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  • Authors Speak,  Romance

    Author Guest Post : Sunanda Chatterjee on her Book, Sins of The Father

    I have often wondered why authors choose a particular genre to write about. How do they weave a story, sometimes so beautiful, and capture the genre’s true essence. I recently had the opportunity of posing this question to author Sunanda Chatterjee. She writes sagas and dramas-of romance and families. Her tales are woven with passion and speaks of women. Her heartwarming tales are popular, making her books consistently top the Top 100 bestsellers on Amazon USA and Amazon India in Asian Literature, Indian Writing, and Asian Drama categories. Her short stories have appeared in anthologies, short-story.net and induswomanwriting.com.  Sunanda published recently, Book 1 of the Wellington Estates Series, Sins of the Father…

  • Literature+Fiction,  Romance

    Can You Keep a Secret – By Sophie Kinsella

    When a book puts together life’s simplest pleasures, you can be sure that it’s going to be one great read. To kick start the week ahead, here is a book that’s worth a pick- Can You Keep a Secret by Sophie Kinsella. After a rather dull weekend, I needed a book that wasn’t too heavy, to pull me out of the slump. And this book came as the perfect read. It was light-hearted, honest and made me smile too. I just adored the portrayal of the characters and the narrative right till the end. Can You Keep a Secret is Sophie Kinsella’s finest. This chick lit author is most popularly…

  • Books-U Write I Say,  Romance

    A Great Romance Book -Me Before You-Jojo Moyes

    “Me Before You” by Jojo Moyes came as the much needed refreshing read, after I had completed the “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak. I largely read soft romances, though I don’t truly consider myself a romantic person. Probably that’s why I end up picking up these books. But, Me Before You isn’t one of those books with oodles of romance. In fact, I wouldn’t even want to categorize it under this genre. Yet, it is one of those books that give an emotional tug at the heart. Louisa Clark has no great ambitions in life. Nor does she have any great desires. She is pretty much content with the…

  • Books-U Write I Say,  Mystery, Thriller+Suspense

    Book Review: The Girl of My Dreams By Durjoy Dutta

    I read my first Durjoy Dutta book this weekend, and I must say I loved it. It surely was an unusual blend – of a love story and a psychological thriller. The Girl of my Dreams is an intricate tale of different shades of human persona. It has madness, mess, love and, manages to keep you on the edge from the first page. The Book… The book traces Daman’s journey in search of the “Girl of his Dreams”. Having met with a massive accident, Daman wakes up from a deep coma, with weird memory flashes. He seems to remember nothing about the accident, except that there was a girl named Shreyasi by his side…

  • Books-U Write I Say,  Romance

    Book Review- Yashodhara Lal- When Love Finds You

    I was recently told by an upcoming Indian author that my book reviews seldom present any Indian author and his book in positive light. Probably this is true, but it isn’t something I do with a pre-conceived notion or thought. At the beginning of 2016, when people were signing up for reading challenges on Goodreads, I took up a relatively different kind of challenge, of reading more Indian authors. We do have a fairly large publishing industry in our country, which churns out books by the dozens every month. Sadly, by the end of the year, I must say that I am a tad disappointed.  Except for a few books, most…

  • Books-U Write I Say,  Romance

    Book Review: It’s All in The Planets- Preeti Shenoy

    It’s All in The Planets!!! Is it really so? We do often find life shaping up in a way that’s almost beyond our control. I remember reading these lines from a Ruskin Bond book recently- “What are we humans really just absurd little creatures strutting about as though we owned the earth and everything upon it. An ill wind comes along and we’re finished…” Bond’s writing never fails to make me smile at life’s little inanities. So are all things in life destined to happen? Preeti Shenoy’s latest book delves into these questions, taking a peek into the role of planets and destiny on the lives of Aniket, Nidhi and Trisha.…