Published: 28/07/2015
ISBN: 9781784623319
eISBN: 9781784626068
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Sardana Encore
by Ray Harwood

Peter’s architectural ability removed him from his Spanish homeland, spiriting him off to London and a brief sojourn in Malaysia; yet he was always magnetised back to the biggest love in his life... his mother.

Sardana Encore welcomes the reader back like an old friend. The now thriving Martinez hotel reaches the end of its first season and Pedro – influenced by the family priest to see himself as ‘Peter’, the international traveller – prepares to begin studies in London and life with flatmates, who in time join the family circle.

However, milestone events on his journey leave an indelible mark on his life. A balance is struck to no lesser extent than the fairytale romantic interlude in Malaysia, where Peter’s emotional taste buds are discovered. In the UK, as he embarks on a successful career, his Catalan ties still bind and seeds there take root... and the bitter fruits of an ancient enmity are laid ready to be reaped...

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Books Monthly

Sardana Encore welcomes back readers of Peter Martinez’s earlier exploits, returning them, without preamble, to Last Sardana’s colourful characters and dramas. As Peter, now 19, prepares to embark on a successful new life in Britain, he finds that his old Catalan ties still bind, and seeds planted in the early days begin to take root. Then, during a conference trip to Malaysia, new seeds are sown, while many years later, back in Spain, the bitter fruits of an old enmity are ready to be reaped…

Moving though the heart of this lively, entertaining and sometimes unsettling plot is Peter himself, now grown from boy to man and ready to face what life throws at him with all his strengths and frailties. I enjoyed travelling along with this complex protagonist on his journey, and found him all the more engaging because, likeable though he is, he is not perfect.

by Miriam Pereira

A continuation of the family story, characters well developed, a good holiday read. I am waiting to see what happens in the third book

by H M Atkinson

Having read the first book, Last Sardana, and thoroughly enjoyed it, I couldn’t wait to read the second book Sardana Encore and it didn’t disappoint.

I’ve never read a book that played with my emotions as much as this series and following the ups and downs of the Spanish family was truly captivating.

This is so much more than just reading a story – this is like living the story – you feel you’re there with the Martinez family and that’s what makes these books special.

Roll on the remainder!

by Veronica Jean Satchell

The story of Peter is compelling and great fun. Some awkward moments in his life can be related to by most people and the realism of the locations and characters definitely strikes a chord. The first book leads you seamlessly into Peters adventures as a man in the last sardana and holds your interest throughout. I did enjoy this easy read very much. Start with the last Sardana and get away from the world for a while.

by Trevki

I loved this book from beginning to end. It followed the first in the series Sardana. The book has a remarkably strong voice and the plot is fast paced leading to a satisfying conclusion. The story is captivating - it was instant connection with this book. I award it 4 stars.

by Felicity Gibson

This is the second book in this series and it is equally as good as the first. The story keeps you wondering as to what's in store for Peter. I am hoping to find the third book in this series under my Christmas tree

by Sue Moynehan

Ray Harwood has once again delivered an excellent read with Sardana Encore. Following Peter into middle age was captivating and emotional. You are automatically drawn into Peters’ life experiences that leave you contemplating how easy it is to take one road, when your heart says to take another…. Very thought provoking!

by Theresa Dawes


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