PERFECT IMPERFECTIONS by Taryn Leigh @tarynleighbook @olympiapub


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.
Perfect Imperfections is an intriguing tale which hints at wrongdoings and deceit without giving too much away. The author cleverly weaves a tale around fragile yet strong Sarah as she tries to reconcile her past with her future, engaging the reader to the point where we simply want the best for her and for happiness finally to come her way.



When the Story begins Sarah Lewis is running from her past, well flying actually, leaving behind her life and family in the UK and heading out to the country she was born, South Africa and where she still had the best kind of friend. One that didn’t ask questions.

It is obvious from the start of this book that something soul destroying has happened to Sarah, so much so that she just can’t think about it never mind talk it out. Katy and her brother welcome her with open arms and try to make life as normal as possible to help mend their friend emotionally.

Sarah throws herself into building up a new business but no matter how many miles she has put between her and her past every thought and detail about what happened has travelled with her. As the reader you have no idea about the tragedy she hides but you feel helpless and just want to make it better for her. I soon got the feeling that if Sarah gave you her love and friendship it would be a life thing, she would always be there for you. When a call  London comes she knows there is no alternative but to face her past because she has to return home.

This story is about betrayal and loss, friendship and hope but mainly the strength to rebuild and start again. It is a heart breaking story at times and I really felt for Sarah’s mum and dad and the impossible situation they had been flung into. There are also some pretty cool bits in the book too that did make me smile. It’s the little things in life that someone picks up on and realises that they are special and mean the world to you, they don’t have to be expensive. That is the magic in really knowing someone. This is such a well balanced novel, with characters that are from both ends of the spectrum of selfish and selfless. A lovely book to read. Highly recommended.




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

I live in South Africa, with my Husband, Son and two Cocker Spaniels .





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