The Flow: The Lady of the Pier book 2 by Effrosyni Moschoudi #TuesdayBookBlog

She won’t find peace until she finds redemption. But it’ll take more than love; it’ll take two worlds, to merge into one.

CORFU 1988

Sofia arrives in Vassilaki brokenhearted over Danny. Just as a new boy comes into her life, the strange dreams start anew. Now in Brighton, she meets Danny again, but he blows hot and cold. When she sees a female apparition on the West Pier, she finds out the locals call her ‘The Lady of the Pier’. Is this the woman in her dreams and why is Sofia the only one who can see her?

BRIGHTON 1938

Laura and Christian enjoy a blissful summer, while Charles watches from a distance, waiting for the right time to intervene. This time, he’s prepared to do something truly vile as to leave nothing to chance. WWII breaks out, and Laura does her best to settle in a new life, having paid a terrible price. Will she find happiness at last, or will the past continue to haunt her? 

In The Flow, the stories of Sofia and Laura begin to merge, leading to a powerful ending. In the next volume, The Storm, the two stories become one.

My Review

The Flow follows on from The Ebb continuing the dual time stories by Effrosyni Moschoudi. In 1988, after another summer with her grandparents in Corfu, Sofia sets out for England to complete her university education. And in 1938 we join Laura hoping for a happy future with Christian, but what can be the link between Sofia and Laura?  Sofia’s strange dreams about “The Lady” continue, inspiring her to write poetry and as Laura’s world falls apart, we realise that there is a mystical link between the two young women. Both stories are compelling. We hope for happy developments, but the consequences of bad parenting are manifested in the mental health of the young men in their lives. Both young women show strength, though Laura is compelled by the age she lives in to follow stricter conventions.

I liked this book even more than The Ebb because the action was more intense, and I was waiting with bated breath for contact between their lives. Effrosyni Moschoudi writes beautiful descriptive passages but in this book she maintains the pace of the storylines, keeping the reader gripped. There are important issues of family values and the kindness of friends involved in the plot, which give reality to this lovely story. However, we still have to wait for a resolution. I am so looking forward to the final book of the trilogy, The Storm.

The Flow is available on Amazon UK

My review of The Ebb

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 romantic at heart. She lives in a quaint seaside town near Athens with a British husband, two naughty cats, and a staggering amount of books and DVDs. Her little town is heavenly enough, yet her mind forever drifts to her beloved island of Corfu.

The Ebb, her new adult romance that was inspired from her summers in Corfu in the 1980s, is an ABNA Q-Finalist. Her debut novel, The Necklace of Goddess Athena, won a silver medal in the 2017 book awards of Readers’ Favorite. Her ghost romance novella, The Boy on the Bridge, was a Top 10 winner in the “50 Best Indie Books” awards of Readfree.ly in 2021.

Published by lizannelloyd

Love history, reading, researching and writing. Articles published in My Family History and other genealogy magazines.

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