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Moon Light Proposal by Sayali Arora

Book blurb:

Have you ever fallen in love, with the idea of love?

In the era of live-in relationships, failed marriages, Ishika, a charming modern girl, has grown up witnessing the blissful arrange marriage of her parents and is looking for a similar fairy tale.

Destiny bestows on her two choices of elusive love.

Will either of them persuade Ishika?

Or will she deny both in the quest of her idea
towards love?

A tale that will compel you to rejuvenate those fond memories of your life.

Genre: Fiction/Romance

Pages: 119

Format: Kindle eBook/ Paperback


  • Kindle eBook: 99 INR/$2.99
  • Paperback (available only in India): 220 INR

My Ratings: 3.5/5

Ishika has grown up seeing her parents’ successful arranged marriage. Their love and relationship is idolized so much by her that she makes a vow to go for an arranged marriage herself. When she meets Aditya through her parents, she doesn’t feel that spark her mother always talks about. But they do become good friends and she thinks her feelings might grow with time. However, when she goes to Mumbai for a work assignment and meets Siddhant, she feels an instant connection. Is Aditya the one for her, or it is Siddhant?

Book cover taken from Amazon

When you’re meant to be together, you will be together.

What I liked about the book:
-> The absolutely charming and breath of fresh air type of character of Ishika, which makes her instantly likable.
-> The way it talks about Mumbai and some of my own favorite spots.
-> It delivers an important message that it doesn’t matter what kind of marriage you opt for, whether love or arranged, as long as your feelings are true.
-> Ishika’s relationship with her parents and colleagues.
-> The absolutely adorable book cover.
-> The inclusion of music and Bollywood songs (I’m Bollywood and music buff so this was like an icing on the cake for me)
-> The questions and statements at the end of every chapter that make us think and wonder about what’s to come next.

What I did not like about the book:
-> The typos and grammatical errors. A round of editing would have made the story so much better.
-> The very predictable plotline.

Quotable quotes:
->Sometimes I wonder why certain situations and people happen to you, and when you look back, you know the exact reason for it. Such people and these relationships become such an integral part of your life that life feels complete with them around.
->It’s not the institution of love or arranged marriages that knits two people but the people themselves.
->In the hustle-bustle of our busy city lives, we hardly get time to come close to nature and enjoy peace.
-> Are dreams a mirror to our inner feelings?
-> Friends are always missed when away.
->Bidding adieu is always difficult, especially when it starts with a SIMPLE HELLO and ends with a COMPLICATED GOODBYE.
->Life keeps running at its own pace, day in, day out, throwing its own challenges at the personal and professional front along with fun and happy times.
-> Successful marriages are not the outcome of arranged marriage. A successful marriage is a result of mutual understanding, cooperation, and respect towards each other.
-> Her parents’ marriage was an outcome of love. It had nothing to do with arranged marriage as a concept. It was their destiny that they met via their parents.
->Life has a peculiar way of taking twisted turns when you feel everything is just falling in place.
->At times happiness lies in seeing others happy.
-> Love is boundless; it cannot be conquered by the idea of falling in love with your brain or beliefs. It runs with no logic. It’s a beautiful thread that ties the destinies of two people who are meant to be together.

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