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REVIEW: Happily Married, Happily Divorced by Swati Kumari

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Varushka is a young and ambitious girl, hoping to make her career before ‘settling down’ and making babies. But like always, her parents have a different plan. After tasting emotional blackmail, requests and even bribes, she is forced to make the choice between her dreams and her parents’ wish.
Her confusion vanishes when she meets Mitash. He is an eligible bachelor, living his life the way he wants, and his practical approach towards life wins her over. They are soon married and settled in Amsterdam, enjoying each other’s company and redefining love in their own special way.
But then, what leads them to a divorce, that too a happy one?
Is life about making deals with one’s self, to create the destiny one wants?
Happily Married Happily Divorced will cajole you into leading a happier life and take you on a rollercoaster ride of love, surprises and unknown adventures.


TITLE- Happily Married, Happily Divorced
AUTHOR- Swati Kumari
PUBLISHERS- Srishti Publication 
FORMAT- Paperback

*Thanks to the Publishers for a paperback review copy.*

Living in Indian society means getting our lives played by the hands of haughty judgemental people, especially when you are a girl. From the very childhood, you have to follow what others say, in name of custom, tradition, religion and what not and even after reaching a certain age when everyone is capable of making their own decisions, girls are pushed into something they don't want by the so-called society and if it works, good enough but if it doesn't then? It's her fault, she might have not followed what she was told and it's her Destiny. that's what we all hear right? 

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But this book marks the end of others hold on our life and breaks the stereotype of getting divorced which is perceived as a big sin in Indian society. Yes I agree that getting divorced is life-changing but it's not the end of the life and this story revolves around the same thing. 

Moreover, not all divorces end up badly some people are just happily divorced.



The story revolves around Varushka, who has just graduated with eyes full of dreams. She has a job opportunity in her hands but her parents have other plans. They want her to get married and Varushka like every obedient daughter complies. 

Enters Mitash, a perfect man, handsome sensitive smart lovable sophisticated and everything that a man is supposed to be. 

Varushka meets Mitash as her potential suitor and decides that he is the one for her. He understands her dreams, ambitions and it even seems to her that he would support her in achieving the same. Mitash is equally smitten by Varushka and this marks the beginning of their love. 


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They get married and move to Amsterdam where they are happily settled and the rest was quite predictable. The readers could easily predict what was going to happen next but then comes the plot twist. So now the question is, are they going to stay happily married or just going to get happily divorced?



Okay, so my feelings are jumbled up regarding this book. It has a good yet unique storyline but what I felt was that this book was extremely slow for my liking it just seemed like the author was stretching out the story when it could have been concluded a little earlier or she might have added some scenes that would make us understand the characters little bit more or she might have added some supporting characters which might have made the story much more interesting than it initially was. The writing style was good but the storytelling could have been better. All in all, it was an okayish read for me.



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