#review #ATwistofFate #historical #romance #fiction #newrelease

Hi folks, today I’m sharing a lovely review for A Twist of Fate, the second book in my historical trilogy.

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“Definitely a must read,” says Angela about A Twist of Fate.

Read the review here or at goodreads:

Thanks for being here to share it with me. This made my day.

So have you read the book yet? Check out below:

Blurb:

Step into the royal intrigues of early medieval India.

Charu wants revenge from the man who turned her life upside down. When she meets Deva, rage is as intense as the passion…

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#Review #SecondChanceAtForever

Shivani Agarwal reviews Second Chance At Forever and has this to share:

When I had received this particular book I was a bit sceptical of starting this book reason as the name suggests it’s a book based on romance and that too meant for those who are hopeless romantics. Owing to some personal circumstances now I don’t believe in love, but I am glad that I read this book coz this book in one way or the other has restored my faith in true love.

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She further says, “The characters have been sketched beautifully and in my point of view that is what makes this story a beautiful feel. All the characters have given justice to their relevant characters.
o There was a point of time when I was frustrated with Stuti for being so skeptical even after knowing the efforts made by Revath. It was kind of weird to read it. But I continued. I am glad I continued reading the book. Isn’t it what we do generally, judging before even knowing the other persons circumstances. I have absolutely no idea regarding how much pain did a teenage Stuti had to endure in her life. To know more about the book you got to read the book.
o This book made me wonder about true love…”

Read the rest of the review at:

http://literamuse.in/second-chance-forever/

Thank you, Shivani. This was a heartfelt review and I’m really happy to know that you enjoyed my writing so much.

 

#Review No Safe Zone by Adite Banerjie #TheBookClub 

​Blurb:Qiara Rana will do anything to save her mentor and their non-government organization from ruin. Even if it means visiting the city she had vowed never to return to. But within a few hours of landing in New Delhi, she is being chased by a gunman and is a potential suspect in the murder of a high-profile businessman. The only person she can turn to for help is Kabir Shorey, the man who stood her up ten years ago. Past and present collide in a deadly plot of crime and greed that moves from the cosmopolitan streets of Delhi to the bazaars and villages of Rajasthan.


My review:

No Safe Zone is Adite Banerjie’s third book and probably her most entertaining. The suspense cum romance story focuses on Qaira and Kabir who have to zip from New Delhi to Jaipur while fleeing from danger and nosing out the goons. A lot of colorful setting, some sizzling love scenes and a fast pace defines this book. The villians could have been more three dimensional, but all in all, it is an engaging and fast read.

Available at: http://www.amazon.in/No-Safe-Zone-Adite-Banerjie/dp/9351777758

#review Choices by Ruchira Khanna

Choices by Ruchira Khanna is a touching story set in a simple small town atmosphere and revolves around a small close knit family. That is the hallmark of the book. It is described in simple language and woven around the every day of the family of a jail warden. The descriptions are very real and the whole ambience feels quite like something you might be witnessing from close by.
There are a few features which are particular to the book.
First, it is written in the present tense. It was a first for me as a reader and I felt quite disorientated initially but the author managed to pull it off.
Second, there are several povs going around in the book. This also requires some getting used to.
Third, there isn’t any main character in the book.
The last one bothered me a bit. I think the author started off by getting to know her characters and gradually gained the insight into her story. You can tell this was just straight from the heart. The downside of this is the reader has to make more effort in grasping the theme. Just like you can’t take the cake straight out of the oven and serve it, so also the story cannot be dished without alteration. It has to be allowed to cool, be cut and layered and decorated with attractive icing before readers can relish it. If the author had worked out her main character and the theme beforehand we need not have gone from Mateo to Albert and then to Leonardo. The theme and the title also could have been echoed better by showing hints of Leonardo’s interest in his father’s job earlier in the book.

However, you cannot fail to be touched by the story. The author has depicted small moments in the families with ease yet leaving an indelible imprint on the reader’s mind. Be it a birth, an injury to their son, loss or the dilemma of a loved one, she has drawn well the support framework of family at each new situation these people face.

#BookReview – Runaway Lady Conquering Lord by Carol Townend #historical #romance

Runaway Lady Conquering Lord by Carol Townend is a historical romance from Harlequin.
I’m quite a fan of historical romances especially those from Georgette Heyer and at one time used to devour historicals from Hqn too by the dozen. However, I moved onto other kind of genres as one does and so have taken up this one after a long time. Having finished writing a medieval Indian historical myself, I was in a mood to read a period romance and also to look into how much historical romances have changed over the years.
Harlequin has certainly evolved in this genre too. They have high standards and this was borne out by this book. As far as research is concerned, the author has fairly excelled. She has seamlessly woven research into the story. The descriptions are very vivid – so much so that you can actually visualize the damp on the castle walls as you read on. From my experience I know how difficult it is to manage research while writing about the past and I salute the author for this.
The romance is also good initially. The setting isn’t one I had the chance to read before this and I found it intriguing. Mostly one finds virgin heroines in period romances so it was quite a change, at least for me, to read a heroine who had an affair in the past. I quite enjoyed the story but as it neared the end, it lost its course a bit. The internal conflict was tapid and the characters overall came across as a bit too stoic. I would have welcomed some overt emotion in the heroine but she’s portrayed as being too perfect and in control. Without giving away the end,  I can only say it was a bit unsatisfactory to find they didn’t have to face any major obstacle to get their HEA.

Verdict: I give this book five stars for the research and setting and four stars for the romance. It definitely gets you into history. You will not regret picking it up.
Recommended for historical aficionados.