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About Sue Roberts
Thank you for taking the time to read 'My big Greek summer'. I hope you enjoyed it!
I am from Liverpool, England the setting for part of the story in the book.
I enjoy travelling and this novel was inspired by a visit to a small village in Rhodes.
In my spare time I enjoy watching movies, reading and spending time with my family.
My second novel is set in the Lake District Uk and Lake Como in Italy. This should be available in August.
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In the month from hell, incurable optimist Anna has lost her father and her job, and her trademark smile is dimming. Clearing out her dad’s house, she discovers a postcard of a beautiful sandy beach and a map with a route plotted to the Greek island of Kefalonia. With an empty summer stretching ahead, Anna’s eyes stray to her father’s old camper van. Next thing she knows, she’s hitting the road with friend Demi in tow, on a course from Salford to Skala!
Over one unforgettable summer, Anna and Demi make their rickety way along the sparkling Mediterranean coast, the hot sun shining down on their frequent mishaps with cheerful local characters. It’s the trip of a lifetime, and the scent of lemons in the air – as well as an unexpected romance – are just what Anna needs to awaken her inner Greek goddess.
But there are big surprises in store when they arrive at the island paradise, which could change both women’s lives forever. And as summer comes to an end, Anna has to decide whether she has had enough of the Greek life, or whether this is only just the beginning…
A joyful, hilarious summer read, perfect for fans of Carole Matthews, Jenny Colgan and Sophie Kinsella.
Readers love Some Like It Greek:
‘This book radiates sunshine and was the PERFECT summer read!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘I could feel the heat from the sun and sand between my toes as I read! A heart-warming and delightful story of friendships, family, love and loss, and one which I would definitely recommend!!’ Stardust Book Reviews
‘A great story that put a smile on my face and warmed my heart. It felt so real that it was as if I travelled with them. 5 stars.’ B for Book Review, 5 stars
‘I found it impossible to put down. It’s a fun-filled tale featuring family, secrets and love interests, plus a very healthy helping of gorgeously described Greek food and beautiful vistas. I can highly recommend this book.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘Oh what a joy to read… Simply wonderful and makes you really feel like you are there. It really makes me want to go to Greece. So well-written. This is truly magical and just what I needed to read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘This book makes me want to go to Greece! The food, the scenery and the atmosphere sounds soooooo amazing. If you're looking to "go on a trip" without actually travelling, this book is for you!’ Goodreads reviewer
‘A beautiful summer read and such a lovely heart-warming story of love and friendship.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘What a beautiful story of love, friendship, family, and self-forgiveness.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Gives you all the holiday feels. This is the perfect beach read… This book has made me want to drop everything, hire an RV and travel through Europe. Delightful.
Three best friends, Italian sunshine and a handsome stranger can fix just about anything… Can’t they?
Maisie Knight had it all. A gorgeous husband. A successful business. A beautiful home. Until one day, after walking into the storeroom of their shop, she loses it all at once – catching her husband cheating on her with the girl from Checkout 3. So when she wins a holiday to Italy, a week under the Tuscan sun couldn’t come soon enough.
Treating best friends Cheryl and Emma to a girls’ trip, the terracotta-roofed Villa Marisa on a rustic farm awaits them. The fields of golden sunflowers could be the perfect cure for Maisie’s broken heart – and local farmer, suspiciously perfect Gianni, with his thick black hair and twinkling brown eyes, is a welcome distraction from her broken heart.
Mornings waking up to freshly brewed coffee and views of the rolling hills, moped rides with cheeky Italians, and feasts of prosecco and pasta help Maisie forget her troubles. After all her heartache, she’s surprised when she starts opening up to Gianni – she’s even more surprised when the temperature rises and it’s not just the rays of the Italian sunshine…
Maisie could get used to the good life. But just as she’s getting her spark back, disaster strikes. The next thing she knows, her past is catching up with her, reopening old wounds, and Maisie has a life-changing decision to make. Should she say ciao to her summer of love and limoncello?
A laugh-out-loud page turner about second chances, finding happiness when you least expect it and the restorative power of Italian food! Fans of Carole Matthews and Sophie Kinsella will be totally hooked by You, Me and Italy.
You, Me and Italy was previously published as My Summer of Love and Limoncello
Readers are absolutely loving You, Me and Italy:
‘So delightfully funny that I found myself laughing out loud… A lovely heart-warming romantic comedy, full of sunshine, Italian hillsides and of course, limoncello!.’ Stardust Book Reviews
‘A laugh-out-loud, feel-good, amazing book… One of my top reads of the year.’ Odyssey Across the Shelves
‘I was enraptured every step of the way… I was smitten… A breath of fresh air and the perfect pick-me-up to bring on those summer vibes.’ Stacy is Reading
‘Will warm your heart… Perfect for getting you in a summery mood. It will make you dream of warm, starry nights, handsome Italian men and food to die for.’ All Things Bookie, 5 stars
‘I absolutely loved the story… Captivating.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘Fun, friendship and a Mediterranean setting… I read this in a couple of days as I found I couldn’t put it down.
Alice Clark is delighted when her boyfriend Max proposes. From her dead-end job to her straight-up-dead houseplants, her life hasn’t exactly turned out how she imagined, so she can’t wait to start some wedding planning.
But the intimate affair she imagined soon grows wildly out of control, along with Alice’s doubts. Just as things reach breaking point between the couple, Alice’s best friend whisks her away for an escape to a sun-kissed Greek island.
Sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and a cocktail – or three – and Alice soon finds herself letting loose and relaxing into the Greek way of life. When she visits a gorgeous village nestled in the hilltops overlooking the sea, and meets a friendly local woman with a very special business – and a very handsome son – Alice is surprised by how drawn she feels to these people and this life.
As the sun sets on her Greek holiday, Alice knows she has some big decisions to make. Will finding herself mean losing the life she had planned? Or could it be the start of something else entirely?
A feel-good read perfect for fans of Carole Matthews, Jenny Colgan and Sophie Kinsella.
Readers love As Greek as It Gets:
‘I felt the sand between my toes, heard the lapping of the waves on the beach, smelt the salty sea air and I almost whipped out my sunglasses and lotion… Very cute story that I adored. 5 stars.’ B for Bookreview, 5 stars
‘If only we could bottle the feeling that you get from reading this book - now THAT would be a bestseller! This book is pure liquid sunshine!’ Jan’s Book Buzz, 5 stars
‘After reading this book I just want to go to Greece!!! I literally read this in 24 hours and couldn't put it down! Such an easy read but such a page-turner! From page one you will love Alice!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘I absolutely loved it, truly one of the best books I have read.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘I simply loved this book! It transported me to a Greek beach and was a ray of sunshine during the two cloudy days that I read it… One of the best books I have ever read… evoked that warm fuzzy feeling I look for… In case it was unclear I adored this book.’ Bibbidi Bobbidi Book Reviews, 5 stars
‘Pure escapism… Brilliant read.’ Book Reviews by Shalini, 5 stars
‘A wonderful escapist trip to Greece and I found myself devouring the easy to read style - so much so that I finished it in a day. I couldn't wait to find out what decision Alice would make and to be honest, my heart was in my mouth on a couple of occasions.’ All Things Bookie
‘This book has it all. So much so that I devoured this book in one sitting. I loved the story and I loved the relationships between the characters… Grab this book, settle down and be prepared to book a holiday to Greece.
After losing the love of her life in a tragic accident, thirty-year-old Gina is struggling. Running her little guesthouse in the hills of the Lake District keeps her going, but her heart isn’t in it any more.
When new guest, Fabio Garcia, arrives, Gina feels a spark that reminds her she’s alive. He’s tall, dark but with startling blue eyes, and makes her laugh, for the first time in... forever. Guilt holds her back, but friends, and a glass (or three) of wine, push her into his arms.
It’s nothing serious, which, Gina realises, is exactly what she needs, so when he invites her to his family’s crumbling Italian villa, on the sparkling waters of Lake Como, she says yes.
It’s hard not to fall for the grand, sandstone Villa Lucia, its faded wallpaper, green shutters, and Fabio, serving fresh coffee in bed. But Gina knows where she belongs, and she’s just not ready to explore the hidden depths she discovers in this handsome Italian.
Just when Gina thinks she might change her mind, his sister reveals a secret that sends Gina packing. And it’s a relief. Because she was right not to open her heart to Fabio, to walk away from him, the villa, the moonlit lake... Wasn’t she?
An absolutely page-turning, cry-your-heart-out then laugh-till-you-cry romantic comedy that will stay with you long after you’ve finished. If you like Sophie Kinsella, Carole Matthews and Kristan Higgins, My Very Italian Holiday will have you completely hooked.
Readers absolutely love Sue Roberts:
‘I devoured it in just one sitting… This delightful story had me laughing… There was a wonderful sense of coming home… Definitely pick this one up!’ Robin Loves Reading
‘Absolutely delightful… A wonderful story.’ Audio Killed the Bookmark
‘Featuring romance, food (warning: this book will make you hungry!) and fresh starts, it’s a book that I literally flew through in a couple of days. Gorgeous characters… I can definitely recommend this book.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘Made me smile from ear to ear and leaves me enveloped in a warm happy hug…Sue Roberts’ books are always uplifting and make you forget about the real world for a while.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘Didn't want to put it down… Worth far more than the five stars I gave it... So beautiful.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Hilarious.’ Rachel’s Random Reads
‘Brilliant and absolute genius!... Really pulls at your heart strings.’ Blooming Fiction
‘Fun, carefree and full of enchanting positive vibes.’ The Writing Garnet
‘Tuck this one into your beach bag! A perfect summer treat of a book!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 star
A holiday can solve everything… can’t it? A hilarious, hot new summer escape about kissing your past goodbye and learning to love again…
Carefree, thirty-something Mandy thought she’d be married to first-love Danny forever.
So when she discovers her heart-throb husband has had a fling, she realises it’s time to make some BIG changes. But what will Mandy do now she’s single for the first time in her adult life?
Determined to find her spark again, Mandy hops on a plane, ready for adventure and a second chance at happiness. Escaping to a sun-drenched Greek island, the glittering blue seas, golden beaches and delicious cocktails are exactly what she needs.
Over one spontaneous summer, Mandy has the time of her life making new friends in a pretty little Mediterranean village by the sea. And she finds herself unexpectedly falling for a tall, dark, handsome stranger. But Mandy soon realises that even paradise has its problems…
Can a holiday romance really heal her broken heart? Or will someone in Mandy’s old life call her home again?
A hilarious feel-good story of laughter, sunshine and living life to the full, perfect for fans of Kat French, Jenny Oliver and Carole Matthews.
Why readers are falling in love with My Big Greek Summer:
‘Fabulous! Stayed up late to finish it. Great summer read.’ Consumer Review, 5 stars
‘A fun read… I loved it!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
'A fun, feel-good read, with wonderful characters... Will have you smiling and laughing all the way through.' Goodreads Reviewer
'I found myself reading this with a huge smile on my face and wasn't able to put it down… everything you could want from a summer read.' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
'A wonderful read I devoured.' Mum Reinvented, 5 stars
'A wonderful. debut novel about growing up, moving on, and finding yourself. Definitely recommend… A great beach read!' Owl You Need Are Books
'Simply brilliant… has you hooked from the first page… Amazing read. ' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
'One of the best beach reads I have read.' Consumer Review, 5 stars
'A lovely, cheerful book!… Recommended!' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
Life just got a whole lot more complicated for thirty-eight-year-old single mum Liv. Her son Jake is practically perfect in every way, but he’s started asking some difficult questions, and the answers lie in a holiday romance twenty years ago. Back when Liv was staying with her aunt on the French Riviera…
Returning to the Cote d’Azur, with its white sandy beaches, her supportive aunt, and exquisite wine and cheese is harder than it sounds though. Because – if she’s going to give Jake the answers he needs – Liv knows she has to hunt down her first love Andre. And since she’s a professional baker rather than a professional investigator, she doesn’t even have a clue where to start.
At first, finding the one that got away proves even trickier than she thought. And if she succeeds, how will he take the bombshell secret Liv has been keeping? Liv has to do the best thing for her family, but does that mean closing the door on this very French affair?
A joyful, laugh-out-loud story about second chances, secrets and sunshine! The perfect summer read for fans of Carole Matthews, Jenny Colgan and Sophie Kinsella.
Readers love A Very French Affair:
‘Oh my God!!!!... I really loved this book… so good and sweet that it is very hard to leave behind’ The Nerdy Bookarazzi
‘Oh my word… I became addicted… I couldn’t get enough… I just couldn’t stop reading… I picked up the book only intending to read a couple of chapters but well over a dozen chapters later, I was still sat there reading… This book has a bit of everything – sorrow, happiness, sadness, drama and a very generous helping of humour and I loved every single bit.’ Ginger Book Geek ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I thoroughly enjoyed this story!... the perfect story to read on a summer’s day or on a holiday where you can just relax and let the author's words take you away… 5 stars from me for this one, very highly recommended!!’ Donna’s Book Blog ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Go on your very own French adventure. Well in the pages of this book at least. This is a lovely holiday feel good fabulous read.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘This book was bursting with everything I love… so many laugh out loud moments! So let’s recap: gorgeous setting✔️ delightful characters✔️ strong friendships✔️ sweet romance✔️ tremendous laughs✔️ glorious food✔️’ Audio Killed the Bookmark
‘Had me hooked.’ Alicia Reads It
‘After reading this book? Well, I was just about ready to book a flight to Nice… captures the spirit of the South of France perfectly… This should absolutely be your next read!’ Walking Through the Pages
‘I enjoyed this book for so many r
Dall’autrice del bestseller La mia indimenticabile vacanza in Grecia
Liv ha trentotto anni ed è fiera dello splendido ventenne che suo figlio Jake è diventato. Lo ha cresciuto da sola e i due hanno un bellissimo rapporto. C’è solo un argomento che fatica ad affrontare con lui. Jake ormai è un adulto e desidera conoscere la verità su suo padre. Ma per dare una risposta alle sue domande, Liv dovrà ripercorrere una romantica estate vissuta vent’anni prima in Costa Azzurra…
Ritornerà dunque in Francia, dopo tanto tempo, per mettersi sulle tracce del suo primo amore: André. Liv però è una pasticciera, non certo un’investigatrice. E non ha la minima idea di dove scovare indizi per ritrovare il padre di suo figlio. Quand’anche ci riuscisse, come potrebbe rivelargli il segreto che ha mantenuto per tutto questo tempo? Potranno le spiagge idilliache, i cocktail deliziosi e il proverbiale romanticismo della Francia aiutare Liv a sistemare definitivamente le cose?
Sarà un’estate indimenticabile
Perfetto per chi ama Carole Matthews e Sophie Kinsella
«Un libro così dolce ed emozionante da farti desiderare che non finisca mai.»
«La storia perfetta da leggere in un pomeriggio estivo di relax.»
«Queste pagine hanno il potere di trasportare il lettore in Francia, in riva al mare.»
«Una storia fantastica, personaggi amabili e uno scenario da favola. A questo libro non manca niente! Sue Roberts è imbattibile come sempre.»
Vive nel Lancashire con il compagno Derek e da sempre coltiva una grande passione per la scrittura. All’età di undici anni ha vinto un concorso letterario e da allora non ha mai più smesso di riempire le pagine di storie. La Newton Compton ha pubblicato La mia indimenticabile vacanza in Grecia, La vacanza più bella della mia vita e Il mio favoloso viaggio in Francia.
D'estate tutto può succedere
Riuscirà un amore estivo a guarire un cuore spezzato?
Mandy era assolutamente convinta che con Danny, il suo primo e unico amore, sarebbe durata per sempre. Quando scopre che lui ha un’altra relazione, il mondo le crolla addosso. Sente il bisogno di fare dei cambiamenti nella sua vita, ma ritrovarsi single dopo tanti anni non è una cosa semplice. Senza pensarci troppo, Mandy si imbarca su un aereo, diretta verso un’avventura, alla ricerca di una seconda occasione di felicità. La destinazione non può che essere l’assolata Grecia: il blu scintillante del mare, le spiagge dorate e i cocktail deliziosi sono esattamente quello di cui ha bisogno. Tra un souvlaki e un ouzo, Mandy riesce subito a fare nuove amicizie, e si ritrova persino attratta da un affascinante sconosciuto… Riuscirà un amore estivo a guarire il suo cuore spezzato o la nostalgia della sua vecchia vita finirà per rovinarle il sogno?
Per tutti gli amanti delle atmosfere di Mamma mia!
Una commedia romantica e divertente sotto il sole della Grecia
«Mentre leggevo mi ritrovavo spesso a sorridere: il miglior libro che si può desiderare durante le vacanze.»
«Il romanzo perfetto da mettere in valigia!»
«Una delle letture più divertenti da gustarsi sotto l’ombrellone.»
Vive nel Lancashire con il compagno Derek e da sempre coltiva una grande passione per la scrittura. All’età di 11 anni ha vinto un concorso letterario e da allora non ha mai più smesso di riempire le pagine di storie. L’ispirazione per La mia indimenticabile vacanza in Grecia le è venuta durante un viaggio nel Mediterraneo.