Wednesday, 30 November 2016

BOOK REVIEW: Secrets,Sins and Struggles by Kamini Kusum


"This collection of tales about the lives and loves of five women traces their long, eventful journeys. Meet Pooja, a teenager forced into the flesh trade but determined to escape and get justice. Shrawani who dreams of becoming a bureaucrat despite all the trials life throws her way. Avni who is torn between her childhood friend and her brand-new boyfriend. Harsha who is trapped in a loveless arranged marriage while still being haunted by thoughts of her forsaken lover. Geshna who falls head over heels for a high school sweetheart only to find her own life shrinking to accommodate his. These stories are about the odds stacked against these women in their paths to love and success, and their hope that the next turn that they make will be the one that leads them to the happiness they are longing for. " About The Author:- Kamini Kusum is a management professional working in an MNC. In her eleven years of professional experience, she has worked in top IT companies such as TCS and HCL, where she has won numerous awards for her skill as a meaningful, gripping story teller. She is a movie buff, while writing is her passion. She lives in Delhi with her husband and two daughters.

BOOK REVIEW:- Received this book from the author  in exchange for an honest review.
All the five stories revolves around women.
The writing is simple .
Characterization is done well. 
Women are shown strong and powerful . I finished reading this book in 1 day.

There are five stories given in the book - 
Brothel to Assembly :
The story revolves around Pooja , who lived with her parents ,One day her mother expired due to illness . Her father married another women , her step Mom dont used to treat him well. She didnt liked her .She cleared 10th class by studying hard .Both her parents forced her to do arranged marriage ,which she didn't liked and ran from home . She wanted shelter, money to live .She falls in a trap .Will she able to survive? 

Love, Corporate and Custody :
The story revolves around Geshna,who was a mature girl. She strongly believed that boy and a girl couldn't remain just very good friends for long. Nihal and Gesha liked each other.They were in same school. Nihal was taking interest in Gesha. Days passed by ,they passed +2 , then took admission in colleges.
Later on they got separated, long distance relationship didnt worked.  
With time, Geshna tried to forget Nihal, the bond between Geshna and Aman grew stronger.

Madam Bureaucrat : 
The story revolves around Shrawani, She had wanted to be an IAS officer right from her school days and was waiting for the day when she would be eligible for the UPSC exam.Lakhs of candidatesv appear for it.Will she able to make through it ? To tackle all the obstacles ,hurdles come on her way .

Sin : 
The story revolves around Harsha ,who was forced to do arrange marriage by her parents. She loves some other person  Anish who came in her life . After marriage, one day Harsha got pregnant ,but the child was not of Snehil ( his husband ) . She cursed her fate. Now Snehil will certainly get to know about her relationship with another Man in her life

That rave party night : 
The story revolves around Avani who is confued , gets cheated
Whom to choose ?  whom to love ?  Whom to trust?
Love hurts . When love leaves, hatred takes its place.

All the stories are perfectly ended .
I absolutely loved this book and am sure that you will too!
I WILL RATE THIS 4.5 OUT OF 5 STARS.

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