Blog tour: The Echoes of Love

Welcome to the blog tour for The Echoes of Love by Jenny Ashcroft!

More about the book…

Under the Cretan sun, in the summer of 1936, two young people fall in love…

Eleni has been coming to Crete her entire life, swapping her English home for cherished sun-baked summers with her grandfather in his idyllic shoreside villa. When she arrives in 1936, she believes the long, hot weeks ahead will be no different to so many that have gone before.

But someone else is visiting the island that year too: a young German man called Otto. And so begins a summer of innocence lost, and love discovered; one that is finite, but not the end.

When, in 1941, the island falls to a Nazi invasion, Eleni and Otto meet there once more. But this time Eleni has returned to fight for her home, and Otto to occupy it. They are enemies, and their love is not only treacherous, but also dangerous. But will it destroy them, or prove strong enough to overcome the ravages of war?

More about the author…

Jenny Ashcroft is an author from Britain who writes historical fiction. She lives by the sea in Brighton in with her family. She previously spent much of her life living, working and exploring Australia and Asia.

Jenny has an Oxford University degree in history, but her fascination with the past is lifelong. She is especially interested in the way that the lives of ordinary people can be transformed by extraordinary events.

My impressions…

What a stunning novel! WWII is an era that I find fascinating, so I’ve read quite a few novels set during those years. Never, however, have I read about Crete during WWII. Having now finished this epic novel, I almost feel like I’ve lived in Crete during WWII! The amount of research that has gone into writing this book is blatantly obvious and the locations just come alive as you read! Amazing! And this is even before we get to the love story between the two main characters and all the heartache that ensues. Did I cry? Yes, I did!

Three words to describe it. Epic. Heart-breaking. Evocative.

Do I like the cover? Absolutely gorgeous!

Have I read any other books by the same author? No, and I’ll change that soon!

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