Heart of Marley by TK Leigh – ARC Book Review


Wow!  After reading TK’s stand alone novel, Heart of Light, I really did not think it could get any deeper … any more intense … more real.  But, TK does it again in this realistic, heart wrenching novel about Cam and Marley – twins who have been inseparable since birth.  This story begins when Cam and Marley are young and plays out the tragic events of their lives, which leads the reader to become intoxicated by the domino effect that is portrayed, and is all too realistic, throughout the story.  TK Leigh delivers with impact, humor, truth, and sorrow – all the while, leaving the reader gasping for breath and hungry for the next chapter.

Marley is abused in horrific ways and her twin, Cam, is always there to save the day for her.  Cam is really unable to move on with his own life because of his very protective and loyal nature to Marley.  Marley is fun, torn, and pushed into being a social performer by her aunt, who wants desperately to fit in with the community; therefore, Marley learns very early on in life to mask the real Marley behind fake smiles and a happy facade.

As young adults, Cam and Marley begin dating others who are very good for them.  Ahhh … but.

Can Marley cope with her first relationship after years of torment and suffering?  Will Cam be able to move on with his life and leave Marley to begin college?  Let me promise you this:  you are going to need tissues for this story as it is full of tragedies that occur in so many young lives of today.  You may even have to read this one a little slowly just to let everything sink in as you read … because, your heart will break for Cam and Marley.  You will laugh.  You will cry.  You will get angry.  And, you will ask, “Why??”.  Most of all, you will be begging TK Leigh to hurry and write her next story!

Heart of Marley is a story you will never forget.

Get your heart ready for this one, people!!!

Heart of Marley – a stand alone novel – by Author T.K. Leigh

Tiffany Reid

ARC Review

Release Date:  11/03/2014


Just Beginning ..

Hello!  I am just beginning as a blogger and I am very excited!  The author who has completely enthralled and enraptured me with her stories and is the reason I have decided to begin blogging is T.K. Leigh.  I have posted a very short blog about one of her stories about Cam and Jolene … about the very real epidemic in our own backyards, human trafficking.  Of course, there is love, joy, laughter and there is pain, heartbreak and terror.  Still, no story has ever touched me the way the Heart of Light has.  It’s one of those books that just won’t leave you … it’s almost as though the characters, their feelings, their stories are still alive within me and I feel like I actually know them.

Please enjoy my ramblings and I can assure you that if I write a blog about a book or an author – I will not be wasting your time.  It will be because the story has so affected me that I feel compelled or driven to share the story with you.


Namaste …


Heart of Light by Author T.K. Leigh


Please see my Amazon review of this outstanding stand alone novel by Author T.K. Leigh:


I rarely submit book reviews. There are many good books out there that truly deserve it, but Heart of Light has stunned me to the point that I must leave a review!
TK Leigh has completely and thoroughly delivered intensity, suspense, truth, romance and compassion in this highly captivating story about *sigh* Cam and Jolene.
From the moment I read the first sentence, I was enthralled. The story is so full of sadness, hope, joy and pain, leaving the reader with a heavy heart and a happy heart all at once. Seriously. If you haven’t read this heart wrenching story, my advice to you is to grab a glass (or bottle) of wine, se chocolate and a box (or two) of tissues, for you will most certainly need it as this dramatic story unfolds before you. I even dreamed about it for a few days after reading and I hated that it was over. I wanted it to go on forever!
This story, as well as the incredible details the author uses in her writing style, deserves way more than a mere five star rating.
Great job, TK Leigh!

This story will leave you begging for more.  Do you know how you feel after you’ve had a good, long cry?  You know?  The “can’t catch my breath” kind of cry?  Well, that’s exactly how I felt after reading Heart of Light.  I felt drained, free, happy, relieved, sad, mad and so much more.  T.K. Leigh managed to touch on every single emotion I have with this one stand alone novel about love, pain, fear, shame and the very real epidemic of human trafficking right here on my very own doorstep (and yours, too) … this story is also about freedom and joy.

If you never read another book … if you had to choose between just one more book … this is definitely the one I would recommend.

Heart of Light deserves so many more stars than a mere five.

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A stand alone novel.

Heart of Light by T.K. Leigh