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Pandora's Prophecy: A Greek Island MysteryPandora’s Prophecy: A Greek Island Mystery by Julie Ryan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Pandora’s Prophecy is a romantic mystery set on a Greek Island. The book opens with an introduction to Pandora, a child who discovers she has the gift of prophecy, she can read minds and see auras.

Next we meet several characters who will all meet on the Greek Island. Lisa and Mark are setting off on a family holiday. Ruth and her friend Suzie are about to share a holiday too. Vicky is seeking answers after an argument with her mother. They all stay at a hotel run by Jenna and Nikos.

Pandora’s brother Dimitri is an author and he’s on the island finishing his latest book. But when bodies start turning up in a copy cat style to one of his books, the police are stretched whilst racing to find the killer.

Fans of Julie Ryan’s writing will be pleased to see characters and settings from previous work return to this idyllic Island.

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‘Pandora’s Prophecy’ is the third in the Greek Island mystery series but can be read as a standalone although some characters from the previous books do make an appearance.

Lisa and Mark are going through a rough patch, Vicky is seventeen and has just discovered that the man she thought was her father really isn’t, Ruth is getting over her husband’s betrayal after nearly twenty-five years of marriage. On the surface they have nothing in common except that they are all staying in the same hotel on a Greek Island. As they each come into contact with the mysterious Pandora, their lives will change forever. Bodies begin to pile up as a serial killer is on the loose who might just be targeting the hotel. The Island’s Police Chief, Christos Pavlides, tries to solve the puzzle but he has problems of his own to resolve. It seems that the local celebrity author is the one who holds the key.

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Julie was born and brought up in a mining village near Barnsley in South Yorkshire. She graduated with a BA (hons) in French Language and Literature from Hull University. Since then she has lived and worked as a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language in France, Greece, Poland and Thailand. She now lives in rural Gloucestershire with her husband, son and two cats, a rescue cat and a dippy cat with half a tail. She is so passionate about books that her collection is now threatening to outgrow her house, much to her husband’s annoyance, as she can’t bear to get rid of any! They have been attempting to renovate their home for the last ten years.

She is the author of the Greek Island Mystery series, Jenna’s Journey, Sophia’s Secret and Pandora’s Prophecy, each of which can be read as a standalone. She considers Greece to be her spiritual home and visits as often as she can. This series was inspired by her desire to return to Crete although there is a strong pull to revisit the Cyclades too.

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Romancing My Love by Melissa Foster


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ROMANCING MY LOVE is the newest addition to the BRADEN series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. This contemporary romance series features alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They’re flawed, funny, passionate, and very relatable to readers who enjoy new adult romance, contemporary romance, and women’s fiction.

Romancing My Love (Love in Bloom, #17; The Bradens, #9)Romancing My Love by Melissa Foster

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This review is on behalf of BrookCottage Books. Romancing My Love is book #17 in the Love In Bloom series and #9 of The Bradens.

Pierce Barden is the oldest Braden brother, just one of a handsome bunch of drawl worthy men. He lives in Reno and owns many businesses, his latest venture is a bid for The Grand Casino and negotiations are under way for it’s purchase as long as the financial investigation works out. It’s giving him a bit of stress, so he heads off to a small town bar to sort things out in his head.

Instead his attention is drawn to a feisty female who storms out of the bar, punching a drunk who tries to stop her leaving. Pierce feels a need to stand up for her and comes face to face with a women who sets his heart racing. Not he usual type of female, this unique person gives off sparks of attraction and her refusal to allow him to help her only adds to his interest.

Rebecca Rivera has recently lost her Mum to Cancer, she’s lost her home and she’s just lost her job. Surrounding herself with a tough exterior she can stand up for herself and won’t take help from anyone who she thinks shows her any pity. She’s fierce and independent but she also has ambition. Pierce and Rebecca’s lives are miles apart yet they both feel the pull of attraction and they start a hot passionate relationship.

With both characters used to being in control and Pierce being someone who likes to fix things this book makes for some powerful relationship challenges full of deep strong feelings that all need working on for any relationship between them to work out. The Braden boys bring high octane romance to their women and Rebecca will be no pushover until she can put all her ghosts to rest. A great chapter in the Braden’s book series and one which should leave you wanting to read about more of the family.

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the  World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on  Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.








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