About the Book
Author: Julie Ryan
Number of Pages: 239
Synopsis: Leaving town, heading to the Greek Isles without telling husband or friends, is heady medicine for a failing marriage. Seduced by Grecian sun and sky, Jenna innocently buys a bewitching urn that tangles her into the web of a criminal world more sinister than she ever imagined. Romance is always afoot in the Greek Isles and Jenna gets a large helping with the seductive Nikos. Family is important in Greece, and Nikos helps Jenna learn all the richness it brings, and pass it on to the next generation.
Twenty-five years later, Allie takes this same journey, and a little time travel, a big “what if” dream, a fated meeting with a taxi driver and a sprinkle of paranormal intrigue intertwine in a story that spans the lives of a mother and daughter. Twisty as the streets in a Greek island village, full of unexpected characters found on a faraway vacation and frightening in the threats that nasty villains throw out, Jenna’s Journey will keep you turning pages far into the night.
Working out a lifetime of secrets, imagining what might have been, eluding nasty antiquities thieves, exploring a new love—how would you have gotten yourself through? Grab the sunny blue thread of Jenna’s adventure and see how she changed her life in one journey!
Jenna decides she needs a break from her husband and the loneliness she feels even in his presence. Without telling a soul she's books a vacation package for one to Greece. Hoping to rediscover herself, Jenna soon realizes she must also make some difficult decisions about her future if she's ever going to find the happiness she longs for. However, things are about to become a whole lot more complicated. During a tourist outing Jenna is given an ancient urn by a desperate old man which ultimately puts her life in danger. On top of all that Jenna begins sensing a paranormal presence around her and she feels herself falling for a gorgeous Greek local whose showering her with attention. Just when Jenna thinks she's uncovered the life she's longed for an accident changes it all.
Fantastic characters, absorbing plot, and more twists and turns than a corkscrew, Jenna's Journey is a novel you'll find difficult to put down. One of my favorite aspects is the author's exquisite attention to detail when describing Jenna's travels. I felt as though I was exploring Greece right along with her. I also liked how the author held back just enough information so that I was unsure of how the plot would unfold. The "what if" section is something most of us can identify with as Jenna contemplates what could have been. I truly enjoyed Jenna's Journey and found it to be a wonderful read with a little something for everyone. I am looking forward to book 2 in A Greek Island Mystery Series.
I recommend picking up a copy.