Monday, March 22, 2021



This is the first novel I have read by this author and I enjoyed it. I really liked her writing style and the characters were well developed.  The author’s ability to put into words with such vivid descriptions of the sights, sounds and scents of Cambodia is truly amazing. 

Charlotte moved from London, England to Cambodia to spice up her life. She was in much need of adventure and a change from her day to day life. Her adventure begins immediately as she boarded the airplane even though she had a fear of flying.  She knew that her life would never be the same and that is exactly what she hoped for.  The connection made with Charlotte and Rashid was very real.  He was a kind old man that took Charlotte under his wing.  As she slowly but surely peels back the layers of Rashid’s life experiences, she becomes more and more determined in discovering the mystery of him. The people that Charlotte meets along the way, during her adventure, are life long friends that she will never forget. This wonderful travel adventure will have you packing your bags.  

This delightful read will keep your attention from beginning to end. I enjoyed this book very much, and I highly recommend it.  Thank you Gabrielle Yetter for this wonderful story.



Author:  Gabrielle Yetter
Publisher:  Meanderthals Publishing 
Publication Date: October 24, 2020 
Pages: 368 
Buy on Amazon 

A buzz sounded from inside Charlotte's handbag, so she stopped and fumbled for the mobile phone she’d switched on after landing. Surely nobody would be contacting her here. Her fingers curled around it and she flipped open the case and checked the message: Welcome to Cambodia, Charlotte. You have 57 days. Sometimes you have to go a long way from home to come full circle back to discover what was right in front of you. 

Charlotte's mundane, dead-end life lacked excitement. She never imagined that sitting on a plane to Cambodia, struggling with her fear of flying, would lead to her being befriended by a Rashid, an old man whose tragic secret would take her on a mystery tour of discovery. In a land of golden temples, orange-clad monks, and smiling people, Charlotte discovers nothing is as she'd expected. She also never imagined the journey would take her back to the night when her father walked out on the family. And who was Rashid? Was he just a kindly old man, or was there something deeper sewn into the exquisite fabric of his life?


My writing career began as a journalist in South Africa where I wrote for The Star (the largest daily newspaper) before moving to the U.S. to work in a New York public relations firm and freelance for South African newspapers. After moving to California, I created The Ultimate Dining Guide, a restaurant guide for San Diego, which I sold then moved to San Francisco to work at Business Wire, a global newswire service. I later opened their office in London then moved to Washington DC to manage this bureau. In 2010, my husband, Skip, and I relocated to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where I worked as as English resource advisor at a non-governmental organisation (NGO) and wrote for local publications and websites. In 2013, I published The Definitive Guide to Moving to Southeast Asia: Cambodia and The Sweet Tastes of Cambodia (about traditional Cambodian desserts), followed by two childrens’ books, Ogden The Fish Who Couldn’t Swim Straight, and Martha the Blue Sheep. After spending four years house-sitting around the world with Skip, I moved to Eastbourne, England, and published my first novel, Whisper of the Lotus.

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