The Storyteller's Secret Book Review & Book Tour Giveaway

This morning, I am excited to share a women's fiction novel in our book review spotlight.  What did I think of The Storyteller's Secret by Sejal Badani?  Read my thoughts, learn about the novel and the author & enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.

Book Title: The Storyteller's Secret by Sejal Badani
Category: Adult Fiction, 399 pages
Genre: Literary
Content Rating: PG-13 (There are some non-explicit sex scenes)

About the Book

An Amazon Charts, USA Today, and Washington Post bestseller!

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 family’s past. Intoxicated by the sights, smells, and sounds she experiences, Jaya becomes an eager student of the culture. But it is Ravi—her grandmother’s former servant and trusted confidant—who reveals the resilience, struggles, secret love, and tragic fall of Jaya’s pioneering grandmother during the British occupation.

​Through her courageous grandmother’s arrestingly romantic and heart-wrenching story, Jaya discovers the legacy bequeathed to her and a strength that, until now, she never knew was possible.

My Review
The Storyteller's Secret Shares a Romantic Story With Heartbreak and Hope.  The author creates a storyline that crosses cultures, continents, and time to tell a story of heartbreak, tragedy, love, and hope.  I am not generally a fan of romance novels because they often play out predictably and unrealistically.  While the author works to create a story with historical and cultural significance--the book is a reasonably predictable romance novel that plays on common themes and characters.  Readers will find a rather dark tale which the author dots with hopeful events--and a "secret" that comes to light fairly early in the book.

The Characters Make The Storyteller's Secret Worthy.  I found the storyline predictable--but, I did enjoy some of the characters and their stories.  There are several characters introduced throughout the novel--and some seem to have little to no bearing on the story.  However, I truly enjoyed Ravi's character and Amisha's story. 

Would I Recommend The Storyteller's Secret by Sejal Badani?   It took some time for me to settle into the story and the author's writing style.  I have never been to India--but, I have read many novels sharing glimpses into the culture and the treatment of women within it.  This novel tells a story with many similarities to other fictional accounts that I have read. Fans of romance novels and women's  fiction should enjoy this book.  The story isn't a complex one and readers will find few surprises (or deep secrets)--but, it is an enjoyable journey crossing cultures and time to create a love (and life) story with hope shining through the darkness.   

To read more reviews, please visit Sejal Badani's page on iRead Book Tours.

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Meet the Author

​A former attorney, Sejal Badani left the law to pursue writing full time.

She is a USA Today, Washington Post & Amazon Charts bestselling author, Goodreads Fiction Award Finalist and ABC/DISNEY Writing Fellowship Finalist.

Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ​~ Pinterest Instagram

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