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The Saffron Trail – Rosanna Ley

I can’t believe I haven’t posted in SO long – the working life! However sadly I’ve torn a ligament in my ankle so I’m off sick sitting at home eating like I don’t have holidays planned and watching Netflix (Harvey Specter be mine!) and of course reading.

The first book on my list to read was The Saffron Trail by Rosanna Ley. If I’m honest it’s one of those books I feel as though I just read because it was there and not because the plot had me hooked and I couldn’t put it down.

Recently I’ve gotten into reading stories that are narrated by 2 characters because I love how one’s actions in the past has an effect on another’s future – but this book is narrated by 4 characters making to difficult to see which is the protagonist therefore already losing my interest.

The story travels throug Marrakesh and England’s countryside towns providing a link through saffron which impressed me a lot because who knew one spice would change the course of the character’s lives in a way which made the story more plausible except for the ending which was predictable even for one who loves Bollywood love stories like me and was actually a bit disappointing.

That being said, the way Ley narrates and explores the souks and streets of Marrakesh is through such vividness that I could almost feel I was there smelling the smells she describes, eating the food Nell and Amy eat and basking in the hot Moroccan sun as 3 of the 4 main characters do at some point

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