Book Review: A Wedding In The Olive Garden By Leah Fleming


Can an island in the sun provide the second chance Sara needs? A warm and uplifting novel about love, friendship and new beginnings on the beautiful Greek island of Santaniki.

Sara Loveday flees home and crisis to the beautiful island of Santaniki. Here, amid olive groves and whitewashed stone villas, where dark cypress trees step down to a cobalt blue sea, Sara vows to change her life. Spotting a gap in the local tourist market, she sets up a wedding plan business, specialising in ‘second time around’couples.

For her first big wedding, she borrows the olive garden of a local artists’ retreat, but almost at once things begin to go wrong. To make matters worse, a stranger from Sara’s past arrives on the island, spreading vicious lies. Can her business survive? And what will happen with the gorgeous new man who she’s begun to love?

This is a gorgeous, warm-hearted and uplifting novel conjuring the local colour, traditions and close bonds of island life.


With reading the plot, I expected to really enjoy this one.

Sara lives in Sheffield, runs away to a small island village in Greece after a breakup. She planned to stay for 3 weeks but it got extended as she fell in love with the city.

With her career as an events planner, she got to thinking and of course applied that to Greece.
Yes, this is one of the story lines, however the plot does not tell you is that there is multiple others points of views and stories and lives too. So many in fact that it took me forever to connect all the dots together.

I cannot simply get into novels with too many characters especially at the beginning when you are just trying to get into the novel

3/5 Stars


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