Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, the genius storyteller, pulled out yet another masterpiece from her magical hat of creativity: Sister of My Heart. Even though Anju and Sudha are cousins, their love for each other surpasses that of the real sisters. Anju — the outspoken, straightforward, and rebellious one — balanced out Sudha — the beautiful, soft-spoken, and compliant. Since their fathers died before the girls were born, they were raised in a matriarchal household under the watchful eyes of their mothers and their aunt.
Small Talk and Simple Things: Real Life Stories that will inspire you to take a chill pill towards “Arranged Marriage” by Meryl Mathew is a curation of twelve short and sweet real-life stories with the central theme of arranged marriage. One of the short stories, The Unaware Mistress revolves around Rahul and Maya. After just a couple of dates, they clicked. While Maya dreamed of a beautiful future together, Rahul kept disappearing every now and then. Since he was not on any of the social media platforms, the normal convenience of locating anyone with a couple of clicks was not available to her. Finally, when she got a hold of him, she insisted that he talk to his parents about her and that they get married. Her parents had already begun their search for a suitable partner for their daughter by creating her profile on a matrimonial website.
The Strangest Woman – The Past and Passed By by Lydia R. Outland is a fiction novel in fantasy subgenre. The protagonist, Kyana, avoided humans like plague. Hiding in the deepest forests, she hunted animals for food and reminisced the old times. One fateful day, unknowingly, she saved the life of the king of Neira kingdom. It was during this fight that she got a deep gash on the side of her stomach. The grateful king, Damian Lystad, took her to Castle Lyist to cure her wound. The moment she gained consciousness, she wanted to leave the castle and go back to the safety of deep forests. This, however, was not meant to be. Days went by and she made connections with the knights, handmaids, and the king himself.
When Hiranyakashyap, the king of Kashyapuri had gone to Pataal to disperse the ashes of his brother, Lord of Devas, Indra, attacked the city. He only intended to show off his power and terrify asuras; however, in a twist of events, a Simha from his army killed Kayadhu, Hiranyakashyap’s wife. Ever since that fateful day, Hiranyakashyap made his mission to avenge the death of his wife. What followed was an endless war between devas, asuras, and their allies.
In her memoir No One Knew, Renee Olivier rips open the many emotional wounds that a sociopath inflicted upon her. Joe entered into Renee’s life when she had been single for thirteen years. He swept her off her feet with his honeyed tongue and love talks. The man was skilled in convincing her that she was the love of her life and that he would die without her. With no reason to suspect the man, Renee dreamed of a bright future with him.
Betrayal in Black by Mark M. Bellois a fiction that revolves around the legal aftermath that followed after a revolting “driving while black” tragedy. Marcus Hayes was driving with his wife, Sarah Hayes, and two kids in the back seat. He had been obeying the traffic rules all through the drive. So, when a cop indicated him to pull his car to the curb, he was shocked. At the advice of his wife, he voluntarily offered to the cop that he was carrying a gun legally. However, his honesty did not sit well with Officer Randall Jones.
The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn is a psychological thriller that keeps the wheels turning in the heads of the readers. Anna Fox, the protagonist, had been cooped inside of her home for ten months. She was an agoraphobic who shivered at the mere thought of stepping outside. So, her window was literally…
SUPERBU Homecoming by Debarshi Kanjilal is a story of a dysfunctional family that morphs into a tolerable one when it welcomes a sickly dachshund puppy, Bully (aka BU). The Bera Family consisted of Ajit, his wife (Barnali), his two sons (Arun and Ajay), and his mother (Taru). Ever since Ajay was eight years old, he wanted to adopt a puppy, but his mother, Barnali, refused him.
Ever since I read Requiem, Changing Times by RJ Parker, I had to know more about its characters, his source of inspiration, and his future projects. Needless to say, when I got the chance, I asked him everything. In this conversation, he talks about his personal life, writing process, and tips for aspiring writers. Our delightful conversation is only a click away. Enjoy!
Throughout high school and college, Kat had eyes only for Bax. He, on the other hand, did not wish to ruin their friendship that he treasured more than anything else. So, instead of acting on his intense feelings for Kat, he continued jumping from one relationship to the other. Every time she saw him with another girl, her heart shattered into a thousand pieces. A few heartbreaks later, she disappeared from his life.