I love all of Sara Alexi's book. Each new one I read becomes my newest favorite. Her characters are so true to life, her descriptions of people/places/things so evocative, and her storylines so filled with universal truth and humanity. - Nancy Brewster
A Song Amongst the Orange Trees is a captivating novella which follows the journey of an aspiring musician who, during a stay in an idyllic Greek village, seizes an opportunity of self-discovery, compelling him to question his pursuit for fame over true happiness.
Representing Greece in a major European song competition taking place in the Ukraine, Sakis' emotions are torn in two as he wins the competition and is immediately propelled in to the limelight, but with a song that he considers cheap and musically poor.
It isn't long before Sakis realises the temperamental nature of life as a celebrity, and the shallow adoration from everyone around him proves to be less than good for the soul. A moment of triumph is forcing Sakis to choose between money and fame, and maintaining his artistic integrity.
Time out in the Greek village sees Sakis embark on a new friendship with Jules, a music journalist, and their connection influences and inspires him to look beyond his own ambitions.
As a future of unfulfilling fortune looms before him, which path will Sakis take? Or will Jules enable him to see what it is that he holds dear in life?
Genre: General Fiction
July 2015 : Paperback
July 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition