F&B Indie Book Review: Secrets of the Apple by Paula Hiatt

Available as a Kindle Book, Secrets of the Apple is a genuine love story

Paula Hiatt’s Secrets of the Apple received starred reviews from respected reviewer Kirkus.

Secrets of the Apple
Review by Winnie Wans

Paula Hiatt’s Secrets of the Apple is striking for visual descriptions of a touching love story, deftly written to involve the reader. Secrets of the Apple is rich with interesting metaphors that bring the reader to engage in the developing love story between the two main characters, Ryoki and Kate.
This book is mainly about the family unit, love, romance and the dynamics that shape up a family. It brings about the variations in culture as well as past relationships that shape up people and the entire family. The book brings out a contrast that exists between a life that is successful as well as a life that is meaningful.
The plot centers on Kate, who is a young American. It also brings about the character of Ryoki who is a wealthy businessperson from Japan. Both Kate and Ryoki are divorced and they live single lives while focusing on their careers.
The two are brought together by business and they pair up as a result. This happens when Ryoki is in need of a personal assistant and that is when he meets Kate.
However, the two are not aware that their two families have developed a business relationship and therefore have great respect for each other in return. Initially, when Ryoki meets Kate, he doubts her abilities to perform well when she is recruited into his office. He therefore thinks that she will damage the reputation of his business as well as his profession in its entirety.
However, Kate proves him wrong by working hard. They also collide when she feels like Ryoki is a workaholic and as a result Ryoki is annoyed by this. When Kate goes away, Ryoki develops a feeling of loneliness and realizes that he had grown fond of her and probably had started liking her on a different level. Ryoki develops the interest of wanting to know more about Kate hence he sends her an invitation for her to work with him in Brazil. He preparers a place for her to stay at a guesthouse, which was outside his own home. The aim was to keep her closer to him. In Brazil, they still maintain the professional and platonic relationship that they have. Both of them love the fact that they are away from the busy city life. Kate also wonders why Ryoki had to go through the trouble of getting a personal assistant while he could actually manage to do the work on his own.

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Ryoki also realizes that he is in love with Kate when he becomes jealous after another man appears and poses a threat to him. At this moment, he realizes that he has developed tender emotions for Kate and therefore becomes afraid to act on this particular issue.
This book is interesting especially to the people, who have an eye for modern fiction. It also develops a love story from a level where it was not expected to a level where the two people actually realize that staying together makes them to grow fond of each other.

F&B Indy Book Review File
File Size: 663 KB
Print Length: 400 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Mayday Publishing (March 23, 2012)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
ASIN: B007O3181G
Text-to-Speech: Enabled
Genre: Romance novel

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