Thanks to NetGalley and Atria Books for the advanced reading copy of The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende! This story is a magnificent historical fiction read. This is an enjoyable and comfortable book and the characters grow to feel like old friends. Little by little, Alma’s history is told and all of the mysteries are unraveled as she tells her life story to her grandson Seth and her assistant Irina. Heartwarming,tragic and nostalgic all at the same time!