'1951. Esther Durrant, a young mother, is committed to an isolated mental asylum by her husband. Run by a pioneering psychiatrist, the hospital is at first Esther's prison but soon becomes her refuge.

2018. Free-spirited marine scientist Rachel Parker embarks on a research posting in the Isles of Scilly, off the Cornish coast. When a violent storm forces her to take shelter on a far-flung island, she discovers a collection of hidden love letters. Captivated by their passion and tenderness, Rachel determines to track down the intended recipient.

Meanwhile, in London, Eve is helping her grandmothera renowned mountaineer, write her memoirs. When she is contacted by Rachel, it sets in motion a chain of events that threatens to reveal secrets kept buried for more than sixty years.'

This book was wonderful.

I honestly don't know if I can describe how wonderful this book truly was.

The scope of it alone was amazing. Add in the fantastic  characters, and the way in which their stories intersect and you have a utterly beautiful story.

The characters in this book were so well developed that I was instantly drawn to all of them. Their journeys were my journeys and their emotions radiated off the pages.

Even though we were experiencing different stories set in wildly different era's, this book didn't feel stunted on at all jumpy. In fact, Kayte Nunn wove these wonderful story-lines together absolutely perfectly.

I loved getting to know each of the characters individually and then watching them evolve and their stories intertwine as this epic tale went on. Each of the individual story-lines were relatable, emotional and expertly written.

Speaking of the writing; Kayte Nunn has done a fabulous job with the writing in this book. It is expertly paced, with a flowing lyrical quality to it that just carries the reader through the story.

Its been a long time since I have had a reading experience like the one I got whilst reading this book.

If you are looking for a book that will completely transport you and leave you thoroughly entertained then this is the book for you.

The Forgotten Letters Of Esther Durrant by Kayte Nunn is a sweeping novel that you wont want to end.

Published by Geramie Kate Barker