I’m starting this off by letting you know what kind of reader I am. I’m one who doesn’t read the book blurbs. I instead look at the covers, titles and what my friends star ratings are for a particular book before I decide if I’ll read it or not. For this particular book I followed my normal suit which meant I came up with a preconceived notion
that this book was going to be told through letters to a lover. Look my ‘pre-review’ picture below->
I was wrong though and it took me a couple minutes to re-adjust my thought process before continuing on with this book. To help me reset my brain I went ahead and looked at the blurb so I could get in the right mindset.53 LETTERS FOR MY LOVER
spans several decades between a married woman and her life both with her husband and children, and her lover. Shayda
and her husband’s life is more of story of two souls who have been put together because of cultural acceptance than a love story. Shayda and her lover,Troy’s
, story is definitely a love story but one that is forbidden because of Shayda’s marriage.
Troy, meet Hafez, Shayda’s husband. Her anchor, her rock, her safe harbor.
Hafez, meet Troy, the current that sweeps her so far ashore, she forgets which way is home.
Shayda and Troy are both born on the same day but in different parts of the country.
“My grandma used to say that people born on the same day are two halves of the same soul.”
Shayda loves each man but is not in-love with each man.
I realized that it’s possible to love two people in two completely different ways.
An impressive debut book for, Ms. Attar, and I look forward to more from this up and coming author. She created a cultural story told within the confines of two genres: women’s fiction and romance.
53 Letters is a STANDALONE with a companion story (38 pages) that is from Troy’s pov of some of the scenes from this book. It is a FREE gift from the author ->http://amzn.to/1lMDDfH
**Complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.**