Silver’s Book Reviews – “The Lady of the Pier, Book 2: The Flow” by Effrosyni Moschoudi

  • Title:  The Lady of the Pier – The Flow
  • Author: Effrosyni Moschoudi
  • File Size: 2732 KB
  • Print Length: 378 Pages
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  • Publisher: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Publication Date: June 16, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ZFLCWWS
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  • Formats: Paperback and Kindle
  • Genres: Women’s Fiction, Romance, Drama, Paranormal, Historical Romance

*The author provided me with a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review which follows*

This is the second book in The Lady of the Pier Series. Please click here to read my review of the first book, “The Lady of the Pier – The Ebb.”

Brighton 1938

The story resumes in Brighton in 1938 with Laura and Christian reunited in their love for each other. Meanwhile, Laura’s mother, Ruth bitterly fumes that Laura has left the wealthy Charles Willard behind to embrace Christian. Ruth’s dreams of seeing her daughter married to a nobleman disintegrate before her eyes. Ruth’s ripe indignation drives a wedge between her and Laura that seems to fester and grow like a sickness.

As the summer wears into autumn, Ruth’s health begins to take a turn for the worse. Persistent bouts of Bronchitis wrack her weak chest prompting a visit to the local doctor. Tests are run and unbeknownst to Laura or Ruth, the doctor breaks protocols and informs Lord Charles Willard of Ruth’s dire condition.

This was just the opportunity that Charles was looking for. He knows that he can get Laura back into his scheming arms by taking care of her mother… for a price that will cost Laura everything she holds dear.

Athens, December 1987

Sofia finds herself preparing to travel to Brighton to study art and design leaving the confines of her family far behind in Greece. Her heartbroken from losing Danny, she vows to move on with her life.

After her arrival in Brighton, Sofia does eventually meets up with Danny just as he promised long ago on the shores of the azure seas in Corfu. However, he leaves her feeling stunned as he seems to be on again and off again in his relationship with her. Dumbfounded by Danny’s reactions Sofia strives for a new life, one without Danny.

A chance meeting brings a new man into Sofia’s life which sets into motion a new set of dreams featuring the red-haired woman of her past dreams in Corfu, who the locals call the Lady of the Pier in Brighton. These paranormal dreams begin to take on a life of their own and blossom into full-fledged visions that occur during the day leaving Sofia confused and wrapped up within the confines of the mystery, unclear in what direction to turn.

Just as Laura struggles to find true love, so does Sofia, each in their own separate time warp; somehow bridged by the haunting apparition of the Lady of the Pier.

Recommendation:

I absolutely love the way these two stories twine together supported by an enigmatic thread of paranormal activity that lets the reader know there is more going on here than meets the eye. It appears to me that both Sofia and Laura must learn about love the hard way, through their own choices.

I think the Brighton Pier is the symbolic element that acts as the bridge between both eras and both women. In the second book, I felt the tightening of the plot drawing both women along on a path to a destiny that must intersect in the last novel.

In the first novel, there were two piers, one in Corfu and one in Brighton. In the second part of the series the two piers have merged into just one, the Brighton Pier where the stories of both women are now unfolding.

Once again, just as with her first novel, the descriptions painted by the words of Ms. Moschoudi transported me easily between the two time periods in Brighton. The characters are even more endearing in this volume. The memories of your own first loves and losses will create a shared empathy of bridging the gap into adulthood just as both of these young women are experiencing.

Even though I was once again left with many questions regarding the haunting images of the Lady of the Pier and how Sofia and Laura figure in, I do highly recommend this book. I know the story will continue to unfold in the last volume. I sense there is a final reckoning waiting to reveal itself in “The Storm,” the final book of the trilogy to be published in December 2015. I can’t wait to continue the series to find out what happens next!

Character Believability: 5
Flow and Pace: 5
Reader Engagement: 4.5
Reader Enrichment: 4.5
Reader Enjoyment: 4.5
Overall Rate: 4.5

About Effrosyni Moschoudi:

Effrosyni Moschoudi was born and raised in Athens, Greece. As a child, she often sat alone in her granny’s garden scribbling rhymes about flowers, butterflies, and ants. Through adolescence, she wrote dark poetry that suited her melancholic, romantic nature. She’s passionate about books and movies and simply couldn’t live without them. She lives in a quaint seaside town near Athens with her husband Andy and a naughty cat called Felix. Effrosyni is a proud member of the writer’s group, ENovel Authors at Work.

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Make certain to connect with Effrosyni through her Twitter @FrostieMoss

And Facebook at Author Effrosyni Moschoudi

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About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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  6. I hope to read this at some point, so many books to read, so little time…

  7. Great review, Colleen. I have book one in my TBR. I’ll have to get crackin’ here and work my way down to it. Both books sound wonderful.

  8. Wow Colleen, I am lost for words. What a terrific review, thank you so much! Yes, there’s a final reckoning in The Storm, and I guarantee a happy ending all around 😉 Will make sure to send you the ARC when ready next month 🙂 Again, many thanks!

  9. Thanks for introducing new authors to me. Good review. 🙂

  10. Colleen, Hope you are having a good time in Colorado and finding the house of your dreams. The links to purchase the book both are for another book. Oops … an easy fix no doubt.

  11. And the intrigue continues…Thanks, Colleen! I hope the house hunting is going well

  12. Great review, Colleen. I have the first two books on my tbr pile. I better get a move on to get them read before the next on comes out. I’m also a member of Fros’s group eNovelAuthors.
    Mary Smith

  13. I love reading your reviews, as I love reviewing some of the books I read. One thing you said puzzles me though, and I have to ask what you meant. “…share other people’s reviews of that authors work…”
    How do I do this?

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  15. Hello
    I wish you a nice weekend!

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