The Olive Garden Christmas Choir: An uplifting page-turner set under the Greek sun

· Head of Zeus Ltd
2 reviews

About this ebook

An evocative novel of secrets, love and redemption under the Greek sun. Perfect for fans of Kate Furnivall and Julia Gregson.

They have come to Santaniki for different reasons. Some with a dream of happiness. Some running from sadness and failure. But all of them have fallen in love with this most beautiful of Greek islands.

When bossy retired bookseller, Ariadne Blunt, suggests that the English residents form a choir, she did not expect it would unleash quite so much drama. Secrets surface, old rivalries spring up, new friendships are formed and passions are rekindled. In this bittersweet tale of love and loss, people quite literally find their voices – showing that life can begin again when you let go of the past.

2 reviews
Grace J. Reviewerlady
March 5, 2019
If you're looking for a super read encompassing a whole community - look no further! Ariadne and her partner Hebe have settled on the island of Santaniki, close to Crete, where there are plenty of other ex-pats to socialise with. Ariadne comes up with the idea of getting everyone singing together with a community choir, and as it's heading towards the festive season, perhaps a Carol Concert for Christmas. As we get to know the inhabitants, there is plenty to find out about them all. Secrets and lies come tumbling out as well as events which change their focus. This is a lively read; with a good spread of ages and nationalities, it is a lovely warm read and one which I took to my heart. There is lots going on to keep the reader's attention; the characters are many, varied and so true to life! Both well plotted and extremely well written, this is my first Leah Fleming novel and I really hope it won't be my last. A real treat to read, and well worth a full five stars.
3 people found this review helpful
Did you find this helpful?
Scilla Ashdown
December 27, 2019
Lovely story just the read for Christmas time
Did you find this helpful?

About the author

After careers in teaching, catering, running a market stall, stress management courses in the NHS as well as being a mother of four, Leah Fleming found her true calling as a storyteller. She lives in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales but spends part of the year marinating her next tale from an olive grove on her favourite island of Crete. @LeahleFleming

Rate this book

Tell us what you think.

Reading information

Smartphones and tablets
Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.
Laptops and computers
You can listen to audiobooks purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.
eReaders and other devices
To read on e-ink devices like Kobo eReaders, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Follow the detailed Help Center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.