Welcome to the first day of the Indie Author Week UK, Book Location Tour! The tour will highlight some of the great locations in my books:
Wind Across the Nile spans four generations and immerses readers into an Egypt of days gone by, as well as showing them modern day Egypt. It's a book about family heritage and bonds, adversity, and self-preservation. There are many locations in the book. The main action takes place around the town, tombs, and temples of Luxor. Readers will also be introduced to the City of Cairo and Aswan further down the Nile.
Book Description of Wind Across the Nile
Can she survive where her ancestors failed?
Suffering with grief after the tragic death of her family, Cora Thomas flees to Egypt, desperate to escape the overwhelming loss.
In Luxor, she meets gruff Egyptologist Nick Foster who wants little to do with her, and his employee Sam, who instantly becomes a much sought-after friend.
As she settles into life along the Nile, discovering the country’s vast history and culture, Cora learns about the contents of an old diary discovered in her parents’ home. As the diary’s story unfolds, it reveals hardship, love, tragedy, and a potentially life-threatening family feud spanning generations.
From the rolling hills of the Scottish Highlands to the ruinous sands of the Egyptian desert, Wind across the Nile is a story of unbreakable family bonds, adversity, and self-preservation.
Wind across the Nile is a perfect story for fans of historical fiction, historical mystery, and historical suspense, as well as those who love travelling to Egypt.
Among the Olive Groves is a dual timeline set on the Greek island of Zakynthos during the Second World War, as well as modern eras. It’s a book about bravery, love, sacrifice and family bonds. There are lots of locations in the book. The main action takes place around the island of Zakynthos in well-known areas. Readers will also be introduced to Bristol and Cornwall in the UK.
Book Description of Among the Olive Groves
Will her bravery protect the ones she loves?
Elena Petrakis adores living on the Greek island of Zakynthos. When World War Two looms her way of life is threatened. Left with no choice she joins the island’s resistance to fight for what she believes in; her family, her home, and her freedom.
Decades later, thousands of miles away in the Cornish town of Newquay, Kate Fisher prepares to celebrate her twenty-first birthday, but her joy is fleeting when she learns she is adopted. Abandoning life in England, Kate flees to Zakynthos, where she is forced to acknowledge a life she has struggled to come to terms with, one that will change her future.
From the beautiful crystal turquoise seas of the Ionian Islands to the rugged shores of the Cornish coast, ‘Among the Olive Groves’ is a story of love, bravery and sacrifice.
It's a perfect story fans of dual timeline, historical fiction, historical mystery, and historical suspense, as well as those who love travelling to Greece.
I Left my Heart in Petra is a fast-paced short story originally written for the Sunlounger Short Story Competition in 2013. It introduces readers to the wonderful enigmatic ancient site of Petra. Readers will be introduced to the stunning sights of the ancient City of Petra.
Book Description of I Left My Heart in Petra
When Maisie learns she’s being sent on a new assignment, somewhere hot and sunny, she’s delighted to be leaving the cold UK behind her. What she hadn’t expected however, was to end up in the middle of the Jordanian desert. Out of her depth in an unfamiliar country, Maisie has no choice but to throw herself into the job, determined to do her best despite being hit by numerous problems.
I left my heart in Petra is a fast paced, fun short story set in the stunning historical site of Petra in Jordan.
It's a perfect short story for fans of contemporary fiction, romantic fiction, and historical fiction, as well as those who love travel and Petra in Jordan.
Keep and eye out for a blog post every day this week where we will continue to explore all three books and their locations! Don't forgot to share the posts and support other authors in the #IndieAuthorWeekUK hashtag across social media.
Chrissie is an author who loves history and enjoys travelling and days out exploring. www.chrissieparker.com/books
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