A Wedding in the Olive Garden, Leah Fleming

A Wedding in the Olive Garden, Leah Fleming

A Wedding in the Olive Garden by [Leah Fleming]

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Romance

Women’s fiction again….sigh, its 2020, why do we have this outdated genre heading?

Anyway, I thought I’d love this book, an escapist read, romance and sunshine. I liked it, but sadly didn’t love it as I expected 😦
I loved the Greek setting, the sunshine and sea, the food, the local flavour that made it feel real. What I had issues with were some of the characters, especially Griff and Sara. I understood why she did what she did, what I didn’t understand was why she felt bad about it, why she kept it a big secret. Still, I guess a big chunk of book would have gone if she didn’t – it just didn’t feel right for me though. Griff was a lovely guy but he and Sara are really prickly to each other at first, she is rude to him on first meeting, shocked I get but rudeness once explained? Griff too is hiding, escaping, keeping things quiet and I understood that. You don’t tell all the world your history when you first meet but when it was clear he and Sara maybe getting closer, perhaps a hint of the past would help? I don’t know, it just seemed there wasn’t that magic connection between them.
I loved Mel and Spiros, and the mother in law ( forgot her name). They were so real to me, especially when MIL goes all Mafiosa towards the end! There were some other great secondary characters too, and Sara’s fledgling business provided some great moments.

Stars: Three, a good read, just some parts felt a little not-quite-right for me. As aleays though, reading is subjective and others will – and do – love this story.

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