Book Review: Without You by Preethi Venugopala

This book review has been pending for a long time but with my crazy schedule couldn’t post it earlier. The book has been a welcome break from all the new mommy hiatus whenever I read it (while my little kiddo decided to sleep). Right now all I can think is baby and baby related stuff, but a romance novel was a good break I guess. 

Sometimes simple stories are really refreshing and Preethi has given us such a nice warm story over here. Story of two lovers separated by fate.

What’s the story?

Ananya visits her grandmother in her native village - the beautiful Sreepuram. She falls in love with the charming Arjun, her cousin’s friend and a practicing doctor at the hospital. Grandma plays cupid in bringing the two together who until then were not aware of each other’s feelings. But life is not smooth all the time and misunderstandings, family politics keep the lovers at bay pushing Ananya in depression. Her family and friends help her through these trying times.

She accepts a job offer in Dubai to keep Arjun’s thoughts away and be far from the limelite. But can love stay alive even when you are not together? Will Ananya get back her love? Will Love win over everything else?

Without You gives all these answers and in a very picturesque warm way.

What I liked?

I like how simple people get entwined in complexities yet they come out victorious. The characters in the story are simple people yet they are multifaceted. I quite hated Arjun’s mother for her behavior. The granny is smart and modern in her thoughts though she’s not the regular modern city grandma.

Emotions are expressed so well and I applaud Preethi for that.

About the Author

It is always nice to see a friend coming out with her own book. Preethi Venungopala is a dear friend and a versatile person. An ex-civil engineer and a language enthusiast Preethi is a well known blogger in the Indian blogging circle. From building Metro in Dubai to raising a cute little boy she does it all. This is her debut novel. Previously she has been published in 
three other anthologies.

Wishing Preethi great success with her debut novel.
you can visit her blog

Verdict – Nice light read – 4/5     

Title: Without You 
Author: Preethi Venugopala
Publisher: Write India Publishers
ISBN: 978-93-84180-19-5
Number of Pages: 198
Price: 150 [INR]
Genre: Romance
Kindle edition is available too.