Wrinkles: A True Love Story

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Wrinkles; a slice of life true love story has everything: a heartfelt mother-son relationship, a one-of-a-kind friendship and a tried-and-true love which will make you believe that a true love story never ends. More

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Language: American English
ISBN: 9781310583650
About Mian Mohsin Zia

"Mian Mohsin Zia deserves a standing ovation." -- Michael John Wolfe, Hollywood Actor, USA.

"Mian Mohsin Zia is the brightest light on Pakistan's new literary horizon." -- Burl Barer, Edgar Award winner and New York Times best-selling author, USA.

"Mian Mohsin Zia is the best when it comes to writing and marketing." -- Robynn Lin Fredericks, American Actress and Producer.

“Mian Mohsin Zia is one of my favorite authors and he is a genius when it comes to marketing.” -- Samantha Heer, American Actress.

"Mian Mohsin Zia is a genuinely great writer for the 21st Century." -- Caroline Oakes, British Film, TV and Theatre Actress.

"I always look forward to reading Mian Mohsin Zia's highly prolific work." -- Howard Lapides, TV and Motion Picture Producer, USA.

"Mian Mohsin Zia is an amazing author and marketer." -- Sara Barrett, American Actress.

"Mian Mohsin Zia is a talented marketer and an international author to watch out for." -- Jon Mack, Hollywood Actress & Singer.

"Mian Mohsin Zia is such an amazing author and a great marketer in this business. Be sure to check out his work." -- Kayla Perkins, Hollywood Actress & Model.

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Mian Mohsin Zia is the only Pakistani Author and Marketing Specialist:
✓ Endorsed by Hollywood Actors
✓ Endorsed by Actors from British Film Industry
✓ His merchandise well received by American Superstar as big as "Forbes Riley"
✓ Won Awards from USA
✓ Featured on National TV and International Shows
✓ Received international recommendations
✓ Americans labeled him as “King of International Marketing”
✓ American Publishing House, Wild Blue Press signed him for a 3 book deal
✓ Set new trends worldwide in novel writing and marketing
✓ One of his books recommended to be a Hollywood movie
✓ One of his books translated into Russian language

For more visit: www.MianMohsinZia.com

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Review by: Adornedwife on March 26, 2017 :
This book is amazing. I did not want to put the book down, because it was so good. A love story like no other one that I have read, by far the best one ever!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Sandra Jeffs on Jan. 10, 2017 :
A sweet and tender story of love: the love between a son and mother, of a man and a woman, husband and wife, father and son, and the love for friends. It seamlessly blends the different cultures in South Africa and the differing religions of Christian and Muslim into the story where love connects and heals. This sentimental tale is well-written, told simply and clearly, and demonstrates the purity that true love brings to all relationships. A must read.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Andrea R Smith on Dec. 20, 2016 :
I received this book in return for an honest review. It is a very different read than I am used to. It came into to my life at a time when my life was much like the book. I have a son and am taking care of my mother-in-law who lives with us. My future daughter-in-law's family is from the Philippines. I started reading this book thinking, how weird Xavie's relationship with his mother was, or how he seemed stalker-ish, but as I read it, I saw the depth of Xavier's love. I have that to a degree with my son. Not so much with my mom or mother-in-law. Thanks Main for sharing this amazing love story.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)

Review by: Nicole Holt on Dec. 13, 2016 :
I read the story in one sitting, front to back cover.
It is an interesting story with twists and turns I did not always see coming.
The story teaches us about love - between children and their parents, friends, different religions and different upbringings.
If you take anything away from this moving story, I hope it is that love is unconditional and can be found in all kinds of places and people.
I thoroughly enjoyed the book.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: macosta0678 on Dec. 12, 2016 :
My name is Kimi Acosta, Actress, Executive Producer & Co-host of Slate Me Talk Show & Take Two Sitcom along with multiple movies, commercials and print modeling. It was an honor to be chosen to read Award Winning Author, Mian Moshin Zia's, amazing and inspiring book, Wrinkles!
I stay very busy but was able to read this book on my downtime. It was hard to put it down. Such a great story. The characters come to life, this story will touch your heart and soul and leave you wanting more. This is an absolute must read. One of the very best books I have ever read. I can't wait to see what this truly talented author writes next. Incredible! 5 star book!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: IngaSilberg on Oct. 23, 2016 :
Love comes in different forms. It's not necessarily between a man and a woman. It can be love for life, love for family, love for beliefs, love for children. And this is what "Wrinkles" is about. Love. In all its forms.

First, after I finished this book the first time, I wasn't entirely sure if I liked it. It disturbed me. It made me think about topics, which are often avoided in everyday life's conversations. You know how people say, that there are two things in life what always create way too emotional discussions: one is religion and the other is politics. Even though this book doesn't deal with politics, it touches religion and beliefs on a level that it hits you in your gut first and then hits your brain. It does it through love. And then the book leaves you wondering - what is unconditional love?

So, disturbed, I decided that this is one of those books that needs to settle a bit. Maybe the time and the mood for reading it wasn't right. Maybe I had to go through my internal thoughts and arguments first and finalize why did I react to this book the way I did. Why was I disturbed? Why did it annoy me? Why do I not believe in unconditional love? Because I used to.

The answer or I should probably say the answers came to me after I the book aside for a period and read it second time. Then it hit me. It was brilliant! "Wrinkles" is a journey. Even though it's easy to read and it is well written, it takes you to a journey of a lifetime and forces you to reflect on things what matter in life. That's also the reason why I was resilient to it - I simply did not want to go there,into my own thoughts and doubts. Until I did.

"Wrinkles" is a story about a man called Xavier. Xavier lives with his mother whom he calls sweetly a Lifeline. Lifeline encourages Xavier to look for love and that is exactly what Xavier does. He meets with Anna who is not easy to understand in the beginning of their relationship and who is right out obnoxious towards Xavier. Luckily Xavier is persistent and with little help from his family and friends he wins Anna's heart. The reader also finds out Anna's story and secrets from past which I am not going to spoil for you,you simply need to read this book!

Mian does a wonderful job with his book. The characters are well-developed and multi-layered, the dialogues are believable and engaging and the descriptions are vivid and colorful. "Wrinkles" might seem slow in pace in the beginning, but it keeps you captivated, because it is heartwarming and because you come to care for the characters and you wish that the book would have a happy ending.

I loved that it wasn't a typical love story, I thoroughly enjoyed that it was entertaining, yet also gave a tons of food for thought which makes the book brilliant. It engages you and raises questions.

I would also like to say,that the title of the book is extremely suitable for the story. Love, like life itself is filled with wrinkles, but the good thing about wrinkles is, that you can smooth them. Besides that, since the book deals with different types of love, it really is A True Love Story.

To wrap it up, I'd use a quote in Latin. Dum spiro spero. Dum spero amo. Dum amo vivo. And this is what the book is about.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Kaye Booth on Oct. 14, 2016 :
While representing his company at the expo, Xavier meets the woman in the next booth, Anna, and before you know it, he believes he’s fallen in love with her. Xavier doesn’t know why Anna is keeping him at a distance, never allowing him to get too close, but he is relentless in his pursuit of her and enlists his mother’s advice and the help of his friends to win her heart.

I had trouble buying into some of the occurrences in Wrinkles: A True Love Story, by Mian Mohsin Zia, but I realize a lot of this can be attributed to the fact that the culture in the story is very different from mine. Because I’ve never been to Africa, where the story is set, many of the events and customs portrayed in this book were foreign to me, making it seem strange. I may not have understood it all, but the story was compelling and touching, and I just may have learned a few things about other cultures and religions which I wasn’t previously aware of. I loved that it carried the underlying theme of integration, racial and religious tolerance.

Overall, I saw some problems with this book, but the uplifting theme, heart touching story, likable characters, and compelling romance plot still make it an enjoyable read.

I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Read my full review on my blog, "Writing to be Read". https://kayelynnebooth.wordpress.com/2016/10/14/wrinkles-a-diverse-story-of-true-love-friendship-and-faith/
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Laura Parks on July 23, 2016 :
A superb manifestation of True Love

I had the pleasure of reading Mian’s book, Wrinkles, A True Love Story. Unlike most books, I read this in one sitting on a Sunday afternoon. Mian has the ability to paint a picture using words that help us to see every site, hear every sound, and feel every emotion. I am not sure what I was expecting when I started reading Wrinkles, but I was very pleasantly surprised by the wave of emotions I personally experienced while doing so. In today’s world of chaos, hatred, misunderstanding, and fear, it was a sigh of relief how Mian brought together cultures and religions in peace and harmony, with a sincere reverence for our differences and similarities. We all do bleed the same blood.

Laura M. Parks
www.lauramparks.com
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Victoria Hartland on June 15, 2016 :
I received this book for free in return for an honest review. A heart warming story about family, friendships and love. Engaging from the beginning to the very last page. Life lessons learned throughout the book. At times you feel your heartstrings pulled. The book reminds us that unconditionally, love is the most powerful force in the universe. The book is well written and you find yourself watching each chapter unfold. Well done!

-Author, Victoria Hartland
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Cazz Bell on June 12, 2016 :
"Wrinkles", by Mian Mohsin Zia, was an empowering and engaging read. It is a heart warming story of friendship and love, that will stand the test of time. It shows us a love that crosses generations, genders and culture. I highly recommend 'Wrinkles' - I know that you will enjoy this heart felt story as much as I did.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Piratelady1 on June 06, 2016 :
Mian has created a cast of beautifully painted characters of various religious and cultural backgrounds. In a world that seems adamant to divide us, Wrinkles’ beautiful themes can remind us that deep down we are all people created by GOD despite our various cultures and religions. The books protagonist, Xavier, is a beautiful example of humanity at its finest –his relationship with his mother, whom he lovingly calls Lifeline, his wife Anna, his friends, and his son are colorfully depicted, and each relationship is relatable in some way. Taking place in the beautiful city of Cape Town, this Christian man is confronted by culturally and religiously diverse people, and with each developing relationship readers can take a lesson from Xavier as well as from his wife Anna –whose motherly love is something to be envied. A story of love, parenthood, and religious tolerance that has greatly affected me in a positive way. I would certainly recommend this book to anyone wanting to expand their literary horizons.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Jorja Davis on May 26, 2016 :
Wrinkles is a tender story of unconditional love that crosses generations and genders, cultures and creeds and removes the wrinkles from souls. Well-developed characters that carry beyond the pages from Cape Town, South Africa into readers’ hearts and reveal the wrinkles resident there. Zia is a voice for tolerance and change one person, and perhaps one wrinkle at a time. Once again the author takes a slice of a life lived by a strong, complex central character in a circle of relationships that makes him everyman (and everywoman by extension). He asks the hard questions of life and leads readers to sometimes surprising answers that hold TRUTH that teach and transcend without a hint of didacticism.
I have enjoyed watching Zia’s writing career unfold from book to book. He is a strong voice of not only literary Pakistan but the literary world without pretension, heavy-handedness or wordiness. His writing is honed and deep while telling a simple story in simple words that is not simplistic and lingers long after the final page is read.
I received a copy of this book from the author to read and respond with my unbiased review.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Katy Curry on May 25, 2016 :
Wrinkles has what I can only call a haunting tenderness about it. The story welcomes you into a family and friends that love each other across boundaries of color, faith, or ethnicity. It welcomes you into the world as the world should be. Xavier is a young man who falls for a beautiful woman who has a secret she dares not share. What happens throughout this heartwarming story of betrayal and love transcends the typical way we understand love. There are lessons to be learned from this tender story and the offering of a better way of life, one that does not pit faith against faith or color against color. The strength of love and commitment, the strong family bond, and the caring of each other that crosses all lines will enrich your heart and soul. I strongly recommend it.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Kim Michelle Ross on May 24, 2016 :
Kim Michelle Ross: I found 'Wrinkles' to be an endearing love story centered around family and the moving story of unbreakable connections between a child, a mother and a father. There's a strong message that no matter what happens in our lives, you can never runaway from the past and reconnecting with it can revitalize the present. Anyone who's experienced love, and on any level, will find 'Wrinkles' a joy to read. [ASIN:B01C0P2CEY Wrinkles: A True Love Story]
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: H. E. Olsen on May 07, 2016 :
I absolutely love the book “Wrinkles” by Mian Mohsin Zia. This book took me to a place where I was wrapped in the arms of warmth and held in the glow of true love. It helped me to appreciate my mom and mother-in-law more. Parents are important! I laughed, I smiled, and I was brought to tears. ~ Author H.E. Olsen
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Franciska on April 28, 2016 :
The title "Wrinkles" itself is captivating. Mian's definition of wrinkles initiates the memory roll out of your individual life wrinkles. True stories intrigue me and Mian's story is no different. In today's complex world of hatred, racism, materialism it is refreshing to hear of people who respect others because of their actions, their good intentions because they are human.
Mian's story is a simple read based on daily interactions between family, friends, strangers, and sweethearts, but what makes this story unique is that there are lessons along the way that remind us of how simple life can be when we acknowledge God daily in our lives and relationships. This true story tells us how fulfilling our relationships can be and most of all, what goes around comes around. Be kind and selfless and good will come your way.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Bookforme on April 26, 2016 :
What I love most about Wrinkles is the author's honesty and heartfelt boldness. We all need to address 'these' life questions because we need answers. Whether we believe in a higher power or we do not believe in a higher power, this book makes us think what is important in life. Personally, I am still thinking...But, what I do know is that LOVE is the most important gift and resource. We cannot begin to survive without LOVE. Wrinkles addresses every possible type and definition of LOVE. In a world where many suffer and sacrifice for a moment of LOVE, it will give all readers hope. So, clearly this book will be popular with many readers. For me, I am telling my friends while holding back tears remembering the characters and characters' interactions. I hate to reveal more...ha-ha...I want you to enjoy the read, too!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Samantha Heer on April 24, 2016 :
This is a must read!!!! The most touching story I have read in a while.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Lorraine Carey on April 23, 2016 :
A Story of a Deeper Kind of LoveWrinkles by Mian Mohsin Zia is a story of a deeper kind of love, one that stands the test of time. Here the message is about the love that makes a family. Xavier, a young man, has a great love for his mother and God. This story is thought provoking. The mother-son relationship is endearing. It had me reflecting on the role of a mother and the significance of her role within the family. Xavier has the kind of mother who gives him unconditional love and he is grateful for her gift, yet he is pursuing another kind of love to fulfill his dreams.

He falls in love with Anna, a woman who seems distant and unattainable. He only becomes more obsessed and persistent with gaining her love. In pursuit of his love, Xavier is supported by his best friend, Faisal. Xavier and Faisal share a one-of-a-kind friendship which adds value to the book and makes it even more special. All through the story, I was rooting for Xavier to find his love. The story unfolds as Xavier, his mother, and Anna will encounter yet another person who will need the power of unconditional love that only these three strong individuals can give.

The book cover is striking and depicts the main character in the most important role in the story. Mian’s books relay a message to readers that makes them unforgettable. A bonus is the addition of poems that are reflective of the character’s feelings. Mian Mohsin Zia writes with a passion as he creates three-dimensional characters. You can’t help but feel as though they are your friends. The dialogue seems very real and at times I felt as though I was right there in the story. The events will pull at your heartstrings, evoking emotions as you are turning pages to see how this story will unfold. This is a smooth read as all the chapters blend well and clarity is evident within the story. Wrinkles is a very powerful book that everyone should read.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)

Review by: Lorraine Price on April 22, 2016 :
I found "Wrinkles" to be an endearing love story from beginning to end. The love of a son for his mother, then for his wife, and then for his son. It was very touching. Yes, I cried a few times.

It starts with a lovely explanation of what a wrinkle is and then it is revealed and intertwined throughout the book.

My favorite part is when questions arise. "Why must he live a life of wrinkles? Why do people die?" These are the answers you must read for yourself as you delve into this precious book.

One of the trademarks of his books is that Mian always tries to illustrate the protagonist on the cover page instead of just coming up with a random picture. He visually represents the scene from the 1st chapter on the book cover where the protagonist wearing his orange sweater, leaves the home with his son.

His books always focus on entertainment, but at the same time, they have a deep lesson to teach the readers. He writes meaningful fiction books that enlighten. He always tries to unmask and unveil
the frailties hidden in society, and in a very gentle way, he conveys a very deep message to the readers.

His books have been rated 4 and 5 stars on Amazon and
other sales channels. He has set new trends worldwide in novel writing with his books.

I strongly urge you to pick up a copy of this book today!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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