The Heart of the Buddha by Elsie Sze This is a story of twin sisters who find themselves in Bhutan for different reasons. Marion goes to Bhutan to direct and improve a local library but instead becomes passionate for a Bhutanese monk, overstays her visa, and then disappears. The story takes place in the late 1990’s before email comes to Bhutan and Marion shares her story with her sister Ruth until the letters mysteriously stop.
Fearing the worst, Ruth jets over to Bhutan and begins the search for her missing sister. As she finds the “keys” along the way, the mystery unravels. Ruth ends up in her own fleeting relationship. This is a fun and easy to read story which incorporates details of the Bhutanese culture and way of life.
This is a book that will simply keep you glued to the pages from the beginning to the end.