Book Review: We Will Meet Again by Tarang Sinha

This book is in-escape-able!
The Blurb:
Paridhi Mathur, dusky, beautiful, and single, is doing everything to keep her academic records high and her love life nil, but lady luck keeps frowning at her.

When she meets Abhigyan Ambastha, rich – devastatingly handsome, intense and sometimes curt, her resolve wavers. Despite regular warnings from her ever-suspicious heart, she inexplicably gets attracted towards him. But she would not let him trespass her soul. 

Why? Is she scared of mendacious face of love her past has inflicted on her? Can Paridhi really trust Abhigyan? Will a blissful breeze of love ever kiss her heart?

A heart-warming saga of dreams and desires, We Will Meet Again promises to make you smile and cry at the same time. Hold on to your hearts before embarking on this roller coaster ride of emotions!

Excerpt:
“Why? Why Paridhi? Why you always misjudge everything about me? I’m sick of it.” He pauses for a second as if to control his anger, and then proceeds, “I have always tried to make you happy. Sometimes, I feel stupid proving myself in front of you for I don’t know what I want to prove! I don’t understand why can’t you trust me?”
He closes his eyes for a second, and then says abruptly. “I love you, Pari. I love you so much! Why don’t you get this simple truth? Is that so difficult? I don’t…just don’t understand what’s wrong with you?” His tone grows irritable. “May I know what churns in your mind, all the time? No seriously,” he confronts.
About The Author:
Tarang Sinha is a freelance writer and editor. She is an avid reader and active Blogger. Her works have been published in magazines like Good Housekeeping India, Child India, Woman’s Era and Alive, and a bestselling anthology “Uff Ye Emotions 2”. 

A science graduate, she holds a Diploma in Creative Writing in English from IGNOU.

‘We Will Meet Again…’ is her first novel.

The Review:                                                        
“The emotion that can break your heart sometimes the very one that heals it.” – Nicholas Spark
First impression lasts for long, if we have a bad experience in a relationship, then it becomes hard to take any such relations positively afterwards. Isn’t it? There is always a fear for the history to repeat itself which makes a person resistant to it, and, hence results into a more suspicious behavior. 
The Reviewer’s Heart…
We will meet again by Tarang Sinha is a remarkable novel which depicts how tragic one’s life could be. The protagonist of the story is Paridhi Mathur, a post graduate student. Her life forced her into so many challenges which although made her strong and independent but also a happiness deprived person. Life, which is generally called a blessing can also be miserable for some, to an extent that they fear to cherish their good times. Paridhi lives with her father, sister and bua and is the eldest daughter of her family. She appears to be an introvert in nature. She is pursuing PG in mass communication and journalism from Delhi. She is a consistent performer in academics and tries her best to keep herself away from any unnecessary relationships. However, she has a best friend named Reet since UG times. Reet is getting married, Paridhi and Mini (her younger sister) manage to convince their father to allow them to attend the marriage in Jalandhar.
Reet’s house, like any other marriage house, is full of lights, colors and flowers. On the arrival day, Paridhi and Mini are also having fun and desserts, however, happiness and Paridhi’s fate doesn’t get along for a long time. She confronts, Abhigyan, the guy she met an accident with, some days back in Delhi when she was going to submit her project to the college in hurry. Every other girl at marriage seems to have a crush on Abhigyan, in fact, Paridhi also admits that he is a handsome guy, in her subconscious, however, she never liked him since the beginning. Abhigyan seems to be a smart and stubborn gentleman. He wants to extend the hand for friendship with Paridhi but for her, he is nothing other than a reason for her stress throughout the marriage. She gets irritated easily in his presence. The more she tries to avoid him, the more she has to face him which makes her annoyed and confused during the whole time spent at Jalandhar.
The reason for Paridhi’s repulsive behavior towards Abhigyan is just not because of the poor first impression created during the accident but it was her terrible past experience in a relationship which made so harsh and hard when it comes to men. 
The story becomes mysterious when Abhigyan appears to be inclined towards Paridhi irrespective of her rude and blunt behavior. Now, the covert is, will Abhigyan be ever able to express his feelings to Paridhi? Will Paridhi be ever able to move on? Will she be ever able to understand Abhigyan’s love for her? In order to unleash the curtains, you need to read this book and I am sure you will never regret reading it. I would like to appreciate the author for her excellent efforts in maintaining the essence of the story till the last page of the book.
  
What I liked?
The setting of the story is so realistic that the reader gets empathetic with the Protagonist and feels fully indulged in the story till the end. The flow of the story is intrigued enough which persuades the reader to imagine beyond the boundaries of the story. All the characters in the story are well-developed and sounds way too real. I admire the character of Abhigyan, a man with high morale and patience. The language used is simple yet sophisticated which accounts to one of the aspects of a worthy novel. 
What I disliked?
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. However, I felt that title could have been more exciting and precise, something which would have better suited the story line.
Why should one read this book?
For all those who are tough-luck and hopeless from their lives, looking for a source of hope and motivation, this book opens a door for you to stay hopeful and await by anticipating every possible twist which might change the definition of your fate. 
Rating:  
Blurb: 4.5/5
Description: 4/5
Writing Style: 4/5
Editing: 4/5
Excerpt: 4/5
Book Cover: 3.5/5
Overall Rating: 4/5
Book Details:
Title: We will meet again
Author: Tarang Sinha
Genre: Mystery
Type: Paperback
Publisher: Gargi Publishers 
Language: English
Pages: 192
Year of Publication: 2016
Price: 180 INR
Buy Paperback: Amazon
Stars… To this in-escape-able read with breeze of love and suspense I give a 4 star rating. Recommended to all
This book was given to me by the Author in exchange for an honest review. I am glad to read and review it. The opinions expressed in the review are my own, and remain unbiased and uninfluenced. I have given a 4 star rating on Goodreads and Amazon as I felt nothing less than that would be fair.

Book Review: Hey Dad! Meet My Mom by Sandeep Sharma and Leepi Agrawal

This book is a page-turner and stands out of the box!

The Blurb:

From childhood, the world in which we live, teaches us to bury our ‘bad’ past somewhere deep inside us, so deep, that even we can’t dig it back and after that just move on.

What happens when a 10 year old child, who claims to be your future son, comes to you to help you find a perfect match for his mother? What happens when eventually you start to doubt on his intentions? What happens when a girl starts to turn your dreams into nightmares? What happens when your ‘Future son’ starts to haunt you? What happens when your FUTURE starts to bleed in your PRESENT through your PAST?

‘Hey Dad! Meet My Mom!!!’ is nothing less than a roller coaster ride of comedy, fear, love and don’t forget to expect the unexpected!

Excerpt:

What’s in the name, dad? Just answer me, would you like to solve the dilemma of my friend?” He had something crazy in his mind; his mischief was in his smile.

“Okay, tell me.”

“Listen! I have a friend who is currently caught up in a turmoil of problems. Actually he loves his mother but also loves his father equally. So one day, his father told him that, ‘Beta, you should obey what your mother says. Never ever disobey her.’ My friend said, ‘OK’. Another day, his mother repeated the same thing to him. She said, ‘Beta, you should listen to what your father says. Never disobey him.”

“So where’s the problem?” I asked.

“Patience, dad! Why are you always in a hurry?” He took a pause, smiled at me and continued, “So now his father tells him to obey his mother and mother tells him to obey his father. He loves both his parents equally, now whom should he obey? Should he obey his father and start obeying his mother or vice-versa?” So finally his meaningless question was put in front of me.

“I think your ‘friend’ should follow what his father said and start obeying his mother.” I tried to answer the riddle.

“Why the father? Why not his mother?”

“Okay, so tell him to follow his mother’s instructions and obey his father. In both cases, the same thing is happening, right?”

“Think deeper, dad! Show your intellect.”

“Why don’t you tell him to obey both his parents?” I gave up with that.

“You know dad, sometimes in life, we just can’t go for both our opinions; we have to choose one, either we feel good about it or bad.” He said in a serious voice. Rishi was not playing around with me, He was there to tell me something, and he was there to tell me that the time to choose had come.

About The Authors:

Sandeep Sharma, a dreamer from Agra, the city of love and the Taj Mahal, is currently in his final year pursuing B. Tech ( Civil Engineering ) from JSS Academy of Technical Education, Noida. He is very passionate about writing and has been writing short stories for a personal blog since 5 years. He has been previously associated with many anthologies as a contributing author. Sandeep Sharma loves to spend most of his time with his parents. According to him, “Parents always have so much to teach, it’s just a matter of your learning desire and time.”

Leepi Agrawal, an “Ahmadavadi Chokri” filled with zest and always strives to mark her work with perfection. She is a final year student and a gold medalist for her academic excellence in Masters of Computer Applications at Indus University, Ahmedabad. She has won the TechFest in April 2014 at college and state level. She is quite obsessed with writing, wires and machines and subsequently her obsession has turned into her passion and profession.

My Review:

If you are expecting it to be yet another mushy- romance novel or a boyfriend- girlfriend love tale then wait! This book comes up with a unique story, the one you would have never read or heard before.

The reader’s heart…

“Hey Dad! Meet My Mom” by Sandeep Sharma and Leepi Agrawal, is a story of a bachelor guy, Puneet, an SBI Branch Manager in his late twenties with no interest in marriage. His mother is a strong lady with a calculative mind whose only concern is the marriage of his workaholic son. One day, Puneet see a young and pretty girl from his cubicle and lose his heart. While lost in trance, he finds a 10 year old boy sitting in front of him, with a lolipop in one of his hands and smiling at him. Soon after that incident, the little boy with lolipop starts appearing everywhere.When Puneet inquire him where his parents were and who was his dad. He get a shock of his life listening to the child’s reply who addressed Puneet, his father. It irritates Puneet but the innocence on his face melts his heart to be friendly. The child introduces himself as Rishi and future son of Puneet who has come to find his mom. Puneet find it amusing only till the time he doesn’t know that Rishi can be seen, heard and felt by him only. Soon dad and son gel up with each other and begin their “Mission Mom”. Puneet is shy and an introvert guy. Rishi is a smart kid and guides his dad to impress the girl, his dad had seen in Bank the other day. With the help of Rishi, Puneet and Myra’s love story starts flourishing. Puneet starts seeing weird dreams which haunts hell out of him. Every time he see a re-occurring dream of Ahmadabad railway station, a lonely girl in despair, children playing in the park. He become insomniac and develop dark circles under his eyes. He starts behaving abnormally. Maya, his best friend and Myra, his love stands by him in his hard times. Puneet’s mother suggests him to consult a Psychiatrist. He attend sessions with his psychiatrist uncle but the cure seem to have no avail. One day Puneet overhear a conversation between his mother and his doctor uncle which reveal the darkest of the secrets from his past. A memory of past which had been erased from his memory! There was someone in his life before Myra. It was Roshni, his college friend and his wife but he didn’t remember. His dream guides him way to Roshini, to a hospital in Ahmadabad. Now he is in middle of two precious people of his life. Roshni and Myra both of them are his love for life. Will Puneet be able to choose his love between past and present? Will Rishi help him sort out in this riddle too? Will Puneet be able to do justice to three of their lives and promises he made? Read the book to find it.

What I liked?

The book title was intriguing enough to catch my attention. I appreciate both the authors for their hard work in matching up with each other writing style. At no point I felt that the book is written by two authors. Poems in beginning of chapters were like icing on the cake. I liked Roshni’s diary for unexpected twists and surprises. The book has been edited with sheer excellence.

What I disliked?

After revelation of Roshini, Maya was kept out of scene. I felt his best friend should had have been there to support or may be after things were settled down.

Why should one read this book?

This book is a complete page-turner with surprises as its main element. The racy narration and tempting fantasy will welcome you into its world right from the prologue and will keep you hooked till the end. Main characters of the story appear so real and alive to have you moved along with themselves.

Stars…

To this amazing reading ride full of unexpected surprises with an eye moistening ending, quite justified; I give a five-star rating.

Rating:
Blurb: 4/5
Description: 4/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Editing: 4/5
Excerpt: 5/5
Book Cover: 5/5
Overall Rating: 5/5

Book Details:
Title: Hey Dad! Meet My Mom
Authors: Sandeep Sharma | Leepi Agrawal
Genre: Fiction
Type: Paperback
Publisher: Gargi Publishers
Language: English
Pages: 159
Year of Publication: 2015
Price: 150 INR
Buy Paperback: Flipkart | Amazon
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Hey Dad! Meet My Mom“will standup to your expectations with racy narration and tempting fantasy. Main characters of the story appear so real and alive to have you moved along with themselves. A ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Book that will refresh your mood. . Highly recommended for all. No second thoughts!

This book was given to me by author in exchange for an honest review. I am glad to read and review it. The opinions expressed in the review are my own, and remain unbiased and uninfluenced. I have given a five-star rating on Goodreads and FlipKart as I felt nothing less than that would be fair.