Book:Secrets, Sins & Struggles
Author: Kamini Kusum
Plot: A collection of five tales,Secrets,Sins & Struggles is about the lives and loves of five women, tracing their long, eventful journeys that are anything but linear.
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 women in their path to love and success.They are also about hope that the next turn will lead to the happiness and success they all long for.
Rating: 5 /5 stars
First of all a huge thanks to the author for providing me with a copy of the book and trusting my reviews
The book hits you on various levels. One of the facts that i loved about the book is that it is sharp, crisp and to the point. each story starts with the meat of the plot and takes you through all the relevant backgrounds and landing in with a crucial and powerful ending.
There are five stories and each story hits you at the right spot. I think one of the most impactful story in the whole book is definitely the first one because the way it starts and haunts you throughout is simply amazing.
Each story has messages that are both direct and indirect and not only leaves you with welled up eyes but also heavy heart. i feel that its not an easy book as the message it deals with are very tough and harsh and served it to you just as it is and i think it is one of the best points of the book.
The narration is powerful and the language even more smoother to make the reading and absorption of what the author aims completely effortless.