Outwardly, Malini is a contented, sixty-something grandmother with a loving family and everything a person could wish for. But Malini has lived her entire life with a secret confined to the deepest recesses of her heart.
Haunted by the past, she travels to Kumbakonam, her native town, which she had left years ago. There, she comes face-to-face with her long-lost love.
After forty years, will Malini be able to reclaim her own life, when love comes knocking at her door once again?
Full Circle is about a 60 year old widow named Malini, who has seen all that life could offer. She is now content and happy thanks to a caring son, daughter-in-law and a grand-daughter. Just as the heart aspires for more, she wanted to finish off a journey that was left incomplete in her home town, Kumbakonam. After lot of requests, her family allowed her to move into an old age home in her hometown. It is there where the journey of her life unfolds for the reader. It is also that city where she comes to terms with life; initially has regrets, but then embraces it with joy, as she finds her old love.
I loved how the author could weave a story around an old woman, and keep the reader engaged. The ups and down in Malini's life were so beautifully written that it moistened my eyes, as if I could feel her pain. The story is engaging, and also points out some flaws in our Indian society, which warms the heart when the character is trying to smooth things for herself.
The characters in this book are well described with a definite role to play. They are all so well weaved into the storyline. This is the author's maiden book, and she has done an excellent job in keeping the reader engaged. However, I had anticipated a little bit of more drama prior to the main character's union with her lover, more so since the author brought out the flaw of the society.
This is the author's maiden work, and she has outdone herself. The book, Full Circle is about mature emotions that most of the characters display, and still a strong and compelling storyline could be weaved. Thus, making it a highly recommended book.
Yamini Vijendran (@saimini) is the author of ‘Full Circle’, a romance novella published by Indireads. After being a Software Professional for 7 years, Yamini has been freelancing from home for the past 3 years. She loves to dabble in fiction and romance and drama are her favorite genres. Her short stories have been published in ‘Love Stories That Touched My Heart’, an Anthology published by Penguin India, New Asian Writing and Six Sentences. Yamini also likes to pen poems when inspiration strikes, and her poetry has been published in The Indian Review, Contemporary Literary Review of India and ‘A World Rediscovered’ a poetry Anthology by Cyberwit Publications. Yamini draws material for her stories and poems from the world around her. When she is not converting her experiences to stories or poems, Yamini reads, plays with her toddler, and fools around her laboratory, that is, the kitchen.
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