The Things We Need To Say by Rachel Burton #blog blitz @bookish_yogi @rararesources

Posted May 11, 2018 by sinfully in Blog Blitz, Women's Fiction / 0 Comments

Genres: Women's Fiction
Format: ARC
Source: Netgalley

The Things We Need to Say

Sometimes the things we never say are the most important.

Fran loves Will with all her heart. They had a whirlwind romance, a perfect marriage and a wonderful life. Until everything changed. Now Fran needs to find her way again and teaching a yoga retreat in Spain offers her just that. Leaving behind a broken marriage she has some very important decisions to make.

Will needs his wife, he needs her to open up to him if they’re to ever return to the ways things once were. But he may have damaged any possibility he had of mending their relationship and now Fran is in Spain and Will is alone.

As both Fran and Will begin to let go of a life that could have been, fate may just find a way of bringing them back together.

Perfect for fans of Katie Marsh, Amanda Prowse and Sheila O’Flanagan

Purchase on Amazon UK

My Review:

The Things We Need To Say introduces us to Will and Fran. To outsiders, they looked like the perfect couple, but sometimes looks can be deceiving. Their marriage has been slowly crumbling for years. Then a tragedy hits which pushes them further apart more so than ever before. When they finally start to reconnect and explore the love they both still had for each other, a secret is revealed that could have a devastating effect on their marriage. This secret comes at such a bad time as Fran is about to embark on a week long retreat to Spain to teach a yoga class. Fran and Will do love each other, but could this secret have the potential to split them up for good?

The story alternates between the present and the past and we really get an insight into Will and Fran’s marriage. A marriage that is filled with love, heartache, and pain. I could not help but empathize with Fran as she struggles through infertility issues and how much of a strain it put on her marriage. Fran really needs this retreat. It is a way for her to reconnect with herself and to reflect on what she wants out of life and especially her marriage. I feel that the story really opens up once Fran arrives in Spain. It is here, with the help of others at the retreat, that finally opens Fran up to who she is and what she has become. It is also here that she can finally open up about her marriage and the losses that she has gone through. She becomes a new person while she learns how to love herself and to let people in. But, with this realization, is it still too late to save her marriage?

The Things We Need To Say is an emotionally filled story with unimaginable grief, but it is also a story filled with love, hope and redemption. Rachel Burton takes on some heavy subject matters, but does it in such a compassionate way that shows the real struggles that women are faced with and the emotions they go through at times of adversity. I highly recommend you read this story as it has such a powerful message and Fran’s story needs to be shared.

Author Bio

Rachel Burton has been making up stories since she first learned to talk. After many false starts she finally made one up that was worth writing down.

After graduating with a degree in Classics and another in English, she didn’t really know what to do when she grew up. She has worked as a waitress, a paralegal and a yoga teacher.

She has spent most of her life between Cambridge and London but now lives in Leeds with her boyfriend and three cats. The main loves of her life are The Beatles and very tall romantic heroes.

Her debut, The Many Colours of Us, was an Amazon Kindle bestseller. Her second novel, The Things We Need to to Say, is released on 11 May 2018. She is currently working on her third novel in which the heroine follows the love of her life to live in a city in northern England. It has no autobiographical elements at all…..maybe.

Find her on Twitter & Instagram as @bookish_yogi or search Facebook for Rachel Burton Author. She is always happy to talk books, writing, music, cats and how the weather in Yorkshire is rubbish. She is mostly dreaming of her next holiday….


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