From the bestselling author of Trail of Broken Wings comes an epic story of the unrelenting force of love, the power of healing, and the invincible desire to dream.Nothing prepares Jaya, a New York journalist, for the heartbreak of her third miscarriage and the slow unraveling of her marriage in its wake. Desperate to assuage her deep anguish, she decides to go to India to u...
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The Storyteller's Secret Reviews
I love reading books about India and thought this would be a winner but unfortunately it was too predictable and I figured out early on how it was going to end.
Thank you Lake Union Publishing and Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I had no idea what this was about except the it was historical fiction and that could never be boring in my opinion. I loved the setting and have read very little about India during WWII. The writing was mesmerizing and the story was beautiful and tragic all at the same time. I highly recommend this book!
Manipulative and unrealistic, but very absorbing if you are willing to suspend belief. It tells the story of Jaya, a New York journalist who is heartbroken after her third miscarriage. At stasis and grieving she decides to visit India to find out the mystery of her (Indian born) mother's past. In India she meets Ravi, the devoted servant of her dead grandmother Anisha, who unravels her family's hidden history. Anisha's story is well told, if unbelievable, in particular the close friendship she d ...more
This one came up as an August Prime First Reads. I recognized the author, I loved her first book, Trail of Broken Wings so I jumped on it immediately. Read it over just a couple days and loved this one too. A story of 3 women, grandmother, daughter and granddaughter, all facing different obstacles. It drew me in and I could hardly put it down.
it's 12 am and I've stayed up to read the whole book in 1 sitting, then spend time writing its review bc I can't wait, so you can believe that the book was good. So why just 3 stars? Actually, 3.5, rounded down. I'll explain: WARNING - SPOILERS AHEAD
What I loved about the book:
* The details about India, the caste system and the place of women, the beauty of Amisha and Stephen's love story
* The writing was good, though there were typos throughout that makes me feel it could have used a better, mo ...more
One of the things that caught my eye with this book was the beautiful cover. I love the white flower against the red backdrop and the little gold/yellow details and accents.
I also loved that this book was set in India. There is something about India that seems so beautiful and exotic and I just loved that this book was going to incorporate that rich culture.
The summary sounded interesting but it was really the promise of something new and different culturally, that drew me into this st ...more
This novel is a well-written train wreck. While the modern part of the novel is relatable, the British Raj part is barely researched in terms of societal set-up and even amenities available at the time.
The basic writing is good, but the utter lack of research, even the basic kind, was a complete let down.
This was my choice for this month's free Amazon prime book and I was very disappointed. If you know nothing about India or Indian culture and you don't mind a very predictable book with few twists or turns, then I'm sure it's an acceptable novel. If you do know even the basics about India then you'll soon spot it's a bit of a mess.
Jaya lives in America and decides to take a trip to India after suffering her third miscarriage and the breakdown of her marriage. She's responding to a letter her mot ...more