Every Word Unsaid by Kimberly Duffy // Review

My Review: 

Augusta "Gussie" Travers is the most popular women's travel journalist, she escapes the expectations of convention to travel to India, where a whole new world is opened to her. Even the possibility of love. 

Gussie is a headstrong and independent heroine used to knowing what she wants and flouting conventional expectations. She goes to India to write about her experiences as well as to escape, reuniting with dear friends, and seeing a side of life she never imagined. This book does and excellent job of bringing to life the culture and caste divisions, as well as the clashing and melding of culture during the British occupation.

I liked how Gussie was challenged to think about what she really wanted, and how adventure and sense of fulfillment can come in unexpected ways. I loved her friendships with Catherine, Gabe, Pandita and Bimala. Gabe is a wonderful man, so supportive of her throughout and understanding of what she was going through. 

Overall, a wonderful book that does a terrific job of bringing to life the culture and realities of that time in India, as well as real life people like Pandita. And everyone needs an Uncle James in their life!

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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