Title: Finding the Angel
Author: Rubina Ramesh
No: of Pages: 139
It has been a while since I have written a book review, don’t you think? Blame it on the A to Z Challenge, I was churning out my travel experience in Thailand, for you. And then a lethargic May followed were all I wanted to do was enjoy the company of my parents and sister. I read books, traveled to some beautiful places and it is high time I share them with you, starting with this book review.
I was looking for a light, breezy read while doing the blogging challenge in April and this blurb piqued my interest. Duty – Love – Trust – Passion, I knew the book had the spark.
Finding the Angel is a beautiful tale of love, trust, duty and honor. Aryan Ranaut is the charming, handsome prince of the Ranaut Dynasty home. At the first glance, he looks nothing short of an arrogant man – a womanizer, a heartbreaker. However, he comes with baggage, a scarred soul having trust issues with his father.
Shefali Varma, an art curator lands up in his palace as part of her work assignment and in no time, sparks fly between them. She is a true-blue heroine, who believes in love and magic. But then the priceless artifact, the Fabergé egg, known as the Angel goes missing. The prime suspect is none other than Shefali who for some reason or the other has fled the palace, the very same night of the theft. Aryan distrusts her, after having been damaged by the doings of another woman who seduced his father and lured him away from his family. Shefali is heartbroken but angry at Aryan who turned out to be nothing but a playboy, and resolves to clear her name. Mystery kicks in, the Angel is found and so is the culprit. All is well.
Review – Finding the Angel:
I fell for him- the bad boy, our hero. The romance is beautiful and the book is a perfect melody of drama, emotions, mystery, love and humor. When I say, the book is unputdownable, I mean it. It is like slipping into a world of dreams, of passion, magic, and royalty. The storyline is flawless and the mystery is concealed till the end. It came out as a surprise to find out who the culprit was.
I loved the scenic descriptions of the palace, the bond between Aryan and his mother Gitanjali Devi, and also the family servant Harilal’s character. These little details make the story more heartwarming. The emotions are well-etched; when Shefali is torn between the love she feels for the man who turns out to be a playboy, the anger, and the scandal she finds herself in; or when Aryan’s duty towards his family wins over his heart. As a reader you find yourself moving with the story, all the ups and downs and eagerly waiting to find the culprit.
Oh yeah, brilliant play on words with the title!
This is the first full-length novel by the author and she has delivered a stunning love story that keeps the reader hooked till the end. I hope I get to read more from her.
Do I Recommend?
Yes, it is a breezy read and an impressive debut.
My Favorite Line:
“How many names of lovers were carved on the stone wall, most of them dying a silent death of unfulfilled promises?”
5 on 5.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book in return for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for the same.
About the Author
Rubina Ramesh is an avid reader, writer, blogger, book reviewer, and marketer. She is the founder of The Book Club, an online book publicity group. Her first literary work was published in her school magazine. It gave her immense pride to see her own name at the bottom of the article. She was about 8 years old at that time. She then went to complete her MBA and after her marriage to her childhood friend, her travel saga started. From The Netherlands to the British Isles she lived her life like an adventure. After a short stint in Malaysia, she finally settled down in the desert state of USA, Arizona. Living with her DH and two human kids and one doggie kid, Rubina has finally started living the life she had always dreamed about – that of a writer.