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Bride-in-Waiting by Gita V. Reddy

Blurb (as on Amazon)

Anjali is quite capable of taking care of herself. So, when a handsome stranger steps in to rescue her from an unpleasant situation, she tells him to back off.

The man isn’t a stranger but her almost-husband. Nine years ago, their wedding was disrupted while they were making their sacred vows. Raj was gone, leaving her an unwed bride.

 Is it a coincidence that he is back now? Or has destiny given the childhood sweethearts a second chance?

Genre: Fiction/Short Story/Romance

Pages: 28

Format: Kindle eBook

Price: 49 INR/$0.99

My Ratings: 4.3/5

Anjali and Raj were childhood sweethearts who almost got married. However, fate had something else planned for them. When they meet again after a decade in an almost filmy scenario, neither one knows what will unfold next. Are they able to reconnect?

Book cover taken from Amazon

What I liked about the book:
-> The story truthfully depicts the Indian sentiments and the affection from parents and siblings related to matrimony in Indian families.
-> The reading instantly connects with us giving us a feeling that we have come across the protagonists in one way or another because they’re very relatable characters.
-> It’s an old-world kind of romance that makes you want to keep believing in love, hope, and happily ever after.
-> The changes and growth in both the protagonists over the passage of time shown in the story are quite appreciative and inspiring.

What I did not like about the book:
-> I found it strange that Anjali held on to her memories and stuff from her called-off wedding with nostalgia rather than hurt and hate.

Quotable quotes:
> It isn’t a crime to fall in love.
> Parents should stop treating their adult offspring like foolish children.
-> Never confuse kindness with love.
-> She had read and watched so many love stories but none were as miraculous as hers.
-> You have a life ahead of you. If you want to live it well and make something of it, you must free yourself from your past.
->Friendship is also a relationship.

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