Book Review: Keeping the Promises by Dhruv Gajjar
*Publisher: Write India *ISBN: 978-93-84180-07-2 *No of Pages: 182 *Cover: Paperback *Language: English *Genre: Fiction *Price: 199 *Rating: 3/5
Now it seems Indian writers are coming out of the closet. We are getting something good to read nowadays. This novel is a sad story, and a huge applause to the author the way it is represented.
The story teaches you unconditional love, togetherness and to keep the promises you make. It’s a story of scarifies, friendship, true love and togetherness.
The novel is fast paced with simple language; also the character buildup is so good that you can instantly fall in love with them. It takes you to journey of lots of emotions. The author has poured his heart while writing this story and it shows. Also I think this book is a mixture of Bollywood movies where you know the outcome.
Only one thing which I didn’t like is it was difficult to understand many a times from whose perspective the author is writing about. I have to think it twice, because book is written from 2 to 3 people’s view.
In the acknowledgement author has mentioned that it is his true story, so a true story presented as a fiction, something which Ravinder Singh has done in his debut novel, if you like the story of Ravinder Singh than you will definitely love this book. This book is for people who are in relationship or who believe in true love. This book is an emotional rollercoaster ride.
No one, not even god can write a perfect end for you! Unless he’s dying.
Words are mightier than anything else in this world. Sometimes they serve as liaisons between two distinct hearts, and sometimes they shatter two people irreparably apart. But when they are woven into promises and hopes, they give rise to something that lasts forever. They change lives.
I had almost lost myself, when she brought me back to life - with her promises. She was dying with a dreadful tumour, but she had the authority to pull those last strings that brought me back to her. She was gradually dying, and every night before going to sleep – she would take a portion of my heart, my soul and my words. She would take a promise from me every night that made me who I’m today. She gave me a new life.
One of those promises was to compile this novel that took me to an eventful journey in which I discovered several people, like me, who too were keeping her promises.
When were those amusing, surprising and horrendous promises that they all kept?
Who else other than I were bound to her promises?
Would she able to redefine love and sacrifice with her plans?
Can grief completely redefine who you are? Can a broken heart be healed?
Can you fall in love with the same people all over again?
Can you live and die, both at the same time?
Be a part of my story, about a girl, who – through her promises, changed the lives of the people she loved, including mine.
This is my journey. This is the window of my past, and the view to my future. It is yours now!