Book Review: The Other side of Love

Title: The other side of love
Author: Richa Singh
Pages: 62
Publisher: Self published

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“Twenty seven is the last age to get married and in style”

This is how the book begins. And I started thinking what this story would be? Will it be the story of an independent girl who did what she wanted to? Was it the story of someone who had to given to what the family had to say about her life? I was curious! So one sunny afternoon, when I was waiting with mom at the doctor’s clinic and the doctor just wouldn’t come, I decided to make use of the time at hand and read this book by Richa Singh.
This book revolves around Radha’s life. Radha is a young lady with a lot of dreams. She is living her life filled with joys and sorrows just like any others. While she was busy living the way she wanted to, her mother wanted her to get married. Being the oldest among the daughters, she was supposed to get married first. But she wasn’t interested in getting married. Her sisters couldn’t wait until she married, found their life partners and settled down. And when Radha turned 27, her mother was eager to get her married. But why wouldn’t Radha get married? Yes, she had loved someone but she was friendzoned. And now when her mother spoke about her marriage, she had just been offered a new job, to be a lecturer at a college. Will she take it up? If yes, how would the new job affect her? Would she get married? And most importantly, will she find love?
Radha’s story beautifully unfolds in this book by Richa Singh. The simple but elegant narration grabs the reader’s attention. Human emotions are always complex to understand, but the simplicity with which the author tries to explain them in order to get the reader feel what the character feels is amazing. Emotions these days are not just about what one feels, but about what others feel as well. This aspect is brought out beautifully in this book. The story moves quickly, thus leaving the reader more interested with what happens next. This book has just the right number of twists and turns and that makes you want to read more of it.
This book is quick read. I finished it in one sitting. Just pick up this book I say, short but so full of the intricacies of human behaviour. An amazing read!

This review is a part of the Ebook Carnival at Blog Chatter.
Also, writing this post for Day 3 of Write Tribe’s Festival of Words.



15 responses to “Book Review: The Other side of Love”

  1. Sounds interesting! The urgency to marriage is seen in every home with a daughter today. Will look into the book asap. 🙂

  2. Sounds interesting! The urgency to marriage is seen in every home with a daughter today. Will look into the book asap. 🙂

  3. Interesting! I love quick reads with many twists and turns. Thanks for Sharing ☺

  4. Richa's Book. I always loved her writing. Such a beautiful person too. 🙂

  5. Nice review.

  6. I read this book in June,and my oh my, I liked the way the emotions were revealed without constraint all over the pages of the book!

  7. Parul says:

    This is Richa's book? Very cool. Thanks for sharing the review. Will try to see if I can get a copy 🙂

  8. Ah marriage…..and the right age to be married… and the style too….that is an interesting statement given the recent rise in high-style marriages these days….Nicely reviewed…

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