ALL ABOUT THE BOOK
WHAT IS THE STORY ABOUT?
A wedding planner who believes in fairytale weddings, Mini yearns for romance in her own marriage. The magic of the initial years has vanished, leaving behind a hunger that she assuages with chocolate. Mini would love to change her situation, but she is over the hill, overweight and under confident. The chances of having a hot affair with a happening man are dim, if not non-existent.
An erstwhile royal scion decides to wed a Bollywood starlet and Mini is sent to Mumbai to plan the celebrations. The manager of the Mumbai office is young Rustom, the answer to Mini’s secret dreams. Goaded by impending menopause, Mini decides it’s now or never. She simply has to take a second stab at romance.
Rustom is a ladies man. He is also married, and a skirt chaser. Mini decides to shape up and get into the kind of skirts Rustom would want to chase.
Working together closely, Rustom and Mini fall into each others’ arms. Meanwhile, her husband gets wind of the affair and tries to reclaim her. Now Mini must choose between heady romance and steady matrimony.
But soon, Mini discovers that her romantic idol has feet of clay. In a dramatic end, the trusty husband stages a timely rescue. And Mini learns that a rock solid husband is worth many a dream lover.
The Second Coming is an adventurous tale where a forty plus woman named Mini comes to peace with herself and her current situation. Thus, embracing, and treasuring what she has after she has seen, lived, experienced that grass is also not green on the other side of the fence that she had been fantasizing about.
This book had a jaunty way of describing the day to day life of Mini, who was actually going nuts in finding her dream lover who would make her heart tick at each of his moves. In spite of her pain in searching for one, I as a reader was chuckling at her thanks to the author's way of presentation. Mini as a character was woven as a happy go lucky girl who was working as a wedding planner but still would itch to travel alone or could not put her finances together. Thus, relying on her better half for the latter.
Marriage over the years had lost its passion, and Mini wanted that badly especially since menopause would hit her soon. That urge made her reflect on her personal self while pondering over the weight gain and the craving to be sexy via a wardrobe change.
A chance for a new life, some adventure and hope for a romance soon came true when she got an opportunity to move to a new city with regards to a project by her company.
Some funny incidents caught my eye as a reader, and those were downright hilarious. The author did an excellent job to keep the reader hooked upon Mini even though at times her goal was getting repetitive and dull. While working on her project for her company, she found passionate love but then started the comparison of personalities, character, and reputation.
No doubt, Love won in the end!
The Second Coming is a journey that Mini unfolded to come to her senses that her long time mate is her real confidante in thick and thin.
This is a beautiful chick flick that is surrounded with amusement thus, making it a light and a recommended read.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
This is her first book. She is currently working as a Senior Creative Director with Ogilvy Delhi. A practising Buddhist, she dreams of living in the hills where she can read, write and grow climbing roses. She lives in Delhi with her husband, daughter and two Dachshunds.
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