#TuesdayBookBlog #bookreview for Goddess of the Rainbow by Patrick Brigham

 

This book is set in the Greek town of Orestiada and the Goddess of the Rainbow is Iris, a DHL courier who is therefore also a messenger (although not of the Gods, unlike her namesake). This was an unusual read as the book is broken up into a series of short stories, really more like character studies, which all eventually came together, but it works very well.

After relentless rain the town is facing a flood and this affects the characters in these stories in different ways. I did like the mayor’s idea of bussing in Russian women to provide the possibility of wives for some of the bachelors in the town, the ghastly estate agent and his wife and the Greek Orthodox priest who is struggling with the loss of his faith. But there are many more characters and their storylines to enjoy along the way and they all interweave with each other.

Brigham’s knowledge of the area is clear, his writing is confident and tight and he shows real skill in managing to keep all these threads going through this work. Good job!

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About Georgia Rose

Georgia Rose is a writer and the author of the romantic and suspenseful Grayson Trilogy books: A Single Step, Before the Dawn and Thicker than Water. A short story, The Joker, based on a favourite character from the series followed and is free to download from Amazon. Her fourth novel, Parallel Lies, a standalone, encompasses crime along with Georgia’s usual blending of genre. Following a long stint working in the law Georgia set up her own business providing administration services for other companies which she does to this day managing to entwine that work along with her writing. Georgia’s background in countryside living, riding, instructing and working with horses has provided the knowledge needed for some of her storylines; the others are a product of her passion for people watching and her overactive imagination! Her busy life is set in a tranquil part of rural Cambridgeshire in the UK where she lives with her much neglected husband and dog. Their son, currently at university, comes and goes and their daughter, having delighted them all for long enough, has eventually moved out, got married, and is discovering the joys of being all grown up and having a mortgage.
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