Review: 53 letters for my lover

This is not your typical love story. 

It’s not so black and white. Lines are crossed. 
Walls are smashed. Good becomes bad. 
Bad becomes very, very good.

Shayda Hijazi—the perfect wife, the perfect mother, the perfect daughter. For thirty-three years, she has played by the rules, swallowing secrets, burying dreams and doing whatever it takes to anchor her family. Shayda Hijazi is about to come face to face with the one thing that can rip it all apart, the one thing her heart has always been denied: Love.

Troy Heathgate—untamed, exhilarating, dangerous—a man who does exactly as he pleases. Life bends to his will. Until he comes across the one thing he would give it all up for, but can never have.

Born on the same day in opposite corners of the world, their lives collide. And nothing is ever the same again. 

Spanning three decades, 53 Letters for My Lover is a fiercely sensual, emotional ride to the heart of an epic, forbidden love that defies it all—an intimate exploration of love, loyalty, passion, betrayal, and the human journey for hope, happiness and redemption.

***Indie Reader "Best Books of 2014"***
Contemporary women's fiction: Ages 18+

5++ Beetroot ❤️s Scary Cherry Stars 

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This is an older book and on the norm when I'm catching up I'll just write a few lines, that said when I LOVE a book, when I ADORE the writing I have to write my feelings down. So I'm writing this review for that reason alone. I need to tell you how much this book touched my heart. 

This book is about fate, about two souls who are meant to be together. I am a true believer in life and circumstances happening for reasons. I believe we make friends with the kind of people we need at the right time, have people who support our paths. And these two beautiful souls share the same birthday, and meet because of fate. 

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Shayda is married and with two children. And although some will see them happy it's not always the way. I loved ALL characters in this story aside from one (we won't talk about that) but know that things happen with best intentions. 

Troy Troy Troy swooooon...
"I miss you everywhere I go.... You're the one thing that centres my soul. I may circle the whole world, but you'll always be home, Beetroot." 

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Let me tell you it's been difficult working out what quotes, and highlights to use. I have read so many and highlighted so many, the book is one big exquisite read of emotions. Leylah is a new author to me. But what I found out while reading this, was that she hits you hard. She makes you think and feel and LOVE. And although this themed read may put people off know that this is sooo much more than that. It is about family, about butterfly's, about blue eyes. About right and wrong, is there any wrong? About LOVE and devotion. About finding your ONE true soulmate. I fell again for words in this book. It is not a drama filled NA read. This is a sensual, beautiful love story that will make you believe in fate and about being brave. And about believing in yourself. 

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That is all. 

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