Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Soulmates by Prerna Pujari

If you are going for a short trip of 4-5 hours, take "The Soulmates" by Prerna Pujari with you. A cute light book is a perfect read for any age group.


Book blurb
A love story that will tug at your heartstrings. Beautiful, vivacious Shreya is in a coma in the hospital after delivering twin girls. Her husband Vinay and her best friend Arun are struggling to cope with Shreya’s absence.
One day, Vinay calls Arun home to help him look after the twins. Arun discovers a folder containing Shreya’s secret diaries – a detailed account about her tragic past.
In the meanwhile, Shreya is sinking and the doctors are giving up hope. The two men who love and care for her watch her decline helplessly. Will Shreya survive? What has she written in her secret diary? What will happen to her twin girls if she dies? How will Vinay look after them? How will he live without her? Can Arun withstand the loss of his best friend?
Love, loss, longing, friendship, marriage, motherhood…so many strands…so many twists and turns…the book makes us keenly aware of how fragile relationships can be.
"The Soulmates" is a story of Shreya and Arun, they are soulmates in the story but are not a couple in the eyes of the world. Shreya belongs to a decent family from Udaipur. In her teenage years, she falls for Akash, but due to circumstances, they separate. Growing up with proper family values she had always put family before her emotions.

Vinay enters her life with a promise of giving her full mental support after Akash leaves her. But things become complicated for the couple.

Arun had met Shreya before her marriage. Arun became Shreya's backbone. She got her strength to fight all odds from Arun's unconditional support. Shreya shared everything with Arun, even those thoughts that she could not share with Vinay or her mother. For Shreya, Arun was her soulmate. Her description of a soulmate was heart touching: "We shared a bond which was not of blood, not of rituals but of the soul. And souls never depart.

The book is written at a medium pace with simple wordings. A reader can devour the book in a single sitting. Book is for those who believe in love stories, hope, friendship and soulmates. 

Talking about ratings:
  1. Cover: 4 / 5 
  2. Content: 3.5 / 5 
  3. Character: 4 / 5
  4. Concept: 3.5 / 5
  5. Overall: 3.75 / 5
Book can be found at Amazon & Flipkart
Reviews from other readers can be found at Goodreads
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