The Shadows of Rhodes
The continuing story of when curiosity leads to where no
one should go, and opening another Pandora's box of trouble.
About the Author
Georgina Antoinette, a professional artist in Southern California, has now relocated to the West coast of Washington state, where she lives with her husband Harry, a cat - Henry, and a jailbird dog named Barkley, that add to the joys of living. As life throws us a curve, she resurfaced focusing on a new path.
"Just when I thought life was beginning to get easier I suddenly found myself a
widow. I dove into writing "The Shadows of Rhodes" series as a form of therapy, I suppose, which helped get me through my grief. Writing was a whole new direction for me to forge.
I think there comes a time in one's life that things you never could do before are more easily accomplished. Whether it's education, training or just the experience of living, many goals may be more easily attained."
Georgina's background includes becoming an accomplished professional artist,
antique dealer, professional Gemologist, and writer of The Shadows of Rhodes series. Research on the next writing adventure is presently being discovered.
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The Shadows of Rhodes
A series of love, and lost loves, crime and mystery.
In The Shadows of Rhodes series, Helen and Morgan, old friends and traveling companions struggle to get to their destination. Everything seems to go wrong. By the time they reach Rhodes, Greece, two days of their two-week vacation was plagued by the traveler's nightmare. They are rescued by a taxi driver in the middle of the night while they walked toward civilization. Helen finds an attraction to their taxi driver that seems to awaken feelings in her that she hadn't felt in a very long time. In a less than ideal marriage arrangement, Helen struggles to resist Dimitris. She is drawn to him and yet she knows that she will be going home soon.
The purchase of an old photograph in a souvenir shop, coupled with an undying curiosity into things better left buried, has Helen unaware of the value of her find. As The Beginning, the first book of the series unfolds, elements that surround the photograph begin to intrude on an otherwise perfect vacation. With the help of Dimitris and his family, Helen is able to learn part of the story of the child in the photo. News that the framed photo has been found by tourists becomes known to unscrupulous thugs, violent repercussions occur, while a burning attraction to the taxi driver has her fighting his magnetic pull on her.
First released as an Ebook, this edition has been edited and expanded to include book two of the original ebook series.
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Book 2: The Gods Have Smiled, continues the adventure of the strange little picture of a child that seems to plague Helena with bad luck, danger, and fear. As Helena becomes more involved with Dimitris she tries to keep others from the danger that follows her. Situations beyond her control invade the lives of everyone around her. Her relationships take a toll, she begins to question her own intentions and those of Dimitris. Her past impacts her actions and trust issues influence her to make bad decisions. A tall stranger appears, and will become part of the mystery; or is he the one behind the threats?
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From Curiosity to Obsession
by Georgina Antoinette
Trying to find more information about the child in the little picture, Helena faces the scrutiny of the locals. Being an outsider, she deals with lies and superstition in her search for answers. She was warned, "leave it alone," and don't delve into things she doesn't understand. Her curiosity and tenaciousness wouldn't allow her to give up the search for answers. More unanswered questions arise when Helena discovers that both the mother and the child in the photo had mysteriously disappeared. Beyond the threats to obtain the photo at any cost, the danger takes its toll on the relationship between Helena and Dimitris. Throw in Camilla (the "red menace"), then jealousy and suspicion clouds every thought. Helena lets her emotions take her to extremes.
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The Price of the Puzzle,
The Shadows of Rhodes book 4
By Georgina Antoinette
Rare artifacts stolen, stashed, and forgotten. Crime boss threatening to relieve them of the clues to the whereabouts of the valuables. Are all the clues there, to retrieve the bounty? Will more people lose their lives in the search of the clues? The relationship between Dimitris and Helena suffers, and may never recover, but will the mystery be solved?
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WHAT PEOPLE SAY
The Shadows of Rhodes,
I enjoyed the calmness of the book if that makes sense? The tone reminds me of Eat, Pray, Love or Under the Tuscan Sun, but with a mystery. ...an enjoyable read.
The Shadows of Rhodes Bk1
Loved the all-consuming passion between Helena and Dimitris. I also loved the twists, turns, and the people who trid to get in their way. Good read!
The Shadows of Rhodes Bk1
4.0 out of 5 stars
Reviewed in Australia
Takes you on a vivid adventure through Rhodes . Wonderful description of the country .kept me reading to the end.
Top review from
the United States
The Shadows of
Rhodes, Bk 4
Reviewed in United States
on March 30, 2020
I love the setting, characters, and plot of this tale! I really enjoyed how the 'McGuffin'
is introduced and used.
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