Book Review: The Secret Letters by Taryn Leigh

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Today I am pleased to share my review for Taryn Leigh’s new release The Secret Letters, a romantic suspense novel set in the beautiful setting of South Africa.

Book Review: The Secret Letters by Taryn Leigh

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Title: The Secret Letters

Author: Taryn Leigh

Publisher: Kingsley Publishers

Release date: 9th August 2020

Genre: Women’s fiction, suspense romance

Blurb:

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…

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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 […]

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The Secret Letters by Taryn Leigh

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CAN SECRETS REMAIN HIDDEN FOREVER?

‘Brilliantly written! An irresistible combination of romance, drama and suspense. I couldn’t put it down.’

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…

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The Secret Letters by Taryn Leigh

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Having been privileged to reveal the cover for Taryn Leigh’s The Secret Letters a few weeks ago, I am delighted to be sharing my review today as part of the blog rour run by Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources.

The Secret Letters is published today 9th August 2020 and is available for purchase on Amazon and all online bookstores, as well as from the Taryn Leigh directly.

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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…

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Who Inspired The Secret Letters?

The Secret Letters will be released on the 09 August 2020, but this is not just another love story. The Secret Letters was inspired by real life events and the woman behind it is a vision of hope and strength.

I try to write books that have a real meaning behind them. Stories of real life pain, seen through the eyes of someone else, someone we can identify with.

The reason for this, is that I believe, we can find nuggets to help with our own healing when we hear how someone else overcame their pain, and see how they rose above it to see happy days filled with love in their lives.

So I’m sure you can imagine that I walk around life listening out for such experiences that are worthy of writing about. Stories not only of pain, but of triumph.

I found such a story when I sat down to lunch with Alshandra Visagie one cheerful Saturday afternoon.

Alshandra candidly shared her harrowing account of being attacked in her home by a stranger. She explained the horror and torment that the experience brought, as well as the victory she encountered from it. Hers wasn’t a story told by a victim. It was one told by an overcomer!

The way she told that story shook me to the core. Having known of her story my entire life, it was completely different sitting in the room and having a first-hand account of it. Her bravery and courage together with her story of survival was hair raising to say the least, but completely inspirational.

I knew then, that I needed to somehow share her story with the world.

Being a fiction author, I contemplated for months how to tell that story. Whether to tell it like she had, or whether to completely fictionalise it. Eventually, I came to the realisation that I would use this book as an avenue to present the topic of a woman overcoming this horrendous attack, through a work of fiction, and then have her share it with my readers in her own words in live chats. So if you have read this book, look out for those chats on social media, and if you are wondering which part is applicable to her story, it’s found in my own fictitious account in Chapter Fifteen.

Alshandra is proof that woman can overcome gender based violence, and still live to have victorious lives, and impact the lives of those around them.

She is now married, to an amazing husband, has two beautiful children, and counsels others who face trauma, pain and shame. She shares hope, inspiration, and love to heal the wounds and deal with the fear.

Alshandra Visagie

So I hope you will enjoy reading The Secret Letters, knowing that even in your own pain, there is victory to be had. Your best days are before you, just like they were for Alshandra.

I also hope that you will share this story with those who need hope, and a fresh start from all the pain they have experienced.

I based this book on the quote ‘Perfect love casts out all fear‘ and as you read it, may you gain a revelation of love that will remove all your fear.

Love, Taryn Leigh

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Taryn Leigh is the Author of Perfect Imperfections and The Secret Letters, which are currently available from AmazonWaterstonesBarnes&Noble, Exclusive Books and where all good books are sold.

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