Taryn Leigh is brilliant at bringing a beautiful country to life with her words and she does this again in The Secret Letters. South Africa is stunning and comes alive in every single page.
Taryn also weaves together multiple themes – yes this is a romance but there’s also so much more to it. Taryn covers trauma, survival, loss, relationships and there’s even an underlying mystery too.
The characterisation is great and has been developed well – Mr Lemon and Rachel are great characters and their stories come alive thanks to Taryn’s careful construction of their personalities.
Overall, a warming book in a beautiful setting with a well planned and delivered storyline. And that cover…wow!
About the book…
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.
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication: August 2020
About the author…
Taryn Leigh is a South African born citizen, who spent her childhood with her nose buried in books. Her love for reading transpired into her ambition to become a writer. She first tried her hand at blogging, which eventually led to her writing her first novel. She lives in Pretoria, with her husband, son and two cocker spaniels.
Connect with the Author…
Thanks to The Fiction Cafe Book Club and the publisher and author for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.