Second Chance at Forever by Summerita Rhayne #BookReview

Second Chance at Forever by Summerita Rhayne #BookReview

Author : Summerita Rhayne

Version : Kindle

Genre : Romance

Source : Amazon Kindle 

Publisher : Self Published

Second Chance at Forever is a beautiful, mature love story with loads of romance and passion put in.  It it was a Mills & Boon Romance,  it would have surely been a red cover.  This book took me back to my teenage years which was full of Mills & Boon Romance.  Well,  that was the only stuff available at affordable rates from the local bookstore.  My mom did worry that I was reading too much of this stuff trying to imagine the story looking at the scandalous covers of the books.

Its been a long time since I read a Mills & Boon.  I still have over a dozen of those which is in my TBR pile.  It is like watching a Hindi movie.  We know what the story will be.  The hero and heroine will fight in the beginning.  Then fall in love followed by a split. And finally,  they will realize that despite all this,  they still love each other.  The movie will perhaps add a villain or two to keep it spicy.   Continue reading

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Author : Yaa Gyasi 

Version : Kindle

Genre : Fiction, Historical Fiction

Source : NetGalley.com

Publisher : Penguin

Pages : 320

 

Homegoing is the debut novel of Yaa Gyasi.  The book takes us through the lives of two half sisters Effia and Esi who are not aware of the other’s existence.  Effia, the beauty, was born to Maame when she was a slave of Corjo,  deep in the forests of Ghana belonging to the Fante tribe.  At her birth,  Maame sets the village on fire and runs away.  Corjo saves the child and hands her over to one of his wives Baaba.   Corjo fixes the marriage of Effia with the leader of their tribe.  But Baaba has other plans.  She plots and gets Effia married to the British Colonial James who owns the castle and runs the slave trade.   Continue reading

Six Minutes of Terror by Nazia Sayed and Sharmeen Hakim

Six Minutes of Terror by Nazia Sayed and Sharmeen Hakim

Author : Nazia Sayeed & Sharmeen Hakim

Version : Paperback

Genre : Non-fiction, Investigation

Source : DDSReviews.in

Publisher : Penguin India

Pages : 227

Blurb :

The Mumbai 7/11 train bombings in 2006 were one of the deadliest terror attacks the city had seen after the 1993 blast. The attacks orchestrated by the terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba and Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (the ISI) were aimed to cripple the city by attacking its lifeline – the local train. A series of seven blasts in a span of only six minutes rocked the city at seven railway stations, killing 189 and injuring over 700. Six Minutes of Terror is the first investigative book that will present a blow by blow account of the events that led to the terrorist attack, profile the people involved in the blasts as well as describe how the plot was unearthed by the police. Superbly researched, with painstaking detail, the book tries to delve into the minds of the home-grown terrorists who created unprecedented havoc and claimed innocent lives ten years after the horrifying attacks. Continue reading

She walks, she leads by Gunjan Jain

She walks, she leads by Gunjan Jain

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Author : Gunjan Jain
Version : Hard copy
Genre : Biography, Inspiration

Source : Author

Author website : www.GunjanJain.com

Pages : 556

 

 

 

The book She Walks, She Leads is quite an attention grabber.  With its red hardback cover with golden letters,  it is instantly attractive.  To add to that it is also bulky.  I love bulky books. It does look good on the shelf.   Continue reading

Untamed by Laxmi Hariharan

Untamed by Laxmi Hariharan

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Author : Laxmi Hariharan
Version : Kindle
Genre : Fantasy, Novella, Series 

Source : Author

Pages : 84

 

 

 

 

Untamed is a short, quick read with only 84 pages.  It is the story of Leana who belongs to a long trail of family who can trace their roots to Princess Catherine who brought the city of Bombay or Mumbai as we know it now, as her dowry when she married the Prince of England.  So much is fact.  But the rest of the story is pure fantasy.  It is set in the future. Continue reading