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 she 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 love that defies it all – an intimate exploration of love, loyalty, passion, betrayal, and the human journey for hope, happiness and redemption.
CONTENT WARNING: This novel is a blend of women’s fiction and romance. It involves infidelity and an attempted rape. If you are not comfortable with these subjects, this may not be the book for you. Ages 18+
This is not a pretty little love story that you just read. This is a life altering story and if you can relate to any part of it at all, you will laugh, cry, get mad, be happy, be shocked and horrified, and then end up with a couple week book hangover like I did. I CAN NOT explain to you how this book really affected me, without divulging parts of my life.
This story spans over decades of time and really makes you remember how life was before technology and how people really connected. It also shows you how sometimes fate/God/higher powers can work in ways you can’t control – If someone is meant to be a part of your life they will always be a part of your life.
This story slowly pulls you in and then unravels itself and wraps around your heart in so many ways. This is one story that I actually teared up with and I do not cry over movies or books. However, because of some parts I could relate too, it really pulled at me. Even now, as I finally bring myself to write this review 2-3 weeks later, I’m drug back into the story and emotions I carried with it.
Please read this beautifully written story that isn’t exactly so beautiful. It is so worth your time and the hangover
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started this book, I wasn’t familiar with the author, a friend recommended it so I bought it with no real expectations. What an AMAZING surprise!!! I knew within a couple of chapters that this book was different, unique and very well written. This is a love story that will grab you in a way that no other book will. The characters are so REAL and believable that you feel as if you are an intruder observing their lives/story unfold before your eyes. Every word flows like poetry, you feel as though your being covered in your warm favorite blanket. The story revolves around Shayda, and Troy, their love story spans over several years as they experience many ups and downs, tragedy and heartbreak This story left me BREATHLESS!!. There are not many books that capture my complete attention to the point where I could not put this book down. Leylah Attar is the real deal! This woman knows how to tell a story and I look forward to reading every single one she writes!!
THIS IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LOVE STORY I HAVE EVER READ!!!
If you haven’t read this wonderful book, you NEED to!!
The writing is absolutely flawless and the story will leave you BREATHLESS!
A short, companion story, to be read after 53 Letters For My Lover. For readers who want more from the hero’s point of view. Troy Heathgate has it all – brains, brawn and the kind of smile that just begs a ribbon. Everything but the woman he loves. But now he’s back and determined to possess her. There’s just one catch – she’s married to another man. From His Lips (53 Letters #1.5) expands on some of the crucial scenes from the full length novel, and includes a few new ones.
A fantastic insight of the other side of the most beautiful and heartbreaking story!! I was still recovering from the book hangover from 53 Letters and this made me love it even more than I already did
About the Author:
Leylah Attar writes stories about love – shaken, stirred and served with a twist. Romantic love, family love, friendship love, burning love, bitter love – love wearing all of its endless faces.
“Sometimes my stories have happy endings and sometimes there just isn’t enough chocolate in the world.”
When she’s not writing, she’s pursuing her other passions: family, food, photography and travel. Currently living in Toronto, her debut novel, 53 LETTERS FOR MY LOVER, is set for release in June 2014.
Giveaway – 1 winner will receive and ecopy of both 53 Letters for my Lover and From His Lips!!!
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