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Tell Me A Story- Book Review

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Book Title: Tell Me a Story (An Anthology) Author (Compiled by): Ravinder Singh Publisher: PENGUIN metro reads My Rating : ***1/2 About the Author/s:  Ravinder Singh who compiled this anthology is a software engineer by profession,  brought up in a very small town of Orissa called Burla.  Before editing and compiling this anthology, Ravinder Singh had also launched an anthology of Love stories titled 'Love Stories That Touched My Heart'. The author has many other published books to his credit. The twenty one other authors who have contributed to the anthology come from different professional backgrounds but are storytellers for sure! 'Tell Me A Story'- the name of the book itself is a promising title that will compel lovers of the written word to reach out for the book. The subtitle says that the anthology has inspiring, touching, funny and heartfelt stories from life. And I'm a big sucker for true stories, so one can imagine my excitement to rea

When I See Your Face: Book Review

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Book Title: When I See Your Face Author: Devika Fernando Publisher: Kindle Edition My Rating: **** About the Author: Devika Fernando is a widely published   romance novel author and prolific writer from Sri Lanka. Having lived and completed her education in Germany, she  now works as a self-employed German web content writer and also as  a translator, based in Sri Lanka.  While reading this book I must say I felt like that child who receives the choicest confectionery and never wants it to end. Its undoubtedly sweet all over but sends a myriad delicious feelings racing through your heart. Simple yet interesting storytelling with the appropriate use of good words makes it a smooth read.  Roughly 17 months of marriage and at least twice as many bruises later, Cathy takes courage and makes an overnight exit to a remote village. She dreams of reclaiming her life and plans to start a cake business with some help from old Mrs. Grindle- her new-found aunt who's t

Maya's New Husband- Book Review

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Book Title: Maya's New Husband Author: Neil D'Silva Publisher: Kindle Edition My Rating: **** About the Author: Neil D'Silva is a teacher by profession who was bitten by the writing bug, quite early in life. Born and brought up in Mumbai he derives inspiration from the metro's idiosyncrasies. The author says "  I tried to create a blend here, a blend of my penchant for writing and my astute sense of observation of the things that go around me, and weave my yarns." Neil D'Silva has also published a small collection of short stories titled, 'The Evil Eye and The Charm'.  Think Indian horror thriller and what instantaneously comes to mind are a slew of ghost stories, haunted places and such other  clich├ęs. When I read the title of the book, I inadvertently began imagining a  murdered newly- wed  bride, draped in a red saree ready  to haunt the daylights out of me. Even the hand-illustrated book cover said so! If it wasn't for Ne