Author Smita Shetty
Publisher Leadstart Publishing Pvt Ltd
Publication Year 2012
Number of Pages 146 Pages
About the Author: Smita Shetty has been in the creative field for over seven years. In her spare time she enjoys involving herself in community work. She offers her creative support to Gujarat Hindu Society and has taken up several designing projects for a County Councils employee network group. Untruly yours is her first novel. Smita is originally from Mumbai, India and currently lives with her family in the United Kingdom.
Blurb: To some Natasha Iyer has it all – Living the life of an affluent NRI, wife of a prominent Psychologist and mother to a cheeky 11 year old. However, behind closed doors, cracks are beginning to appear in her seemingly comfortable relationship with her professionally consumed husband, Rakesh. Although Rakesh seems content with his alpha neatness-fetish-melodramatic wife and bright son; Natasha yearns for romance, passion and excitement. Ironically, the Psychologist husband fails to read between the lines and Natasha is left to her own devices to deal with her unresolved emotions. An unexpected call from India takes her through a journey of self-discovery with her devastatingly handsome work colleague, Steve. She uncovers in some aspects urban India has changed considerably but equally, deep-rooted social issues still prevail in the so called modern, educated, changing society.
Review: The subject though is different from normal fiction, the narration and the end makes this book interesting. It’s not just a regular ‘chick-lit’. Packed with humour, romance and much more it’s a fantastic read and beautifully written by a debutant writer. The book does not bore you at any point in the story. The author is able to hold up your interest levels using the story, the line up of events, by her narrations and sheer writing style. The strength of the novel is its character – entirely believable and relatable. The story is packed with a lot of drama and has a lot of laugh-out-loud moments. A brilliant feel-good book and definitely well worth a read!
I write a lot, which keeps me off the streets and out of trouble. There is always something to write about, always a new story to craft. Not writing, for me, is like trying to hold back a sneeze. Learning to write was the most powerful influence in my life. I can still remember the awe I felt when I realized I could put real words onto paper and tell out a story. From that first ‘a-ha’ moment I knew I wanted to write.
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