Monday, February 9, 2015

Book Review :Wrong for the Right reasons .

Shyamoli Verma is back home as she has filed for divorce.She is unwelcome & so are her kids,Samar & Ketaki.Shyamoli's mom hates her for letting them down for walking out of her matrimonial home.Shyamoli's dad cannot express his love & admiration for her daughter under the watchful eyes of his wife .Though Shyamoli stays in another house owned by her parents,her mom's interference is phenomenal.

Amongst all this ,Shyamoli finds time to bake cakes,breads & cokies.Slowly she starts getting orders.Her creams & lotions which she made for her Ketaki's ultra sensitive skin has many takers as well.Her classmate Uma & his boyfriend take upon themselves to get orders for her creams .

Shyamoli expands her baking business without any help from the start up man Subodh Mishra.He regrets his decision & becomes her friend for life.Meantime ,her dad dies of stroke.Her brother comes to pay last respects.And her mom almost throws her out.Will Shyamoli have to leave everything she built up so painstakingly because she has no one who cares ? What about Samar & Ketaki ? Does her divorce with her hubby Manav come through finally ? Is Uma really her friend ?And Subodh Mishra is more than just  a good friend ?

The book has its dose of humour.Shyamoli muses ,"Giving up cigarettes is overrated,One dies anyway ."Perhaps,one of the best smoking gig .  Shyamoli's brother gifting her because she looked after their  parents & let him free. Shyamoli's mother treats her daughter as if she is her bahu is a throwback on the saas bahu saga.

The baking description & the baked goodies named in the book is too much to resist.Shyamoli is a woman who despite her problems never lets others down.A woman empowering read .So many of us will find our thoughts echoed in this book.

For The Right Reasons
Ritu Lalit

The Blurb

Shyamoli Verma’s timing is wrong. In her late twenties, she finds that her marriage is irrevocably broken. She comes back to her parents with her pre-teen son and an infant daughter, only to find that she is unwelcome. 
Independent and brash, she decides to bring up her children and also get a divorce without any support from friends and family. 
Written with wry self deprecating humour, this is the story of a divorced woman's quest for love and security.

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Meet the Author

Ritu Lalit is a corporate slave turned fiction writer. A voracious reader, she is a gold medalist post graduate in English Literature who spent most of her childhood in remote areas in the northeastern parts of India, lying on grassy hillsides daydreaming and reading books.

She loves spinning tales, but no longer has her captive audience as her children grew up and flew away from the coop. Her three dogs don’t pay much attention. She began writing in the vain hope that the characters she creates will listen to her, even do her bidding.

She has five books out in the market, A Bowlful of Butterflies, HILAWI, Chakra, Chronicles of the Witch Way and Wrong, for the Right Reasons. Her fifth novel, His Father’s Mistress is coming soon.

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Rubina Ramesh said...

Glad you liked the book Vasudha. 'Throwback on saas bahu serial' how true is that. I really dont know why woman does this to each other.

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