• 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, and  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…

  • Romance

    A Hundred Little Flames by Preeti Shenoy

    Preeti Shenoy, considered to be India’s top selling female authors, is out with her latest “A Hundred Little Flames”. I have read a couple of her earlier books and have had a love-hate relationship with her. Much as I found her story line to be decent and sort of heart warming, the narration often left me feeling disappointed. Yet, I still end up picking up her books. And her latest book actually took me by surprise. It was a totally new avtaar of Preeti’s writing. A Hundred Little Flames is a simple story of intense relationships, delivered with an elegant narration. ‘Once a flame is lit, it can burn brightly…

  • 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,  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

    Chetan Bhagat- Review of One Indian Girl

    Chetan Bhagat is truly the most loved or, the most hated author in the country. Surely, on one side we have a large percentage of readers who simply cannot stop adoring his books, and on the other side there is a larger number who simply dislike his books. Despite all the brickbats he receives for his featured columns in major dailies, or for his stint as a judge on a reality show, Chetan Bhagat’s books do sell and they rake in the moolahs!! To me he is neither good nor a bad writer. He is average and yes, definitely over-rated. Reading a Chetan Bhagat is akin to watching a Karan…