We've added this item to your cart.
Your £3 CREDIT has been applied
YOU CAN GET £3 off YOUR FIRST PURCHASE

More titles to consider

Shopping Cart

You're getting the VIP treatment!

With the purchase of Kobo VIP Membership, you're getting 10% off and 2x Kobo Super Points on eligible items.

Item(s) unavailable for purchase
Please review your cart. You can remove the unavailable item(s) now or we'll automatically remove it at Checkout.
itemsitem
Ratings and Book Reviews (4 4 star ratings
4 reviews
)

Overall rating

4.5 out of 5
4
5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star
2 2 0 0 0

Share your thoughts

You've already shared your review for this item. Thanks!

We are currently reviewing your submission. Thanks!

Complete your review

All Book Reviews

  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Nice summer read

    Beth is leaving a bad marriage to a man she never loved. Her best friend suggests a vacation in Greece, a repeat of their last trip ten years prior. Beth has clearly been devoid of herself, fitting herself to what her ex husband wanted her to be. This isn’t so much a romance as it is a journey for Beth to find out who she is inside. As the book moves, Beth slowly evolves and finds inner strength to start over and reach for the dreams she had prior to her marriage. It’s her inner strength that also pushes her first love, Alex (who she reunited with in Greece), to find the courage to go after his dreams as well. Good story, with a nice second chance romance included and a happy ending. Nice read for all of us who have started over.
  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Funny, colourful, and reflective!

    One Last Greek Summer is an engaging, summery read that takes us to the lovely island of Corfu and into the life of Beth Martin as she meanders through the loss of her mother, a recent divorce, a potential change of career, a rekindled romance from the past, and a holiday with her best friend Heidi where nothing goes as planned. The writing is effortless and lush. The characters are quirky, relatable, and lovable. And the plot is a charming mix of light drama, heartfelt emotion, funny mishaps, friendship, family, love, and second-chance romance. Overall, One Last Greek Summer is a heartwarming, breezy, delightful tale by Baggot that once again highlights her incredible ability to bring a country to life through her exceptional knowledge and passion for its food, landmarks, and culture.
  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    21 Again

    What would it be like to be 21 again? The last ten years of your life wiped away, no more responsibility just that wonderful fortnight you spent in the sun with your best friend. Too much drink, watching the stars come out over the beach and still being awake to watch the sun rise over it, dancing all night inbetween. Ah the pure hedonism of the 21 year old on holiday. A bit different when you are 31 but visiting Corfu again gives Beth and Heidi the chance to revisit that period of their lives and Heidi is determined that they are both going to be 21 Again for these two weeks. The story starts fairly unconventionally with a divorce party. It is supposed to be a surprise for Beth but she is watching the preparations from her office whilst trying to hide. The problem being that the man she is getting divorced from is the owner of the company - fortunately he is away on business so the workforce feel safe celebrating. From there it meanders through a couple of chapters as Heidi tries to convince Beth to just go for it and celebrate the divorce by rekindling their last holiday in Corfu. Eventually convinced they head to head to the island together and Beth can only think of two things - how to get her stubborn wedding ring off and the holiday romance she had with Lex the last time they were there. The book reads like a love letter to Corfu. The author clearly loves the island and takes you to several beauty spots as the women while away their days in the heat of a blue, blue sky. The food is rhapsodised about alongside the white beaches and cool forests. Throw in some boisterous nightlife and quiet tavernas and it is the perfect holiday location. Honestly, the Corfu Tourist Board should have Ms Baggott on commission. Initially I really adored Beth. She comes across as brutally honest about herself and has no qualms admitting (to herself at least) that hers was never more than a marriage of convenience and that love never entered the equation. Charles could make her terminally ill mothers last years so much more comfortable and was happy to do so. That was enough for Beth then, but now she almost resents him for it. As the book progresses she began to irritate me a little bit and I felt like I wanted to grab her shoulders and give her a good shake. Despite her initial signs of being fairly settled about who she is soon becomes apparent that the only thing she is honest about are her feelings towards Charles and that this strength does not hang over in to other areas of her life. I think it is this ditheriness that began to grate. We also get to spend some time with Alekos, a native to Corfu and trying desperately to achieve his dreams whilst holding the family together. His mother Margalo is depicted as a controlling harridan and is deeply unpleasant. She was perhaps the worst character in the whole book as she has no depth and is just this virago who feigns illness to keep her son tethered to their small farm. Alekos has other plans though and is hoping that with his cousin Elektra and some Kumquats he can break free. It doesn't take long before Beth and Heidi's holiday world collides with Alekos and Elektra's and, unfortunately, once it does you know exactly how things are going to turn out. There are some misunderstandings, collapsing ceilings and dance floor hijinks before you finally get there but yes, you were right about the ultimate destination. Then again, when you pick up this genre you do so in the true and certain knowledge that everything is going to work out, you just want the fun of getting there. To be entirely honest I would have probably enjoyed this book far more if I had been on holiday and not trying to squeeze it in around 12 hour work shifts. For me this is not a full 4 Star book, it is more a 3.75 but, for once, I rounded up. THIS IS AN HONEST AND UNBIASED REVIEW OF A FREE COPY OF THE BOOK RECEIVED VIA THE PIGEONHOLE.
  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Loved it

    5 Star review of One Last Greek Summer by Mandy Baggot Mandy Baggot is a relatively new author to me and if this book is anything to go by I will be reading more from her as soon as I can. Recently divorced Beth Martin returns to Corfu with her best friend Heidi, to reflect and make plans. They return to the land where they partied hard when younger and she again meets Alex, her first love, the man she never really got over. Can old flames re ignite the sparks from the past and create a bright future together, or are they destined to be apart forever? I loved the setting of this story and Mandy Baggot really brought Corfu to life for me; I felt I was there, such was her ability to transport me. Beautifully written with a great story line which kept me engaged throughout and often laughing.
4

You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices:

  • DESKTOP
  • eREADERS
  • TABLETS
  • IOS
  • ANDROID
  • BLACKBERRY
  • WINDOWS