About Silent Symphonies
Set in mid-nineties London, Silent Symphonies follows the life of sultry Leila Cranston-Jasper, a highly-strung writer in her thirties on a quest to find love, peace and a semblance of normalcy in her idiosyncratic life. Her husband, Akash Yoganathan numbs Leila and picks her apart using his arrogant intelligence and wit. Parallel to this providence is her involvement with a scholarly, subtly sexy cardiologist, Kaobi Chetachi-Ubah, who breaks down Leila’s walls one brick at a time, luring her to a life that she can only ever taste on the tip of her tongue.
When a chance encounter with a fortune-teller gives Leila a cryptic overview of her destiny she dismisses this as hogwash. Then her rose-tinted-glasses of naiveté fall off in a series of dramatic events.
She spends her life-time in the company of the oddity of the fortune-tellers words. The leaves of destiny then dance in accordance with the rhythm of the wind.
Leila the main character is a 'real' woman and not a perfect saint which resonates with real life and believable actions. The story line has intriguing twists which kept me reading. The romantic elements occasionally cut off quickly and left me wanting more however, that leaves room for the imagination to run wild and kept me wanting more. Loved every minute of reading it and totally enjoyed the story
I'll definitely be reading more of Sallys books and wish the author every success with her writing
- Ivy F