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Thai Twist: A Cultural Romance | D R Ransdell | Review

High school graduate Gina wins a magical trip to Thailand, sadly this is not her ideal location until she receives a elephant gift from an elderly neighbor. She is set the task of handing this elephant over to a long lost relative in Thailand. Whilst her sister drags her from temple to temple, Gina's mind is stuck on tracking down this mysterious relative, the task seeing her met and great various people and locations.

This is not my usual type of book, however when this e-mail popped up in my inbox I was in the mood for something a little different. Something inspiring, exciting and to take my mind away from the chaos of work. I can safely say this book definitely did the trick.

One of the most interesting parts of this story for me was it's location, I have never been to Thailand and found it really interesting to read about the different towns, temples and places the two sisters visited. It was fascinating to not have it set it a typical British/American location, learn about the different cultures and people.

I instantly took to the main character Gina, she was a little quirky and I really loved her passion and enthusiasm for helping her elderly neighbor in finding her family again. There were lots of twists and turns in her progress and I felt myself constantly willing her to keep going, not to give up. I also loved the relationship her and her sister have, although two very different people they supported each other in numerous ways through the story.
Although the element of romance was in this story I have to say for me, the adventure and mystery of the long lost relatives took the forefront and the romance was a nice little added extra. I would definitely recommend this book, I really enjoyed it and was sad to see it come to an end.

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C/O Thai Twist: A cultural romance was sent to me (Laura) by the author for review. However, my opinions have not been influenced and are 100% my own. A big thanks to D.R Ransdell for allowing me to review the book!

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