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.


About Glynis Smy

I live in the UK, in the seaside town of, Dovercourt~Harwich, where I enjoy writing novels. I've written historical romance/suspense, Medical romance and my latest WIP is in the crime genre. The Victorian era fascinates me and the best part of writing a novel is often the research. Proud writing moments in my life: Shortlisted for Festival of Romance Fiction 2014 New Talent Award Reaching second round of Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2014 Maggie's Child: reached #1 Amazon best-seller: Historical Romance Victorian /February 2014/ebook & book paid list. May 2014 #3 Historical Romance Victorian, and #25 in Historical Romance paid top 100 best-seller list. Top 100 in three categories on Amazon UK best-seller listings in 2015. Seeing my books in a Suffolk (UK), library. Over the years I've written short stories in a variety of genres. I've also won a few poetry contests, my first was at the age of twelve, (a poem about the Bangladeshi war). I also won a children's short story competition where the prize was a first-aid box, I was so proud but my husband found it amusing because we owned two pharmacies. My articles have been published in magazines both in the UK and Cyprus. I am also featured in various places on-line. When I am not writing, I enjoy making greetings cards, Cross Stitch, fishing and the company of my little granddaughters.
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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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