“A terrible evil lurks in the mountain…
Lizzie is not your average tourist. She may have just arrived on the idyllic Greek island of Corfu, but her mind is not on having a good time. Far from it, Lizzie has a daunting task to undertake: to claim back her twin brother who was kidnapped twenty years earlier on her previous visit. In a cave. By an evil witch.When Lizzie sees her brother again, she receives the shock of her life. The witch has tricked her… As if this weren’t enough, Stamatis, a handsome local, steals her heart to complicate her life even further…“It’s a step up from Mills and Boon – much more Mary Stewart than Barbara Cartland, with a bit of Gothic horror and Harry Potter-esque magic in the mix. And it’s certainly a page-turner.” ~Hilary Whitton Paipeti, author of In the Footsteps of Lawrence Durrell and Gerald Durrell in CorfuSet in the enchanting village of Messonghi, this highly imaginative Greek fantasy romance will intrigue and uplift you, making it feel like you’re on the island of Corfu, experiencing it all with your senses. It is also guaranteed to leave you longing for a visit to your closest Greek restaurant!”
Title: The Raven Witch of Corfu (My review covers Episode 1-4)
Amazon Author Page: Effrosyni Moschoudi
Publication Date: October 15, 2018
Formats: Paperback & Kindle (This is the link to Episode One)
Genres: Greek & Roman Literature, Folklore, 2-Hour Romance Short Reads
In “The Raven Witch of Corfu,” Effrosyni Moschoudi has created a romantic mystery fraught with magic and danger instilled with the delicious Corfu culture that seems to explode from every page. She has carved out four books, reasonably priced, that I guarantee will keep you guessing until the end.
The protagonist, Lizzie, arrives in Corfu with the sole intention of finding out the truth behind her brother’s disappearance twenty years ago. Her memories are fuzzy, but deep down she knows that an evil witch stole her brother from her. Her parents never believed her description of the events, which has left her estranged from their friendship and love now that she is an adult.
Alone in Corfu, Lizzie decides that on the anniversary of her brother’s disappearance, she will revisit the cave where he was tragically taken away from her. Greeted by a conspiracy of ravens who act as the gatekeepers to the evil witch’s realm, Lizzie relives the events from twenty years ago. Be prepared because this witch has more tricks up her sleeve than Lizzie can fathom.
In the midst of the mystery surrounding her bother’s disappearance, Lizzie meets, Stamatis, a widower, whom she finds to be irresistible. But, she didn’t come to Corfu to find a man, she came to find her brother. As their friendship evolves, I couldn’t help but cheer the couple on. They seem perfect for each other but in romantic Corfu, who knows?
The young woman does her best to deal with all the twists and turns the wicked witch throws at her. If it were not for the help from Stamatis and some other friends, the mystery would never be solved. The ending blew me away and left me pleasantly surprised.
I’m a huge fan of the popular PBS series, “The Durrell’s in Corfu,” so when the author asked me to beta read the entire series, I was thrilled beyond words. I loved the story so much, I had to share my thoughts.
Having read many of this author’s other novels, I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book. What I found was a romantic mystery that left me breathless waiting to discover what happens next.
If you love a little mystery with your romance including a touch of the paranormal, you will enjoy “The Raven Witch of Corfu.” It’s a great read.
Character Believability: 5
Flow and Pace: 5
Reader Engagement: 5
Reader Enrichment: 5
Reader Enjoyment: 5
Overall Rate: 5 out of 5 Fairies
*I follow the Amazon Rating System*
Author, 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 for the romantics at heart. She lives in a quaint seaside town near Athens with her husband Andy and a ridiculous amount of books and DVDs.
Her debut novel, The Necklace of Goddess Athena, has won a silver medal in the 2017 book awards of Readers’ Favorite. The Ebb, her romance set in Corfu that’s inspired from her summers there in the 1980s, is an ABNA Q-Finalist.
Her novels are Amazon bestsellers, having hit #1 several times, and are available in Kindle and paperback format.
What others are saying about Effrosyni’s books:
“Effrosyni layers her words on the page like music.”
~Jackie Weger, author of The House on Persimmon Road
“Very few writers have such a gift for realism.”
~Kelly Smith Reviews
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“The Raven Witch of Corfu,” is great bedtime reading!
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