living novels | 5 STAR REVIEW: THE SECRET GARDEN OF YANAGI INN Inn by Amber A. Logan

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Publication date: November 15, 2022

Cracked doesn’t always mean broken.

Mourning the death of her mother, Mari Lennox travels to Kyoto, Japan to take pictures of the Yanagi Inn for a client. As she explores the inn and her grounds, her camera captures startling images, revealing layers of mystery that shroud the ancient complex, including a secret overgrown garden on a forbidden island. But then an eerie cry that no one else at the inn seems to hear begins to keep her awake at night.

Despite warnings from the staff, Mari searches the deepest 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 and abandoned garden. . . and the secrets she keeps.

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A harrowing loss leads Mari Lennox to a mysterious and run-down inn in Japan. As she continues her time at the inn, infant cries haunt her dreams at night, and visions of her mother follow her out of the corner of her eye.

In amber logan novel, Yanagi Inn’s Secret GardenMari’s grief and loss bubble to the surface as she tries to solve the mystery behind the inn.

Mari Lennox is devastated after the death of her mother. Trying to rekindle her love of photography, Mari’s sister encourages her to go to Japan to photograph the Yanagi Inn as part of a grant to capture the Inn for posterity.

When she arrives, she is greeted by a dilapidated inn whose once-magnificent gardens are now overgrown and lifeless. Every night, Ella Mari begins to hear cries coming from inside the inn, along with visions of her mother around every corner. Mari must work with friends she makes in the small town of Kyoto to unravel the inn’s secrets and bring peace to restless souls.

I was expecting a great ghost story perfect for Halloween when I started the book, and that expectation was fulfilled to perfection! What I didn’t expect was the emotional turn this book takes. Many ghost stories will explore pain, but this book did it in such an eloquent way that it really spoke to me. The anger that comes with hurt that feels bad came to the surface very nicely in this book.

I was immediately drawn to the book with its well-rounded characters and stunning scenes. Logan perfectly captured the creepy ghost story, but gave it incredible depth that made the story one you’ll never forget.

Yanagi Inn’s Secret Garden It was a ghost story with heart, exploring the complexities of grief and seamlessly weaving together unique Japanese culture that made this story a phenomenal read. While Halloween may be over, this story is a great read to pick up when you’re ready for an unforgettable read with a paranormal twist.

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About the Authoramber to logan is a college professor, freelance editor, and author of speculative fiction who lives in Kansas with her husband and two children, Fox and Willow. In addition to her degrees in Psychology, Liberal Arts and International Relations, Amber has a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.

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