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Thursday, 12 November 2015

TitleWhen the Heavens Smiled 
AuthorRitesh Arora
PublisherSrishti Publishers & Distributors
ISBN978-93-82665-52-6
Number of Pages157
Price: 195 [INR]
GenreFiction


The Blurb:

Sarthak Arora is a good looking and intelligent engineering graduate from Delhi who has recently bagged a high paying job with an IT company in Kolkata. 

Sarangi Sen is a beautiful, vivacious Bengali girl working as a front office manager at The Grand Vilas, a luxury hotel in Kolkata. Opposites in every way, the attraction is instant and mutual; so is their falling in love, though it remains unprofessed for long. When things seem to be falling on track, like a bolt from the blue, 

Sarangi is diagnosed with a medical condition that leaves her with only three months to live. With no visible solution at hand, nothing but fate seems to be holding power. Would Sarthak be able to alter Sarangi's destiny and save his love? Or would he let Sarangi succumb to the design of the mighty invisible script of fate? When the Heavens Smiled is a heart-stopping spiritual, heroic, tender and intense love story that will open up your mind to new and uncharted realms of life.

My Review:

       Sarthak is a smart person (looks and intellect wise) who is working for NetCon Consulting. His life comprises of working hard in office and enjoying with his two jobless best buddies post office. He somehow has the knack of getting into most embarrassing situations most of the times. Life was pretty normal (or as much normal as it could be for Sarthak) until that evening in Hotel Grand Vilas. When Sarthak meets Sarangi for the first time, it was love at first sight. And what happens from here is a roller coaster ride for them both.

       From the point where they both experience ecstasy in their new found relations to when Sarangi is diagnosed with a medical condition, it leaves them all shattered. It is at this condition that Sarthak has to decide how far he can go to save his love. Sometimes there comes a situation in our lives where everything seems to be going against us. Will Sarthak be able to stay strong in such a situation? When things which challenge his beliefs happen and he has to make a choice, will he be able to choose wisely? Can he fight destiny to save his love or will destiny tear apart this blooming love? Read the book to know more.

Things I Liked:

  • Sarthak's go-get-it attitude was something that I liked a lot. His confidence and never give up mantra earned him brownie points.
  • The numerous oops situations that Sarthak finds himself in were hilarious. 
  • It is always the unknown that we fear and it is the unknown that we battle against. The human mind refuses to accept anything that it doesn't know. There were many situations which makes you question your belief. Though some of them are difficult to believe, its all about our faith. 
  • I liked how the author has depicted 'No matter how hard life gets, there will always be a way out
  • A few incidents where people forget their differences and come forward to help one another were heart warming.


Things I Disliked:

  • The author hasn't done justice to the story between Sarthak and Sarangi. The story was so much centered around Sarthak that sometimes it felt like Sarangi was a side character.
  • The characterization could have been better. Many characters were just introduced but soon they were forgotten.
  • The flow could have been smoother.


Verdict:

       Not particularly awesome but not bad either. It was a slow paced, thought provoking tale with a dash of humor and spirituality. All in all, advised for a quick and one time read.

My Rating:



Until the next review,
Keep Reading :)

Love,
Starry Eyed Reader :)



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