Book Of The Day – Evanthia’s Gift

by Ron on September 27, 2017

Today’s Book of the Day is a Womens Fiction novel by Effie Kammenou and it’s 75% off for a limited time. Evanthia’s Gift has a 4.6 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $3!

“Evanthia’s Gift is a beautifully written tale of romance, family, and friendship. The story spans multiple decades, countries, and generations all while maintaining historical accuracy and engaging the reader.” Brittany – Amazon Reviewer


Evanthia’s Gift
by Effie Kammenou
Rating: 4.6 Stars
Genre: Womens Fiction
Price: $0.99 save $3

 

This Greek American family saga follows a multigenerational story of love, loyalty, and culture. An emotional novel about family bonds and the difficult pull between home and heritage.

In the year 1956, Anastacia Fotopoulos finds herself pregnant and betrayed, fleeing from a bad marriage. With the love and support of her dear friends Stavros and Soula Papadakis, Ana is able to face the challenges of single motherhood. Left with emotional wounds, she resists her growing affection for Alexandros Giannakos, an old acquaintance. But his persistence and unconditional love for Ana and her child is eventually rewarded and his love is returned. In a misguided, but well-intentioned effort to protect the ones they love, both Ana and Alex keep secrets – ones that could threaten the delicate balance of their family.

The story continues in the 1970’s as Dean and Demi Papadakis, and Sophia Giannakos attempt to negotiate between two cultures. Now Greek-American teenagers, Sophia and Dean, who have shared a special connection since childhood, become lovers. Sophia is shattered when Dean rebels against the pressure his father places on him to uphold his Greek heritage and hides his feelings for her. When he pulls away from his family, culture and ultimately his love for her, Sophia is left with no choice but to find a life different from the one she’d hoped for.

EVANTHIA’S GIFT is a multigenerational love story spanning fifty years and crossing two continents, chronicling the lives that unify two families.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

I was pleasantly surprised, how a first time author wrote with so much sensitivity, emotion, and love. The editing was superb as well. As a writer myself, I appreciate not only the story, but the care it took to put such a wonder piece together. Congratulations on a job well done. —I’m a firm believer, in making the reader smile with a tear in their eye and Kammenou was successful at that.

*******

Effie Kammenou writes so beautifully, that you feel you are a part of the character’s lives, and I truly fell in love with almost all of them! I truly didn’t like the few that had ugly souls, which was exactly the way the characters in this amazing book felt.If you enjoy some interesting history, woven into a beautiful story, then this book will be perfect for you! I just ordered the second one, as I want to follow these people through more of their wonderful, interesting, heart wrenching, loving lives!

*******

This is a wonderful story of family and friendship. It provides an insight into the Greek culture, both in Greece and in America, but it also is relatable to everyone who has had a lifelong friend and seen their children also become lifelong friends–or more.

*******

I loved this book! The author took me on a journey where I was totally involved and invested in the lives of these characters and couldn’t wait to find out what would happen next. The family dynamics, Greek food and culture only enhanced the story. The settings were so well described that I wanted to go there. Bravo to this first time author.

*******

This engrossing tale of two Greek families, and two great loves, that span the decades, had me at page one. With its twists and turns and the heat between the lovers, I found it difficult to put this book down. Do yourself a favor…curl up with this great read and fall in love with the characters, their stories and family heritage as I did, and pick up a few terrific Greek recipes along the way.

Get Evanthia’s Gift here: Evanthia’s Gift

About The Author

Effie Kammenou is a believer that it is never too late to chase your dreams, follow your heart or change your career. She is proof of that. At one time, long ago, she’d thought that, by her age, she would have had an Oscar in her hand after a successful career as an actor. Instead, she worked in the optical field for 40 years and is the proud mother of two accomplished young women.

Her debut novel, Evanthia’s Gift, is a women’s fiction multigenerational love story and family saga, influenced by her Greek heritage, and the many real life accounts that have been passed down. She continues to pick her father’s brain for stories of his family’s life in Lesvos, Greece, and their journey to America. Her interview with him was published in a nationally circulated magazine.

Evanthia’s Gift: Book One in The Gift Saga was a 2016 award finalist in the Readers Favorite Awards in the Women’s Fiction category. Waiting for Aegina: Book Two in The Gift Saga is Kammenou’s latest release.

Effie Kammenou is a first generation Greek-American who lives on Long Island with her husband and two daughters. When she’s not writing, or posting recipes on her food blog, cheffieskitchen.wordpress.com, you can find her cooking for her family and friends.

As an avid cook and baker, a skill she learned from watching her Athenian mother, she incorporated traditional Greek family recipes throughout the books.

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater Arts from Hofstra University.

For updates on promotions and the release of Book Three in The Gift Saga
Follow Effie on Twitter @EffieKammenou
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Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Effie Kammenou and ENT appreciate it.

 

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