Author– Roma Gupta Sinha
Reading a good fiction book is an immerse experience that can make your brain come live with imagery and emotions and even turn on your senses. For me reading fiction not only helps me being creative and imaginative but gives me time to be with myself . In today's fast moving world when it is difficult to understand our own emotions, forget about understanding other's, it makes you empathetic towards people you have never met. This happens probably because book puts us inside the character's skin. Reading fiction puts our brains into a pleasurable trance, something similar to meditation which calms you down and results in better clarity of thoughts. Though I read lot of non fiction too but according to my experience , do not read non fiction prior going to bed as it encourages projection into the future and that can be stressful, while reading non fiction not only engages the imagination but demand present state attention that relaxes your brain. Above all I love reading fiction, it makes me happy . Today I am reviewing a fiction book which is authored by a very good friend of mine and a co blogger. So let me introduce her to you all.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Roma Gupta Sinha is an acclaimed writer who has won the coveted ‘Woman of the Year’ Award in 2015 for her writings on Women Empowerment, Equality, Rights and Liberation on her blog www.trulyyoursroma.com and the prestigious ‘Planet’s Pride Award 2018’ for her entrepreneurial venture RCA where she has been passionately grooming six- to sixty-year-olds for the last many years in her endeavor to give back to the society and aid in shaping the future of India.
After a ten-year successful stint of working in Tata Motors, Honda Cars and IKEA of Sweden in different parts of the world, she eventually embraced her first love of aiding people bridge the gap between their intellect and expression. She is the brand ambassador of 21st Century Education and strongly advocates learning beyond books. She is an author of five published books and writing on her blog is like breathing to her. She believes she is born for a purpose and yearns each day to be the face of positive change in the society she lives in. She also writes exhaustively on Women and Kids Mental and Physical Health.
‘Soulful Letters On COVID, To My Future Grandchild’ is her fifth book after her first release ’Dare to Defy the Destiny’, a Hard-hitting non-fiction anthology did really well and her second, a chick let romance, ’The Fragrance of True Love’ which was a soulful tale of two resonating hearts became a bestseller. Her third book ‘Destiny’s Favorite Child’, which is her candid autobiographical account, is her most read book so far. Women Empowerment is a subject closest to her heart and thus her fourth release was known as ‘Empowered Women Empower Women’ published in year 2019. You can grab a copy of all five on Amazon any time.
ABOUT THE BOOK
"I Live To Love You" is a hard core love story with lots of twists and turns. This is a story about three childhood besties Aaradhya, Shamit and Riya who were inseparable. Their journey of friendship begins from Nanital where they have shared lot of heartwarming moments. Then comes an unexpected turn of events in their lives, that completely changes the mood of the story from romantic to romantic thriller. The tag line on the cover of the book " will a pure soul ever succeed in finding her love who vanished seven years ago" clearly suggests that something tragic happened in their lives.
The story is about how sometime emotions empowers thinking, that leads to disaster. The story is about separation and reunion. The story is about love, emotions, heartbreak and friendship and some relationships which cannot be named or explained.
MY TAKE ON THE BOOK
An artfully and thought provoking story covered various emotions. This book was totally unpredictable, surprises around each page! This book gets under your skin and stays with you. I found myself constantly thinking about the plot and the wonderful characters and setting that became familiar and comfortable. A detailed portrait of the characters is drawn in her deep words, and the story and its world deepens and richens, leading up to the edge of the seat. You really get invested into the characters and their lives and you start to feel their pain.
What makes a story engaging? Conflict is what brings tension into the story, creates trouble for the protagonist and develops the plot of the story more engaging. Author has managed to do that beautifully. You can see some internal conflicts that is in the minds of all the characters and external conflicts that happened to the character based on outside force, such a tragic incident happened which brought a big twist in the story.
No matter what, story should have some sort of satisfying conclusion. For me closure is important not just in books but in real life too. Here author has managed to do that, so a big thumps up from my side.
Author has managed to bring balance between showing and telling. She managed to show how the world of these three friends looks like . The characters were not perfect, some flaws made them more relatable and according to me that's is the biggest achievement of the author.
I believe the book should have at least 50% of its pages filled with characters communicating. This book has some incredible conversations between main characters that makes it very interesting.
Towards the end I felt the story little draggy and lost the pace but overall the story was intriguing and all in all, I would highly recommend this book.
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I live To Love You by Roma Gupta
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A detailed review.ReplyDelete
Your review sounded interesting to me. I would love to give it a read.ReplyDelete
Sounds very interesting. I have downloaded the book. Will read it soon. Thank you for this detailed review.ReplyDelete
Your review is very interesting and the book seems wonderful. I love romantic reads and will check this book.ReplyDelete
I have read Roma's previous books and I really enjoyed reading them. Thank you for sharing such a detailed review. Will definitely read this book soonReplyDelete
Loved the review. The way you described it amazing. I would love to read the book.ReplyDelete
Very intriguing and interesting. Have not heard of this author mainly because have been off the radar of such books for a while but shall definitely add it to my TBR list. Very refreshing review...loved it!ReplyDelete
It seems like an interesting read. You've reviewed it so beautifully. Would like to give it a go.ReplyDelete
The book seems to be an interesting read after your review. Will read it soonReplyDelete
Interesting review. Iam a sucker for thrillers. So a romantic thriller sounds like something I may like for light reading.ReplyDelete
The book has an intriguing title. As it describes, the book has such an interesting tale. Your review is also written in a very nice way. Enjoyed reading it Swati.ReplyDelete
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Roma is a published author with 6 books to her credit, and she sure knows how to weave a story! I have read almost all the chapters of this book and I will have to agree with your awesome review.ReplyDelete
Roma is an established author and this love story is another feather in her cap! Thanks for the review:)ReplyDelete
Thanks for your detailed review, I have seen Roma's work, she is an amazing writer, will grab his one.ReplyDelete
Roma is a lovely author . Your review is so detailed and great. Will definitely be reading her book next.ReplyDelete
This is a great review for Roma's book. I read it all and I used to be on tenterhooks to what's going to happen next.You have done full justice to the book in your review. Roma really has the knack of keeping the reader asking for more.ReplyDelete
what an accomplished author, wonderfully has given back to society. The book sounds like a page turner, suspense, thriller and of course romance novel all in one. After reading what you said about fiction vs non fiction, kinda makes sense but honestly for me whatever i am currently obsessing about, a book(fiction mostly) or a series, its pretty much in my head till i am finished with it.ReplyDelete
I loved every bit of Roma's book Swati, being a romantic genre lover there is no way to miss the opportunity of wonderful read. I too read and reviewed the book'I live to love you. I must say you have brilliantly reviewed it.ReplyDelete
Lovely review. I have heard so much about Roma's books but never got a chance to read it. I will surely pick up this one after reading your review.ReplyDelete
Roama is a wonderful writer and an amazing one too. Glad that you picked up her book and loved your review tooReplyDelete
Waaooo.....I loved the title and the book review too.....it's a bit romantic....I use to read all of Roma's....😍ReplyDelete
Completely enjoying reading your reviews, Swati. They are always detailed and well balanced. I have had a chance to read a few of Roma's book. And will pick this one too soon.ReplyDelete
Great review. I have already downloaded her book and looking forward to read.ReplyDelete
Roma is a great weaver of the words and I am sure this one is also the best of her work. Your review is pushing me to pick her book next.ReplyDelete
Sounds interesting...thanks...will check it out 👍ReplyDelete
Loved Roma's book. Lovely story and a detailed reviewReplyDelete
it made me nostalgic like the cover of love story Interesting review. Iam a sucker for thrillers. So a romantic thriller sounds like something I may like for light reading.ReplyDelete
Romantic thriller is a very new and exciting genre for me. I am definitely reading thisReplyDelete