When I first started reading The Poet's Secret, I was immediately intrigued by how Kenneth Zak begins each chapter. Each chapter starts with poetry before you get in the narrative part of the novel. I love this technique. As I read the book, I soon discovered that the poetry excerpts were from the poet, Cameron Beck. Cameron Beck is a talented poet, who has gone "off the grid." An English major, Elia, reminds me of how I was as a graduate student in my MA English program. When Elia starts her journey to find Beck, he is actually at the top of a cliff about to commit suicide. This very fact is an indicator of how intense this book is.
I understand how this book could have been a Golden Heart Finalist selection by the Romance Writers of America. The romance story within the text makes you truly appreciate falling in love. The imagery draws you in as a reader. Zak is truly able to capture his audience to complete the book. I mean you will laugh along with the text. You may even shed a tear or two. I will not confess about me crying. I am "too womanly" for that. I enjoyed this book. You cannot resist the end of the book.
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In The Poet’s Secret, young lit student Elia Aloundra sets off to a remote Caribbean island in search of the reclusive poet Cameron Beck, longing to know the man whose words move her so. What she doesn’t know is that as her quest begins, Beck is perched atop a cliff on his exotic island hideaway and about to attempt suicide. Elia soon finds herself swept up in the mystery surrounding his muse, but what she cannot fathom is that Beck’s secret will change both their lives forever.
An island tale filled with mystical sea turtles and sunken treasure, The Poet’s Secret was conceived in a mountaintop village on the Greek isle of Crete while the author was on a three-year sabbatical. For every copy of The Poet’s Secret sold, $1 will also be donated to The Surfrider Foundation, an organization dedicated to preserving the earth’s oceans, waves and beaches.
The Poet’s Secret will appeal to fans of both Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient and the Cusslers’ Dirk Pitt series.
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