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Captain Nicholas Remembers

Book Reviews

This is a poignant and beautifully written novel that successfully merges the realms of fiction and biography. It offers readers a unique glimpse into the soul of a sailor, bound by the tides of memory, duty, and the unyielding call of the sea.

ValeryCaptain Nicholas Remembers

This book is a wonderful journey through the ocean's heart, told in a translation from Greek by Katherine Korkidis' father.
It shares Captain Nicholas' adventures and deep love for the sea, painting a vivid picture of life on the waves.
The author's skill in storytelling shines, bringing the sea's mystery and allure to life.
If you're drawn to tales of the ocean, this book is a must-read.
The narrative is engaging and will leave you longing for more sea adventures.
Highly recommended for a captivating read!

Irena RCaptain Nicholas Remembers

This book is like chatting with a sea-loving grandpa, sharing his salty tales of sailing.
The author clearly has lots of experience on the subject, writes with love, making it a cozy read for anyone who dreams of the open sea.

SammyCaptain Nicholas Remembers

I have always loved stories about the sea and this book does not disappoint. It is a translation from the Greek written by Katherine Korkidis' father.
It tells the story and adventures of Captain Nicholas whose life's passion becomes the sea.
I highly recommend you give it a read!

Jake CohenCaptain Nicholas Remembers

This novel is a masterful blend of fiction and biography, creating a poignant and beautifully written narrative that seamlessly navigates between imagination and real-life experiences.
If you enjoy stories that skillfully weave together the realms of fiction and biography, I highly recommend diving into this captivating book.

ValeryCaptain Nicholas Remembers

This is a poignant and beautifully written novel that successfully merges the realms of fiction and biography.
It offers readers a unique glimpse into the soul of a sailor, bound by the tides of memory, duty, and the unyielding call of the sea.

Dr4712Captain Nicholas Remembers

This is a poignant and beautifully written novel that successfully merges the realms of fiction and biography.
It offers readers a unique glimpse into the soul of a sailor, bound by the tides of memory, duty, and the unyielding call of the sea.

Dr4712Captain Nicholas Remembers

I have always loved stories about the sea and this book does not disappoint. It is a translation from the Greek written by Katherine Korkidis' father.
It tells the story and adventures of Captain Nicholas whose life's passion becomes the sea.
I highly recommend you give it a read!

Jake CohenCaptain Nicholas Remembers

This novel is a masterful blend of fiction and biography, creating a poignant and beautifully written narrative that seamlessly navigates
between imagination and real-life experiences. If you enjoy stories that skillfully weave together the realms of fiction and biography,
I highly recommend diving into this captivating book.

ValeryCaptain Nicholas Remembers

This is an easy-to-read and understand account of the life of Captain Nicholas, which not only seems entertaining but also has the potential
to demonstrate his determination and sense of isolation.

NazariCaptain Nicholas Remembers

An ode to the sea's siren call, this translated tale of a Greek captain's oceanic adventures will speak to any saltwater soul. With infectious passion, Korkidis recounts her father's lyrical stories of Captain Nicholas, immersing readers in tales from the heart of the waves. The mystery and allure of the deep come alive through evocative storytelling that carries you across the seas. If the ocean's boundless beauty calls to you, heed its song within these pages. Engrossing for dreamy mariners and armchair adventurers alike, this book beautifully bottles the enchantment of life at sea. An alluring voyage for any imagination longing to set sail. Highly recommend

Dan2624Captain Nicholas Remembers

Captain Nicholas Remembers... is a work of fiction in the seafaring adventures, biographical style fiction, and historical fiction subgenres. It is best suited to the general adult reading audience. Written by authors Dr. Katherine E.A. Korkidis and Artemios John Korkidis, this beautifully
penned work captures the serene solitude of Captain Nicholas as he reflects on his life by the sea, taking the reader through a series of contemplative moments on a tranquil August night. Through vivid imagery, we witness Captain Nicholas sitting alone on his balcony, surrounded by the gentle glow of the moon and the colors of the sunset painting the sky and sea. His thoughts drift to memories of his late wife and the changes in his family life, juxtaposed with the enduring presence of the sea, his lifelong love. It is translated from Artemios John Korkidis’s original Greek tale.
Author Katherine E.A. Korkidis has lovingly translated and crafted a peaceful journey into Captain Nicholas's world, filled with nostalgia, introspection, and a deep connection to nature. It’s a story that is sure to warm the heart, focused on character and mood, slowly developing into many
poignant moments that touch the heart and linger long after the last page is turned. The descriptive prose is vivid and cinematic, with a great sense of emotion and atmosphere that transports readers into a serene setting. The narrative style flows well and is easy to read, like a tale from a wise old man, allowing readers to share in the captain's moments of reflection and remembrance. Overall, Captain Nicholas Remembers... is a poignant reminder of the beauty and solace found in quiet contemplation and the timeless embrace of the sea. It's a novel I’d recommend to those wishing for a serene and gentle literary escape.

Pikasho DekaCaptain Nicholas Remembers

After a long career devoted to the sea, which sometimes took him to exotic locations around the world, Captain Nicholas Alexandrakis looks back on his achievements and the sacrifices he believes were necessary to become a successful seafarer and a hero to his people. Behind the
congratulations and the smiles, there are several painful memories, regrets, and poorly handled family matters that only this older man understands. The retired sailor takes it all in from the comfort of his new home in Captain Nicholas Remembers... by Artemios John Korkidis and Dr.
Katherine E.A. Korkidis. Artemios John Korkidis and Dr. Katherine E.A. Korkidis craft a thought-provoking story about choices and their consequences in the life of a former sailor. The characters in this work have rich origin stories put together in a manner that will appeal to historical fiction lovers. The plot is straightforward to follow, and the conversations between the characters are fascinating. Despite Nicholas repeatedly referring to the sea as his second mother, it is intriguing to observe that he treats his profession less like a mother and more like a mistress he is unwilling to let go. What is most striking about this story is how his actions affect his relationship with his son by continuing a cycle he wanted to break. With its rich historical and cultural content, combined with the informative culinary bits and curious facts Nicholas shares about the places and people he comes into contact with in his voyages, Captain Nicholas Remembers... boldly stands out as an entertaining reading experience that will leave a lasting impression on the reader.

Essien AsianCaptain Nicholas Remembers

The Keak Anthology

Book Reviews

Embarking on the journey that is 'The KEAK Anthology: A Collection of Short Stories and Much More' was nothing short of enchanting.
This anthology stands as a testament to the power of storytelling, blending a variety of evocative and stirring short stories that navigate through the vast expanse of human sentiment and creativity.
Each narrative sparkles with its own unique brilliance.
The prose is exquisite, the characters leap off the page with vitality, and the themes explored are both universal and deeply moving.
It's a genuine treasure chest for dedicated bibliophiles.
The KEAK Anthology' has rightfully earned its 5-star acclaim, standing tall as a monumental achievement in literature.
This anthology is indispensable for those who hunger for an odyssey into the complex tapestry of human emotion and creative expression.

David WickThe KEAK Anthology

An error in programming the nanobots almost causes the extinction of the human race. Can they be re-programmed to save the rest of humanity? A woman investigates the murder of a man of the cloth, only to discover that she was the intended target. Can she solve the mystery? And, more important, will she survive? Dr. Katherine E.A. Korkidis’s The KEAK Anthology has many diverse themes in this collection of short stories, flash fiction, and novel excerpts. Some of the stories can be classified as literary fiction, while others are more clearly defined as mystery, thriller, historical nonfiction, science fiction, romance, and realistic. The author takes an idea and weaves a magical web of tangents and parameters around a compelling plot that captures the reader’s attention.

Dr. Katherine E.A. Korkidis’s The KEAK Anthology: A Collection of Short Stories and Much More is an intense look at this author’s literary career and that of her father, Artemios Korkidis, who wrote some of the stories. Each story is well constructed with a thorough consideration of plot development, characterization, narrative, and dialogue. The book itself is divided into three sections: short stories, flash fiction, and excerpts from five different (already published) novels. The author’s writing is engaging and entertaining, drawing the reader in right from the start. The author has a diverse interest in genres and themes and illustrates her succinct ability in each story she shares. This is a wonderful collection to be enjoyed over an extended period. There is something for everyone’s tastes in this collection.

Emily-Jane Hills OrfordThe KEAK Anthology

The writing in this book is constantly of great quality, with each author exhibiting skill and imagination. The stories are well-crafted, interesting, and frequently leave an indelible impression. The authors' ability to arouse emotions and encourage thought is evident throughout the book, from tales of love and grief to speculative trips into the unknown.

Other creative works, such as poetry and artwork, are included to lend dimension to the collection. These extra components give readers a more complete aesthetic experience and highlight the different talents of the KEAK community. They supplement the stories and add to the anthology's overall richness.

Flavio B.The KEAK Anthology

I really enjoyed the diversity in this anthalogy! the stories are well written, interesting and relevant! A worth read!
Other creative works, such as poetry and artwork, are included to lend dimension to the collection. These extra components give readers a more complete aesthetic experience and highlight the different talents of the KEAK community. They supplement the stories and add to the anthology's overall richness.

ChickersThe KEAK Anthology

Literary gem that offers readers a diverse and captivating collection of written works by the talented author, including collaborative pieces with her father, Artemios Korkidis.
Divided into three sections—short stories, flash fiction, and excerpts from published novels—the anthology showcases the author's versatility and storytelling prowess across a wide range of genres.

KseniaThe KEAK Anthology

This book is a literary gem. Its diverse collection of short stories spans multiple genres, showcasing the author's versatility and creativity. From utopian societies turned dystopian to historical mysteries and space odysseys, this anthology keeps readers engaged and entertained. The flash fiction section adds a delightful touch, and the excerpts from published novels offer a tantalizing glimpse into the author's longer works. A captivating read that offers something for everyone.

Stainless SteelThe KEAK Anthology

'The KEAK Anthology' is a captivating blend of diverse genres and narrative styles. From intense short stories to evocative flash fiction, each piece resonates uniquely. Artemios Korkidis' memoir on the Battle of Crete stands out, and the excerpts tease readers with promising tales. A must-read for those who cherish literary diversity!

AzuraThe KEAK Anthology

I recently had the immense pleasure of diving into 'The KEAK Anthology: A Collection of Short Stories and Much More,' and I must say it left me utterly captivated.

This anthology is a masterpiece that effortlessly weaves together a tapestry of diverse and thought-provoking short stories that range from heartwarming to spine-tingling.

Each tale is a gem in its own right. The writing is impeccable, the characters are vividly brought to life, and the themes are both relatable and profound.

An absolute treasure trove for any avid reader. 'The KEAK Anthology' is a literary triumph that deserves every one of its 5 stars.

It's a must-read for anyone who craves a journey through the depths of human emotions and imagination.

Raquel InacioThe KEAK Anthology

"The KEAK Anthology" is a captivating blend of diverse genres and narrative styles.
From intense short stories to evocative flash fiction, each piece resonates uniquely.
Artemios Korkidis' memoir on the Battle of Crete stands out, and the excerpts tease readers with promising tales.
A must-read for those who cherish literary diversity!

Jiao TingThe KEAK Anthology

The KEAK Anthology is a collection of written works spanning multiple genres and forms, all expertly crafted and written.
Each tale is an engaging story in its own right, but together the tales combine to take the reader on a journey through the depths of human emotion and imagination.
Truly a literary masterpiece!

M.W.The KEAK Anthology

Having just closed the last page of the "The KEAK Anthology," I ponder the thought-provoking collection that Korkidis has masterfully compiled.
This book isn't just a read; it's a journey through the multifaceted landscape of human emotion and experience.
As someone who relishes the richness of realist literature and the thrill of a good mystery, the diverse genres housed within a single cover kept me captivated.
The anthology is a well-crafted page-turner, full of unexpected twists that kept me hooked until the end. This book is educational, darkly romantic, optimistic, and remarkably pensive.
It's the kind of anthology that fans of varied literary tastes can appreciate, offering each reader a piece of its heart.
Whether you're drawn to the speculative whispers of science fiction or the grounding force of historical truth, the "KEAK Anthology" is a mosaic of storytelling that beautifully captures humanity's essence.Having just closed the last page of the "The KEAK Anthology," I ponder the thought-provoking collection that Korkidis has masterfully compiled.
This book isn't just a read; it's a journey through the multifaceted landscape of human emotion and experience.
As someone who relishes the richness of realist literature and the thrill of a good mystery, the diverse genres housed within a single cover kept me captivated.
The anthology is a well-crafted page-turner, full of unexpected twists that kept me hooked until the end. This book is educational, darkly romantic, optimistic, and remarkably pensive.
It's the kind of anthology that fans of varied literary tastes can appreciate, offering each reader a piece of its heart.
Whether you're drawn to the speculative whispers of science fiction or the grounding force of historical truth, the "KEAK Anthology" is a mosaic of storytelling that beautifully captures humanity's essence.

ShariThe KEAK Anthology

I am a bit of a bookworm and enjoy reading, this book is everything rolled into one. It's in multiple sections that cover fiction and short stories, from mystery, history and thriller. I would highly recommend it - thank you.

Sandra NivenThe KEAK Anthology

The Story Of Josette And Daniel: A Contemporary Sweet Romance Trilogy

Book Reviews

I found this book heartbreaking and beautiful. It is written so well, you can feel all of what the characters feel and understand both their grief and love.
Grief and love are highlighted as two sides of the same coin which I find so true and yet so devastating.
This is a rather long book as it is three books together.
Would recommend.

Lily HaltonThe Story Of Josette And Daniel: A Contemporary Sweet Romance Trilogy

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this trilogy, having not read any of the individual books. What I found was a heart-warming story of friendship, love and loss, and the memories that go with them.
The protagonists are elderly people who have loved each other for a long time, shared children, and grandchildren together and has let us into their lives for a sneak peek.
Yes, there are twists and turns but in essence it reminds me of the love of my grandparents – they persevere, work through the challenges, and share their life lessons.
This is simply a clean, warm, captivating book that you can cuddle up to, especially if you enjoy Romance fiction.

Charmaine BakerThe Story Of Josette And Daniel: A Contemporary Sweet Romance Trilogy

Within the prologue, the author gives a complete summary of Josette's life from about 8yrs old until the current age of 25. This is useful for the reader in following the narrative that moves from present to past and even into her deceased parent's past via found letters and journals.
There is no dialogue in the book. There is a third person narration, inner reflections of Josette, and thoughts and deeds that are detailed in the aforementioned dairies/letters.
The melancholy tone is as resonant as the orchestra performances of this gifted musician. For this reader, there was an unearthing of deeply buried grief chapter by chapter until in the final one we find Josette returning to her childhood home ready to mend the frayed edges of her existence. And we hope she finds some joy and love in her future.

LopezReader (Josette)

This book is a good read. It was a sweet read. I like some romance books. The author wrote a cool book. I hope to read more from the author.

Charlene HernesReader (Josette)

Really enjoyed reading this book - interesting story that reminds you there's always hope even when you've at your lowest. Can't wait for her next book!

CsReader (Josette)

This book is the third installment in the "A Sweet Contemporary Romance Series" and follows the story of Josette and Daniel, two musicians who meet at The Juilliard School and fall deeply in love. The story is told through the eyes of Josette, a 95-year-old woman looking back on her life. The memory triggers thoughts of her past and her relationship with Daniel, which began when they were both students at Juilliard.
The author does an excellent job of portraying Josette and Daniel's deep love and connection. They spend a lifetime together, loving each other and being there for their family. Their relationship blossoms over the four years they spend together, and although they are separated upon Josette's graduation, they eventually find their way back to each other.
Overall, "The Story of Josette and Daniel" is a beautiful tale of love, loss, and the enduring power of relationships. The author's writing style is engaging and immersive, making it easy for the reader to become invested in the characters and their story. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a heartwarming and emotional read.

Sean DollwetReader (Josette & Daniel)

"It has turned very cold as winter is setting in!
BUT.....I spent the last few days inside with "Josette"!!
She is such wonderful thoughtful, insightful and loving company!!!
I was walking with her on her journey to make sense of life (happiness and sorrow) and how these life events affect people and can determine their actions and hearts.

She is a lot more musically talented than I am, but she let me come along and share a part of her life!!! Thank you Josette!"

Mary O.Reader (Josette)

Wonderful story with a great ending
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Momma CReader (Josette)

Being a lover of 'love stories,' I happened upon Josette a recommendation of a friend. Author Dr. Katherine Korkidis' story captivated my imagination with her clean, crisp style. Being a huge fan of coming-of-age literature, I could truly relate to Josette. The writing was different from anything I'd ever witnessed! There was no dialogue between characters, and I found this to being absolutely stunning!!! The melancholy setting, 'Edgecliff,' her uncle's mansion, I found to be enthralling as she seemingly connected with her deceased mother's spirit; all of its perambulations took me back to that era of romantic imagery--poetic and lyrical--all of it I found here in this writing, a writing that for some reason reminded me of 'wuthering heights!' The years she'd spent there at the home where her mother had lived; how emotionally she'd been tortured there by the loss of her mother, then by the eccentric uncle she'd been bequeathed to for the next several years. Josette had contemplated suicide during this period, passing her time away in the uncle's lavish estate she'd referred to as a 'prison;' the beautiful music procured there by the uncle, a concert pianist, her only solace--that and the reading of her mother's journal helping to shape her emotionally, preparing her for her later-in-life romantic encounter all her own . . . Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant This author's work.

Remington ArquetteReader (Josette)

I'm not usually a fan of the romance niche however a good friend of mine recently read this and recommended I give it a read.
Overall was very well written and the plot was great and easy to follow.

gaetanoReader (Josette)

This is the third book of a series. The author tells the loving story of Josette and Daniel. She gives many details in this tale. I was surprised to read the written vows of Josette and Daniel. It was so cool! This wedding brought smiles and tears of joy. We can also see that the writer is a catholic. She knows a lot about the catholic priests. The story ends very well with the 35th anniversary of Josette and Daniel with their honeymoon in Hawaii. That's a sweet story!

Robert CharlesReader (Josette & Daniel)

This book tells the story of Josette and Daniel, two musicians who meet at The Juilliard School and fall deeply in love.
The story is told through the eyes of Josette, a 95-year-old woman looking back on her life. The memory triggers thoughts of her past and her relationship with Daniel, which began when they were both students at Juilliard. The author's writing is engaging and the story is really captivating. It was a lovely read overall.

KPReader (Josette & Daniel)

This is the third book of a series. The author tells the loving story of Josette and Daniel. She gives many details in this tale. I was surprised to read the written vows of Josette and Daniel. It was so cool! This wedding brought smiles and tears of joy. We can also see that the writer is a catholic. She knows a lot about the catholic priests. The story ends very well with the 35th anniversary of Josette and Daniel with their honeymoon in Hawaii. That's a sweet story!

Robert CharlesReader (Josette & Daniel)

This is a story of hope, it's also a story of just how fragile a relationship or position in life can be. In a split second, all can be lost. Living on the streets isn't a choice, it's a situation many find themselves in and Daniel, who looked like he had it all, finds himself there. This is a wonderful story, I really enjoyed it.

Keith EverettReader (Daniel)

I'm not usually a fan of the romance niche however a good friend of mine recently read this and recommended I give it a read.
Overall was very well written and the plot was great and easy to follow.

gaetanoReader (Josette)

The book continues the story of Josette and Daniel, two characters who readers may have already fallen in love with from the first book in the series. Dr. Katherine's writing style is both eloquent and easy to read, and her characters are well-developed and relatable. The plot is well-paced, with enough twists and turns to keep readers hooked until the very ending which was very satisfying . Overall, this book is a wonderful addition to the series.

Nikol SzokeReader (Daniel)

A well-written story of contemporary life offering hope and romance.

Kandy WitteReader (Daniel)

Having read Josette I felt I must read Daniel. Daniel is the sequel to a very different type of reading.
Both books are well written and quite intriguing however, I was connected to Josette as a woman, and having experienced some of her feelings, and my connection to Daniel during the read, I had felt much more turmoil. Once you read both you can decide for yourself. I am an empath and when I read or watch movies I am right in the feelings and emotions of the characters. Daniel had so much to offer in the way of his talents and charitable ways, and yet life affected him in such a way, he had to take the long, bumpy, road to truly find himself. Both stories, Josette and Daniel are stories of real-life issues we all have or will experience over time. Both stories will resonate on some level when you read either or both. What is nice is to see through the lens of the writer, how she looks at both of these characters from within each character and from an outside point of view. Daniel pulls the story of Josette into it closer to the end as I'm sure a 3rd sequel will follow. It must. And I am going to be looking forward to it so I can see how the gifts and heartache these two have as individuals may come together and shine more brightly for those in their lives

Lisa CicciaReader (Daniel)

As a father with a historical background, I was moved by the heartwarming tale of Daniel.
The story of Daniel's life journey from birth to early adulthood is a reminder of love, support, and encouragement from their parents.
I was touched by the message of hope and the reminder of our choices.

Boris OzhReader (Daniel)

The characters are well-developed and endearing, and the writing is both engaging and easy to read. I found myself rooting for Daniel from the very beginning and was not disappointed with the satisfying ending. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a charming and uplifting love story.

C.EReader (Josette)

A story of strength and compassion

I recently read "Josette" and I must say, it's a well-written page turner that had me fully invested from the first chapter.
This genuine tear-jerkier tells the story of a strong yet compassionate young woman named Josette, who has encountered tragedies in her life but perseveres to find love and success.

The book is captivating and heartwarming, and the author's attention to detail in certain moments made me feel as if I were actually there.
The author also provides real-world examples, which make the story thought-provoking, timely and relevant.
I appreciated the reminder that there's always hope even when you're at your lowest.

One of the things I enjoyed most about "Josette" is the protagonist's strength of character.
She's a modern-day classic, with a strong will to survive tragedy and a willingness to work hard to create a successful life for herself.
The book also has a satisfying ending, which left me feeling optimistic and inspired.

richardreviewsbooksReader (Josette)

Although I'm not usually a fan of romance, I found this book interesting. In general, I thought this book was very well written and had an easy-to-follow plot. The characters were also enjoyable. It's worth checking out.

JaredReader (Josette)

The sequel to 'Josette' continues to explore real-life issues with well-developed characters and compelling storytelling.
As an empathetic reader, the turmoil of the protagonist in 'Daniel' is palpable and relatable.
The author's lens offers both an inside and outside perspective of the characters, making the reader invested in their journey.
Looking forward to a potential third sequel.

Muhammad AliReader (Daniel)

I think anyone who reads this book can find a piece of them somewhere within the story line. Even if you don't see it right away you will find it by the ending. At the very least we all need to rely on hope at some point in our lives and you will certainly find that here.

Lisa CicciaReader ( (Josette)

This book is the third installment in the 'A Sweet Contemporary Romance Series' and follows the story of Josette and Daniel, two musicians who meet at The Juilliard School and fall deeply in love. The story is told through the eyes of Josette, a 95-year-old woman looking back on her life. The memory triggers thoughts of her past and her relationship with Daniel, which began when they were both students at Juilliard.
The author does an excellent job of portraying Josette and Daniel's deep love and connection. They spend a lifetime together, loving each other and being there for their family. Their relationship blossoms over the four years they spend together, and although they are separated upon Josette's graduation, they eventually find their way back to each other.
Overall, 'The Story of Josette and Daniel' is a beautiful tale of love, loss, and the enduring power of relationships. The author's writing style is engaging and immersive, making it easy for the reader to become invested in the characters and their story. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a heartwarming and emotional read.

Sean DollwetReader (Josette & Daniel)

This book beautifully captures the lifelong love story of Daniel and Josette, offering a reflection on the passage of time, shared passions, and the enduring bonds of family.
A heartfelt journey.

SkyBlueReader (Josette & Daniel)

The Price of Passion

Book Reviews

'The Price of Passion' is a sorrowful and haunting story that examines the damaging effects of control and jealousy in a broken marriage.

The author explores human frailties and habits from the viewpoints of both spouses, providing a moving meditation on the difficulties of partnerships.

I found this quite interesting to apply an introspective view of our own life and learn from other people's mistakes in order not to make them.
Readers who enjoy meaningful and thought-provoking stories will be deeply affected by this book's vividly rendered characters and evocative writing style.

Page after page we’ll discover elegant language with detailed information that brings the plot to life.
It was, in my opinion, a memorable and enlightening title.

EvelynReader (The Price of Passion)

"The Price of Passion" is a beautifully written story that will keep you thinking about it long after the last page has been turned.
The passion between man and wife transforms through the insecurities brought upon by jealousy on one part, fueled by cheating, and the need to control by the other half of the partnership.
These problems can only lead to tragedy unless both parties can overcome their flaws.
The writing is beautiful, though not without a few errors that don't detract from the story, highlighting the opposing tragedies exposed by the words themselves.
Characters are full-developed, exposing every insecurity and viewpoint that ultimately leads to an authentic experience by the reader.

JJpeerReader (The Price of Passion)

I really enjoyed reading this book, it is very thought provoking and I enjoyed the characters, very well thought out! Brilliant book would definitely recommend!

Ms ThompsonReader (The Price of Passion)

The Price of Passion by Korkidis is a book full of upside-downs that act as the beating heart of the story.
This captivating tale sweeps readers away into a world of tragedies, in every sense of the word.
In my opinion, this book offers an immersive experience that leaves romance aside and fills that space with other strong themes, such as jealousy and the destruction of relationships and families, among others. These have been woven together in an intelligent way.
The characters are finely drawn, each with their own complexities, quirks and vulnerabilities.
Their personal journeys and the evolution of their relationships are portrayed with authenticity, allowing readers to become emotionally invested in their fates.

Sol TylerReader (The Price of Passion)

Wow! This fast paced drama was well written and thought provoking.

I won't spoil the story by retelling. Must be read.

Josette MandelaReader (The Price of Passion)

What sets this book apart is the author's ability to tackle difficult and sensitive topics with empathy and understanding. The themes of jealousy, control, and madness are explored in a way that is both thought-provoking and heartbreaking.

Igor IndriksonsReader (The Price of Passion)

The Price of Passion is a tragic tale that explores the destructive consequences of a dysfunctional marriage. Through the perspectives of both spouses, the author delves into the depths of human weaknesses and behaviors, shedding light on jealousy, control, and the tragic flaws that lead to madness and murder. Artemios John Korkidis, the author, draws from his own experiences and upbringing in Greece, bringing authenticity to the story. With additional content by his daughter, Dr. Katherine E.A. Korkidis, this book preserves the legacy of a talented writer and offers readers a profound exploration of human relationships and their consequences.

JessicaReader (The Price of Passion)

"The Price of Passion" is a beautifully written story that will keep you thinking about it long
after the last page has been turned.
The passion between man and wife transforms through the insecurities brought upon by jealousy
on one part, fueled by cheating, and the need to control by the other half of the partnership.
These problems can only lead to tragedy unless both parties can overcome their flaws.
The writing is beautiful, though not without a few errors that don't detract from the story,
highlighting the opposing tragedies exposed by the words themselves.
Characters are full-developed, exposing every insecurity and viewpoint that ultimately leads to
an authentic experience by the reader.

jjpeerReader (The Price of Passion)

What sets this book apart is the author's ability to tackle difficult and sensitive topics with empathy and understanding. The themes of jealousy, control, and madness are explored in a way that is both thought-provoking and heartbreaking.

Igor indriksonsReader (The Price of Passion)

I really enjoyed reading this book, it is very thought provoking and I enjoyed the characters, very well thought out! Brilliant book would definitely recommend!

Ms ThompsonReader (The Price of Passion)

I really enjoyed reading this book, it is very thought provoking and I enjoyed the characters, very well thought out! Brilliant book would definitely recommend!

Ms ThompsonReader (The Price of Passion)

This is a story not unlike one you may have witnessed in your personal life. I have watched similar tragedies unfold over the years. While this tale is presented as fiction, I suspect the author must have seen this tragedy evolve near him. My initial observation is that the cover image did an excellent job of drawing me in, after which the sobering story line kept me reading. I finished this novella in one sitting, breaking only to eat. While the manuscript needs more editing, grammar checks, and elimination of repeated paragraphs (e.g., the last chapter), the underlying story was rock solid with themes that have impacted humankind throughout recorded history. This important cautionary tale must be heeded to tend to relationships and sacred commitments. This work will be ready for prime time with a tad more work.

LawsonReader (The Price of Passion)

The Price of Passion is a tragic tale that explores the destructive consequences of a dysfunctional marriage. Through the perspectives of both spouses, the author delves into the depths of human weaknesses and behaviors, shedding light on jealousy, control, and the tragic flaws that lead to madness and murder. Artemios John Korkidis, the author, draws from his own experiences and upbringing in Greece, bringing authenticity to the story. With additional content by his daughter, Dr. Katherine E.A. Korkidis, this book preserves the legacy of a talented writer and offers readers a profound exploration of human relationships and their consequences.

JessicaReader (The Price of Passion)

Wow! This fast paced drama was well written and thought provoking.
I won't spoil the story by retelling. Must be read.

Josette MandelaReader (The Price of Passion)

The Price of Passion by Korkidis is a book full of upside-downs that act as the beating heart of the story. This captivating tale sweeps readers away into a world of tragedies, in every sense of the word.
In my opinion, this book offers an immersive experience that leaves romance aside and fills that space with other strong themes, such as jealousy and the destruction of relationships and families, among others. These have been woven together in an intelligent way.

The characters are finely drawn, each with their own complexities, quirks and vulnerabilities.
Their personal journeys and the evolution of their relationships are portrayed with authenticity, allowing readers to become emotionally invested in their fates.

Sol TylerReader (The Price of Passion)

This is a story not unlike one you may have witnessed in your personal life. I have watched similar tragedies unfold over the years. While this tale is presented as fiction, I suspect the author must have seen this tragedy evolve near him. My initial observation is that the cover image did an excellent job of drawing me in, after which the sobering story line kept me reading. I finished this novella in one sitting, breaking only to eat. While the manuscript needs more editing, grammar checks, and elimination of repeated paragraphs (e.g., the last chapter), the underlying story was rock solid with themes that have impacted humankind throughout recorded history. This important cautionary tale must be heeded to tend to relationships and sacred commitments. This work will be ready for prime time with a tad more work.

LawsonReader (The Price of Passion)

Infidelity. One of the real-life situations that a person who loves doesn't want to experience. Infidelity + Jealousy does not really give out a good match, and kids are the ones who really suffer. get to have this book to see red flags before locking in!

Eric FosterReader (The Price of Passion)

This is a captivating novel that delves into the complex themes of love, sacrifice and the pursuit of one's dreams. Set against a backdrop of societal expectations and personal desires, the story follow the journey of the protagonist as he navigates a tumultuous romance and the challenges that come with following his passions.

Peng HongReader (The Price of Passion)

What sets this book apart is the author's ability to tackle difficult and sensitive topics with empathy and understanding. The themes of jealousy, control, and madness are explored in a way that is both thought-provoking and heartbreaking.

Igor IndriksonsReader (The Price of Passion)

I really enjoyed reading this book, it is very thought provoking, and I enjoyed the characters, very well thought out!

Brilliant book would definitely recommend!

Mr. ThompsonReader (The Price of Passion)

The Price of Passion is a tragic tale that explores the destructive consequences of a dysfunctional marriage.

Through the perspectives of both spouses, the author delves into the depths of human weaknesses and behaviors, shedding light on jealousy, control, and the tragic flaws that lead to madness and murder.

Artemios John Korkidis, the author, draws from his own experiences and upbringing in Greece, bringing authenticity to the story.

With additional content by his daughter, Dr. Katherine E.A. Korkidis, this book preserves the legacy of a talented writer and offers readers a profound exploration of human relationships and their consequences.

JessicaReader (The Price of Passion)

Reading "The Price of Passion" was an unforgettable experience, one that not only entertained but also provoked thought about the nature of passion, love, and the fine line between them. It's a must-read for anyone fascinated by the intricacies of human emotions and the tragic beauty
found within them.

EwaReader (The Price of Passion)

Josette and Daniel

Book Reviews

This book is the third installment in the 'A Sweet Contemporary Romance Series' and follows the story of Josette and Daniel, two musicians who meet at The Juilliard School and fall deeply in love. The story is told through the eyes of Josette, a 95-year-old woman looking back on her life. The memory triggers thoughts of her past and her relationship with Daniel, which began when they were both students at Juilliard.
The author does an excellent job of portraying Josette and Daniel's deep love and connection. They spend a lifetime together, loving each other and being there for their family. Their relationship blossoms over the four years they spend together, and although they are separated upon Josette's graduation, they eventually find their way back to each other.
Overall, 'The Story of Josette and Daniel' is a beautiful tale of love, loss, and the enduring power of relationships. The author's writing style is engaging and immersive, making it easy for the reader to become invested in the characters and their story. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a heartwarming and emotional read.

Sean DollwetReader (Josette & Daniel)

This is the third book of a series. The author tells the loving story of Josette and Daniel. She gives many details in this tale. I was surprised to read the written vows of Josette and Daniel. It was so cool! This wedding brought smiles and tears of joy. We can also see that the writer is a catholic. She knows a lot about the catholic priests. The story ends very well with the 35th anniversary of Josette and Daniel with their honeymoon in Hawaii. That's a sweet story!

Robert CharlesReader (Josette and Daniel)

This book tells the story of Josette and Daniel, two musicians who meet at The Juilliard School and fall deeply in love.
The story is told through the eyes of Josette, a 95-year-old woman looking back on her life. The memory triggers thoughts of her past and her relationship with Daniel, which began when they were both students at Juilliard. The author's writing is engaging and the story is really captivating. It was a lovely read overall.

KPReader (Josette and Daniel)

This is the third book of a series. The author tells the loving story of Josette and Daniel. She gives many details in this tale. I was surprised to read the written vows of Josette and Daniel. It was so cool! This wedding brought smiles and tears of joy. We can also see that the writer is a catholic. She knows a lot about the catholic priests. The story ends very well with the 35th anniversary of Josette and Daniel with their honeymoon in Hawaii. That's a sweet story!

Robert CharlesReader (Josette and Daniel)

I found this to be a touching and beautifully written story that captures the essence of love and nostalgia.
The story of Josette and Daniel, their initial meeting, and their enduring love as they grow old together is both heartwarming and inspiring.
The author's descriptive words paint a vivid picture of the snowfall and the emotions it evokes.
I very quickly became attached to the characters and believe that it is a must-read for those who appreciate a heartfelt and evocative story.

KHReader (Josette and Daniel)

The Story of Josette and Daniel: Trilogy is a work of fiction penned by author Dr. Katherine E.A. Korkidis in the romance, contemporary drama, and slice-of-life subgenres. It is best suited to the general adult reading audience. Readers are invited to enjoy the poignant love story of Josette and Daniel, beginning at the prestigious and romantic setting of The Juilliard School and spanning a lifetime of drama and love. The narrative elegantly explores the enduring nature of love, weaving through decades, seasons, and shared passions. Korkidis captures the essence of their connection in all its glory, portraying love not as a fleeting emotion but as a timeless echo that carries us through the years.

Author Dr. Katherine E.A. Korkidis has lovingly crafted a trilogy that offers readers a deeply emotive experience where they get to know the central pair deeply, personally, and highly realistically. Korkidis uses beautiful prose to navigate the complexities of love, loss, and the beauty found in life's ordinary moments, painting vivid word pictures that evoke gorgeous settings and backdrops that enhance the tone of every scene. The prose is tender, evoking a spectrum of emotions from joy to heartache, with a keen eye for dialogue that helps us read between the lines and see Josette's and Daniel’s hearts on display. Korkidis has crafted a celebration of love in its more pure and enduring form, yet she never loses sight of the work and dedication that maintaining such a bond requires. Overall, The Story of Josette and Daniel: Trilogy is a gorgeous work for romance fans to lose themselves in, and I would highly recommend it.

K.C. FinnReader (Josette and Daniel)

The Story of Josette and Daniel: Trilogy by Dr. Katherine E.A. Korkidis follows the beautiful love story of Josette and Daniel Ellington, their prestigious careers, the family they have, the family they build, and their commitment to social welfare and community service. The loss of their daughter Nicole is a heartbreaking time, but the couple holds fast and tight to their unwavering support for their children—Katherine, Christopher, Edward, and Cassandra—in their diverse pursuits: Christopher's passion for acting and eventual commitment to the priesthood, Katherine's musical talents and international marriage, Edward's prowess in mathematics and finance, and Cassandra's early advocacy and later contributions to criminal justice and engineering. A vow renewal, European adventures, and encounters with Daniel's past love cross over with domestic and professional pursuits and, ultimately, retirement. As a whole, the trilogy leans heavily toward the transformative power of family, faith, and love and the enduring impact of shared values across generations.

Part epic love story, part worldwide travelogue, The Story of Josette and Daniel: Trilogy by Dr. Katherine E.A. Korkidis is a sweeping saga that collects both huge and seemingly small moments into a mega-arc that is the Ellington Family. One of the more touching moments in the book occurs when David, whom Josette and Daniel adopted, flies to Brussels to be Daniel's best man. That entire trip is extensively cataloged, and, like the rest of the Ellington's globetrotting adventures, Korkidis depicts the sights, sounds, smells, and delights in near cinematic detail. I loved the portrayal of Europe, but it was the sojourn in Hawaii written through travel journals that really touched my heart. There is something to be said about the type of love that lasts an eternity. Readers who adore stories of imperfectly perfect love and a life with some deep lows but so many more highs will love this book. The writing is clean and straightforward, and the pacing is intentionally slow as Korkidis focuses on the minutiae of Josette and Daniel's lives, which makes it fully engrossing. Overall, this is a thoughtful and lovely story, and I adored every moment spent in it.

Jamie MicheleReader (Josette and Daniel)

In this sweet contemporary romance series, the author beautifully weaves a tale of enduring love that spans decades. As Josette and Daniel embark on a second chance at building a life together, readers are treated to a poignant exploration of lifelong love. The final installment captures the
essence of their journey, from the initial spark of connection to the enduring flame that withstands the test of time. Good read!

Chen ZReader (Josette and Daniel)

Daniel

Book Reviews

This is a story of hope, it's also a story of just how fragile a relationship or position in life can be. In a split second, all can be lost. Living on the streets isn't a choice, it's a situation many find themselves in and Daniel, who looked like he had it all, finds himself there. This is a wonderful story, I really enjoyed it.

Keith EverettReader (Daniel)

This book is a symphony of life and love that captivates from the very first note. The narrative delicately unwraps the early years of Josette's love interest, Daniel,

Chen ZReader (Daniel)

The book continues the story of Josette and Daniel, two characters who readers may have already fallen in love with from the first book in the series. Dr. Katherine's writing style is both eloquent and easy to read, and her characters are well-developed and relatable. The plot is well-paced, with enough twists and turns to keep readers hooked until the very ending which was very satisfying . Overall, this book is a wonderful addition to the series.

Nikol SzokeReader (Daniel)

A well-written story of contemporary life offering hope and romance.

Kandy WitteReader (Daniel)

Having read Josette I felt I must read Daniel. Daniel is the sequel to a very different type of reading.
Both books are well written and quite intriguing however, I was connected to Josette as a woman, and having experienced some of her feelings, and my connection to Daniel during the read, I had felt much more turmoil. Once you read both you can decide for yourself. I am an empath and when I read or watch movies I am right in the feelings and emotions of the characters. Daniel had so much to offer in the way of his talents and charitable ways, and yet life affected him in such a way, he had to take the long, bumpy, road to truly find himself. Both stories, Josette and Daniel are stories of real-life issues we all have or will experience over time. Both stories will resonate on some level when you read either or both. What is nice is to see through the lens of the writer, how she looks at both of these characters from within each character and from an outside point of view. Daniel pulls the story of Josette into it closer to the end as I'm sure a 3rd sequel will follow. It must. And I am going to be looking forward to it so I can see how the gifts and heartache these two have as individuals may come together and shine more brightly for those in their lives

Lisa CicciaReader (Daniel)

As a father with a historical background, I was moved by the heartwarming tale of Daniel.
The story of Daniel's life journey from birth to early adulthood is a reminder of love, support, and encouragement from their parents.
I was touched by the message of hope and the reminder of our choices.

Boris OzhReader (Daniel)

The sequel to 'Josette' continues to explore real-life issues with well-developed characters and compelling storytelling.
As an empathetic reader, the turmoil of the protagonist in 'Daniel' is palpable and relatable.
The author's lens offers both an inside and outside perspective of the characters, making the reader invested in their journey.
Looking forward to a potential third sequel.

Muhammad AliReader (Daniel)

This review was not fully added to the books/reviews page for the book Daniel.
Here it is again in its entirety. It is one of my favorite reviews.

Chen Z.Reader (Daniel)

This book is a symphony of life and love that captivates from the very first note. The narrative delicately unwraps the early years of Josette's love interest, Daniel, from the tender moments of his birth to the soaring heights of his musical prowess. Jonathan and Katherine Ellington's nurturing love fosters Daniel's prodigious talent, painting a vivid picture of familial support and encouragement. As the virtuoso pianist ascends to international acclaim, the reader is invited into a world of melodic brilliance and artistic passion. Yet, much like life's unpredictable cadence, tragedy strikes, testing Daniel's resilience and determination. 'Daniel' is a beautifully composed tale that resonates with themes of love, triumph, and the enduring power of music.

Chen Z.Reader (Daniel)

Very different concept than ones I've read before, a lot like a biography of Daniel and his chance encounter with Josette. Would recommend to anyone looking for a romance intertwined with tragedy and challenges.

M.BReader (Daniel)

AJK Anthology

Book Reviews

The AJK Anthology is historical fiction interlaced with memoirs of a young man that lived through the occupation of the island of Crete during WWII. He shows how he persevered and created a life full of promise after living through the atrocities of war.

Avimanyu DattaReader (The AJK Anthology)

This collection provides readers with a deep insight into his experiences in Crete during World War II and various life stories.
The writings delve into societal disparities, family dynamics, personal aspirations, and offer a vivid memoir of his entire life journey, spanning from childhood to the Nazi occupation of Crete.
These stories vividly portray the resilience of the Cretan people during the war and the unwavering spirit of a nation that resisted the invaders from the north.
Overall, this collection leaves a lasting impact and is highly recommended for those seeking an eloquent and thought-provoking perspective on this historical era.

Amanda MilliganReader (The AJK Anthology)

This is a unique book. A collection of memoirs and short stories. Everyone has a story that is fascinating and this one truly is. The only thing I would suggest is that this book needs a more evocative title and cover that does justice to the work inside.

James Campion ConwayReader (The AJK Anthology)

I enjoyed the historical fiction of the memoirs of a young man who lived under atrocious occupation during WW II. He showed how he persevered and created a life full of promise even after having gone through so many difficulties. There are always new possibilities and new doors to open if we reach out to do so.

GardenerReader (The AJK Anthology)

The AJK Anthology is full of poignant stories of bravery, determination, and perseverance. I admire the author's desire to see the project to the end and dedicate it to her father, who penned it originally. It shows the heartache and loss of years gone by and the hope of a new beginnings.

Steven DanielsReader (The AJK Anthology)

I loved the historical memoirs and really felt the author had a personal connection and special touch within each story. I really enjoyed reading it and even though the stories weren't too long, they were really complete and fulfilling.

Jason M.Reader (The AJK Anthology)

Author/translator Dr. Katherine E.A Korkidis has successfully accepted the challenge to translate from the Greek her deceased father’s writings about his experiences in Crete during WW II and other life tales, enabling the family as well as readers at large to consider the many thoughts of Artemios Korkidis, ‘a philosopher and an intellectual.’ The stories bring to light the disparities between the rich and the poor, family interactions, goals, and an incandescent memoir of his life, from birth, childhood, and his response to the Nazi occupation of Crete. ‘The tiny country of Greece was not one to accept these barbarians from the north…’ and with that entry, the atrocities of the war are related as well as the resilience of the people of Crete. This is an eloquent collection of stories and thoughts that make a strong imprint. Highly recommended.

Grady HarpReader (The AJK Anthology)

I enjoyed reading these heartfelt memoirs and stories of her father’s life experiences! Written with love, you can feel the author’s pride for his country and family. Told with optimism and a belief in a better life.

B. MeyersReader (The AJK Anthology)

I loved this, it was insightful and sort of reminded me of Anne Frank's diary in its simple and open dialog and connectiveness.

Mika MathewsReader (The AJK Anthology)

Josette

Book Reviews

Being a lover of 'love stories,' I happened upon Josette a recommendation of a friend. Author Dr. Katherine Korkidis' story captivated my imagination with her clean, crisp style. Being a huge fan of coming-of-age literature, I could truly relate to Josette. The writing was different from anything I'd ever witnessed! There was no dialogue between characters, and I found this to being absolutely stunning!!! The melancholy setting, 'Edgecliff,' her uncle's mansion, I found to be enthralling as she seemingly connected with her deceased mother's spirit; all of its perambulations took me back to that era of romantic imagery--poetic and lyrical--all of it I found here in this writing, a writing that for some reason reminded me of 'wuthering heights!' The years she'd spent there at the home where her mother had lived; how emotionally she'd been tortured there by the loss of her mother, then by the eccentric uncle she'd been bequeathed to for the next several years. Josette had contemplated suicide during this period, passing her time away in the uncle's lavish estate she'd referred to as a 'prison;' the beautiful music procured there by the uncle, a concert pianist, her only solace--that and the reading of her mother's journal helping to shape her emotionally, preparing her for her later-in-life romantic encounter all her own . . . Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant This author's work.

Remington ArquetteReader (Josette)

I'm not usually a fan of the romance niche however a good friend of mine recently read this and recommended I give it a read.
Overall was very well written and the plot was great and easy to follow.

gaetanoReader (Josette)

Within the prologue, the author gives a complete summary of Josette's life from about 8yrs old until the current age of 25. This is useful for the reader in following the narrative that moves from present to past and even into her deceased parent's past via found letters and journals.
There is no dialogue in the book. There is a third person narration, inner reflections of Josette, and thoughts and deeds that are detailed in the aforementioned dairies/letters.
The melancholy tone is as resonant as the orchestra performances of this gifted musician. For this reader, there was an unearthing of deeply buried grief chapter by chapter until in the final one we find Josette returning to her childhood home ready to mend the frayed edges of her existence. And we hope she finds some joy and love in her future.

LopezReader (Josette)

The characters are well-developed and endearing, and the writing is both engaging and easy to read. I found myself rooting for Daniel from the very beginning and was not disappointed with the satisfying ending. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a charming and uplifting love story.

C.EReader (Josette)

This book is a good read. It was a sweet read. I like some romance books. The author wrote a cool book. I hope to read more from the author.

Charlene HernesReader (Josette)

A story of strength and compassion

I recently read "Josette" and I must say, it's a well-written page turner that had me fully invested from the first chapter.
This genuine tear-jerkier tells the story of a strong yet compassionate young woman named Josette, who has encountered tragedies in her life but perseveres to find love and success.

The book is captivating and heartwarming, and the author's attention to detail in certain moments made me feel as if I were actually there.
The author also provides real-world examples, which make the story thought-provoking, timely and relevant.
I appreciated the reminder that there's always hope even when you're at your lowest.

One of the things I enjoyed most about "Josette" is the protagonist's strength of character.
She's a modern-day classic, with a strong will to survive tragedy and a willingness to work hard to create a successful life for herself.
The book also has a satisfying ending, which left me feeling optimistic and inspired.

richardreviewsbooksReader (Josette)

Although I'm not usually a fan of romance, I found this book interesting. In general, I thought this book was very well written and had an easy-to-follow plot. The characters were also enjoyable. It's worth checking out.

JaredReader (Josette)

Really enjoyed reading this book - interesting story that reminds you there's always hope even when you've at your lowest. Can't wait for her next book!

CsReader (Josette)

I think anyone who reads this book can find a piece of them somewhere within the story line. Even if you don't see it right away you will find it by the ending. At the very least we all need to rely on hope at some point in our lives and you will certainly find that here.

Lisa CicciaReader ( (Josette)

"It has turned very cold as winter is setting in!
BUT.....I spent the last few days inside with "Josette"!!
She is such wonderful thoughtful, insightful and loving company!!!
I was walking with her on her journey to make sense of life (happiness and sorrow) and how these life events affect people and can determine their actions and hearts.

She is a lot more musically talented than I am, but she let me come along and share a part of her life!!! Thank you Josette!"

Mary O.Reader (Josette)

Wonderful story with a great ending
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Momma CReader (Josette)

What a wonderful book. This romance of the pianist is a very captivating novel. It is sure to touch the heart, keeps you on your toes the whole time.
A great read. When she finds her love of her life Daniel is such a beautiful moment. Very well written book.

Joshua LeeReader (Josette)

The book's exploration of identity and belonging resonates deeply, while Josette's determination to forge her path amidst challenges inspires. With beautifully crafted prose and a memorable protagonist, this novel is a testament to the power of perseverance and the triumph of the human spirit.

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