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REVIEW | Cupid Is Complicated By Namita Bajaj

--Blurb-- She was a dreamer,  He, a man of virtue, She was a believer,  He, a follower of faith, She believed in destiny,  and he, in her… Their hearts beat in amalgamation the moment they had set their eyes on each other. It wasn't love at first sight, it was more. It was finding ‘home’ at first sight. As the last of teenage years hit their door, Naman and Dhwani found each other on the first day of their college. A chocolaty, teenage romance could have brewed, but she chose to keep it at bay until she knew herself better. He? He chose to wait until her heart let him in. The possibility of loving someone without any conditions, obligations, or even acknowledgment could seem unreal. But is true love all about living, breathing, and being with that one person?  What if, you are not meant to be? Is that not Love at all?  A story that will tug at your heartstrings like never before, a story that will make you wonder  what ‘hope’ is all about; here is a story that will make yo

REVIEW | In The Land Of The Lovers By Sakoon Singh

|Blu rb| In the absence of her parents, Nanaki, a fiercely sensitive young woman, is brought up by her  grandparents in a quaint Chandigarh neighborhood.  She grows up to be an artist and a professor  in an art college. As Nanaki goes through the motions of an idyllic childhood and a difficult  teenage love, her experiences play out against a haunting backdrop of Partition and her Beeji’s  turbulent personal history. Nanaki is brought face to face with the dark underbelly of contemporary Punjab when she takes  up the cause of a consummate embroidery artist against a corrupt system while also being privy  to the heartbreaking stories of two women in her immediate vicinity.  Through it all, it is her  Sufi bearings that sustain her. Meanwhile, over many motorcycle jaunts to the tiny hill-town of  Kasauli, Nanaki finds love in Himmat, an architect with his own share of personal tragedy and  a scarred childhood. Meditative, rooted in a location yet filtered through nostalgia, In the

REVIEW | Just Missed By Himanshu Bhatia

|Blurb| Siddharth aka Mr. Perfectionist is married to his job. Relentlessly toiling for the promotion he wants, he doesn't have time for anything, even a girlfriend. Naturally, marriage is the last thing on his mind... But not for his parents, who have plans of their own. Enter Shreya, the girl-next-door. One meeting and Mr. Perfectionist is instantly besotted—he even begins to dream about marrying her. During coffee meetings and Long drives, Siddharth comes to know that a boy has entered Shreya’s life—an IIT graduate named Shivam Malhotra she met on her flight to Bangkok. Shivam is a flirt, a Casanova, and the type of guy Shreya abhors. But there is more to Shivam than meets the eye. And Shreya, despite herself, finds herself hating him less and less every day... The wedding is approaching. What will happen with this trio? TITLE- Just Missed AUTHOR- Himanshu Bhatia FORMAT- Paperback PUBLISHER- Fingerprint *Thanks to the author for a review copy.* (All opinions

REVIEW | Marigold : The Golden Memories By Manali Debroy

--Blu rb-- Marilyn Monroe once said, "I'm selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes. I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best," and I couldn't agree more.  Life is like a paradox of love and pain that may never leave each other, but in the end, the coexistence is worth the journey. Striving for the best is human nature, but are you really prepared for the roller-coaster rides or do you give up? TITLE- Marigold: The Golden Memories AUTHOR- Manali Debroy FORMAT- Paperback PUBLISHER- Partridge *Thanks to the author for a review copy.* (All opinions are my own) As a reader, I love reading novels but sometimes it just gets too much and I just want a break! It's at this point that short stories come into the picture. 'Short stories are like a classroom lecture that goes at a stretch and ends at the near term with som