The Summer Escape
Amongst the beautiful olive groves and sea-front tavernas, summer has arrived on the sun-drenched island of Crete.
After losing the love of her life, Ria’s life has been on hold. So when her boss becomes completely unbearable she makes the snap decision to run away to the Greek island of Crete, armed only with her passport.
When Ria finds herself working for eccentric novelist Caroline, she meets handsome vineyard owner Tom. He’s charming, mysterious and Ria starts to wonder if it’s not just the beautiful Greek island that she’s falling for.
But as Ria gets to know Tom better, she uncovers a tangled web of secrets. What is he hiding? Ria has some secrets of her own. Can she open up to Tom and learn to live again?
This summer, escape to the sun with this charming and emotional story about starting over and grabbing happiness with both hands.
Read what everyone’s saying about The Summer Escape:
‘Everyone must buy a copy of this wonderful sunny read as every page gives you an all over glow.’The Reading Shed
‘Beautiful scenery and sympathetic characters made this an outstanding read’ For the love of Books
‘Heart-warming, uplifting, sweet, touching and just wonderful!’Sky’s Book Club
“Where do I begin – a heartwarming summer read. I was pulled into the story from the heartbreaking beginning to the happily ever after ending.” One Book at a Time
‘The Summer Escape’ is a book about love, dreams, second chances, but more importantly; truth. It is such an unpredictable read which will have you captivated by the end of the first chapter.‘ The Writing Garnet
‘Five out of five stars. A really enjoyable read, this book had it all for me … loveable, warm believable characters, a great plot and the Greek ambience was perfect for my rainy Sunday escape!’ Shellyback Books
‘An all round beautiful summer read – and if you can read it on a Greek beach, so much the better!’Annie’s Book Corner.
‘I totally lost myself in this book and was sad to come to the end.’ Bookworms and Shutterbugs
‘A fantastic summer read!’ All things Bookie
‘‘The attention to detail had me almost feeling the sun …I would highly recommend this uplifting book’ Donna’s Book Blog
‘A brilliant read which I would highly recommend to anyone who wants a good story to read during those long, hopefully sunny, summer days coming soon.‘Fiona’s Book Reviews
‘A real summer escape!’The Book Trail
‘What a charming book, with its excellent storyline, characters and above all sunny location of Crete … I loved every second of it!‘ Rachel’s Random Reads
‘Lily Graham’s writing really brings Crete to life on the pages of this book. You can almost smell the souvlaki and feel the sand between your toes and the sun on the back of your neck. I’m not so sure about the Greek coffee though! If you’re looking for a summer escape for yourself, pop this one into your bag or suitcase’Fabulous Book Fiend
‘Lily has a gorgeous way with words. The Summer Escape is a beautifully written story, full of secrets and intrigue, far deeper than I’d first thought. I couldn’t put it down.’ Louise Jensen
‘I have absolutely no hesitation in highly recommending this uplifting, heart warming tale – I loved it!’ Splashes into Books
“A wonderful, moving and soul-searching story that almost had me booking a holiday to Crete.” Nadine Matheson
‘This essentially lighthearted story manages to also deal with sorrow, personal injustice, and emotional challenges forthrightly, and with great heart’She Writes
Note: Previously published as ‘An Invincible Summer.’ This is a new extended version.