Im really excited today because i finally got the time to set up my new giveaway! I have been talking about a book giveaway for awhile now and YAY! Here we are. Before i let you know more details i would like to thank the author for this lovely opportunity to read, review and giveaway 2 copies of this ebook to our readers! Amazing isnt it. Keep reading ladies!
So as you know its been such a hectic few weeks for me .. moving homes and settling in. I did not have internet for the longest time ever. Haha! It really was difficult .. i missed blogging .. my schedules .. all that but i had time to read. i read alot and now here is one of the books i was able to read during this time. A book i really enjoyed and im sure you would love it too.
'Hind is granted a temporary Reprieve from her impending marriage to Abdulla, her cousin. Little does anyone suspect That the Presence of Sangita, her Indian roommate, may shake a Carefully constructed future. Torn between loyalties to Hind and a growing attraction to Abdulla, Sangita must choose between friendship and a Burgeoning love. A modern quest for the right to pursue happiness and love, even when it comes in an unconventional package, LOVE COMES LATER explores similarities between the South Asian and Arab cultures the while exposing how cultural expectations Affect both men and women. Identities are tested and questioned boundaries against the shifting of Backdrops Doha, Qatar and London, England '
Its a light read! I love that! The author's style of writing is simple and pretty straightforward. There is no unnecessary description of places, objects or unwanted distractions. I know some readers do love that but i always seem to skip too much details and get on with the real stuff. You know what i mean. I didnt have to do that at all when i was reading this book because i read every single sentence .. every single word effortlessly. Its a bad habit i know but concentrating on a book is the hardest thing these days having a toddler running around .. a soup on the stove .. you know how that is. So basically it is a comfortable, simple and calming writing style that made me able to read longer without making my brains tired. No long paragraphs of that and this. Love the writing style. Definitely gripping in a calm rested manner.
So getting to the story line itself. Its all about love, family,friendship,marriage and all those complications. Its lovely how the story starts at one point and revolves from there bringing in so many aspects. It very easily and slowly turns into a beautiful story. I must admit i really did not predict the ending .. (And i know the story doesnt end there! Im hoping to read more about the characters lives!) I did have a few ideas but its not your usual 'love story'. It gives a slight glimpse into the Qatar culture and their style of living which was really interesting for someone who doesnt know too much about the Arab culture and do you learn a lot of new things about their culture. Especially the similarities between South East Asians and Middle East! Its amazing to learn how similar we are! And how we can connect to them quite easily! Looks like we all face the same problems of life and love!
I will not go into the story too much because i will be giving away 2 copies to 2 lucky winners and i know how you hate it when i give too much details and spoil it for you! So i will say no more. Haha!
TO ENTER THIS AMAZING GIVEAWAY:
1. Join Pink Clouds through Google Friend Connect
2. Sign up on the Author's website mailing list HERE
3. Comment below telling me what book you are currently reading
Best of Luck! Giveaway is OPEN WORLDWIDE AND ENDS ON 28 FEBRUARY 2014
About the Author:
Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar is a South Asian American who has lived in Qatar since 2005. She has since published eight eBooks including a mom-ior for first time mothers, Mommy But Still Me, a guide for aspiring writers, So You Want to Sell a Million Copies, a short story collection, Coloured and Other Stories, and a novel about women's friendships, Saving Peace. Her recent books have focused on various aspects of life in Qatar and won several awards. From Dunes to Dior, named as a Best Indie book in 2013, is a collection of essays related to her experiences as a female South Asian American living in the Arabian Gulf. Love Comes Later is a literary romance set in Qatar and London; the novel was the winner of the Best Indie Book Award for Romance in 2013, a Finalist in the eFestival of Words, Best Novel category, and short listed for the New Talent Award for by the Festival of Romance 2012. Her third novel, The Dohmestics is an inside look into compound life, the day to day dynamics between housemaids and their employers. After she joined the e-book revolution, Mohana dreams in plotlines. Learn more about her work on her website at www.mohanalakshmi.com or follow her latest on Twitter: @ moha_doha