Friday, August 15, 2014

Book review : Choices by Ruchira Khanna.

Ruchira Khanna is a blogger.Choices is her debut novel.And her first book is very good !

She writes about immigrants & their values & hopes.She pens down their aspirations & their hard work in the United States of America .She writes in detail about the daily routine life .Though it is simply stated yet ,it gives us a peek into their daily lives.And makes us very empathetic.

This is the story of Leanardo, who is the son of immigrant Portugal parents.He wants to join the IT industry.Fate has other plans for him.He is  hardworking & has clear set goals.He is diligent & sincere.He meets with an accident .This makes him realise the value of relationships.Another event changes everything upside down.Does Leanardo falter from his path ? Is he able to hang on to his dreams of being rich & successful ? What happens to his heart throb ? Is he able to wed her ? Is he able to complete what he began ? What does he gain ? What has he lost ? Has he chosen or did fate chose him  ?What are the effects of the path selected ? Can all of us select ? Rightly or wrongly ? And what will be the aftermath ?

This is a simple story told in simple language.Yet it tugs at our hearts.Because it talks of feelings, which are our own.The details are all there.It talks about so many different nationalities living the American dream of making a successful living ...in a home away from home ! The characters are so various......Asian , Hispanic,Portuguese,Italian etal.They want to have a splendid life in America by working hard & giving the very best to their children ! They have simple needs & wants.

The book is very positive.It talks about life in a correctional facility...wherein inmates are corrected so that they can again be part of the society by  joining it.I loved the book .It made me believe, once more, in the adage "Every saint has a past...every sinner has a future ."


Choices by Ruchira Khanna

The Blurb
Leonardo is a young man who is standing on a crossroad of life, facing choices. One road leads to a high stress career that brings in big bucks; the other is a chance to make a real difference in lives of others. He has a few questions, questions that all of us have faced when facing choices that can change our lives. Does fate make a man, or do his desires? Do ambitions and desires actually lead a person to true happiness and fulfillment, or does providence and life changing events actually show a person the true path to follow? 

‘Choices’ raises these questions, and attempts to answer them. It is a slice-of-life, a book written from the heart.(


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Meet the Author


Choices: A Novel talks about how we all come to crossroads in our respective lives, and then the impact it makes by a choice we make.
A biochemist by profession made a mere choice of enrolling myself into a technical writing course. Now, little did I know that this small decision would take me on a path to creative writing and eventually publishing a novel.

This novel, Choices helps answer many questions about man's ambitions and desires and how is it a road towards happiness and contentment that could eventually become your destiny. This is a "slice-of-life" genre thus, impacting all humans who have made a choice sometime or the other in this lifetime!

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2 comments:

Ruchira Khanna said...

Vasudha, I am happy that you could connect with the book and the thoughts I was trying to pour out!

My pleasure to have you read and review my book. Thank you!

Vasudha Rao said...

Ruchira Khanna,

The pleasure was mine ! So simply stated ,your tale won me over !

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