The Gift Saga Trilogy is now in a complete set. Three books: Evanthia’s Gift; Waiting For Aegina; Chasing Petalouthes.
Evanthia’s Gift – In the year 1956, Anastacia finds herself pregnant and betrayed, fleeing from a bad marriage. With the love and support of her dear friends, Ana is able to face the challenges of single motherhood. Left with emotional wounds, she resists her growing affection for Alexandros, an old acquaintance. But his persistence and unconditional love for Ana and her child, Sophia, is eventually rewarded and his love is returned. In a misguided, but well-intentioned effort to protect the ones they love, both Ana and Alex keep secrets – ones that could threaten the delicate balance of their family.
The story continues in the 1970’s as Sophia attempts to negotiate between two cultures. Now Greek-American teenagers, Sophia and Dean, the boy with who she’s shared a special connection since childhood, become lovers. Sophia is shattered when Dean rebels against the pressure his father places on him to uphold his Greek heritage and hides his feelings for her. When he pulls away from his family, culture and ultimately his love for her, Sophia is left with no choice but to find a life different from the one she’d hoped for.
Waiting For Aegina – Book Two in The Gift Saga: The continuation of Evanthia’s Gift…
In 1961, five little girls moved into a suburban neighborhood and became inseparable, lifelong friends. They called themselves the ‘Honey Hill Girls,’ named after the street on which they lived. As teenagers they shared one another’s ambitions and dreams, secrets and heartaches. Now, more than thirty years later, they remain devoted and loyal, supporting each other through triumphs and sorrows.
Evanthia’s Gift follows the life of Sophia Giannakos. In Waiting for Aegina the saga continues from the perspectives of Sophia and her friends as the story drifts back and forth in time, filling in the gaps as the women grow to adulthood.
Naive teenage ideals are later challenged by harsh realities, as each of their lives takes unexpected turns. Now nearing their fiftieth year, Sophia, Demi, Amy, Mindy and Donna stand together through life-altering obstacles while they try to regain the lighthearted optimism of their youth.
Chasing Petalouthes – The Gift Saga concludes with the next generation coming into the forefront of the story during their tumultuous years between adolescence and adulthood.
Evvie has lived through more tragedy than a young girl should ever endure, having lost both her father and a most beloved grandmother at a young age. Her rebellious ways are her only defense to mask the ever-present pain in her heart. Closing herself off emotionally, Evvie vows to never let anyone into her heart. But will her determination to keep everyone out see her lose the only person who could heal her broken soul?
Over-achieving, focused, talented, determined to succeed. Those are the traits Stella envies in her siblings and cousins. Her insecurities and lack of confidence stunts her ability to realize her own worth. When an older, handsome young man claims her as his own, Stella believes she has finally found who she has been looking for—someone to love her enough to mold her into the best version of herself. But has she fallen in love too quickly for a man she barely knows anything about?
Chasing Petalouthes (Chasing Butterflies) is the coming of age story of two flawed, young women who push their way out from the confines of the cocoons they’d built around themselves and discover how to soar.
The Gift Saga is a homage to family, tradition, heritage, perseverance, and everlasting love in all its many forms. Love—unbinding, unbreakable, undeniable—love is eternal.
This is an enjoyable series about family, heritage and love. The characters will take you on a journey through time and culture. They pulled me in right from the beginning. They took me on an emotional roller coaster ride that just kept getting better with every installment. The characters are connectable and relateable. They made me laugh, cry and maybe even anger at times. I highly recommend this boxset set. – Bobbi Jo Wagner
The Gift Saga Trilogy by Effie Kammenou is now available in one great package, all three books in this fantastic box set. I had previously read all three book and adored them, it really is such a superb series. So, when I saw this box set was now available, it was a great excuse to dive into the series and experience it all over again. And I have to say that I enjoyed it just as much as I did the first time, only this time there was no wait between books. #WINNING. – Angela Hayes
I had no idea when I started reading this trilogy that the stories contained within would have the power to move me as much as they did. There are three different generations of family and then those that may not be blood but the bonds that tie them are just as strong. This is a story that had me at times angry, frustrated, laughing, and also in tears. You read about love, loss, family bonds, triumphs, failures, and friendships that run deep. I highly recommend this trilogy. I also look forward to reading future books by the author. – Laura Furuta
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