The Little Blue Door by Francesca Catlow

Thank you to Anne of Random Things Tours for the invitation to join the blog tour and the digital review copy to read and review.


In the post-pandemic world Melodie feels lost and alone, desperate to find something to remind her of her previous life. She sets out on a trip to Corfu to reconnect with happier times, only to be haunted by memories and events from the past.

While travelling Melodie meets an intriguing and handsome man who has the potential to change her future. However, will the young girl from the plane with piercing green eyes be the one to open the door to Melodie’s fate?

My thoughts:

Greece is a beautiful part of the world, and with the current global pandemic, my travel opportunities are currently limited to books, so I looked forward to visiting Corfu with Melodie. We discover that Melodie had visited the area many times with her grandparents, but this will be her first solo visit.

Being back in Corfu is bittersweet for Melodie, as she remembers happy times and has to share sad news with her Greek friends. However, her new friends Anton and Gaia help give her new ideas to think about.

This is not a light and romantic beach read because it deals with grief, teenage angst and coercive control. I enjoyed reading how Melodie developed her relationship with Anton, and loved the sound of his house.

Corfu was brought to life by Frances Catlow – the food, the people and the laid back lifestyle – the Greek Maybe Time. This is the first book in a series and I look forward to finding out what happens next for Melodie.

Author Bio:

Francesca Catlow loves to travel. Born and raised in the heart of Suffolk, Catlow has travelled extensively in Europe with her French husband and, more recently, their two young children. Of all the places she’s been it is the Greek islands that have captured her heart. She visits as often as family commitments allow.

She has previously written plays alongside being a lyricist and performer. This book is the first in a series. To stay up to date please visit

By Karen K is reading

An avid reader from the age of 4. Love escaping into a good novel after a busy day working with students. Mum of teenagers. Adopter of dogs.

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