Silver Travel Book Club

February 2022 – The Whispering Wind

We’ll explore a different destination for each Book Club, and a lucky Silver Travel Book Club reader can win a free copy of that month’s book.

This month the Silver Travel Book Club – proudly sponsored by Just Sardinia – is reading The Whispering Wind by Lexa Dudley.

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This month the Silver Travel Book Club – proudly sponsored by Just Sardinia – is reading The Whispering Wind by Lexa Dudley.

The Whispering Wind is a moving story of two lovers, set on the beautiful island of Sardinia, where Elise goes on holiday to escape a loveless and violent marriage. Whilst there, she meets and falls in love with Beppe, a local Sard.

Despite religious and cultural complications, they embark on a romantic and passionate affair. Beppe shows Elise his island and introduces her to the welcoming culture of the Sardinians and Elise soon falls under the spell of both the island and its people.

But after weeks of blissful happiness, Elise has to return unexpectedly to England to face all the problems she had been so desperate to leave behind…


Just Sardinia’s new “North Sardinia Explorer Escorted Tour” has been created to discover the Gullura area in the lesser-known northern region of Sardinia with dramatic landscapes of granite rocks and rugged hills, picturesque hill towns, ancient Nuraghi, stunning beaches, turquoise waters and delicious local food.

The tour has been designed to make the most of your week in Sardinia by having an expert local guide yet incorporating plenty of leisure time. You’ll be staying at the lovely Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel situated on a fabulous white sandy beach, just 21 km from Olbia. The hotel enjoys a stunning location with wonderful sea views across the gulf to the dramatic Isola Tavolara. The tour will involve some light walking and hill walking.

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How to win a copy of The Whispering Wind by Lexa Dudley

Sardinia, the second largest Mediterranean island, has so much to offer with an interesting history, wild mountainous interior, vibrant towns with local traditions, colourful festivals and places to explore.

Tell us about a visit you’ve made to Sardinia or why you might like to holiday there. Simply add a comment at the end of this page.

The best entry will win a copy of the book, and we’ll advise the winner at the beginning of March.

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17 Responses

    1. I.have never visited but it is a possibility this year as i am in need of a peaceful relaxing holiday after a very trying year.

  1. Sardinia looks a lovely island with an interesting history, and the book would no doubt give an insight into the island.

  2. Having watched Gino de Campo’s television series regarding Sardinia, I have a real urge to go and experience the island for myself. Hopefully, one day, but in the meantime this book sounds as though it will whet the appetite even more.

  3. We have visited this lovely friendly island , but, just not enough time to explore all the interesting areas there are to see.

  4. I would love to go to Sardinia to eat sardines, since the fish were named after the island.

  5. I spent a wonderful week in a rustic cottage nestled below mountains. I walked across fields to visit my neighbour, shopped in local super markets, eat in little trattorias, swan and sunbathed in hidden coves and spent the evening ps with a glass of wine star gazing at a dark, dark sky. All away from the crowds. Bliss. How I would love to go again.

  6. Sardinia is on my bucket list and Gino d’Acampo’s interesting, informative and humorous television series filmed on the island has reinforced my desire to spend some time there. The scenery, cuisine and architecture were fabulous. I am sure reading this novel would whet my appetite for Sardinia even more!

  7. Have never been to Sardinia but am currently looking for a holiday for this summer so I might not be saying that for long!!

  8. Was a great traveller and loved visiting new places. The covid situation and my own health has kept me cooped up for so long, and lack of spare cash meant I havent really been anywhere for over 5 years. Oh to have the chance to literally fly away to Sardinia. New places to discover, to remember the joy of meeting new people, trying new food, learning so much, new laguage and listening to local music. Oh such bliss, and to remind myself however small I am still part of this world and can look forward to some future pleasures

  9. I need to explore Sardinia. One day ashore from a Mediterranean Cruise was not enough to fully appreciate this lovely island.

  10. We visited Sardinia many years ago with our children. The locals were so welcoming and the food always superb. We would love to visit again to be able to see more of the island

  11. I’m now old enough to enjoy an adult holiday ( kids have left home ) and Sardinia looks a wonderful place to start

  12. I’ve never been to Sardinia but would love to go. In the early 1960’s my sister, who was an art student, emptied her National Savings account to go on a college trip to Florence and while there met a Sardinian boy called Pietro, who was doing his national service nearby. Pietro then came to stay with us for a holiday in Kent. He was short with (obviously) very dark hair and was very shy, but that could have been the language problem. I don’t know what he made of us; I think his family had even less money than us and sadly the romance came to nothing due to the difficulties in keeping in touch in those pre-Internet days but it has always been somewhere on my very long list of places to visit.

  13. How I would love to have a holiday on Sardinia. It is on the list and nearly at the top! We have traveled a great deal and been to some wonderful places. This island sounds enchanting and I dream of going there very soon. Now that restrictions are easing …. there is nothing to stop us. (The excitement is rising whilst writing this; Sardinia is now top of my wish list!)

  14. Would love to visit Sardinia it looks so beautiful and majestic hilly scenery with lovely countryside and fantastic climate also lots of historic buildings to see and super cuisine as well I’m hoping

  15. I have never been to Sardinia but would love to go one day. I enjoy visiting islands and learning the history of their evolvement with usually a number of nations mingled together, especially in the Mediterranean (e.g., Malta). I read the free preview of the book and it has enticed me to learn more.

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