The Secret Letters by Taryn Leigh #BookReview @Tarynleighbook #TheSecretLetters

August 12, 2020     Ami-May     Book Reviews

Hello There, I have the pleasure of coming to you with a BOOK REVIEW today for The Secret Letters by Taryn Leigh. Here are my honest and unbiased opinions on this book. I have chosen to review, this book from the Author who provided me with an Advanced Readers Copy.

The Secret LettersThe Secret Letters by Taryn Leigh
Publisher: Kingsley Publishers
Publication Date: August 9, 2020
Pages: 241
Source: Author
Genre: Friendship, Romance, Suspense
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RACHEL, saved from an attack twelve years before by a faceless stranger, never got to thank him, never knew his name.

Despite the devastation she chose to rise above it to help others from their pain by becoming a psychologist…. Her only issue now is that she’s an expert at fixing everyone else’s problems, and blind to her own.

After a long relationship with her boyfriend WILL starts to go south, she turns to her best friend AMELIA for guidance.

Suddenly her world is turned upside down when tragedy strikes and she’s left with no one to comfort her but Will’s rude older brother RUARI.

Paralyzed by fear, she struggles to take grip of her life, until the day when anonymous letters begin to appear from the stranger who saved her twelve years before.

Rating: 10 out of 10.
Rating Report
Plot/Narrative

I don't know where to begin with this fantastic romance books with a hint of mystery. Which also has a very strong theme throughout.

This was an utterly bloody extraordinary novel which I absolutely LOVED. Once I started I couldn't stop I finished this within a night. A story about friendship, resilience and betrayal but is also sweet, inspirational and emotional. I love everything about this novel.

10 stars
Characters

There were many powerful and outstanding characters in this book and my all-time favourite has to be Mr.Lemon and I will definitely be taking some of his recipes. I love the way Mr.Lemon's lifestyle including his diet and the yummy scrumptious food he cooks throughout. And his sweet personality wins the race.

Rachel, the main character is a tremendous character who is complex and complicated. She is also a loving, selfless and kind person. She is a psychologist and in a long term relationship with Will. Unfortunately, she ends up being attacked in her home from the same person who attacker her in her teenager years. She finds herself totally alone battling and fighting against the attack in her home. Her boyfriend Will and her best friend Amelia is nowhere to be seen. But she does have one person trying to help her, Will's brother Rauri who Rachel thought hated her as he never spoke to her etc

10 stars
Writing Style/Pacing

The writing is this book is absolutely top-notch. It's incredibly well written and oh so influential and robust. The pacing was just perfect throughout. I can't explain how wonderful Leigh's writing is. Although it was a difficult subject to write about, it was also funny and full of inspirational sayings and quotes throughout.

10 stars
Themes/Settings

There are some very strong themes throughout this book including rape etc and the way in which the author approached this very strong and taboo subject was awe-inspiring, sensitively and powerfully told/written. It takes a hell of a lot to write so beautifully about such harrowing and heartbreaking subjects. So I take my hat to this author for one touching the subjects within the book and how she portrayed them.

This is set in South Africa and the author really sets the scene and brings the setting of the pages.

10 stars
Cover

This cover is bloody absolutely stunning, to say the least.

10 stars
Overall Thoughts

This was an utterly bloody extraordinary novel which I absolutely LOVED. Once I started I couldn't stop I finished this within a night. A story about friendship, resilience and betrayal but is also sweet, inspirational and emotional. A fantastic romance book with a hint of mystery. I loved everything about this novel.

The author approached this very strong and taboo theme in an awe-inspiring, sensitively and powerfully way. The writing is this book is absolutely top-notch. It's incredibly well written and oh so influential and robust. The pacing was just perfect throughout.There were many powerful and outstanding characters in this book.

10 stars
Final Rating 10 stars

About Taryn Leigh

Taryn Leigh is a South African Author, who spent her childhood with her nose buried in books. Her love for reading transpired into her ambition to become an Author.
Taryn Leigh’s first book, Perfect Imperfections, is available in Paperback, eBook and AudioBook. She lives in Pretoria with her husband and son.
Connect with her on social media, she loves to hear from her fans, and is known to always respond.

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