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  • Location: Athens, Hydra

The Island Love Song

The Island Love Song

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2024: Hydra, the picturesque Greek island, is a paradise for most……

  • ISBN: 978-0008624521
  • Genre: Familiy drama, Fiction, Romance

What you need to know before your trail

Hydra, the picturesque Greek island, is a paradise for most, yet for sisters Ella and Georgia, it is a place where their darkest secrets dwell. And now the time has come for them to confront their past as they return to Greece to scatter their mother’s ashes.

Ella is haunted by a love song that was written for her by the man who broke her heart years earlier and she longs to find peace so she can move on with her life.

Georgia pretends everything in her life is perfect, but she is plagued with guilt. If what she’s kept hidden for decades was revealed, their family would never be the same again.

Travel Guide


What a  wonderful way to discover this island!

The name Hydra comes from ancient Greek ὕδρα (hydra), derived from the Greek word for “water”, a reference to the natural springs on the island.

Rubbish trucks are the only motor vehicles on the island, since by law, cars and motorcycles are not allowed. Horses, mules and donkeys, and water taxis provide public transportation.[7] The inhabited area, however, is so compact that most people walk everywhere.

Hydra Island: The main setting for the story and the island has its own voice in the novel.

Monastery of Prophet Elias, Hydra: A pivotal scene in Georgia’s character journey occurs when she hikes to the top of the island and sits beneath a tree outside the monastery.

Hydra benefits from numerous bays and natural harbours, and has a strong maritime culture.

BookTrail Boarding Pass:  The Island Love Song

Destination/Location: Athens, Hydra  Author:  Emma Cowell  Departure: 2000s

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