Blog Tour Review, Behind the Olive Trees

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Behind the Olive Trees
Francesca Catlow


She thought she’d found her lost past, but did she uncover all the secrets? Melodie returns to her mother’s house in Corfu for the first time since inheriting it. Only, she discovers it isn’t empty. She finds someone has been living there; a girl who claims the property is hers.

Behind The Olive Trees is the second book in the Little Blue Door series, and is set in 2022 within the context of the pandemic. The novel is a continuation of Melodie’s journey to finding herself and finding out about her past, but has also been adored by readers new to  Catlow’s work.

This is women’s fiction at its best, with a unique balance of romance, family saga and mystery-thriller all rolled into the real-world-escapism of the UK’s favourite Greek island, Corfu.

‘”fresh, light, well-paced, the characters realistic, and with an ending I thoroughly approve of.” J.A. Higgins Finding Ruby, Page Turner Awards Winner 2021

“makes for an intriguing page turner.” Heather Peck Glass Arrows, East Anglian Book Awards Shortlist 2021

“family saga of need, love and, at times, despair.” Angela Dandy The Gypsy Killer & The Silveries Series

My Review

So even when the email for the tour tells me it is book two in a series, I fail at reading book 1 first.  But that is your gain since I can definitely say you can enjoy this book without having read the first one.  I’ll admit it was the cover that first drew me to the book and while at first glance, this seems like your run of the mill women’s fiction book, but it is really much more than that.  You have an exotic location, rich characters, and secrets and mysteries.  The location was almost like another character to me and I could picture Corfu.

I connected with Melodie and was drawn into her discovering more about her late mother.  And I can promise I won’t forget to watch for book 3.


About the author

“Catlow has a way of creating her own version of freedom, in her life and in her stories.” Francesca Catlow is a mother of two young children and a carer to her husband, she has created her own publishing brand to produce novels her own way and to create her own work-life freedom. Born and raised in the heart of Suffolk, Catlow has travelled extensively in Europe with her French husband and, more recently, their two children. Of all the places she’s been, it is the Greek islands that have captured her heart. 

@FrancescaCatlow @FrancescaCatlowOfficial

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