Leaving Ocean Road

Leaving Ocean Road

Esther Campion
Leaving Ocean Road by Esther Campion

Reviewed by Helen

Huge congratulations must go to MS Campion for a fabulous debut book it was amazing it pulled me in from page one and that was it I didn’t want to put it down, I got lost in this beautiful story of heartache, of life and of living again. Ellen Constantinopoulos is a strong Irish woman who has moved to Australia and loved and lived and lost and learnt to love again, sit back and enjoy.

I loved the strength that Ellen shows through this story the ups and downs that follow the loss of her beloved Greek husband Nick and how her and her daughter Louise cope in their own ways and the friends that help them. But it is not till Ellen’s first love Gerry Clancy arrives at The Block on Ocean Road that Ellen starts to come alive again 9 months after Nick’s death and there is a secret to reveal that will change lives and cause some big upheavals.

This story is a fabulous journey through some tough times for Ellen, Gerry and Louise this one takes us from beautiful Port Lincoln South Australia to Santorini Greece and Cork in Ireland where Ellen and Gerry hail from. Gerry is now divorced but when he first sets eyes on Ellen again after so many years it doesn’t take him long to realize that he has never stopped loving her and Ellen knows that she has never forgotten Gerry.

Make sure you have some tissues at the ready when you read this one I am still tearing up writing this review after finishing the book late last night, I cannot highly recommend this one enough it is fast paced there are so many fabulous characters that add so much to the story, but in the end love surely will prevail and Ellen and Gerry will realize that home is where their hearts are if they are together and I was defiantly left smiling. Thank you MS Campion for a beautiful story that will stay with me for a long time and is one for the keeper shelf and I look forward to more of your stories.

5/5 stars for a fabulous story

Published July 25th 2017 by Hachette Australia