August 31, 2021

The Law of the Heart

The Law of the Heart

by Boris Starling

Published August 12, 2021
by Lake Union Publishing

Rating: 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Genre: General Fiction (Adult) | Literary Fiction | Women’s Fiction

Min is a tour guide in modern-day, Communist North Korea and is fully committed to representing her country in its best light.  A true believer in the ideals of the regime and not one to question the status quo.  Theo is an award-winning roller coaster designer looking for a change.  When his boss asks him to take the job in North Korea, he is reluctant to say the least, but decides to go for it.

As a punishment for allowing some foreign tourists to behave in a “disrespectful” fashion on a tour, Min and her work partner are assigned to keep strict watch over Theo’s comings and goings from his hotel to the sight of the theme park where he is designing his coaster.  Min and Theo inevitably get to know each other and, much to their surprise, each find in the other someone who understands them – their hopes, their dreams, their motivations.  In a land where all foreigners are suspect, this is a love affair that is not allowed.  Follow along with Min and Theo as they find each other – and find themselves – in a passion that cannot come to pass.

My Thoughts:

The Law of the Heart is a gripping, emotional, captivating and emotional novel – one of the best I’ve read in a long time!

Filled with beautiful North Korean scenery, fascinating history, intriguing roller coaster design, and a story that you just want to sink right into.  Put this one on your TBR and book club list today!

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A big thank you to Boris Starling, Lake Union Publishing, and NetGalley for providing an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for this honest review.

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