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Between the Orange Groves

Between the Orange Groves

Author(s): Nadia Marks

Location(s): Cyprus

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 20th/21st Century

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In a small village, set among the wild mountains of Cyprus, two families of different faiths share a seemingly unbreakable friendship based on mutual respect and deep affection. Mothers and daughters share their daily secrets, fathers and sons support each other as they live their lives between the fragrant pine trees and orange groves. It’s here that two boys, Lambros and Orhan, grow up side by side, as close as brothers. Their lives are inextricably linked, but as their fortunes shift and time passes, an unforgivable act of betrayal takes place, setting in motion a chain of events that tears the two friends and their entire families apart . . .

Many decades later and now an old man living in London, Lambros decides to share his painful memories with his daughter Stella; transporting her back to an island brimming with passion and at its heart a scandal that still haunts those involved. Is it too late for forgiveness? Or can the next generation embark on a journey of their own to help mend the damage done all those years ago?

 

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Author: tripfiction

The story starts out in the early 20th Century in a remote, hill top village in Cyprus. Two families – one Turkish (of the Muslim faith), one Greek (Christian) – live side by side...

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