levels; emotionally, humorously and visually. The characters are relatable. This isn't a story that requires in-depth characterisation, Sarah only spends ten days with her sailing family, and even less with the 'silver fox', so she doesn't know everything about them.

Her emotional journey is deep and eventful, and you finish the story believing she understands herself better, and her future will be more rewarding, which is a more than satisfying ending.

I received a copy of this book from Avon Books UK - Maze - One More Chapter via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
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Loved this book.  I have visited several Greek islands but sadly not Santorini.  Having travelled there with our heroine, I feel I know the island well from her hotel room that was a bit whiffsy.  Greeks put the toilet paper in a bin and don’t flush it down the toilet.  I enjoyed reading about the restaurant where she had  different Greek dishes.  The bus ride to see the sunset was so well-written I was there with her.  Of course travelling solo has it problems especially when different men enter her life.  Sailing with different characters  showed  Sandy Barker’s skills at characterisation.  This is a perfect holiday read.  Amusing and very descriptive,  I didn’’t want  my holiday to end!
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One Summer in Santorini is a quick and light summer read. What annoyed me a bit was the love triangle-situation and the lack of resolution in relation of the guy situation. Also, not much was happening in the book, neither plot-wise or character development-wise.
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Sarah has had enough of men. It’s time to rekindle her first true love – travel – so she books a sailing trip around the Greek islands with a group of strangers.

The very last thing Sarah wants is to meet someone new… But then a gorgeous American man boards her yacht and she knows she’s in trouble. And when she also encounters a handsome silver fox who promises her the world, she realises that trouble really does come in twos.
 
Will Sarah dive into a holiday fling, embark on a relationship, or stick to her plan – steer clear of men, continue her love affair with feta, and find her own way after all?

This was a quick, fun summer read! I got everything I expected and needed from this book.

*Book received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
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I enjoyed this book quite a bit though not for the reason I thought I would I knew it was a romance about a girl named Sarah who goes on a sailing trip of greece and meets multiple men along the way but I didn't realize the part if this story I would love the most would be the amazing descriptions and details of travel through greece! This made me want to pack my bags and hope on a cruise! The locations mixed with the laugh out loud funny character of Sarah and her at times adorable at times hilarious run ins with men kept me flying through this story it wasn't the best romance I've ever read but it was funny and light and entertaining perfect for a light book between heavy reads!
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One Summer in Santorini made me want to visit Santorini even more ( I've never been) and the other islands mentioned, some of which I hadn't heard of.
The book is centered around Sarah, a young newly single woman from Australia, who books to go sailing round the Greek Islands on a yacht with seven strangers. The relationships between the characters are captivating alongside the sensory descriptions of the scenery and the mouth watering food. It made me so envious that I just wanted to swap places there and then.
Sarah meets two completely different men whilst travelling Josh & James and explores her dilemma of 'choosing' between the two.
I felt the ending was a bit wishy-washy but this didn't spoil my enjoyment of the book. A totally brilliant summer read!
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The story of Sarah, a teacher from Australia who is spending 10 days on a boat round Santorini. After a break-up she wants a man free holiday but will it end up that way once she meet Josh and then James?

The end of the book was quite sudden, so maybe there will be a sequel?
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Disclaimer: Copy provided by the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

I am so grateful to NetGalley and the Publishers, Avon Books UK, for providing me with a copy of One Summer in Santorini by Sandy Barker.

I first looked at this book because I knew I was going to Greece for a holiday so I knew this would be the perfect book for that holiday. And boy, I was right, reading it whilst I was out there made me feel like I was exploring despite not being actually in Santorini, the little references to "Greek Time" and names for food and beer.

This book follows Sarah, after getting out of a bad relationship, decides to travel on a private yacht around the Greek Islands - gorgeous right? - She is happy being single and just wants to fall back in love with travelling again, but during this trip she ends up meeting two different men. It was something that made me roll my eyes because love triangle? It was something that contributed to me knocking a star off the rating.

BUT, other than that, I really enjoyed this book! The characters are fleshed out and each have their own unique personalities - which definitely helped to keep the book interesting!

This book is the perfect beach read, being light-hearted and very funny at times. I actually really connected with Sarah at times and totally saw parts of my personality in her which was something that helped me fly through this book.

I would definitely pick up another book by Sandy Barker in the future!
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After getting out of a bad relationship, Sarah decides to renew her love of travel and go on a cruise on a private yacht around the Greek Islands.  Sarah has no plans to meet any new guys, but ends up meeting two while she's on the trip.   One is sailing on the yacht with her and another she meets before she even boards the yacht and then runs into her on another island.  

I wasn't ready for the book to end, I wanted a little more of a resolution with the guy situation.  Hopefully there'll be another book with Sarah in it and we can see what has transpired since she left Greece.

Having just travelled to Greece myself I could appreciate some of the things the author said in the book even more, but having travelled to Greece is definitely not a requirement to read this book (but it might make you want to take a trip.)

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I chose this book due to two reasons; one because it was set in Santorini and two because the premise was interesting. However I was unable to finish the book. I thought it would be a story about the protagonist finding herself and growing emotionally while traveling through islands of Greece with a group of people she had never met before. But pretty soon it became more about choosing between two men. 

I read till about 50% of the book and that was also because the authors description of the islands was so beautiful that I wanted to know more about it. I am all up for summer romances but this one seemed forced and also wasn't needed so soon in the story.
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