The Summer Will Come written and self-published by Soulla Christodoulou is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.
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Set in the 1950s, the story begins in Cyprus. EOKA, British rule, and the fight for Enosis (unity) disrupt the world of two Greek Cypriot families, living in different villages on the island. They are desperately trying to cope with the unpredictability of this fractious time.
Circumstances over a five-year period push both families to escape to London where, as immigrants, they struggle to settle, face new challenges, trauma and cope with missing their homeland’s traditions and culture.
Both families’ lives cross paths in London and it seems that happier beginnings could be theirs. But at what cost?
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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour promoting and celebrating the launch of Soulla Christodoulou’s latest novel: The Summer Will Come. This was my first introduction to the work of Soulla Christodoulou and after reading The Summer Will Come I felt thoroughly entertained by this gripping, intriguing, poignant historical novel.
The story begins in the early 1950’s Cyprus, we are introduced to two Cypriot families that are strong believers of the culture surrounding their beloved Mediterranean island. Life in their small village is quite idyllic and there is a real sense of community spirit however, this wasn’t to last long with the country now in the midst of political uprising. Lives are soon at risk and families are forced to flee, many taking the long arduous journey to England. Elena with her twin brother Andreas, her mother and grandmother are on their way to join their father who has been living in England a good few years. From a neighbouring village Christaki with his brother, sister and mother were also on their way to England. A journey filled with excitement of an unknown land, with new possibilities, new horizons and hope for the future.
This was a very interesting family saga; a family struggling leaving their homes, their heritage and all that they knew and loved. The promised land wasn’t all that they dreamed of but the alternative was worse at this moment in time. Elena in particular was having many moments of nostalgia daydreaming about her beautiful home in Cyprus and this brought moods of melancholy. However, Elena still hoped for a better life and never gave up her dreams of finding her own ‘summer days’. Christaki too had a strength about his soul and wasn’t deterred. A story full of angst, turmoil and family drama but the hope of new beginnings and love gave the families the light to lead the way to a newer future filled with peace, harmony, friendship and love.
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