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 uncover answers to her familys past.Intoxicated by the sights, smells, and sounds she experiences, Jaya becomes an eager student of the culture. But it is Raviher grandmothers former servant and trusted confidantwho reveals the resilience, struggles, secret love, and tragic fall of Jayas pioneering grandmother during the British occupation. Through her courageous grandmothers arrestingly romantic and heart-wrenching story, Jaya discovers the legacy bequeathed to her and a strength that, until now, she never knew was possible....
|Title||:||The Storyteller's Secret|
|Number of Pages||:||400 pages|
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The Storyteller's Secret Reviews
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
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
I know I am in the minority here, but I found this book boring and most of the characters unlikable especially Jaya. The story was predictable and it read like a cheesy, badly written romance novel. I also had nagging suspicions about the author's description of India that were later confirmed. When writing about other cultures more care needs to be taken, otherwise it ends up being a sloppy novel.
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.
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!
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 really enjoyed this book up until the last 10%, when it just got too cheesy and predictable and happy-endingy for me.
Absolutely awesome book. I started reading and did not stop until the very last page. Great story, beautifully told. The culture, the setting, the pace, and the emotions were perfectly on target. 5+ Stars for me.