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July 18, 2022

What Happens in Greece by Sue Roberts ~ an Audiobook Review

by Donna Huber

I've read a lot of mysteries and thrillers this summer and felt I needed something light and vacation-y. What Happens in Greece by Sue Roberts seemed like the ideal choice.

Amazon affiliate links are used on this site. A free audiobook was provided for an honest review.

audiobook cover of women's fiction What Happens in Greece by Sue Roberts
July 2022; Dreamscape Media; 9781666610789
audio (7h 24m), ebook, print; women's fiction

Charlotte "Charlie" and her boyfriend Jamie are feeling a little down and out in dreary Chester, England when Charlies gets this crazy idea of selling her business and buying a house in sunny Crete, Greece. They would never be able to purchase a house with a tiny garden in England, but in Greece they can get a house with an olive grove and a guest house. Sure it will need some fixing up, but on the house hunting trip they fell in love with the village. 

I was half-expecting a more modern version of The Durrells of Corfu. But it wasn't so much. Of course, as both feature English ex-pats living in Greece, there are a few similarities, but Charlie and Jamie don't seem to encounter as many absurdities as the Durrells did.

The descriptions are lovely and I so wanted to go to Greece. I also wanted to know how realistic it would be to buy a house in Greece. I looked at a couple of real estate sites and what I could afford would have been more like the house the Durrells found themselves in than Charlie (it may have even been worse than the Durrells' house). But then again Charlie did sell a business and it is a bit easier for someone from England to buy a house in Greece than someone from the U.S.

I listened to the audiobook and it was easy to listen to. I was a little disappointed that the Greek characters didn't sound Greek. But they all had different voices so I could tell the characters apart.

I did kind of worry that this would be a romantic comedy with the 30-something characters. But I would place this firmly in the women's fiction genre. There is a little romance, but it is just one part of the journey to self-discovery that Charlie is on.

Whether you are looking for a book to take to the beach, or a book that will take you to the beach, you can't go wrong with this one.

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Donna Huber is an avid reader and natural encourager. She is the founder of Girl Who Reads and the author of how-to marketing book Secrets to a Successful Blog Tour

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