Book Review: Letter from a Stranger by Barbara Taylor Bradford

Letter From a Stranger is about award-winning film maker, Justine Nolan, who returns to her beautiful childhood home where she is intrigued by an envelope she finds in her absent mother’s post.

Letter From a Stranger is about award-winning film maker, Justine Nolan, who returns to her beautiful childhood home where she is intrigued by an envelope she finds in her absent mother’s post.

The letter contains a shocking revelation which changes everything she believes about her family’s recent history, her mother and her adored grandmother, Gabriele.  The letter from a stranger brought her not only to the truth about her family but also a chance to heal the wounds of past betrayals thus being able to embraces a new love and new life.

After Justine gets the letter and reads the truth about her linage, she notifies her brother Richard and the two decide to travel to Istanbul to discover the truth behind the secrets their mother has kept from all along.

To go forward with her plans of finding out the truth, Justine lies to her mother that she is filming a documentary in the ancient city. In Istanbul she hopes to of find the grandmother she thought she lost so long ago.

While in Istanbul, Justine doesn’t have much luck finding her grandmother but she searches in vain through the massive, rambling city.

During the course of her search, she forces herself to question everything her mother has told her. Why has she been deliberately estranged from the only person who ever really loved her? Why has her mother been so cold to her all these years?

 

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