No of pages : 199
Published by: Power publishers
Published on: 28th June 2018
Debasmita Nath Ghosh's HOPE AND SUNSHINE is a fantastic romantic story of Naina Grover a Punjabi lady from Delhi . It tells her tale of love, joy, frustration ,tragedy and dilemma . It is a woman centric subject and talks about working Ladies,' hope to achieve anything in the male dominated corporate realm and keep a work-life balance.
The title HOPE AND SUNSHINE and the flamboyant cover design flaunt the book as a romance fiction and it is a typical love story told in a nice manner. The tale is depicted through the protagonist a young beautiful lady ,working professional . The backdrop of the story is Kolkatta .
Charming and courageous Naina is working in a big firm holding a highly responsible position.When she has pursued her MBA she has met Ved and they have fallen in love .After they have completed their studies Naina joins a big firm in Kolkatta and Ved Is working at Mumbai.
Even though they are living apart they contact over phone and always in touch with each other.
Ved’s mother has got brain tumour which is life threatening and he becomes busy with his mother's treatment.
Adtya, a handsome guy joins the firm where Naina is working.as Zonal HR Manager. He is a bright chap and so much of pain hidden below the surface
Arvind is Naina’s Cousin brother. Since both Arvind and Aditya have studied at MDI Gurgaon there they have become buddies.
Naina staying all alone in Kolkatta uses to frequent Arvind’s house . His mom Massi is close to Naina. She is taking some crucial decisions that proves she is blessed with wisdom which makes the rest of the story.
The tenuous and fluffy plot revolves around the above MCs . The blurb discuses about the hopes amidst of distance relationship and a family secret which haunts her a lot .
The language is good and the narrative prose makes you to turn the pages automatically
When reading the book it seems we are seeing Hindi serial .
The pace is steady enough to make the reading a benign experience characters are realistic and very minimum.
What I feel is that the events are very much predictable and there is no twists or turns to hook the readers. Strong sub plots could be added to strengthen the main plot . The dialogues are formal.
Also I like the character of Naina Grover as she resembles the woman belongs to the present
generation who want to achieve amidst of all the odds.
I like the following premise which talks of generation gap as quoted in the book.
Every generation is better and yet worse than the previous one.
The authoress has crafted a beautiful love story in a clean and neat way. It is a light read whoever admires the social drama of love, and relationship.
The book targets the urban women living in the cosmopolitan atmosphere especially working professional . It is a great entertainment to them .
My score: 4/5
Disclaimer: I got the book as a part of the review program in Outset"