When The Cypress Whispers by Yvette Manessis Corporon

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When the Cypress Whispers

This review was done by my daughter B and contains affiliate links to support our family.

When the Cypress Whispers is about the daughter of Greek immigrants, Daphne. She was brought up to believe in the American dream. After a tragic event leaving her basically at rock bottom, she puts her all into opening a Greek restaurant. She returns to Erikousa, a magical Greek island she grew up visiting and to her Yia-Yia (grandmother).

When the Cypress Whispers is a good book. I would read it again. I figured out almost everything before the end, but I’m used to that now since I read a lot. I wasn’t even trying.

This book made me cry. The characters were good and well rounded. I loved the setting and the use of the Greek language. I wrote down four pages (small pages), eight front and back, from it.

There was a “oogie” part (Theresa here, I think she’s referring to a kissing or intimate scene), I wasn’t sure if it would become anything else so I skipped it.

Greece felt real, it was like I was there and it was amazing.

I loved the myth stories from ancient times, I’m big on that anyways. I loved learning about Greek mythology. I loved Daphne’s connection with her Yia-Yia (grandmother).

I didn’t think the end would happen quite like it did, but I was glad and liked the ending.

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18 comments

  1. Colleen says:

    Looks like it could be an interesting read. I love to read as well.

  2. Another book to add to my list! Thank you!

  3. Kelsey Apley says:

    Sounds like a good read. I have been lacking in reading lately, I need to get back on it and get some books marked off the list!

  4. Looks like a great read my mom would love. She reads like 5 books a day.

  5. Vanessa, B can read five books in a day too!

  6. Angela says:

    I haven’t done much reading for fun lately. I’ll have to check out this book.

  7. It sounds wonderful, I’m going to get it, thank you for the recommendation! I don’t know why, but this book is calling to me, I can tell I’ll like it.

  8. Tammy says:

    I think I’ll add this to my reading list. It sounds like something I would enjoy (oogie scene and all ;) ).

  9. Ty says:

    Looks like a very interesting read!

  10. I would love to feel like I am really in Greece.

  11. Lisa says:

    This sounds like a great read. I will have to add it to my Summer List of books.

  12. I need to make some time to read a bit, but still have a stack of reference materials to go through before I can even dream of that.

  13. Kathleen B says:

    Sounds like a good read. I love books that can sweep me away to a destination.

  14. Shell Feis says:

    Sounds like a good read! I’m always intrigued by books that take place in other countries.

  15. Wow, this seems really well written! Oogie part – too cute :P

  16. Marcie W. says:

    I have a horrible case of wanderlust and Greece is definitely one of my must see destinations! This book is tempting for the country’s inclusion alone.

  17. Donna says:

    Great review… you made me want to read it! :)

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