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Anne Maven is a writer and a full time mom, home-maker and sometime physio. She loves words and lives to tell a good story. When she is not cooking, running, arguing, practicing yoga, praying, teaching her son and shopping, she ponders love, life and chocolate.
She is a romantic at heart and will write many many more books about love, passion and "happily ever after.
on Aug. 09, 2011 :
I read about this book on Book Blogs and corresponded with the author about reviewing it. It sounded interesting to me. When the author read more on our blog about what we don’t want to read, she did let me know that there were some sexual mentions in the book. I decided that I would try to read it anyway and I would just stop reading it if it was more than I am comfortable reading. Although it does mention some intimate moments, I was too sucked into the story and kept reading!! I do know some other people who would not be comfortable with what is mentioned though, so I would not recommend it for those who like very clean reads.
Although I would have preferred it being a little bit “cleaner” as far as sexual content, I was drawn into the book because of the great development of characters. I felt as if I was part of their lives. I don’t remember when my first tear fell, but I had a very hard time staying composed enough to see the words through my tears for the last third or fourth of the book! I will admit that I prefer the “happily ever after” type of story. Although there is an ultimate happy ending, there are twists and turns and sadness that I never saw coming along the way. I have not been that emotional reading a book in a long time and it just really surprised me that this book moved me so much. I felt like a bystander observing the lives of Roshani and Varun, but I absentmindedly talked to my Nook Color as I read – as if talking to the characters would really change their stories or help them make different choices!! I loved the determination and resolve that Roshani has to contribute to the world and try to improve life around her. She is a very strong woman and others lean on that strength, which helps them become stronger also. Varun starts out like a “lost little boy” type soul, but grows so much through his relationship with Roshani. As a reader, it is amazing to witness the changes in his life. I do not want to give things away, but will just say that there are many surprises along the way in this book that draw the reader in more and more with each passing page.
(reviewed long after purchase)