Book Name : AAVISHKA
Author : Cindy Ann D'Silva
Genre : Fiction
Today I am sharing a review of a book which is written by a close friend and a co blogger. I had the opportunity to review her first book and must say she has an art of grabbing readers attention. This is her second book and I am glad that I read it. So here is a review, but before that let me introduce you to the author.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Cindy Ann D'Sliva is a blogger, influencer, content writer and a belly dance instructor. Prior to this , she had a full time job and sang with a band and choir in Kuwait, where she was born and bred. You can find more of her writing on her Lifestyle blog Blogaberry.com.
ABOUT THE BOOK
"Marriages are made in heaven"- Well what does this really means? It means there is a divine power that ultimately plans or decides who should marry whom, outside of the control of the people in the marriage. You cannot foretell who will marry whom ; Two people may love each other very much but may end up not marrying each other and two people who do not even know each other may marry each other in the end. This is the irony of life and this is what this book " AAVISHKA" reminds us of. If we talk about India in particular the very nature of marriage which is still highly constrained by patriarchal socio-cultural norms and tends to be determined by families rather than the individuals who enter into the marriage.
Have you ever thought why women stay in a unhappy marriages? What really holds them back? Every woman has their own reasons but do you think any reason can be greater than their self respect? All these questions may not have straight answers but this book does provoke you to think on these lines. This is a work of fiction but based on a true story.
ABOUT THE STORY
"The title of the book is named after "AAVISHKA" the protagonist of this story. She is a happy young woman who is independent and loves her family to the death. She immensely respects her parents and despite them being broad minded, she decides to get into an arranged marriage. At the young age she marries Atharv who is a successful restaurateur. But soon after she finds herself living a life that she had never expected. The marriage has become a mystery for her that made her anxious and took many many years to unfold. Her mysterious husband had a secret that slowly unravel. What ups and downs she faces and how she deals with it is for you to read.
MY TAKE ON THE BOOK
Once you start reading you simply can't put it down. It has that griping factor and the characters are quite relatable that makes it an interesting read. The ending was satisfying and that's the biggest reason I would like to recommend this book. One thing I can say that author has managed to hook the reader's attention till the end , that made me finish the book in one sitting.
This story raises many questions. Why do women suffer in unhappy marriages? Why can't they break all the barriers? What really stops them? Is it societal pressure or the fear of non acceptance? Or due to financial instability? The reasons can be many. But women should not suffer. They should stand up for their rights. But what if they still see a hope. What if they are still in love with that person? Marriages are complicated. But the author of this book Cindy has dealt with it beautifully with a positive ending. And gave us the hope that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. At the end of the story author has given a valuable lesson that " never judge a person as you never know what they are actually going through, you may strike the wrong cord that can make things worse for them". Read Aavishka's story how marriage changed her as a person and how she handled it.
Book Format: kindle edition (e book)
Price : 59 INR
Thank you so much for this wonderful review, Swati. Really appreciate people like you who give a chance to new authors. I'm glad you took back a lot from this book. Backlinking this to my blog.ReplyDelete
I liked the title of the book and also the book cover. Cindy is a wonderful writer and I like her writing style. I am sure, she must have complied this book beautifully. Talking about marriages and women's state or role then yes, what you said is right. Times are changing and women and society are thinking differently but still long way to go to accept is whole-heatedly. And also understanding that it is her personal choice.ReplyDelete
I am about to start reading this book soon and your review has already made me excited to read and review it soon. yes, unhappy marriages are common part of our society. would love to read more on this subject with this book.ReplyDelete
I will so love to read this one, in fact I have been wanting to for a long time but after reading your review I have toReplyDelete
This book looks very interesting thanks for sharing the review I was not aware that it is available on Kindle will definitely get my copy.ReplyDelete
The book looks interesting. I loved your review and recommendations. Will check the same. It is wonderful to see a blogger reading and reviewing a fellow blogger.ReplyDelete
Going by the review, I can safely say its a good book to read. I like the plot , would love to know how marriage changed the life of the protagonist.ReplyDelete
Cindy has a wonderful writing style and I'm sure she has done justice to this sensitive topic of marriage. Your review sums up the book perfectly. Would like to read it.ReplyDelete
I have read a few snippets from this book and really liked it. Cindy has done a wonderful job with the book and the overall appeal of this book. A great review.ReplyDelete
Wow, congratulations Cindy .. This book seems so good and very interesting to read . I am so excited to get my hands on it. I will check kindle definitely... Very nice and on the point review.ReplyDelete
That is a wonderful topic to write about. Marriage is a mix of different aspects of life, many happy moments, many sacrifices. Would surely love to read this.ReplyDelete
That is a lovely review. The book doess seem promising read. Even I still don't understand the need many women silently suffer in marriagesReplyDelete
I can't wait to read AAVISHKA by Cindy Ann D'Silva. I have known Cindy for sometime now but this is a new side to her personality that I'm discovering. Her book must be wonderful, going by your review alone.ReplyDelete
What a great review of this book. I am sure every woman would love to read this book. To know the story of Aavishka. Thanks for letting me know about this book.ReplyDelete
Wow this seems a great read... love the detailed review... it definitely a interesting one... I m getting a copy as soon as possibleReplyDelete
I have also read the book and loved how Cindy has expressed her thoughts. The story of Aavishka is beautifully portrayed by Cindy and keeps one on toes.ReplyDelete
Thanks for this amazing review. Would want to read am this. Reading after gapReplyDelete
I've known Cindy and read her blogs too and I can say for sure that she is a good writer and it's wonderful that she has come out with this bookwhich is dwelling on Indian women and the married life.ReplyDelete
This is the burning reality atleast in India. I feel the culprit for this to a large extent is the way Marriages are romanticized and thought to be the ultimate goal one has to achieve. The reality is life goes on beyond that. I would love to download this book.ReplyDelete