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Afraid for her life, Mary Illingford abandons her home in Sydney and her abusive and violent husband, Paul. With her daughter, Jenni, she embarks on a journey to a place where she thinks he will never find her - the island of Santorini, Greece. She is deeply concerned about her decision to run away, and nervous about what Paul will do when he finds out she has gone.
On Santorini they meet Mary's two friends - Eleni Kambouridis, owner of Apartments overlooking the beautiful ...

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Escape to Santorini

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Overview

Afraid for her life, Mary Illingford abandons her home in Sydney and her abusive and violent husband, Paul. With her daughter, Jenni, she embarks on a journey to a place where she thinks he will never find her - the island of Santorini, Greece. She is deeply concerned about her decision to run away, and nervous about what Paul will do when he finds out she has gone.
On Santorini they meet Mary's two friends - Eleni Kambouridis, owner of Apartments overlooking the beautiful caldera lake, and Julia Jeffries from England. Jenni, meets Eleni’s diffident son Marios who runs a local internet café, and they are immediately attracted.
Unknown to Mary, Paul is facing a fraud charge involving his real estate business. He is incensed when he discovers Mary has left him and resolves to find her, but everyone is keeping her destination secret.
Meanwhile the three women, and Eleni’s English friend John, learn about each other and share their problems in the beautiful surroundings of the Greek island. Mary discovers real friendship and support, Julia puts old issues behind her and extends her horizons, Eleni gains comfort beyond her family, and John shakes off the paranoia of his ex-wife. Jenni and Marios fall in love, and are challenged by the differences in their cultures and the difficulties in facing them.
In Australia, Paul gets a lead on their whereabouts. In doing so he is involved in an assault. Realising he is now facing serious charges as well as the ones for fraud, Paul flees Australia, assuming another persona. Gradually he works his way towards Santorini and Mary and Jenni…

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940033184811
  • Publisher: Helen Ellis
  • Publication date: 4/24/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 711,989
  • File size: 323 KB

Meet the Author

Originally a writer of children's books - Max, and the Gang of Five - being her last (Zeus Publications), Helen is now a member of the Romance Writers of Australia and specializes in contemporary women's fiction, humorous romance, romantic drama, and even urban fantasy. She has had short stories published in the RWA's anthologies, Little Gems, and online in the USA and Germany.
"Escape to Santorini" is her first eBook novel,
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/155527
then "Marigold's Luck":
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/205359
"One Greek Summer":
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/205692
"The Chocolate Affair":
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/228573
Often wondering if, in a past life, she lived on a Greek island, Helen has traveled for the past twenty years throughout Greece. She has spent much of this time in villages studying customs, and enjoying the day-to-day life of the people. She says she’s been looking for her special place, but in the meantime has gathered experiences, images, indulgences, and friends.
Helen's travel writing includes, "Paros", published in Lonely Planet’s "Rite of Passage - Tales of Backpacking Round Europe", P.168, (2003), a photo/para "postcard" of Israel in "The Asia Book", (2008) P.216, and her latest travel piece on Greece - "Ancient Charms for the Young-at-heart which appeared in the Sunday News Limited newspapers in Australia, (2011)". Earlier, Helen has written an eBook called Greece - Gleeful Glimpses.
Her memoir "Make Mine A Moussaka" is her most recent work: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/136266
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FQJ0KX2
And you can view her folio of Greek photographs on her website - http://greekpixandwords.com.
Knowing that it is always a problem when you want to visit a foreign country but don’t know a lot about it and how it works:
Helen recommends her eBook - "GREECE - 100 Travel Tips": https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/126404
She also runs a service for travelers planning a holiday in Greece. She finds you can Google until the cows come home, but never quite sort out in your mind exactly what you want, without a little help. Having traveled the Mainland, the Peloponnese, the Ionian Islands, the Cyclades Islands, Crete, and the Dodecanese, and having learned the way things tick, she knows the best archaeological sites, the most interesting islands, the best places for R&R, relatively unknown spots, excellent beaches, good hikes, and can suggest best Budget accommodations or top-of-the-range resorts.
For further details contact her - helen@helenspixandwords.com

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