About the author
About the author
Rubina Ramesh is an avid reader, writer, blogger, book reviewer, and marketer. She is the founder of The Book Club, an online book publicity group. Her first literary work was published in her school magazine. It gave her immense pride to see her own name at the bottom of the article. She was about 8 years old at that time. She then went to complete her MBA and after her marriage to her childhood friend, her travel saga started. From The Netherlands to the British Isles she lived her life like an adventure. After a short stint in Malaysia, she finally settled down in the desert state of USA, Arizona. Living with her DH and two human kids and one doggie kid, Rubina has finally started living the life she had always dreamed about – that of a writer.
The three books featured here have many things in common. They are set in an era gone by, having romance as their central theme. They are not ‘love at first sight’ kind of romances. All have been made into movies, TV Series. But, they do not have a typical ‘Happily ever after’ ending.
I am a fan of the romantic genre and not having a happy ending affects me. I carried the lump around my throat for days as I couldn’t take it that the protagonists are not going to be together. Is that why these books were so successful? What if they had happy endings? People may have just closed the books and gone on to the next ones. These books involve you right from the start. The loss at the end is personal and we cannot get it out of our heads. Despite having tragic ends, they have been made into great movies.
Other common ones are Romeo and Juliet, Laila Majnu. Continue reading