Thursday, May 29, 2014

Review and Spotlight on The Perfect Groom by Sumeetha Manikandan






The Perfect Groom by SumeethaManikandan
The Blurb

Very little has gone right in Nithya’s young life. So, when a proposal from a young, handsome NRI comes along, her mother jumps at the opportunity and packs her daughter off to the US with her perfect groom.

Nithya seems to have settled in with Ashok, ostensibly happy, if as yet childless, in her new life. When an old flame comes back into her life, however, the cracks in her perfect marriage begin to show…

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The Review

The perfect groom is a saga of a woman who does not lose heart even though the tunnel is pitch dark. Her mother and sister sail along this torrid ocean with her, thus making it a journey with a remarkable ending.

Happy endings are always favored, but when the years have gone toodle tooing in high intense drama and emotions that dared to come out either due to fear or just not to wreck anyone's future is commendable and makes one want them live a happily ever after.

Such is the story of Nithya. She with her mom and her sister had to undergo a series of hurdles as they grew up while the mom being emotionally turmoil by her step sister who gives her shelter amidst the emotional bruises.

Nithya marries a techie guy from California, and her daily insight into her life was enough to give a reader her daily struggles and give her some pity her lonely life, which surprisingly the character fares quite well.

Then comes the antagonist who surprisingly is another woman and in her relation.
Yes, you guessed it right!
A Mother-i-law!

Her tactics are enough to scare even the reader. I guess MIL's can make such an impact huh!
The author could catch the reader's attention when it came to the never ending saga of herself and her MIL.

There is a surprising twist to the story that makes it brilliant and I liked how the author tweaked the story.

However, the use of many indian traditional words made it confusing to catch upon. Only if she would have translated it in an indirect way in the story rather than a novice looking back to the glossary part. This would have been easy flow to the story cause going back and then losing track was my problem.
The book is interesting and has lots of drama with a happy ending, thus making a reader happy. I would give it 4 stars.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves drama with a sprinkle of romance reason it is a light and easy read with few characters to keep track.


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The Author’s Thoughts

An author and a freelance writer, SumeethaManikandan has been writing for many years now. After working in dotcom companies, like Sulekha for over a decade, she started freelancing from home. 

Her debut novella, ‘The Perfect Groom’ was initially written in a script format, which was later converted into a novella for Indireads. The Perfect Groom touches a taboo subject that is most often shrouded in secret whispers and exclamations in the tambrahm community. Inspired by a real anecdote, ‘The Perfect Groom’ is in parts the true story of a girl who rose above myriad challenges to make her own way in life.
     
  
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