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This was simply beautiful. It started with love between two sisters, went into intense romance in mid-section, followed by heart-choking emotions at the end.

My first book by author Audrey Carlan, I loved the depth with which the author wrote this story. Evie Ross and Suda Kaye were sisters but with a complicated past. They had the same mother but different fathers. When their mother passed away, they received letters on their birthday that showed how much she loved them.

The book weaved in and out of the sisters’ lives. This was Evie’s story when the love of her life Milo actively wooed her. As relationships went, theirs too had ebbs and flows. But when Evie’s father died, the book became the emotional story that the blurb promised it to be.

The last section which showed me the love the parents had for all their daughters had me trying to swallow the tennis ball in my throat. It was so beautifully written. Each word pierced my heart. It was amazing how some authors could show multitude of feelings in a single word. Sheer talent, I must say.

I rarely read romance, but this book touched my heart on all fronts. Evie’s feelings were the same I had felt all my life. The culture of the Native Americans was so well depicted that I could almost feel the richness in the desert air. Beautiful!! Well worth my tears.


Rating: 4 out of 5.


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When their mother passed away, Evie Ross and her sister were each given a stack of letters, one to be opened every year on their birthday; letters their free-spirited mother hoped would inspire and guide them through adulthood. But although Evie has made a successful career, her desire for the stability and security she never had from her parents has meant she’s never experienced the best life has to offer. But the discovery of more letters hidden in a safe-deposit box points to secrets her mother held close, and possibly a new way for Evie to think about her family, her heart and her dreams.


Publication Date: March 2021

I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.

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4 Responses

  1. Wonderful review Shalini. There was so much about this book that I loved, but Milo’s gruff he-man persona bugged me. I agree the love of their parents was beautiful. Are you going to read Suda-Kaye’s story?

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