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Chasing Petalouthes

The Gift Saga, Book 3
Narrated by: Emily Lawrence
Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)
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The Gift Saga concludes with the next generation coming into the forefront of the story during their tumultuous years between adolescence and adulthood.

Evvie has lived through more tragedy than a young girl should ever endure, having lost both her father and a most beloved grandmother at a young age. Her rebellious ways are her only defense to mask the ever-present pain in her heart. Closing herself off emotionally, Evvie vows to never let anyone into her heart. But will her determination to keep everyone out see her lose the only person who could heal her broken soul?

Over-achieving, focused, talented, determined to succeed. Those are the traits Stella envies in her siblings and cousins. Her insecurities and lack of confidence stunts her ability to realize her own worth. When an older, handsome young man claims her as his own, Stella believes she has finally found who she has been looking for—someone to love her enough to mold her into the best version of herself. But has she fallen in love too quickly for a man she barely knows anything about?

Chasing Petalouthes (Chasing Butterflies) is the coming of age story of two flawed, young women who push their way out from the confines of the cocoons they’d built around themselves and discover how to soar.

Chasing Petalouthes can be read as a standalone novel. To understand the full emotional impact of these characters histories and lives read Evanthia's Gift & waiting for Aegina.

©2018 Euthemia Kameno Speyer (Effie Kammenou) (P)2018 Euthemia Kameno Speyer (Effie Kammenou)

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A great ending to the Gift saga

This book allowed for an ending to the series saga. The narration was smooth and clear. I recommend reading the books in order so you may get the true feeling behind the stories. An easy listen for your next cross-country drive.

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Wonderful book

This is an excellent book, whether read alone or as part of the triology. I enjoyed relating to the characters and their Greek heritage and traditions. The author transports me right to the scenes in the US and Greece. The writing is fantastic and I could not put down any of the 3 books in the Gift Saga! All are a must read!!!

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Coming of age is complicated . . .

Just from my aspect of things you really don't have to have the previous stories to fall in love here, but it will most certainly give you a broader picture of all the characters, place, and various references. You get like a lifetime of understand with this saga. You find a family that through time and place have made more of the life given to them. Then we come to this generation, Evvie and Stella both have surrounding themselves with shields. Shields for different reasons and as they two grown and become women and more they find that the shield they placed around them-self may be more of a hindrance than anything else. Watching these two young women grow in to more comes at a cost. Life hands them much, pain, sorrow, understanding, confusion, joy, love, self-awareness, and then some.

Emily Lawrence has been there from the start. She helps you to make that connection with each of the characters but in a different way. You could feel the pull of her vocals. The visual allure brings you deeper in. You find a greater desire to see what life holds for this new generation. The diction clear, the audio smooth, the emotional connection cemented.