Sophia’s Secret by Julie Ryan

Today, I have a wonderful suggestion for you! How about an expense-free, hassle-free holiday to a sun-kissed Greek island? You don’t even have to pack! My good friend and fellow author Julie Ryan is giving away FREE today and until Friday the 18th her first novel, Jenna’s Journey. It’s a murder mystery with a good measure of romance, that’s set on a Greek island. How’s that for a blissful escape then? And that’s not all: Julie has just launched  the second book in her Greek Island Mystery Series, Sophia’s Secret. Another girl, another Greek island, another intriguing adventure! So read on, grab your free copy of Jenna’s Journey and let’s also find out all about the new adventure Julie has to offer!



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When Jenna decides on a whim to go to Greece, she’s trying to escape her failing marriage.  Will Greg let her go so easily though? Can she make a new future for herself and how did she get involved in an antiques smuggling ring? Is fellow holidaymaker Tom all he seems and will it be happy ever after with Nikos?  It’s not until twenty-five years later that some of the questions are finally answered.

Read my review of Jenna’s Journey on this blog!

Download it FREE now on Amazon


 A new adventure begins this summer…


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This is the second book in the Greek Island Mystery series.  Although each book is intended to be read as a standalone, some of the characters from the first book, ‘Jennas’s Journey’, do make an appearance.

Kat has never understood why she was sent at the age of seven from Greece to live in England with her Aunt Tigi. When she receives an email from her grandmother, the first contact in over twenty years, informing her of her mother’s death, she knows this could be her last chance to find out the truth. Little by little she finds out the shocking facts as her grandmother opens her heart.  It seems everyone has a secret to tell, not only her grandmother, as Manoli, her school friend, also harbours a guilty secret. Then there’s a twenty year old mystery to solve as well as a murder and what happened to the missing Church treasure?

Packed, flown, and nearly there……

Get your virtual ticket here for your magical Greek holiday!





Julie was born and brought up in a mining village near Barnsley in South Yorkshire. She graduated with a BA (hons) in French Language and Literature from Hull University. Since then she has lived and worked as a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language in France, Greece, Poland and Thailand. She now lives in rural Gloucestershire with her husband, son and a dippy cat with half a tail. She is so passionate about books that her collection is now threatening to outgrow her house, much to her husband’s annoyance!

She is the author of two novels set in Greece, “Jenna’s Journey” and “Sophia’s Secret” both part of the Greek Island Mystery series. She is currently working on a third book, ‘Pandora’s Prophecy.”

8 responses to “Sophia’s Secret by Julie Ryan

    • It’s a pleasure to showcase your books Julie – not only because you’re a friend but also because you choose to promote the beauty of my country through your books. Thank you honey! Wish you success and when you’re next here, come over and I’ll show you my part of the world like we said 🙂


  1. I’ve often wondered why there aren’t any more murder mysteries set on Greek islands. Throw in a good measure of romance, and it’s a winning combinations! Thanks for sharing! 🙂


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