Book Review: The Perfect Imperfections by TARYN LEIGH

  • Published: 29/03/2017
  • 290 pages
  • Format: Kindle
  • Rating 1280px-5_stars.svg

Sarah Lewis desires nothing more than to begin again after a failed marriage and a tragedy so terrifying, it forces her to leave her life in London to stay with her best friend a world apart in South Africa. Despite immediate success in her business, she struggles to understand who she really is and where she belongs in the world. So begins a journey of discovery as Sarah re-unites with Katy in the land where she was born, where the air is lavender scented, and weekends are spent cycling on the beach. Until the day when she has to return to London to face the ghosts of her past and confront a situation that has grown more complicated in her absence. As Sarah’s story is slowly revealed, her intriguing tale will keep your interest every step of the way.

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This book is a rare find. I typically read different genres but I was recommended this book by a friend and I never looked back. I read it in less than 6 hours because it was impossible to put it down, walk away from this story and get on with my life before I knew how it ends. I’m giving it 5* without a hesitation and adding it to the list of my all time favourite books.

The perfect imperfections is written in such a beautiful style and you fall in love with characters from the start

It’s written really clever way and only revealing a bit by bit. Sarah, who has decided to move back to South Africa to heal her broken heart and put distance between her and her dark past, keeps her pain locked inside and doesn’t share what happened with anyone, not even her best friend, until the end. It makes this book a real page turner.

It’s also a story of real friendship that holds you above the surface when you feel like drowning. It’s so beautiful, I felt a tiny sting of envy for this amazing relationship.

The story of the true love, that overcomes everything, even decades of separation.

The story of fresh starts, even if you feel like you have no reason to keep going.

Author is very descriptive and makes you feel like you suddenly happen to be in South Africa. I’ve never been there but she has painted a ‘perfectly imperfect picture’ of the place, I could literally feel the heat of the country and see the real colours. I have a great imagination but I hardly experience such a strong feeling of being at the place of the story. It immediately made me feel like booking a flight to South Africa.

If you want to read a ‘feel good book’, dealing with grief, need a positive vibes in your life or just love happy endings, this book is for you. And if you are just like me and usually stick to the same genre, give this book a try and I promise you, you won’t be be disappointed.

The beauty of a new day always carried with it a sense of hope. Each day could be so vastly different to the one before. Life could change in an instant, from joy to sorrow and from sorrow back to joy. Nothing in life was guaranteed, no one held the promise of another day.

But I’ve realised that sometimes things can be a little different, almost vastly different, yet make perfect sense when they are brought together. Sometimes differences are what make things symmetrical.

16646888 TARYN LEIGH

I write novels that have a mixture of Love, Mystery, Adventure and overcoming adversity. 
My influencers include writers such as Karen Swan, Sidney Sheldon & Enid Blyton.

I love hearing from readers and I always respond. I can be contacted in the following ways: 

Twitter @tarynleighbook
Instagram @tarynleighbooks

Perfect Imperfections by Taryn Leigh can be purchased here.

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