Daughter of the Winds

Daughter of the Winds When the Turkish invade Cyprus in Pru a young British Army wife has her life turned upside down Two weeks later she flees the country with a baby who isn t hers Over thirty years later that bab

  • Title: Daughter of the Winds
  • Author: Jo Bunt
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  • Page: 384
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  • When the Turkish invade Cyprus in 1974 Pru, a young British Army wife, has her life turned upside down Two weeks later she flees the country with a baby who isn t hers.Over thirty years later that baby, now a grown woman called Leni, returns to the island of her birth to find out about the chain of events that led her to be brought up as Pru s child She discovers the truWhen the Turkish invade Cyprus in 1974 Pru, a young British Army wife, has her life turned upside down Two weeks later she flees the country with a baby who isn t hers.Over thirty years later that baby, now a grown woman called Leni, returns to the island of her birth to find out about the chain of events that led her to be brought up as Pru s child She discovers the true cost of war, how the hurt still continues through the generations and what being a family really means.In this story of love and loss Leni will lay ghosts to rest in ways than one.

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  • Review of the Characters:Leni– She was our eyes and ears into modern day Cyprus. Grieving over a miscarriage and finding out she was adopted, she runs to Cyprus in search of roots, in search of the sense of belonging. Her marriage has fallen into slump due to the miscarriage so not only is she haunted by never knowing her real family, but the thoughts of her husband and what they once had is constantly on her mind. I have to say one of the best parts of the book was reading about all of the de [...]


  • Daughter of the Winds weaves the stories of two generations together, blending breathtaking imagery, historical references and suspense. The characters are believable and the descriptions are as vivid as paintings. I did not want this book to end! I hope to read more from this author in the future.


  • Daughter of the Winds chronicles the emotional journey of Leni as she seeks her family roots in an effort to come to terms with a great personal loss. Leni persuades her employer to allow her to travel to Aphrodite’s Island to investigate the local cuisine on assignment as a food writer. Her motivation is actually of a much more personal nature. The story unfolds from a dual vantage point. Leni tells of her experiences as she attempts to understand the Greek culture she was orphaned from and t [...]


  • “Daughter of the Winds” concerns the quest of Leni, a woman in her late thirties, to find answers to the secrets of her past by visiting Famagusta, a town on the island of Cyprus, where in 1974 Leni was born. As the story begins, Leni’s desire to journey backward in time seems at least partly based on her need to escape her present day problems and unhappiness. The impetus for the journey is a tragic event in Leni’s life that persuaded her mother, Prudence, to share with the emotionally [...]


  • As part of my affiliation with PubShelf, I have been sent Jo Bunt's first published novel to read and review on my blog. Daughter of the Winds is a romance novel set in Cyprus as one woman finds herself on a journey to uncover the mysteries of her past. Leni, a woman in her mid-thirties, has recently suffered two highly traumatic incidents in quick succession. Everything that Leni once knew has turned out to be nothing but a smokescreen for a truth hidden deep in the past.Jo Bunt does an excelle [...]


  • A raw and emotional account of an ongoing Greek tragedy.When the Turkish invasion took place, I was only 7 years old but I have a very vivid memory of that day. I remember my mother holding my hand in the street (in Athens suburbia) as we walked to my gran’s house. The place was like a ghost town that day. The only thing missing from the scene was the tumbleweeds! Hardly anyone was about and an eerie silence hung uncomfortably in the air. Although I was just a child, I sensed immediately that [...]


  • Imagine finding out just after you lost a child because of a nonviable pregnancy in your mid-thirties that the woman you’d always called your mother wasn’t your real mother, but your adopted mother. You’re grieving the loss of a child and then grieving the loss of your parent. That’s why Leni runs off to Cypress. She’s told her boss it’s to write an article about the Greek cuisine in Cypress, but in reality it’s to seek out her history and find out about her birth parents. To find [...]


  • In the Cyprus of 1974 Prudence, a young and pregnant army wife, was caught up in the fighting between the Turkish and Greek Cypriots following the Turkish Forces invasion of Cyprus. Pru, a little self-centred, and unprepared for the realities of married life and impending motherhood. Her world was turned upside down by a tragic event and she felt compelled to flee Cyprus with a baby, but not her own.Thirty some years later Leni, a food journalist, is in Cyprus having persuaded her boss she shoul [...]


  • This multi generational story weaves together the present day story of Leni as she returns to Cyprus to discover the truth about her family in order to lay the ghosts of the past and to find out what happened during the political unrest of 1974 when Leni’s adoptive mother Pru, fled the island with a baby that didn't belong to her. Leni’s attempt to piece together the fragments of her past opens up a story of secrets, lies and devastating loss.Overall, I enjoyed the story, there is nice atten [...]


  • I absolutely loved this book. It has all the elements to make it work: evocative descriptions of Cyprus, luscious food, a family saga where past and present meet all set against the troubles of 1974. Jo Bunt has managed to write an intelligent novel which is also easy to read. I was immediately transported to Cyprus and the characters of Leni and her ‘mother’ Pru stayed with me long after I’d finished the book.


  • Loved this book. I bought it simply because I lived in Famagusta, being evacuated in 1974 during the invasion. Our flat currently sits in the ghost town of Varosha. Jo Bunt brought my childhood memories flooding back. I particularly liked the overview of the history of the troubles in Cyprus. I read this in one weekend, couldn't put it down. I will go back to reread it to savour some of the descriptions of the places & foods around Famagusta.


  • I absolutely loved this book. Set on my favourite place in the world, Cyprus. It gives you another view of what live was like on this amazing island before the war that changed everything



  • Absolute love Cyprus this book will pull on your heart strings !! Thank you Jo for giving me the pleasure of living this story with you


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