The Storyteller's Secret
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 Indi...more
Jaya lives in America and decides to take a trip to India after suffering her third miscarriage and the breakdown of her marriage. She's responding to a letter her mot ...more
After several miscarriages...Jaya and her husband, Patrick, separate. Their communication was weak. Patrick moved out quickly.
Next we are introduced to Jaya’s parents. Jaya went to spend time with them - one night sleep over - hoping to find comfort...f ...more
That wasn't the real problem - the problem with the novel is that it just couldn't have happened and it was SO inconsistent. At one point ...more
I'm also exactly the wrong person to feel sympathy for a ...more
This has been languishing on my Kindle for a very long time. Although the story was a bit on the saccharin side for m ...more
The book is written from two vantage points: those of the person telling the main story, Jaya, and the second is from the viewpoint of her grandmother, Amisha.
Jaya is reeling from her third miscarriage. A writer living in New York, the third miscarriage is m ...more
Thank you Lake Union Publishing and Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
This book was one of my Kindle First picks and I’m so glad I picked this one. Not only did it keep me gripped from beginning to end it left me feeling lighthearted after reading it.
The Storyteller’s Secret tells the tale of two women, grandmother and granddaughter, one set back in India when the British were ruling and one set in modern day time.
The basic writing is good, but the utter lack of research, even the basic kind, was a complete let down.
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
I did find the action to be very predictable. I guessed a key event long before it happened.
About a third of the way through th ...more
Sejal Badani has a beautiful writing style. I can see why so many people enjoyed the book. However, it was just too difficult for me to stretch my imagination to find the story of Jaya’s grandmother, Amisha, to be totally believable. First, intimate details of the grandmother’s life are being told by Ravi, who was not present during most of the scenes. Second, the grandmother was an uneducated Indian woman who spoke perfect Englis ...more
This book is so bad I feel like it has made me into a worse person.
Every female character is horribly weak and can't do anything without some guy telling her what to do. Like, I don't think there's a single female character t ...more
In The Storyteller's Secret you will meet Jaya. Low-key, I liked getting to know this character. She was just so freaking refreshing and likable throughout the entire book. However, before I diveinto an actual review of this book I feel like I should confess something. I only really ever dove into this book because I w ...more
Summary: Told in two storylines this book is focused on the stories of Jaya and Amisha. Jaya is a journalist in New York who has suffered from infertility and a failing marriage. After her third miscarriage, she leaves to India to visit family she has never met before and in hopes of finding herself. Jaya has a ...more
TOP READ OF 2018
KU and Free on Audible at the time of purchase.
I love epic life stories and getting immersed in foreign cultures.
READ THE BLURB. If you don’t like life/generational stories and/or you don’t know what you’re jumping into you may not enjoy it. Expect a slowly unfolding story, a story revealing life lessons of three generations. I fully enjoyed learning about Indian culture and fully appreciate positive changes women have seen in the last sixty plus years.
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