Saturday, November 12, 2016

Scars Do Heal by Shilpa Menon

My wife got Scars do Heal by Shilpa Menon almost six months back and she declined to read the book. And frankly speaking, somehow title and cover didn't look appealing enough to start it. I was expecting age old boring love story. Well it is a love story but not boring though. Surprisingly it was a smooth and fast one.


Synopsis of the book:
Sonal Kapoor is a reserved, hardworking entrepreneur running a florist boutique in London. She fights a paradoxical battle between her responsibilities at work and her only family there - her mother. And caught in between these is a story of Sonal's past - a terrible event that got her to flee India. Scars from her troubled past continues to manifest in multitude of ways, reminding her constantly about that horrific event.
Serendipity happens when Dr. Ryan Percy enters her life and Sonal is challenged in ways she had never imagined. Ryan turns out as everything from Sonal's quintessential definition of the man of her dreams - BUT, Ryan too comes to the party with his own baggage from the past. A pivotal piece in the jigsaw of their lives appears to be missing. Could their puzzling lives be ever completed by each other? Do they complete or destroy each other? 
Story in my words :
Sonal Kapoor, a successfull professional became rape victim. She left her India and settled in London. After six to seven years of psychological and business struggle she reach to a kind of stable life. Story started a this point though. (don't worry her past is revealed in first 3-4 chapters only). Sonal has made her mind of not getting into anykind of relationship with men. Dr Percy entered into her life with new hope.

With help of Sonal's mom and other friends Percy became Sonal friend. They started meeting on various occasions. But Sonal's past was stopping her to get relationship to next level. During this period her mother get heart attack and Percy took care Sonal and her mother. Sonal open up to Percy during this phase. They fell for each other. From this point onwards, Percy showed her unconditional love which heal her fear and anxiety. 

Book was written in Bollywood (Karan Johar or Aditya Chopara) movie style. But for a change is was better efforts for romance genre specially as debut work. Talking about ratings:
  1. Cover - 3 / 5
  2. Language - 3 / 5 
  3. Story Line - 3.5 / 5
  4. Characters - 3.5 / 5
  5. Overall - 3.5 / 5
Book can be found at - Amazon & Flipkart
Review from other readers can be found at GoodReads

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