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Librarian's Note: Alternate-cover edition for ISBN10: 1492796484 / ISBN13: 9781492796480The Art of Becoming Homeless is the fifth book in the series The Greek Village Collection by INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLING AUTHOR Sara Alexi.Set in Greece amongst the tavernas and olive trees, The Art of Becoming Homeless is a sun-soaked tale of love and letting go as one woman throws cautLibrarian's Note: Alternate-cover edition for ISBN10: 1492796484 / ISBN13: 9781492796480The Art of Becoming Homeless is the fifth book in the series The Greek Village Collection by INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLING AUTHOR Sara Alexi.Set in Greece amongst the tavernas and olive trees, The Art of Becoming Homeless is a sun-soaked tale of love and letting go as one woman throws caution to the wind in search of true happiness. Little does she know that in two short days, a handsome young man and an unforeseen incident will change her life forever.Responsible, hardworking and always making the ‘right’ choice in life, Michelle lives a successful life as a high-flying lawyer in London. But an underlying sense of unease leads her to question her choices, so when Michelle’s firm offer to send her to Athens to handle a case, she jumps at the chance.Thanks to financial support from his dad, Greek Villager Dino has just completed a degree in England only to realise his heart is in Greece. Having thrown in his job and in need of some courage to face his father to the break the news, Dino heads out to visit friends on a nearby island.With some time to herself before the case begins, Michelle decides to squeeze in a sun-filled weekend on the same island. But a tragic accident throws everything into chaos, and what starts out as a boat journey promising brief escape for both Michelle and Dino turns out to be a life changing encounter. Will Michelle go back to city life in London, or will the carefree woman she has now discovered within allow her to break her own rules? Will her heart stay in Greece?If you enjoyed The Art of Becoming Homeless you'll love book six in the series, In the Shade of the Monkey Puzzle Tree. Find it on Amazon now!...

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ISBN : 29689490
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Number of Pages : 332 Pages
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The Art of Becoming Homeless Reviews

  • Abbie
    2019-03-31 04:39

    StunningThe views are magnificent and so is the food in Greece. Sara Alexi describes everything so well, I feel as though I've been on vacation. And the story of Michele and Dino? Well, you'll have to read it all on your own. No spoilers here except to say that it is perfectly written.

  • Ekaterina Botziou
    2019-03-31 03:56

    A heart-warming story, beautifully written - like all of Sara's books! As a woman with a Greek background as well as a law degree, this book was right up my street! I also have family in Athens, and felt that Sara described the atmosphere and culture there brilliantly. Fantastic characters and a solid plot - a must read.

  • Rebecca
    2019-04-16 10:54

    I had NOT read Sara Alexi's other books but was intrigued by the title of this one enough to give it a try. I learned about Sara through her membership on WLM and so while I was reading it I kept thinking "Is this a memoir or a novel?" Well of course it's a novel. It's a fun little romance but the way it is written almost feels like a memoir, maybe because of the present tense first-person thing.One technicality that didn't make sense was that if it is written from Michelle's point of view then she couldn't know what was said in Greek, and yet that is explained to the readers. Helpful yes, but it doesn't make sense. If you let that go and accept that this is not written from Michelle's point of view then you will do okay..... but there is a definite mix of point-of-view throughout.Sara nicely dodged the whole cougar thing by skipping anything too explicit and somewhat rushing the ending.... I thought some of the ending was a bit unnecessary but I don't want to give any spoilers away either.I'm giving this 4 stars in spite of my complaints because I was really drawn in. I had trouble putting it down, and I stayed up late to finish it once I got past the 80% mark. I will probably add "Illegal Gardener" and maybe some of her other stories to my "want to read" list.

  • Julie
    2019-04-13 05:40

    I was lucky enough to get an ARC of 'The Art of Becoming Homeless' although there was no obligation to post a good review. I absolutely love this series and couldn't wait to read this book. Sara Alexi's art of story telling enables the reader to identify with the characters as she takes you along on a voyage of discovery, as much for the characters as the reader. This book is certainly as good as the rest in the series and each book adds something new about characters from the previous books. It's one of those books that you just want to keep on reading and any book that does that deserves five stars!

  • J.C. Wing
    2019-03-29 09:37

    There is something almost addicting in the way that Sara Alexi writes. Her characters are multi-faceted and true to life. They are human and as perfect as they are flawed. It is so interesting to see the culture of the Greek natives she creates and reading her novels is almost like stepping into a beautifully colored painting. Her words seem to swoop across the page like the brilliant blue waves of the water she describes and they are as warm as the hot Greek sun that so often shines upon the characters in her books. Alexi is a visual writer, full of emotion and surprise. I never know where she is going to take me but I am always a willing participant in the journey.

  • Susan in Perthshire
    2019-03-27 06:45

    I really wanted to like this- honestly I did! I love Greece and thought this would be a great escapist piece of fiction to read in the middle of winter. Basic idea is fine but it's not well executed. Characters are actually very under-developed; the story is predictable and sadly rather boring; and the dialogue is stilted and unreal. I am really sorry because obviously lots of people think Sara is great - but in my view - it is poorly written, unentertaining and frankly unbelievable. I struggled to read it all the way through - made myself do it and then wondered why I had bothered!

  • Brad Janowski
    2019-03-30 04:58

    A reluctant Cougar storyAt least there are no sex scenes. I applauded Alexi for avoiding making Julie a cougar in book 1 and then she does it here. I'm sorry but I would cringe if my son who is Dinos age took up with a woman my age. It is only worthwhile reading if you are in to the series. Demi Moore couldn't keep Ashton and 50 year old Michele will not be successful long-term with 24 year old Dino.

  • Terri Montgomery
    2019-04-09 11:34

    Loved this book! WOW!!! Delving deep into the lives of the characters, (people) in this village makes you so grateful for what you have. Beautiful, Inspiring, Courageous! Deeply emotional, clearly written as if you were the fly on the wall. Amazing!!! Thank you Sara!

  • Krista
    2019-04-04 04:53

    This was an easy read that seemed to drag on a bit too long with all the to-ing and fro-ing across the Greek island. The plot took awhile to develop and was a little implausible. But it wasn't horrible, terrible awful. Not bad for a free Kindle book.

  • Lori
    2019-04-13 05:38

    This has become one of my favorites in Sara's Greek Village series. The characters, as always, come to life & this time a tantalizing romance is brewing. Highly recommend it.

  • Mandy
    2019-04-12 04:56

    I just can't put these books down,bring on the next one.

  • Jeanne
    2019-04-07 07:43

    Love the series but this one had little to do with the village. While reading, the thought came to mind that this book might be somewhat of a memoir. Clearly, I will continue to read all of Ms. Alexi's works, this just wasn't her best.

  • Linda O'Brien
    2019-04-16 08:45

    One of the Greek village series. Pleasant book to read

  • Puja Narula
    2019-04-16 05:41

    Sara Alexi does it again and again...makes you want to go stay in Greece. Such a beautiful story.

  • Keith
    2019-04-20 04:37


  • Efremis
    2019-04-05 07:50

    Book 5 of the Greek Village series and I have scored this 5 stars. I love Sara Alexi's books. They make me feel as if I'm part of the village and its inhabitants.This book highlights what many people go through in their day to day lives. Unfulfilled lives, despair and solutions. Another great read!

  • Valerie
    2019-04-15 09:43

    Loved it! I read Sara Alexi's Village series because of the authenticity of the place and the people. Having lived for a short while in a Greek village on the island of Crete, these books take me back to the charm of the village and the people. Julia's friend Michelle comes from England to settle a legal dispute going through her law firm. She takes a little side trip to an island during a transportation strike. On the trip over and while on the island she meets a man, she has an accident that almost took her life, and she finds a way to leave her mouldy old house in England behind to become an adventurer in a foreign land. Now this is one of Sara Alexi's books, which could be called women's lit.

  • Linda
    2019-04-02 04:51

    I really want to give this book a four, but I didn't because it's a bit more like a romance than what I usually read and perhaps lingers just a little too long in some delicious places. (It is not at all explicit, don't misunderstand me!) I think this is the last in the Greek Village Series by Sara Alexi, and I am sad about that. The first book caught my attention with a plot that didn't descend to the expected and which was sensitive to all sorts of people and situations. Honestly, I didn't think it was terribly well-written, but with each subsequent book, the writing became more sure-footed. I loved the way the characters lives intertwined in each novel and the way the last book circles back to the first. I loved the scenery and Greek ways. And I will keep track of Ms Alexi's next books!

  • Kat
    2019-03-23 11:46

    a girl in london goes to greece on business. she arrives a week early , they lost her luggage. she meets a greek man she knew before. he quit his job in london and is back in greece. he will have to go in the service for 2 years and he is worried about it and telling family he quit his job and is coming backthey go to a island and rent 2 donkeys. the one she is on goes over the cliff and dies. she is trapped by a busy half way down and he is scared she will die. the donkey diedthey both got rescued. the meeting she was in greece for kept getting postponed. the man she met is younger than her but they fell in love. he had to go in the army for 18 months like all greek menshe quit her job, sold her house and moved to greece to live next to her friend. the man asked her to marry him when he got out of the armyit was good

  • J. A.Lewis
    2019-04-14 07:32

    This is the 5th in Ms. Alexi's Greek series. In this one, Michelle is visiting Greece for a business consultation when a chance encounter to one of the islands has her meeting up with Dino, a young man whom she had met once before. What ensues is an older woman/younger man romance, he being half her age. I've read 3 in this series, and still find the first to be the best. The books amble along with no hurry to go anywhere and this one is certainly no different. The premise is that Greece is all about love, family, and doing what makes you happy rather than what will make you wealthy. The scenery and beauty of the Greek islands will certainly charm you, but I found the relationship to be a bit awkward due to the extreme age difference.

  • Joan
    2019-03-25 04:49

    The Art of Becoming Homeless was well-written in the sense that language is used correctly and communicates meaning clearly, the plot proceeds coherently, and the characters are well-developed. The problem for me was that there didn't seem to be any conflict that demanded resolution. I did become interested in the characters and wanted to see how their relationship resolved itself, however; so I was extremely irritated when the book just stopped. There was no resolution, no ending - the writer just stopped writing.

  • Judy
    2019-04-06 04:43

    An English barrister goes to Greece to try to settle a case. Since she has a long weekend when she arrives, she takes a boat to a Greek island, and runs into a Greek young man she had met during an earlier trip to Greece to visit a friend. She ends up spending a week with him on the island after an accident and a postponement of her negotiations by the other side. During the week she begins to question her sterile life in England, and to fall for the young man. This is book 5 of a series set Greece, but it stood alone pretty well,

  • Sandra Rhein
    2019-04-01 03:34

    Enjoyable. I read the whole series. It's easy reading, but has interesting character development. Each book in the series takes you into the lives and backgrounds of more people in the village. Because I've travelled to quite a few different cultures, I'm drawn to and intrigued by descriptions of foreign cultures. It is fascinating and delightful to get to know how others think and live and experience life.

  • Carolyn Amundson
    2019-04-14 05:58

    Use of present tense doesn't workNot many fiction writers use the present tense, because it is awkward to read. While some authors manage to make it work, this one doesn't. Here, there is no difference between the awkward present tense and the awkward English as spoken by the local Greeks. Add the fact that much of the plot appears to involve a solo traveller having bad experiences while pretending not to pity herself, and this became a tough book to read.

  • Susan
    2019-04-06 09:51

    Imagine the possibilitiesSo often we trudge through life because we don't take time to imagine that other possibilities exist.Join this adventure as two people who are at a point in life where they need other possibilities realize their futures could be intertwined. A wonderful escape to a beautiful place where life is less complicated and people realize that relationships matter more than possessions.

  • Eileen Carter
    2019-03-23 04:44

    Sweet romanceliving the rest race. work sleep work sleep. to get away from it all and see how life could be when not caught up in that crazed piece of working till you drop to earn money too buy miter things you really don't need. that is what happens to Michelle when she meets Dino. only what will she decide...continuing running the rat race or take time and slow down in beautiful Greece.

  • Diane Galburt
    2019-04-07 09:53

    THE ART OF BECOMING HOMELESS!This is my first time reading Sara Alexi and OH, WHAT A FIND! This book has fantastic characters, plot and the surroundings of Greece and England! I cannot wait to read more of her books! I believe you will love them as much as I do! Sincerely, Diane Galburt

  • Jeremy Gallen
    2019-03-21 04:34

    Another Good EntryIn author Sara Alexi's fifth installment of her Hreek Village series, Englishwoman Michelle, a lawyer, travels to Greece but experiences an accident involving a donkey ride, although she befriends locals such as Dino. Those that liked prior books will likely enjoy this one, with only the rare untranslated Greek term.

  • Carol
    2019-04-15 05:38

    Wonderfully readable series. All the books give a feel for a small village or island in Greece. The people, the food, the way the society functions. All this interwoven with stories that relate to other tales in the series. Start with the first, settle in, and enjoy. These alone make kindle unlimited worth the price.

  • Nancy
    2019-03-23 10:57

    Sara Alexi's Greek Village books are a window into a beautiful part of the world. Her characters are very real and you will feel you know them as your friends as they intertwine into each other's lives throughout the series. The books are a holiday to a place and people that not every one can travel to on an airplane...but anyone can travel there through the pages of her books. Enjoy the trip!