The cover portrays a girl at a window perhaps looking for love.
The title is a simple lovey dovey one.
The English language was simple though there were a few Indian or Bangalore specific words that non-Indians may not be aware of.
The story is about a muslim girl named Tehzeeb and her journey as an independent woman of today. Even in this century, there are numerous expectations from Tehzeeb as a newly wed woman and none whatsoever from Ayub, her husband. The story shows us how Ayub handled issues in the house because he understands and respects his new wife. The love between the two will make you want to slap them sometimes, but love them nevertheless.
*It had a nice love story where misunderstandings and wrongdoings were corrected or forgiven because of the deep love between the couple in the story.
*I could relate to why Tehzeeb wasn’t able to call her mother-in-law ‘ammi’ until later in the story. It’s a dilemma for many daughter-in-laws in the world.
*It showed that even the worst fights can be forgiven by keeping our ‘pride-the mother of most broken relationships’ aside.
*It showed that when you believe in prayer, things will fall into place or happen for the best eventually.
*It showed that acceptance is the key.
*It shows us that in-laws can also apologise for their behaviour in order to make things better. It does not make them small or us big in any way. In fact, it solves a lot of problems and brings us out stronger and happier than before.
*It showed us that we all make mistakes and correcting them is totally up to us.
*It showed us that divorce is not the only option.
*The ending brought a smile to my face.
*Spotted some negligible errors.
*Personally, I’m not liking the use of the word ‘F***’ in LOVE stories however modern it may be. I’m not sure if it’s only me but ‘making love’, ‘attracted’, ‘caress’ are way more better words than ‘F***able’. Haha! Am I making sense here?
It’s a simple love story with twists and turns. I finished it in 3 nights! I loved that a lot of Tehzeeb’s inner feelings as a wife, daughter, sister and daughter-in-law (that no one ever talks about generally) are talked about here. I would totally recommend you to read this book if you’re a hard core ‘love story’ fan.
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Andaleeb Wajid has published 40 novels in the past 14 years. Do check out my reviews of 5 other novels she wrote.
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