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Oung and in love when an unexpected tragedy befalls their native Kiev Years later after the couple has safely emigrated to America the conseuences 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. 35 StarsMy reviews can also be seen at love the cover of this novel The description had me intrigued and I was excited to start readingThe book opens in 1999 Twenty six year old Maggie Topper has just moved into a small but lovely cottage with her boyfriend Bill Maggie is looking forward to starting her second year teaching sixth grade English Language Arts at Franklin Intermediate SchoolMaggie formerly worked as a personal assistant at a prominent PR firm but she wasn t happy working there So she went back to school for a degree in teachingMaggie is busy getting her classroom ready when the principal asks to speak with her He has an unusual reuest a special assignment from the superintendent He wants her to tutor an eleven year old boy named Yuri Yuri was supposed to be in her class this year but is unable to attend school due to severe health issues Maggie would tutor him in his home after school two days a weekAt first Maggie is hesitant to take the position Memories from her childhood of another child in need flood her mind a painful reminder of the unfairness of life But ultimately she decides to take the opportunity She switched careers to make a difference and this boy needs her helpKatya Krasny and her husband Sasha emigrated from Ukraine before getting pregnant with Yuri We are taken back to 1984 and learn about Katya and Sasha s lives in Kiev their move to America and their adjustment to living in the USMaggie meets Yuri Krasny and his family Yuri isn t thrilled that Maggie will be tutoring him He is frustrated as he is stuck inside all day while other children are outside running and playing At first the visits don t go very well Maggie starts to worry that she s going to fail Yuri but eventually she finds a way to connect with him The thrill of teaching children is that they don t edit themselves like adults do Maggie doesn t realize just how much this young boy will bring to her own life The Secret of Clouds is a story about relationships and how they can transform us It was an enjoyable read although I did find it a bit predictable and slow at times But overall this was a lovely story that I m glad I readAlyson Richman indicated that the story is a love letter to all the teachers I ve had in my life who contributed to making me the writer I am today I could see how much she wanted to honor all teachers Maggie s passion for teaching definitely shines through and I was reminded of some of the wonderful teachers I had growing upI d like to thank Berkley for providing me with a copy of this novel All opinions are my own Down and Out in Paris and London dedicated teacher agrees to tutor Yuri at his home even though she is haunted by. 35 StarsMy reviews can also be seen at love the cover of this novel The PHP Pocket Reference due to severe health issues Maggie would tutor him in his home after school two Winds of Enchantment difference and this boy needs her helpKatya Krasny and her husband Sasha emigrated from Ukraine before getting pregnant with Yuri We are taken back to 1984 and learn about Katya and Sasha s lives in Kiev their move to America and their adjustment to living in the USMaggie meets Yuri Krasny and his family Yuri isn t thrilled that Maggie will be tutoring him He is frustrated as he is stuck inside all The Odds Against day while other children are outside running and playing At first the visits Tokyo Kill don t go very well Maggie starts to worry that she s going to fail Yuri but eventually she finds a way to connect with him The thrill of teaching children is that they Unbroken The Reaper Diaries don t edit themselves like adults Bhishma an Enigma do Maggie The Art of Loving doesn t realize just how much this young boy will bring to her own life The Secret of Clouds is a story about relationships and how they can transform us It was an enjoyable read although I Jack Kerouac did find it a bit predictable and slow at times But overall this was a lovely story that I m glad I readAlyson Richman indicated that the story is a love letter to all the teachers I ve had in my life who contributed to making me the writer I am today I could see how much she wanted to honor all teachers Maggie s passion for teaching Reputation d like to thank Berkley for providing me with a copy of this novel All opinions are my own

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Her own painful childhood memories As the two forge a deep and soulful connection Yuri's boundless curiosity and uniue 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 hear. Passionate compelling and evocativeTHE SECRET OF CLOUDS by ALYSON RICHMAN is an emotionally charged tender moving beautiful and insightful contemporary novel that I absolutely loved and thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish The story was so beautifully told and totally touched my heart ALYSON RICHMAN delivers uite the awe inspiring emotional touching entertaining well written and unforgettable read here that will definitely stay with me for a very long time I was totally invested in this story fully absorbed in these characters lives and thoroughly enjoyed both storylines eually The story and writing definitely held my full attention and I didn t even care or notice that it might have been a little predictable If a book can totally take you away into the world you are reading that for me is one extremely satisfying reading experienceThis is a book that I will always hold close to my heart Norma s StatsCover Beautiful intriguing hopeful huggable spellbinding and an extremely emotive and fitting representation to storyline Title Oh my goodness The meaning behind this title is absolutely awesome extremely fitting and definitely heartwarming Lovelovelove it WritingProse Well written perceptive beautiful and extremely readable I thoroughly enjoyed the writing style and it definitely resonated with me Plot Engrossing powerful affecting moving interesting enlightening fast paced and highly entertaining Ending A beautifully written heartwarming and extremely satisfying ending This was a huggable and endearing bookOverall A fantastic and captivating read that had me totally absorbed within this story right from the very start thoroughly enjoying every minute of this unputdownable and heartfelt story Would recommendThank you so much to Elisha at Berkley Publishing and Alyson Richman for providing me with an ARC in exchange for a review I thoroughly enjoyed the reading experienceReview can also be found on our blog

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Named One of the Best 2019 Winter Books by PopSugar and Chosen as One of 9 Books to Read or Gift This February by InstyleFrom 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 y. Deep down I believed a story could change us and that if we read it deeply enough a good book could transform our souls Maggie a passionate and zealous English language arts teacher has been given the assignment of her life to home tutor a sick child YuriYuri child of Ukrainian immigrants Sasha and Katya has spent most of his life trapped indoors due to a heart condition You only get to be a kid once in your life and I m not getting that chance He has to take special precautions not to over exert himselfwhich results in him spending most of his life sitting on the wayside Luckily Maggie is able to bring him out of his shelland through the process she learns a thing or two along the waySoSoooooSooooooooooooooooooI really loved the perspective of Katya and her husband Sasha back when they were in the Ukraine Katya spent her early years as a Ukrainian ballerina and Richman does a truly excellent job of not only setting the scene but also breathing life into those eventsI was completely enthralled by the Chernobyl events from Katya and Sasha s frightened first days to their daring escape I also loved the love for literature All of the books mentioned made me want to head out and pick them up all over again Ever since I had first left home I brought with me one of the books I had ever loved Unfortunately there were a few areas that just didn t click for me and those mostly centered on the main character Maggie For those of you who are already half asleep I joked wake up Because this year is going to be fun Throughout the book Maggie was constantly a plucky kind and hyper go getter Her character is the kind that belongs in Anne of Green Gables but in the later books where Anne is so happy and good that you start to wonder what she is on That s what my mother always says about me I m always trying to find a sliver of light when everyone else sees shadows It s the romantic in me I smiled ruefully What I m trying to say Maggie s character just got to be too much for me Someone with only highs and no lows does not give much depth to the character She never ever has a struggle that lasts than a few pages and spends so much time wallowing in mild self pity that I ended up not having pity for her at all This has nothing to do with youI think it does I said sobbing And then there s poor Bill Who s Bill you ask A saint personified I replyBill is Maggie s boyfriend of six years who from the first chapter you can tell he s going to be dumped for the hot and sensitive music teacher at Maggie s school But even though I knew it was coming I was still interested in seeing how this would happenAnd let me tell you the evidence is appalling Dad offered me and Bill cups of the cider but Bill asked if there was any beerI bit my lip It s not that my family was all that sophisticated but we had our rituals Spiced cider on Thanksgiving Mulled wine on Christmas Eve Was asking for a Coors on Thanksgiving really necessary And if that wasn t disgusting enough he has the nerve go out for drinks with an old school friend once in six months to call her educational job as practice for motherhood in an offhanded excited for the future way AND to watch TV when he unwinds after work You know what I d really like I said my voice rising It s for you tomake me a damn fire I pulled the remote from his hand and shut off the TV I want to wrap my Christmas presents tonight with that fireplace going in full blaze That s what I want for Christmas I was nearly hyperventaling from my rage Can you do that for me Bill Can you Sarcasm aside I honestly wondered if we are supposed to side with Bill on this relationship thing I just cannot see how having two beers on a thanksgiving night or gently poking fun at Maggie s family s overly thankful gift opening routine constitutes any sort of violent reaction The way Maggie treated him just broke my heart For example Bill helps his family pick out presents for her and they re all warm and fuzzy clothing cause Maggie always complains that she s cold not that the audience hears that it s just something we were told to acceptAndMaggie gets furious Perhaps I had made a few too many comments that I found the cottage a bit drafty but I was just hinting that I wanted Bill to make a romantic fire She then proceeds to give him a watch a passive aggressive gift of time to hint that they need to spend time together and then exchange all of her presents for a slinky New Year s Eve dressHer excuse She wanted to get something that SHE D like She just seems so unnecessarily cruel to the poor guy that when she finally broke up with him that I was honestly cheering for Bill he deserves to be happy I think that in order for Maggie to be justified in her actions the book needs a reversal Just swap all of their actions so that Bill becomes the cruel one then it ll be clear that breaking up with Bill would be the absolute best option for Maggie Other than that my other other sticking point was that this one felt predictable There was no mystery regarding what happens you can tell immediately that view spoiler Maggie is going to beak up with Bill and date hot music teacher Maggie is going to struggle but ultimately connect and change the life of Yuri Something tragic is going to happen hide spoiler


10 thoughts on “The Secret of Clouds

  1. says:

    Deep down I believed a story could change us and that if we read it deeply enough a good book could transform our souls Maggie a passi

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    I was hoping to enjoy this given so many high ratings on Goodreads but while there were some things I liked about it it fell short of being a story that will be memorable for me Maggie Topper is a teacher charged

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    It takes a talented storyteller to get you completely hooked on a story even if you can pretty much predict everything that is going to happen It takes even talent to make you get all choked up even when you know what is comingIn her new novel The Secret of Clouds Alyson Richman proves she has exceptional talent because even though the plot moved as I expected it would I was hooked on this book from the very start and I

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    NOW AVAILABLEI was interested in this novel because my daughter has taught 8th grade for 15 years and having raised four daughters I have always been grateful for all of the great teachers that my girls had through

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    An emotional story that flowed beautifully The author's storytelling made this an emotional journey for me A teacher Maggie Topper goes the extra mile to connect with a home bound student Yuri I was able to relate to Maggie and the

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    35 StarsMy reviews can also be seen at love the cover of this novel The description had me intrigued and I was excited to start readingThe book opens in 1999 Twenty six year old Maggie Topper has just moved into a small but lovely cottage with her boyfriend Bill Maggie is looking forward to starting her second year teaching sixth grade English Language Arts at Franklin Intermediate SchoolMaggie formerly worked as a personal assistant at

  7. says:

    It I just so hard to write a review about a book that proved to be a good read a three stars read Readers always want to

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    A stunning story that enveloped me completely and pulled at my heartstringsEvery once in a while when you finish a book you know it

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    Passionate compelling and evocativeTHE SECRET OF CLOUDS by ALYSON RICHMAN is an emotionally charged tender moving beautiful and insightful contemporary novel that I absolutely loved and thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish The story was so beautifully told and totally touched my heart ALYSON RICHMAN delivers uite the awe inspiring emotional touching entertaining well written and unforgettable read here tha

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    I had a feeling about 20 pages in this would be an emotional read and sure enough I was right Whether you are a parent or not I think it would be hard not to develop an attachment to a sick child Yuri for sure is what drove the story Maggie a young teacher has agreed to help tutor Yuri a boy who is not able to attend scho

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