Smorgasbord Christmas Reading – The Amulet by Effrosyni Moschoudi

christmas-reading-3Welcome to another Christmas Reading and a book that as a gift will bring sunshine, laughter and good food into your life. The supernatural romantic comedy The Amulet by Effrosyni Moschoudi is guaranteed to brighten your day. Published in mid-November it has already received rave reviews.

The AmuletAbout the book

The Amulet is a romantic comedy of angel magic and tantalizing descriptions of Greek food. Read it at your own peril; it’ll make you feel ravenous (not to mention all loved-up!)

When Katie loses her Athens office job, a gypsy woman hands her an amulet for good luck. Next, she gets hired as hotel receptionist on the Greek island of Sifnos and everything seems perfect, except for the overbearing hotel owner, Mrs. Matina. One of the guests, heart-stoppingly handsome Aggelos, keeps saving the day whenever Katie needs help. As she falls in love, she grows all the more intrigued by him and his quirky friends, including a little girl who keeps turning up on her own. Add a psychic, half-mad elderly woman into the mix and you’re in for a few laughs. Things are not what they seem in this small, family hotel and get even more complicated when the gypsy woman shows up again.

Will Katie ever work out that Aggelos is a guardian angel that came with the amulet? And if she does, will she be able to keep him? It may take a miracle. But on an island as magical as Sifnos, anything is possible!

Just two of the excellent reviews so far.

Two things make this talented author stand out from the throngs of ambitious indie writers: her deep-seated belief in the healing power of love and her palpable love for her Greek heritage. Just like all of Effrosyni Moschoudi’s books, The Amulet is infused with love, magic, beauty and Greece. But, this time, she also added a healthy dose of humor and quirk to make for an even better read. Although the characters’ road to happiness is not strewn with petal roses, quite the contrary, they are guided by powers unseen to find their inner peace and see their hardships under a different light.

And all that happens on an enchanting Greek island where all senses are equally engaged, not least that of taste.

The Amulet is the story of a young, down-on-her luck girl who finds the perfect love in a too-perfect man who happens to be an angel on earth. How will the angel in his inexperienced human form remain on Earth to give Katie her happily ever after? The answer comes in a heart-rending, wonderful twist that made this book even more special to me.

Highly recommended.

I have read all of Moschoudi’s works, and am impressed by her ability to write in diverse genres, from urban fantasy to romance, and never miss the mark. The Amulet is a light-hearted romance with some serious undertones and a strong paranormal element.

Without revealing much, one of the things I love about Moschoudi’s works is her endings; full of hope and salvation even in the direst of circumstances. This is true here as well, somehow managing to offer the kind of closure I’d think impossible.

Another thing that is typically Moschoudi is the Greekness of her stories. Again, this is true here as well, and the brightness of a Greek island summer fills the Amulet’s pages. I can’t think of a better summer read, especially if you happen to be on one of the afore-mentioned islands.

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About Effrosyni Moschoudi


Effrosyni Moschoudi was born and raised in Athens, Greece. As a child, she loved to sit alone in her garden scribbling rhymes about flowers, butterflies and ants. Today, she writes books that help her express her love of Greece and its people. Her historical romance, The Ebb, is an ABNA Q-Finalist. Her novels are Amazon bestsellers, having hit #1 in the Kindle Top 100 Paid List several times.

She lives in a quaint seaside town near Athens with her husband Andy and a naughty cat called Felix, but her mind forever drifts to her beloved Greek island of Corfu.

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Thank you for dropping in today and as always very grateful if you could share Effrosyni’s latest book around the globe.. Thanks Sally


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