Heels and Hearts: The Cypriot Side of the Story

Heels and Hearts is based in both the UK and Cyprus. I have an English girl falling for a Greek Cypriot doctor. As many of you are aware, I lived in Cyprus for eight years and decided I’d like to incorporate the village of Polemi into my story.

Polemi is a rural village on the Southern side of Cyprus. I’m sharing images that inspired me to write certain scenes within the book, so when you eventually read it you will be able to get a feel for the scene I am describing.

23460_389755817237_2763714_n  Jessica meets a goat herder on her way to Polemi. This is the herder who passed my home on a daily basis.

olive treeAndreas takes Jessica on a romantic picnic and they sat on these hills overlooking the village. This is the olive tree they sat under to enjoy their food.

This is the view and walk they enjoyed.  The yellow fennel is the plant Andreas pointed out and told Jessica to sniff. It smells of aniseed.

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IMGP6626A few things Jessica would have seen around Cyprus.   Lania village (2)

Lania village (22)
1918152_197082277237_842263_n Inside the shop where Jessica purchases a gift for a bride and groom.

The Bougainvillea where the 1923916_32034592237_8427_nwedding scene takes place.

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About Glynis Peters

I write Historical saga style novels featuring mystery and romantic twists. My debut with HarperCollins/HarperImpulse is, The Secret Orphan. I live in the UK, in a coastal town in Essex. When I am not writing, I enjoy making greetings cards, Cross Stitch, fishing and the company of my little granddaughters. I also write Victorian novels under my own name, Glynis Smy,
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4 Responses to Heels and Hearts: The Cypriot Side of the Story

  1. Oh, I love that setting and context, Glynis! Nice premise, too. And thanks for sharing the lovely ‘photos 🙂

  2. Glynis Smy says:

    Thanks Margo! Glad you liked them. 🙂

  3. A very good way to weave in your own experiences and places, Glynis.

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