This book is super! It does suffer from flashback syndrome—the modern day is much less interesting than the past. I wanted to hear more and more about the grandmother. I wasn‘t that interested in Jaya (present-day MC). #readaroundtheworld
Really enjoying this book so far. Not high action but I feel like I‘m learning more about a different culture... a different way of thinking.
First #24b4Monday book complete—and also April‘s #bookclub choice.
This book was interesting. Seeing the Indian country and culture was both beautiful and heartbreaking. I thought that the writing itself was cheesy and amateur, and the plot was predictable (though that isn‘t necessarily a bad thing). Overall, I‘m glad that I read it.
Jaya is stunned and heartbroken after her latest miscarriage. Her husband has left her and is seeing someone new, and her mother seems as cold and distant as always. She travels to India and discovers both family secrets and a core of inner strength she never knew existed.
@Crazeedi thank you so much for your thoughtful gift. It really lifted my spirits on a day when this sinus infection has me feeling wiped out. But I can‘t believe you did this while preparing for your surgery. Thanks again and wishing you a speedy and easy recovery 😘
I just recently read this very good book. Jaya goes to India to discover her history and heritage. I learned a lot about that culture
Occasionally, I come across a book that speaks to me so intimately that I feel like I've been punched in the gut or that someone has their hand around my heart and is just squeezing it as hard as they can. This is one of those books. Had I any notion of what the subject matter was, I might have chosen a different book. I'm so glad I didn't. It was worth every single ugly cry it got out of me (and it got several). Five out of five stars from me.
Amit stares into the distance. “In America, have you seen prayers answered with miracles?” “There are miracles every day,” I say, although I have never witnessed one and stopped believing in miracles after my miscarriages. “Is that what you want for your sister?” “Yes,” he answers. He motions toward the statues. “And there is nothing I can do but pray.”
Struggling after her third miscarriage, Jaya goes to India to uncover her family's past. There she meets Ravi—her grandmother‘s former servant and trusted confidant who reveals the resilience, struggles, secret love, and tragic fall of Jaya‘s grandmother during the British occupation. Through her courageous grandmother‘s heart-wrenching story, Jaya discovers the legacy bequeathed to her and a strength that, until now, she never knew was possible.
I finally made my Amazon first pick. Tough choice between this one and Hotel Sacher. But digging up one‘s family roots broke the tie.
I keep getting these, as I've had Prime since they started doing this and longer, but I've never actually read one. #imterrible #sendhelp In other news, this was my pick for August, though Happy Doomsday was almost it instead.