Friday, May 1, 2015
BOOK REVIEW: "Two For The Heart" by Ekta R. Garg
A man and a woman get their divorce papers right after the wedding. A woman learns she’s suffering from amnesia. Two stories about relationships and the power of love. Two stories with characters to remember. Two stories for the heart.
“The Proposal”: Pooja and Akshay don’t want to bother with relationships, but they get cornered into marriage. The two devise a fool-proof plan: get married, then get their divorce papers ready. But will they have the guts to go through with the break up?
“Remembrance”: Helen wakes up in the hospital, but she has no idea how she got there. Everyone dodges the question…and then the sister she hasn't spoken to in 11 years arrives. Why is she here? And will Helen ever remember what happened?
In the two disparate stories given in Two For The Heart, you will have your heart-strings tugged on. The first story deals with cultural norms and how difficult it is to deviate from them, even in the twenty-first century. It also talks about learning to love, as it does not always come at first sight. As you follow the two main characters through their journey into arranged marriage, you will fall in love with the storytelling and the reality ingrained into the narrative.
In the second, you've got a bit of mystery added to the story, which is told with the same heartfelt attitude as its predecessor. Amnesia stories are always very interesting to me, because they make the reader think and wonder right along with the character. They don't know something you don't--you're discovering everything right along with them. It's not quite predictable, and very well-written.
A book that is definitely a must read!
4/5--heartfelt and honest.
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