Friday, June 15, 2012

Book Giveaway at Goodreads


Hi everyone,

I have created a book giveaway on Goodreads for three copies of The Second Choice. The paperback is available only in India, (it will be beyond my capacity to send internationally), but those who are interested can be given an ebook. Those who are interested in receiving an ebook, please contact me through commenting here.

All you have to do is click on the Goodreads link in the top right of this blog (if you don’t have a Goodreads account, it’s free to join and the giveaway requires nothing more than clicking to enter).

http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/27616-the-second-choice

Please see the right side on top for the giveaway. Thanks.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Some Quotes from Famous Writers-2


Today we will see six other inspirational quotes from the famous writers.

Every author really wants to have letters printed in the papers. Unable to make the grade, he drops down a rung of the ladder and writes novels….
by P. G. Wodehouse

All good books have one thing in common - they are truer than if they had really happened…
by Ernest Hemingway

A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be….
by Albert Einstein

A novel should be an experience and convey an emotional truth rather than arguments.
by Joyce Cary

The task of a writer consists in being able to make something out of an idea.
by Thomas Mann

The best time for planning a book is while you're doing the dishes.
by Agatha Christie

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Vanished - Book Review


“Vanished” by Danielle Steel, one of the most popular authors in the world, is a suspense story. The story takes place in late 1930s. Vanished by Danielle Steel

Marielle, a young girl of 18, meets a wealthy young man Charles, during her Grand Europe tour with her parents, and elopes with him. They get married and become proud parents of a little boy, and hoped to lead a happy and wonderful life. But destiny had something else in store for them, and they get separated due to extreme circumstances.

Later, at twenty-four, Marielle meets Malcolm, a wealthy business man in New York, who was forty-nine and was not interested in knowing the darker side of her past, in spite of her repeated attempts to tell him. He was admired by all and married Marielle to beget children to inherit his abundance of wealth. For him, Marielle was an attractive, dignified and undemanding wife. As he wished, she gave birth to a cute little boy, and they were very happy in their own way. Being a faithful and devoted wife, she felt grateful to him for having given her so much and he asked for so little.

One day when Malcolm was on a foreign trip, Marielle took their son Teddy to the park, where she happened to meet her ex husband, who was not married again, and still loved her, and she realized she too still had the same love and passion for him. He wanted her to return to him, but she turned down his offer being a wife to someone else.

The next day at home, to everyone’s surprise, Teddy was missing from his room mysteriously. The main part of the story is about the child’s disappearance, and his parent’s struggle to find him, which takes more than 3/4th of the story. Steel has woven this story with many fascinating turns and twists, which moves at a fast pace, capturing your attention till the end.

You can find elements of love, guilt, desires, suspense, true love of mother etc. in this novel. Besides, you will also know what is life in a house surrounded by police and court proceedings in “Vanished” which has a twisting end. Like many of Steel’s novels, I enjoyed reading this too.