Formats available: Kindle & Paperback
Publication date: 21 October 2022
“Romantic, descriptive, and evocative… The Village House captures the authentic spirit of a Cypriot village.” – Nadia Marks, best-selling author of Among the Lemon Trees.
Katianna receives a solicitor’s letter summoning her to Omodos, a mountain village in Cyprus.
What is at first an inconvenient trip quickly becomes more attractive as she spends more time there. Flooded with many childhood memories, she falls in love with her roots and relishes in the relaxed pace and warmth of her cousin and the Cypriot people she meets. And then there’s the simmering attention of the builder tasked with renovating the village house Katianna has inherited from her maternal grandmother.
Grappling with yo-yoing emotions, she returns home. But in London all is not well for her award-winning dating agency; her world is threatened, turned upside down, forcing her to question everything she believes in and has worked so hard for.
She travels back and forth and has to face the fact she has to sell the only connection left to her family.
But can Katianna have everything? Will she find a way to hold onto her business? Or will the pull of her heartstrings and the village house entice her to start over in a place closer to home than she ever imagined.
About the Author
Born in London to Greek Cypriot parents, Soulla Christodoulou was the first in her family to go to university and later retrained to become a teacher. Her novels, Broken Pieces of Tomorrow and The Summer Will Come are available on Amazon alongside Alexander and Maria which was nominated for the RSL Ondaatje Prize 2021. The Summer Will Come, a book club read in the Year of Learning Festival 2019, is currently under contract for translation into Greek and earmarked as a book to movie project. Soulla is happiest writing in her pretty garden Writing Room and drinking tea infused with cinnamon sticks and cloves.