The Secret Garden of Yanagi Inn by  Amber A. Logan

Book Details:

​Book Title:  The Secret Garden of Yanagi Inn by Amber A. Logan
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+),  336 pages
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Publisher:  CamCat Books
Release date:  Nov 15, 2022
Content Rating:  PG. The book is clean, without excessive swearing, no sexual content or graphic violent scenes, etc.

Book Description:Cracked doesn’t always mean broken.

Grieving her mother’s death, Mari Lennox travels to Kyoto, Japan to take photographs of Yanagi Inn for a client. As she explores the inn and its grounds, her camera captures striking images, uncovering layers of mystery shrouding the old resort—including an overgrown, secret garden on a forbidden island. But then eerie weeping no one else in the inn seems to hear starts keeping her awake at night.

​Despite the warnings of the staff, Mari searches the deep recesses of the old building to discover the source of the ghostly sound, only to realize that her own family’s history is tied to the inn, its mysterious, forlorn garden . . . and the secrets it holds.

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The Secret Garden of Yanagi is a unique story, a ghost story mixed with suspense, that I found unusual, yet it is a story I enjoyed immensely. After her mother’s death, Mari travels to Kyoto, Japan for a client to take photographs of Yanagi Inn. Being there was a bit haunting for Mari. As she begins to explore the inn and its surrounding, she finds a secret garden that is interesting and intriguing. Not quite sure what is happening, Mari hears noises she is not sure about, and finds interesting things that leads to her own heritage. 

With beautiful characters and a story that is remarkably written, this book will sure keep you entertained for a while. This is a book I found hard to put down, with the secrets and haunting feelings, I had to find out what Mari was finding, and the secrets surrounding this garden and inn. Not reading the classic The Secret Garden of Yanagi, I couldn’t compare the two, but I’m glad I had the chance to read this retelling of this story. If you love suspense stories, this one is for you. I’m giving it Five Stars.

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Meet the Author:

Amber A. Logan is a university instructor, freelance editor, and author of speculative fiction living in Kansas with her husband and two children—Fox and Willow. In addition to her degrees in Psychology, Liberal Arts, and International Relations, Amber holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.

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