I received the book The last love letter by Kulpreet Yadav as a review copy from the publisher, Rupa Publications and would like to thank them for the same.
CAN YOU FORGET YOUR TRUE LOVE?
Akash is devastated when his wife Nisha dies of cancer, leaving him all alone to raise their four year- old daughter, Sara. He finds it impossible to deal with the void in his life, and coping with the demands of being a single parent makes the situation worse. The crisis affects his professional life as well, which, too, takes an unexpected turn.
Subah is a painter who started hating men ever since she was dumped by her boyfriend for another woman. She runs an NGO that helps women whose lives have been ruined by abusive men.
When Akash meets Subah their lives change forever, but Akash is ridden with guilt as he finds himself getting closer to Subah. Can he be in love with two women at the same time? The Last Love Letter explores the contours of broken relationships and the meaning of commitment in modern India. The book discovers that love is neither about control nor surrender but a blessing that can only be experienced by listening to the heart.
Aakash lost his wife, Nisha, to cancer one year ago and is holding on to her memories and last letter she wrote to him. He is a good father and takes care of his daughter, five year old, Sara. But, Nisha’s death has taken a toll on his work, he is unable to concentrate on his work. His book, Mr Raichand, gives him a six months paid leave to take care of himself and Sara and come back rejuvenated.
Subah is a painter, who also runs an NGO for women, does not like men due to her personal experiences. It is at one of her exhibitions that Aakash visits with Sara on their way to breakfast, that she meets Aakash. She does not like him and he thinks that she is crazy.
As luck would have it, Aakash’s best friend Rohit suggests that Aakash try his hand at doing some work related to his field on line. As luck would have it, Subah is his first client. And slowly things start moving in the right direction.
But Aakash is still attached to Nisha and Subah hates men.
The cover is beautiful and an instant pick me up. And the characters, they are beautiful too. Their names are so appropriate, Nisha, the night and Subah, the morning. And Sara makes the whole story seem so real. I loved the book and the way the author has developed the realistic characters and portrayed their feelings. The secondary characters also have important parts to play in the story.
The author has developed the story slowly, and by the time the I was on the 50th page, I was hooked to the story. There is love, friendship, trust and romance in the story.
The relationships between the characters have been portrayed well. I loved the relationship Aakash and Rohit share also that between Aakash and Sara and that between Aakash and his mother. The relationship between Subah and Bala has been depicted beautifully.
The story touched me deeply and I was thinking about it for a long time after I kept the book down.
Highly recommended, please keep a box of tissues handy.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from the publisher in return for my honest review. I have NOT received any monetary compensation for the same.