I received the book, The Clockmaker by Paromita Goswami as a review copy from the author and I am thankful to her for the same. Having read the prequel to the book, I was curious to know what would happen in this one.
Can you change destiny? What if you can?
Ashish, a passionate clockmaker is frustrated with his life – financial insecurity, his ongoing nightmares and his family, wife Lata and son Vicky, are driving him crazy.
Lata is having a tough time in life with her arch-rival, Rashmi. Vicky wants to be a biker than rather join the family legacy of the clockmaker. He also has a crush on Kavya who is more interested in supporting her family than romancing around.
Lately, Ashish starts hallucinating things. The black hooded man, who traumatizes him in the nightmares, warns him of dire consequences if he doesn’t return the timepiece that was given to Ashish by his father at his deathbed. Burdened with despair, Ashish wishes he could change his destiny and end all his miseries. By sheer chance, he discovers the power of the timepiece. Ashish was still figuring out what to do with it when an incident shatters his life completely. Without second thoughts he uses the power of the timepiece to change his destiny. But, can he really change it?
Amid the chaos of the busy by-lanes of the East Delhi unfolds a paranormal, supernatural, Indian drama that will leave you thrilled.
The Jungle Series – Get ready to be assaulted!
The year is 2017. Ashish Raj Gupta lives with his wife of 24 years, Lata and son, Vicky in Laxmi Nagar, East Delhi. He is a fourth-generation clockmaker. His wife belongs to an affluent family and his father-in-law takes care of her and his grandson’s expenses, a fact that Ashish is not aware of. And to top it all, Ashish’s nightmare does not let him sleep at night. And he hallucinates about the person who torments him in his nightmares, a tall person who wears a dark hoodie who asks Ashish to give him his clock back, else he would have to bear the consequences. And the clock is a timepiece, a part of his father’s, grandfather’s and great grandfather’s pictures, which was gifted to Ashish by his dying father.
He remembers keeping the timepiece securely and searches for it. And as he is studying the timepiece, he realises the power of the timepiece.
So what does Ashish do? Return the timepiece to the man in the cloak or keep it in his custory?
This is the first book in the Jungle Series written in a simple language with twists and turns which keeps the reader glued till the story comes to a close. The prologue, set in 1948 in Alwar, which the author had published as a short story ‘timepiece’ sets the scene for the story.
Though there are not many characters in the story, each of them is developed in detail and could be easily visualised. The scenes are described in detail and the book becomes unputdownable as we move further.
The end left me wanting for more. Maybe, the author would touch upon this in the next book.
Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy of the book from the author in return for my honest review. I have NOT received any monetary compensation for the same.
His Captive Bride is M V Kasi’s latest book available on kindle Unlimited. This book is a short, standalone romance.
She thinks he is arrogant, unfeeling and heartless.
He thinks she is beautiful, reckless and rebellious.
Sparks fly when they are together.
His marriage is arranged with her sister. But when circumstances change, he holds her captive, demanding that she marry him instead.
Will she give in to his demands?
HIS CAPTIVE BRIDE is a short, passionate standalone romance.
Lavanya Mahasena, Anya, and Sunanda Mahasena, Nandu are sisters and opposites. While Anya’s life is closely monitored and comes with a lot of responsibilities and she ensures that she takes those responsibilities seriously, Nandu broke free of the restrictions that came with being a royal and leads her life as close to reality as possible.
But Anya does the unexpected, she decides to run away from her impending wedding to Prithviraj, one month before the wedding. And then she receives a lunch invitation from Prithviraj Shaurya himself, and she cannot say no to the man she hated the most in the entire world.
And then he tells her the reason as to why he had called her there- To ask her to be his bride at the wedding ceremony as she was the one who helped Anya escape. When she refuses, he takes her captive.
Though the story is short, the author has developed the characters in detail. The story is fast paced and the book can be finished in one sitting. The chemistry between the characters is …
Will there be Anya’s story too.
I received the book On Sets by Reshma Ranjan as a review copy from the author and I am thankful to her for the same.
Samar Kumar Singh Mewar, an actor par excellence, handpicks his roles for Bollywood and Hollywood alike. Basking in the glory of his success and juggling a busy schedule, the last thing he is looking for is a relationship.
Sona Vishisht, an actor for the Indian Television, with two successful shows in her kitty. Sweetheart of the small screen, with more work than she can handle, the last thing on her mind is a relationship.
With only a day of shooting together Samar wants to work with Sona again. An unexpected opportunity comes not from India but a project from Hollywood. They are paired as a young, newly married couple in the multicultural series called American Dreams.
Will their sizzling on-screen chemistry be as potent off-screen? Will their ambitions stand in the way of love? Is there a chance a relationship could brew between these two actors? Do they even have time for love or is it only on sets?
Will these young stars understand true love? Does the universe plan to keep them together or does destiny have other plans?
Read ‘On Sets’ to know the story of Samar Kumar Singh Mewar and Sona Vishisht .
Samar Kumar Singh Mewar, Sam, is in India to shoot a series for his college friend, Seema, and it is on the sets that he meets Sona Vishisht. And he is attracted to her. He does not know about her feelings.
So when an opportunity comes for him to work in a series in USA, he suggests her name and they are paired opposite each other in the series.
I loved the book and the characters so much that I just could not put down the book before finishing it. The story just flows and I was pulled into the story along with the characters, which are realistic and relatable. I loved the way the author has described the relationship that Samar shares with his friends and also Sona’s professionalism.
The language is simple and the story is crisp. I felt for the characters and the twist at the end was something that left me wanting…..
DISCLAIMER: I received a free copy of the book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I have not received any monetary compensation for the same.
Sudesna Ghosh’s latest book Mother and Son is unlike her other books. There are no cats and there are no not so slim girls. This book is the story of a mother and her son. It is an 18 page book and can be finished in one sitting.
Meet The Oldest Sister, The Sly Sister, The Middle Sister and the Youngest Sister. There’s The Brother too.
Observe some family drama and the relationship between a controlling mother and her son.
This is the story of The Oldest Sister and her family who live in Jamshedpur, and how she changes after her son, Joy, is born.
Though the story is short, the characters are well developed. We come to know about this family of four sisters, The Oldest Sister, The Sly Sister, The Middle Sister, The Youngest Sister and The Brother. There are no names except that of The Oldest Sister’s son, Joy.
The language is simple and the book is well written.
With the cricket season in full swing and our whole family watching all the matches, I would not have missed Esha Pandey’s book Man of the Series: Can a celebrity cricketer fall in love with a simple girl? And I must say, I loved it.
When a peppy Delhi girl chances upon a celebrity cricketer, sparks will definitely fly. Can love also happen? Read to find out!
After being stood up by her boyfriend, Ananya, a 23 year old lawyer has to travel in the crowded Delhi metro from Gurgaon to Delhi on a working day in the rush hour. And as she is getting of the train, she stumbles and a handsome foreigner breaks her fall.
And this foreigner is none other than Australian cricketer, Simon Cardiff, who is in India with the Australian team. And being a cricket freak, she recognises him and asks him out for coffee.
They are both single but he is Australian celebrity and she is an ordinary Indian girl.
I loved the book and the characters. Even in the span of thirteen pages, the author has managed to create the characters in detail.
The book has been so convincingly written that I actually checked whether there is an Australian cricketer who goes by that name.
Loved the book and would recommend this light read.