Fiction Book Reviews
Book Review: Tales From the Yoga Studio
By Sandy Amazeen Dec 18, 2010, 22:23 GMT
A sparkling new series introducing five unforgettable women who flock to yoga at turning points in their lives and find the gift of lasting friendship. The yoga studio is where daily cares are set aside, mats are unfurled, and physical exertion leads to well-being, renewal, and friendship. An aggressively expanding chain of Los Angeles yoga "experience centers," has Lee and her extraordinary teaching abilities in its sights. They ...more
Lee, a gifted yoga instructor and her talented, conceited husband are facing several potentially life changing decisions as they decide how to respond to a lucrative offer by a Los Angeles based company intent upon buying out smaller mom and pop style studios. This comes at the same time Lee is adjusting to her husband’s unexpected request for a separation. Meanwhile, a group of Lee’s dedicated students face trials of their own, discovering how much stronger they are together when bonds developed during yoga class blossom into true friendship.
The slow pace eventually picks up in this warm, chic-lit celebrating growth and friendship with yoga as the glue binding the group together. Readers will cheer when Lee finally discovers a backbone, stands up for what she wants and confronts her narcissistic husband. Well-developed characters and setting combined with believable subplots make this series introduction work.