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  • Location: Corfu, San Stefanos

Desperately Seeking Summer

Desperately Seeking Summer

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: Corfu is the place to be in the summer!

  • Genre: Humour, Romance

What you need to know before your trail

Abby Dolan is having a very bad day…

In twenty-four hours, she’s lost her job and her boyfriend. So, she heads to Corfu  to spend time with her family while she heals her broken heart.

Only her mum and sister’s estate agency ‘Desperately Seeking’ is just that, desperate! Instead of the relaxing, sunshine holiday she’d hoped for, Abby finds herself spending her break helping get the business back on its feet. Then she finds the perfect property to sell in Villa Pappas complete with gorgeous gardener, Theo.

Perhaps working this summer could be a welcome distraction after all. But Theo has his own secrets and Abby isn’t the only thing he wants to take off the market…

Travel Guide


San Stefanos (North East)

Where the Desperately Seeking agency is located:

The pink only got more vibrant the closer Abby got to the building. Comparing the colour to that of a particularly garish flamingo had been sport on as there were two of the plastic birds stuck in the blossoming pots of bougainvillea outside the entrance.

Logas Beach

Abby held her breath as she took into the view ahead of her. Despite having been on this island numerous times she had never been here and she had never seen anything quite like this

Stretched out in front of her, as far as the eye could see was   rich blanket of sea, the purest of blues, It rippled with the light breeze, the sun changing the shade rom aqua to peacock and back again. There was nothing spoiling the ocean, no boats, no swimmers to be seen, nothing but the vastness and power of the water surrounded by almost white sandstone cliffs”


The Olive Workshop is near here:

The outside looked as rustic as the trees surrounding it. A mishmash of strips of wood and corrugated iron all layered up like a collection of  scrap someone had abandoned”

Theo remembers the days he would come to Stamatis work shop,

Streetview Maps

A) Corfu -San Stefanos
C) Corfu - Logan - Sunset Beach

Booktrailer Review

Susan: @thebooktrailer

Now I want to go straight to the airport and head to Corfu. Like with other Mandy Baggot books, you know you’re in good hands as she places you right there in the heart of the setting, sun and secrets.

Corfu might seem like the perfect escape but then Abby  has to deal with her family’s rather mad idea of having a pink estate agency in Corfu. It’s not the estate agency that’s the problem though but rather the drama of what happens with the house she sells and the gardener….

It’s a holiday romance with hidden depths. Oh but as well as the action and humour, there’s the Mandy Baggot touch all over it – sun, sand, sea and gorgeous scenery. Greek food, sounds and aromas in the air. What’s not to love?

A book to make you smile.

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