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||:||412 pages|
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The Storyteller's Secret Reviews
Loved this book cried so many times, totally awesome.
This book is clearly targeted at women, just not intelligent women. The text is plodding and pedestrian. The plot has a few twists but is overall predictable. If I had a nickel for every time a female character "teared up", "held back tears" or "stifled a sob", I'd be rich. Happy endings abound. Can't recommend.
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.
Sejal Badani, Author of “The Storyteller’s Secret” has written a captivating, intriguing, emotional , riveting, and emotional story. The Genres for this novel are Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Historical Fiction with a touch of Romance. The timeline is in both the present and the past when it pertains to the characters or events in the story. The story is told in both the United States, and India. The author vividly describes the colorful cast of characters and the landscapes with great detail.
An exceptionally good book! It blends a bittersweet love story with impressive information about India, past and present. It describes the many beautiful areas to be found even among the desolation and poverty seen elsewhere.
Through the eyes of a young woman visiting, we learn about the country's history, its unusual traditions and customs, and the joyful celebrations.
The difficult life of women and the deplorable caste system are part of an engrossing story. There is love, unity and joy as the ...more
Badani’s voice is clear, intimate, and conversational. I was riveted from the first page, and for the first time in longer than I can remember, I read an entire day away.
With depth and insight, Badani explores the emotional anguish of multiple miscarriages and the subsequent devastation to a marriage. She also exposes how deep-rooted emotional scars from one’s childhood can complicate the parent-child relationship, and also affect a person’s ability to be emotionally vulnerable with a partner. ...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.