When the Cypress Whispers by Yvette Manessis Corporon is a novel situated in one of the most beautiful places on Earth: a small Greek island. I just love Greece, and the book described some amazing scenery which really brought me back to the vacation my husband and I took a few years ago.
In When the Cypress Whispers Daphne lost the love of her life Alex in a tragic accident. It’s been years, and she and her daughter Evie have since moved on. Daphne will soon marry Stephen, who is wealthy and has helped Daphne create her dream of owning a successful restaurant in NYC. When Daphne takes Evie to the Greek isle of Erikousa before the wedding (which will be on the island later), Evie and Daphne fall back in love with this amazing place.
At the same time, Daphne finds out that her grandmother, Yia-yia, is hiding a secret. An amazing secret that makes Daphne question herself and the life she has made.
I really really wanted more of the historical fiction part of the book. It was such a tiny piece, and I think that with more of that historical fiction, which was on the island during WWII, the book would have been a great read. It felt too glossed over for me, and left me wanting more, but not in the best way.
For me, the book was a little too light, too much of a predictable story.
Who is this book for? Someone who enjoys lighter women’s fiction with a touch of unknown history thrown in.
Have you ever been to Greece?