The Stories Stars Tell by C.L. Walters

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Every time I read a book by C.L. Walters, I am transported into the story, and I stay there until the end. This book was another amazing story by her, and it’s my favorite by her so far! I love that she is always able to touch on subjects that are hard-hitting, and real-feeling. They bring situations to life that people are struggling with and provide a perspective to consider and relate to.

Emma and Tanner are two teenagers, coming ever closer to their adult selves. They are both searching for who they are. This is a story of sexuality, but it also has religion mixed in, which gives it this interesting perspective that I haven’t read in a story before.

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Swimming Sideways by C.L. Walters

Rating: 4 out of 5.

As A Whole:

Swimming Sideways was such an emotional story. I was so impressed with how C.L. Walters was able to draw out such feeling and connection to the characters! The story was deeply moving and I can’t wait to read the second book!

On The Details:

The story focuses on Abby, and her torn love between two boys, Gabe and Seth. Who Abby is as a person is a big focus. She goes through a self-discovery journey to decide who she is, and who she wants to me. I did find some portions of the story to be a bit slow. The beginning of the book didn’t quite capture my attention, and it took some time to really settle into the story. Once, I did though, I was hooked!

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The Letters She Left Behind by C.L. Walters – A Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

What I Loved:

I loved the mixture of romance and thriller in this book. I always enjoy when I book is more than just one thing and The Letters She Left Behind nailed it!! With a wonderful romance about reconnecting love, but a well-woven tale of conspiracy and murder, this book was awesome.

How I Felt:

The Writing: This is my first book by C.L. Walters, but it will not be my last. The writing just drops you right into the story. You can feel the world around you while you read.

The Location: I don’t usually talk about the setting of a book, but this one was so beautiful. The story takes place in Hawaii, and the setting is amazing. C.L. Walters lived in Hawaii and the descriptions are amazing. On top of enjoying the story, I thoroughly enjoyed the setting.

The Plot: With a steamy romance that envelops you into the relationship between the two main characters, this book definitely fills your romance needs. It has, however, an amazing plot surrounding the death of Megan, Adam’s wife. The thriller aspect of this story was gripping. There’s murder, a conspiracy, and mysterious letters. It was gripping.

Content Warnings:

There are some pretty steamy scenes in this one, so if you like a bit of a softer romance, this one might not be for you.

To Read or Not To Read:

I would recommend The Letters She Left Behind for readers that enjoy thrillers mixed with romance because this book had them both and I felt that the mixture was done so well it fits in both genres!

Where to Find This Book:

The Letters She Left Behind by C.L. Walters is available at these sites.

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It has been a year since Megan’s death. Her husband Adam is finally ready to read through her left-behind letters for him. He discovers odd notes in the letters, but he can’t understand their meaning. He turns to an old flame, Alexandra for help even though their they parted on terrible terms at Megan’s funeral.

Alex agrees to help and as they begin to decipher Megan’s letters, they find terrible truths surround a killer and a conspiracy. As they delve deeper into the mystery, the danger to their lives gets greater and greater.

Just the Facts:

  • The Letters She Left Behind by C.L. Walters
  • Genre: Thriller / Romance
  • Page Count: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Mixed Plate Press
  • Pub Date: January 14, 2020

I was provided an advanced readers copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest, unbiased review voluntarily.

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