Verdict: ☆☆☆ ½ A very beautiful tale which will make you fall in love with the characters. A must read book for all those people who are in love. A very heart touching tale which will make you cry at the end…
About The Author: Dhruv Gajjar (Born 28th June, 1991). He is an MBBS from SBKS medical college and research center, Vadodara. He currently lives in Ahmedabad and the first edition of this book was published while he was in the final year. This book is a work of fiction inspired by his true life event. According to him, writing was first an obligation, then it became his passion and now, life. In his words, he is a nocturnal Amdavadi, a humble Gujarati and a proud Indian.
About the book: WORDS are mightier than anything else in this world. Sometimes they serve as liaisons between two distinct hearts, and sometimes they shatter two people irreparably apart. But when they are woven into promises and hopes, they give rise to something that lasts forever. They change lives.
I had almost lost myself, when she brought me back to life - with her promises. She was dying with a dreadful tumor, but she had the authority to pull those last strings that brought me back to her. She was gradually dying, and every night before going to sleep - she would take a portion of my heart, my soul and my words. She would take a promise from me every night that made me who I'm today. She gave me a new life.
One of those promises was to compile this novel that took me to an eventful journey in which I discovered several people, like me, who too were keeping her promises.
What were those amusing, surprising and horrendous promises that they all kept?
Who else other than I were bound to her promises?
Would she be able to redefine love and sacrifice with her plans?
Can grief completely redefine who you are? Can a broken heart be healed?
Can you fall in love with the same person all over again?
Can you live and die, both at the same time?
Be a part of my story, about a girl, who - through her promises, changed the lives of the people she loved, including mine.
This is my journey. This is the window of my past, and the view of my future. It is yours now!
Review: First look of the cover and Blurb clearly indicates that it is a college love story, but since it is based on real life incidence of the author himself that creates an interest among the readers. I really loved the title and cover of the book which really attracts readers to read the book and moreover the title compliments the story itself…. The story is both in present and past and the way Author had narrated the story, it creates an interest among the readers. The Author had hidden the name of the girl and as a reader, I am really curious to know her name. The best part of the book was the conversation between Dhruv and M and the promises which M took from him. I always believe that ‘promises are meant to be broken’ but after reading this book, I realized when love is true promises are always fulfilled by the couple. I loved the way the author used to present Orchids to his love along with a note which was beautifully written by the author. The story will really make you cry at the end. It is written in simple language with bundle of emotions. The paper quality was nice. I also congratulate Write India for publishing a great work…
The only drawback was a story, sometimes had dragged too much and there are some editorial mistakes. Rest as a debut author, he had done a commendable job. I also liked Ansh and Angie’s love story. Overall a nice read for all the people who are in love. A poignant and commendable Love story with a bundle of emotions between the characters which will make the reader fall in love with the book….
Book can be Purchased from: Infibeam: http://www.infibeam.com/Books/keeping-promises-dhruv-gajjar/9789384180072.html