The Things Left Unsaid

The Georgia Ayers Series

Fiction - Drama
242 Pages
Reviewed on 02/09/2020
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Author Biography

Following a long career in the medical profession, Annell St. Charles turned her attention to writing fiction and producing photography. Her first two novels, "The Things Left Unsaid" and "The Choices We Make", were published in 2016. She also has two books of photography: "Sunrise On Hilton Head Island: Coligny Beach" and "Island Life"; and a book of poetry: "The Clam Shell", also published in 2016. She has been a member of the self-proclaimed "Greater Nashville Book and Wine Club" for around 20 years (who she describes as her toughest critics and greatest friends), and holds a certificate in digital photography from the Shaw Institute. She is an avid walker and can usually be found roaming the streets and beaches around her homes in Nashville, Tennessee and Hilton Head Island with her camera slung over one shoulder while she ponders her next work of fiction. She is married to Constantine Tsinakis, and borrows her friend's "Ebie-like" cats every chance she gets.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lesley Jones for Readers' Favorite

In The Things Left Unsaid by Annell St. Charles, Georgia Ayres had a passion for journalism since high school. So, when she is given the opportunity to work at one of Nashville's two competing newspapers, Georgia is thrilled. Although she must battle the bias against her age and lack of experience, Georgia finds herself reporting on what could be a major news story that could have dire consequences for the town. Georgia encounters a mysterious stranger, Jon Barnett, who seems to have dark intentions. As Georgia becomes entangled deeper into her investigations and her feelings for Jon grow, she is faced with moral dilemmas and difficult choices to make. Will Georgia find her voice and fight for what she wants, or will her fear prevent her from living the life she deserves?

The Things Left Unsaid by Annell St. Charles is a beautifully written story with so much descriptive narrative it transports you into 1970s Nashville. What I most enjoyed about the plot was Georgia's transformation from a shy girl with little confidence into a self-assured young woman. Jon's character also had depth and realism. The relationship between Jon and Georgia was full of chemistry and I thought the development was gradual and very interesting. I loved Ida; she was a small but powerful addition to the plot too. The dialogue exhibited their personalities perfectly. The conflicts really kept the story engaging. The main theme throughout the story is facing different forms of fear, whether that be love, opportunity or letting go of something or someone. It is refreshing to read a romance novel where there are plenty of strong but feminine characters. I look forward to more about Georgia Ayres.