Book Review

Only Wheat Not White: Book Review

Title: Only Wheat Not White
Author: Varsha Dixit
ISBN: 9780990388401
Number of Pages: 260
Publisher: Penning Publishing
Genre: Romance

The Blurb

What if the one you completely love is the one you simply can’t! Twenty-six-year-old Eila Sood moves to America to mend fences with her estranged older sister, Sheela. Eila and the rest of the family in India had cut off ties with Sheela after she married Steve Jacobs, ‘out of caste, and out of color’. Elia soon realizes that Sheela’s marriage is on the rocks. To help pay Sheela’s household bills, Eila takes a second job at an afternoon strip club. When she crosses paths with the owner, the handsome Brett Wright or ‘blue-eyed ogre’ as Elia calls him, he both infuriates and fascinates her. Brett turns out to be her reluctant and unquestionably sarcastic knight in shining armor. As Eila and Brett spend more time together their desire for each other builds. However, when Brett discovers the true reason for Eila’s refusal he storms out of her life, accusing her of being a prejudiced coward. Will Eila find the courage to break stereotypes and embrace her love? Will Brett find solace in the arms of his ex-girlfriend Cate? Will Sheela and Steve divorce? All of these questions and more are answered in Varsha Dixit’s latest and humorous and steamy love story.
Eila arrives at the U.S. in hope of mending fences between her parents and sister Sheila who married a ‘white’ man. As fate would have it, Eila meets Brett and falls in love. Who should she choose? Despite all her efforts, how much more can she be loyal to her traditional parents back in India?

Honestly, I do not know from where I should start. This was the first book I read on my all new Kindle. And the excitement was already high. I started the book by around 10pm and finished by 1.40am. It simply means I was hooked from the word go! I couldn’t restrict my elation and had to let the author know what I felt about the book.

  • To begin with, it was a fresh approach. Right from the title of the book to the name of the protagonist (who has the name Eila!), it was delightfully different.
  • The language- spectacular! Again, having read so many Indian author books, this was a delight to read. Crisp, original and effortlessly flowing narration.
  • This is a fast-paced world and all you see and read are also relationships in haste. A boy meets girl and the next thing you know is that they are in bed together. Where is the classic romance? The intimacy of the first touch, his murmur against her lips, butterflies in the stomach? Love where the reader longs for the guy to just hold her hand? Pretty hard to find, eh? But here it is, all wrapped in a beautiful red bow. And Oh Boy! Like a teenager, I fell in love with Brett White <3
  • Of course the cultural differences. The author has beautifully portrayed the characters of Brett White and Eila without a tinge of favoritism. There is no one statement in the book where she is biased against one culture.
  • The relationship between Eila and her sister is nailed to perfection. All the characters are placed dead on.
  • Oh the food!! Yumm. And the decorations at the hotel and club- mind-blowing description. (Cannot reveal more about them- spoiler alert, people!)


The purpose of Eila’s visit was to mend the broken ties. I would have loved to find a closure with the parents.

Do I recommend?
Yes. Yes. Yes.
5 on 5 for the impeccable, witty, spunky writing! There were moments when I was laughing out loud. Yes into the wee hours in the morning 😀
Thanks TBC for the opportunity.
And Varsha Dixit, hats off! 
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 Meet the Author

I’m the author of four books and the genre that I write is contemporary romance. Penning stories defines and completes me.I thinks of myself as a borderline obsessive-compulsive dreamer who thinks deep but writes light. A true ‘feel good’ junkie seeking quick fixes, I love a good laugh and a good book. A voracious reader of who dunit mysteries and legal dramas, I did sit down to pen a book on serial killers but finding it impossible to maim or kill anyone, even on paper, I penned a romantic story instead. Thus, I found my true calling – at least for the time being.Even though creativity is gender free, I feel blessed and enriched to be a woman.

Currently, with my family, I’m settled in the US.
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  1. Varsha Dixit November 21, 2015

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