The Spice Box Letters by Eve Makis – Spotlight

Long and Short Reviews welcomes Eve Makis as she celebrates the release of The Spice Box Letters.

9_14-eve-makis-cover-spiceboxlettersKaterina longs to know why her late grandmother, Miriam, refused to talk about the past, especially when she inherits a journal and handwritten letters stashed in a wooden spice box, cryptic treasures written in Armenian, Miriam’s mother tongue.

On vacation in Cyprus, Katerina finds the key to unlocking her grandmother’s secrets and discovers a family legacy of exile and loss. Aged seven, Miriam was expelled from her home in Eastern Turkey and witnessed the death of her beloved brother Gabriel, or so she believed.

Katerina sets out on a fact-finding mission across the island and solves a mystery that changes her life and lays the ghosts of her grandmother’s turbulent past to rest.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding meets Sarah’s Key in this gripping family saga, set during the tragic start of the Armenian genocide in 1915 Turkey, spanning the ups and downs of a family separated by the devastating aftermath in 1985 Greece.

About the Author: 9_14-eve-makis
EVE MAKIS studied at Leicester University and worked as a journalist and radio presenter in the UK and Cyprus before becoming a novelist. Eve is a part time tutor in creative writing at Nottingham University. She is married with two children and lives in the UK and Cyprus.


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  1. The synopsis intrigues me. I’m always saying that we need to remember history to prevent making the same mistakes. I sometimes forget that there have been other tragedies in the world that we need to remember and steer clear of repeating because human nature is pretty much the same everywhere. I don’t remember hearing about the Armenian genocide, so this book, though a book of fiction, being based on that time is a great way to alert and enlighten people about a tragic past event most probably never heard of, like me. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. For me, the hook is, ” …or so she believed.” excellent attention grabber!

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