Unlocked written and self-published by Soulla Christodoulou is available NOW in ebook format.
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Helen, wallowing in pain and shunning the world and everyone around her, happens across an inspirational quote in her local store after leaving the house for the first time in weeks. Instantly, its message awakens something within her and she books a flight to a country she has always wanted to go.
In India the sounds, sights and colours of this spiritual place, evoke a new awareness within her and the promise of release from the agony of her husband’s infidelity. An impromptu encounter and an invitation to a local wedding open up an unexpected path and a flood of long-forgotten feelings.
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I’d like to thank the author, Soulla Christodoulou, for an arc in return for an honest review. I first came across the work of Soulla Christodoulou back in March 2018 when I read and reviewed The Summer Will Come, you can find my review here
Unlocked is a short story to whet the appetite of the reader to an author who entices you into a character’s mind and her spiritual awakening. Short stories are great tea break reads, they are also perfect in between novels reads like a cleanser for the mind. They are also the perfect opportunity to introduce yourself to a new author.
Soulla Christodoulou has written a story that is a sensual awakening of the heart and soul surrounded by the raw, earthly beauty of India. It is quite a powerful story; it’s full of life with it’s highs and lows but it shows a clear journey of enlightenment that is open to all.
Helen is distraught following the break-up of her relationship and she enters into a period of despair. However, after a few weeks of mourning of her previous life she takes herself off on an impulsive trip of a lifetime to India. A trip that takes her on a journey filled with all the colours of the world and aromas so heady you can’t imagine anything better. But this journey has only just begun for Helen and there’s no turning back. A journey that strips her of what has been and unleashes her to many possibilities.
Unlocked is beautifully written full of atmosphere and very evocative.
About the Author
Born in London to Greek Cypriot parents Soulla Christodoulou spent much of her childhood living carefree days full of family, school and friends. She was the first in her family to go to university and studied BA Hotel & Catering Management at Portsmouth University. Years later, after having a family of her own she studied again at Middlesex University and has a PGCE in Business Studies and an MA in Education.
Soulla is a Women’s Fiction author and wrote her first novel Broken Pieces of Tomorrow over a few months while working full time in secondary education and is a mother of three boys.
She is a compassionate and empathetic supporter of young people. Her passion for teaching continues through private tuition of English Language and Children’s Creative Writing Classes.
Her writing has also connected her with a charity in California which she is very much involved in as a contributor of handwritten letters every month to support and give hope to women diagnosed with breast cancer. One of her letters will be featured in a book ‘Dear Friend’ out in September 2017.
When asked, she will tell you she has always, somewhere on a subconscious level, wanted to write and her life’s experiences both personal and professional have played a huge part in bringing her to where she was always meant to be; writing books and drinking lots of cinnamon and clove tea!
She also has a poetry collection, Sunshine after Rain, published on Amazon and is releasing her second novel, The Summer Will Come in Autumn/Winter 2017.