The Secret of Clouds by Alyson Richman

the secret of clouds

“Deep down, I believed a story could change us, and that if we read it deeply enough, a good book could transform our souls.”

4.5/5 stars


Fiction – Contemporary

Goodreads Summary

From the #1 international bestselling author of The Lost Wife and The Velvet Hours comes an emotionally charged story about a mother’s love, a teacher’s promise, and a child’s heart…..

Katya, a rising ballerina, and Sasha, a graduate student, are young and in love when an unexpected tragedy befalls their native Kiev. Years later, after the couple has safely emigrated to America the consequences of this incident cause their son, Yuri, to be born with a rare health condition that isolates him from other children. Maggie, a passionate and dedicated teacher agrees to tutor Yuri at his home, even though she is haunted by her own painful childhood memories. As the two forge a deep and soulful connection, Yuri’s boundless curiosity and unique wisdom inspires Maggie to make difficult changes in her own life. And she’ll never realize just how strong Yuri has made her — until she needs that strength the most……

A novel that will make readers examine what it means to live life with a full heart.


Honest, profound, touching!

This book—wow! I went into it knowing very little and with very little expectation, and I’ve found that sometimes that is the best way!

The Secret of Clouds was a heartwarming, intricate story of a teacher’s desire to make a difference and a mother’s need to protect her child. This story was deep and elicited so many emotions in me.

As a child, I always loved school. I was blessed with some amazing teachers that truly loved and cared about me. Because of them, I have such great memories of my school years. This story reminded me of this. It reminded me of what a difference a teacher can make in the life of a child.

Alyson Richman has a gift of writing in a way that absorbs the reader in the book. A beautiful story of hope and purpose unfold in this story that I will not forget anytime soon. Don’t forget to have the tissues ready!

Add this to your TBR list, friends! You won’t regret it!

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Thank you to Alyson Richman and Berkley for my Advance Reader Copy. All opinions expressed are my own. The Secret of Clouds is available February 19, 2019.

Author Alyson Richman’s website

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