My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Thank You Net Galley, Bookouture and Renita D’Silva for the chance to review this book.
I would like to begin by thanking Renita D’Silva for this wonderful book that actually brings the flavor of earth in India. Just like a saying from one of favorite movies, ‘Le aayi Mitthi Ki Khusboo’. I haven’t read any of her works before even though I have been looking forward to it for a very long time. The Girl In The Painting is a story that shows us about opportunities that may come knocking but that really needs a strong will to peruse it in spite of the obstacles and thorns in our path. It transported me back to my history classes when we did learn about the horrendous practices of ‘Sati’ and ‘untouchability’ which thankfully got eradicated. The writing style is rich and the prose really brings forth vibrant hues and colors thru the lives of Margaret and Archana. The love and betrayal faced by Margaret and the loneliness and despair faced by Archana is beautifully conveyed leaving me teary-eyed at many stages.
Hoping to read all by this author.
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