That’s How It’s Meant To Be – Shilpi Chaklanobis

2065081618.jpgBook Title: That’s How It’s Meant To Be
Author: Shilpi Chaklanobis
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 2465 KB
Print Length: 137 pages
Publisher: Author Retreat Publishers (26 February 2018)
Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited

Love transcends distance, time and age. It’s beyond the customs of the world around us that spin us into a frenzy. People meet, they fall in love, that’s where your usual love story might end. But not this one. For this is not a love story, this is a story about love. When Nilanjana meets Vikram in the strangest circumstances, they fall in love with each other against all odds. The quintessential Bengali girl finds herself smitten by your not so spoilt Punjabi guy. But sometimes, life throws lemons at you and you ask yourself, is love enough to keep two people together? Come on the journey of a lifetime that makes you wonder, introspect, dive in your deepest thoughts, only to come out wiser. Experience anger, joy, surprise and love. Experience, LIFE. About the author: Shilpi Chaklanobis hails from the beautiful city of Kanpur and has spent the majority of her adult life in Delhi. By profession she is a Digital Marketer. The amalgamation of her years spent amongst the quiet, calm streets of a small city and the hustle and bustle of a metropolitan like Delhi has lent her a unique perspective towards life. She aims to translate her experiences and understanding of human relationships into stories that not only move people but also resonate with them. She believes that the beauty of a story lies within its ability to be interpreted by the reader in the way they desire as is evident from her writing. Apart from writing, she spends her time devouring books by the dozen. Her writing not only shows promise, but also has a sense of sensitivity that compels you to think about the lives you touch every day.

Unlike the traditional love stories, protagonist Nilanjana and Vikram experience caring, friendship, dreams, affection, feelings for one another being in love. Arunabh’s presence made the story quite interesting. The Plot is very touchy that readers can closely related to their experiences. Author defines a perfect definition for the saying “True love is selfless. It is prepared to sacrifice.” in this plot. Nice cover page with a beautiful background hints the story to the readers somewhat.

Overall I rate this a 3.25/5 with a decent narration and notable story line, I personally feel this story would have been narrated in about 40 to 45 pages instead of unnecessarily dragging it and hence reducing the reader’s interest. Also I feel the story could have had a better ending.

Kiran K Adharapuram

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