Unexpected Journeys

By Catherine

Unexpected Journeys is a heartwarming novel about Helena, a young widow trying to find a new life for herself and her little boy. Helena thought that her marriage would last forever, that life would give her happy ever after – it came to an abrupt end. Could she ever love again, trust another man?

Helena, the successful lawyer, had become an insecure mess. For her son’s sake, she had to find a way back, regain control. She needed to think; far away from painful memories. So she did the only thing she could do – booked an extended trip for her and her son. Four months on a Greek island. It started as a vacation, but it became a journey to a new life.

For Greg playtime was over, but who was he? Trapped between two cultures, two countries – two lives. He was destined to take over his wealthy father’s business. Commitment scared him; nine years at an Oxford university prolonged the inevitable. Eventually his heritage caught up with him. What kind of man did he want to be? Greg had to find himself - his roots, so he returned to his mother’s island.

Unexpected Journeys is a romance novel set in an international environment of New York, London and Greece. Two people scarred by life gets a second chance for love.

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Vinden ven med ett öronbedövande ljud runt huset, ett komplext och skrämmande ljud. I bakgrunden fanns ett otäckt susande som aldrig riktigt slutade. I förgrunden knakade och tjöt det i takt med att hela huset skallrade, vilket skapade ett olycksbådande dovt ljud. Vinden fick huset att kränga och vrida sig, som om det försökte skydda sig genom att röra sig i ryckiga kvidande rörelser.


I first met him on a bright summers day, when I almost stumbled over him. He was just a few feet away from our front porch, a tiny little rugged Pica Pica; or Eurasian magpie as he’s more commonly called.

He looked at me with his big, black eyes and he wasn’t scared. When I took a few steps away from the porch, he turned around and walked towards a pile of wood, that my husband had… more

She sat there staring through the airplane window. It was blue sky as far as Helena could see – no other planes, no nothing. If she leaned towards the window, she could see the clouds down below. It was the perfect weather for traveling.

"What are we doing here?" she quietly asked herself. "Is this crazy?"

Helena gazed at her seven-month-old baby boy, soundly asleep in her arms… more