Monday, July 18, 2016

"Keeping the Promises" - A love story by Dhruv Gajjar

"Keeping the Promises" - A love story by Dhruv Gajjar , I read this book in valentine week. 

It is a light read and smooth story to finish book in 2-3 sitting. Story revolves around Dhruv (aka Gajju) and his promises given to his girl friend in the last phase her life. Unlike normal love story author has tried to bring different narration style. Story timeline flows in three parallels.

One when Dhruv fell in love with her college mate; Second when Dhruv found out that her girl friend was suffering from cancer and counting her last day; and Third where Dhruv came out of trauma of losing her girlfriend and finding new aspects in life.

Phase-1 (I will call as romance phase) was full of college life experiences. Where Dhruv made deep bond with his friends and his girl friend. It was a phase where Dhruv met his love of life (jounier to him). They fell for each other after a year of friendship. Things were wonderful in this phase until one day M (Dhruv's GF) suddenly asked him to leave.

Phase-2 (Meaning of love) was phase where Dhruv found out reason behind M's decision to leave him. She was suffering through cancer (which was hereditary) and she decided not to take treatment to stop cancer re-appear in future generation. Dhruv a tall, handsome and well-built guy in phase-1 was bulky, fragile, heavy drinker and lost guy in beginning of this phase. But the moment he found out truth, he once again came back to M's life and moved into her home. They spent wonderful last days where M forced Dhruv to make promises everyday. 

Phase-3 (Recovery and new start) was phase where Dhruv came back to his original track as he promised to his GF. He completed his MBBS, brought back Angie and Ansh back together, rebuilt his physique. At end he also got in relationship with his first love as M had planned.

In short, sweet love story. Perfect timing for me as I completed within valentine week.

Talking about rating
  1. Cover - 3 / 5
  2. Concept - 4 / 5 
  3. Language - 3.5 / 5 (Easy, read for any age group)
  4. Story Line - 4 / 5 
  5. Characters - 4 / 5 
  6. Overall - 3.5 / 5
Book can be found at - Amazon & Flipkart
Review from other readers can be found at - GoodReads


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