Vivid and compelling in its portrait of one woman’s struggle for fulfillment in a society pivoting between the traditional and the modern, The Henna Artist opens a door into a world that is at once lush and fascinating, stark and cruel.
Escaping from an abusive marriage, seventeen-year-old Lakshmi makes her way alone to the vibrant 1950s pink city of Jaipur. There she becomes the most highly requested henna artist—and confidante—to the wealthy women of the upper class. But trusted with the secrets of the wealthy, she can never reveal her own…
Known for her original designs and sage advice, Lakshmi must tread carefully to avoid the jealous gossips who could ruin her reputation and her livelihood. As she pursues her dream of an independent life, she is startled one day when she is confronted by her husband, who has tracked her down these many years later with a high-spirited young girl in tow—a sister Lakshmi never knew she had. Suddenly the caution that she has carefully cultivated as protection is threatened. Still she perseveres, applying her talents and lifting up those that surround her as she does.
Faith Sunderly leads a double life. To most people, she is reliable, dull, trustworthy – a proper young lady who knows her place as inferior to men. But inside, Faith is full of questions and curiosity, and she cannot resist mysteries: an unattended envelope, an unlocked door. She knows secrets no one suspects her of knowing. She knows that her family moved to the close-knit island of Vane because her famous scientist father was fleeing a reputation-destroying scandal. And she knows, when her father is discovered dead shortly thereafter, that he was murdered.
In pursuit of justice and revenge, Faith hunts through her father’s possessions and discovers a strange tree. The tree bears fruit only when she whispers a lie to it. The fruit of the tree, when eaten, delivers a hidden truth. The tree might hold the key to her father’s murder – or it may lure the murderer directly to Faith herself.
GET BUCKED, the last book in the series all about cowboys – THAT VALENTINE BOYS – from one of my favourite author Lani Lynn Vale, is available now – read my review; and don’t forget to grab a copy for yourself ❤
Today we are celebrating the release of a new, romantic suspense title by Alex Grayson. TROUBLE IN HELL is the first title in her Hell Night Series and it is available for read for FREE in KindleUnlimited. You can purchase it now. Watch the book trailer below, and find out how you can enter to win a huge release day prize pack, including a $50 Gift Card!
I was lucky enough to be selected as The Booklings Crate’s March Premium Box Rep – for which I am very thankful; for TBC was one of the first book box that I got my hands on; and I have loved them since. Continue reading Unboxing: The Booklings Crate – Mystery & Magic Premium Box – March
On the evening of 10.10.2017, yours truly and three other bloggers were invited to the office of Bloomsbury India for a meet and greet for the launch of the newest offering by the best-selling author Kulpreet Yadav – MURDER IN PAHARGANJ! Continue reading Bloomsbury Bloggers Meet + Book Launch: Murder in Paharganj by Kulpreet Yadav
welcome to the blog tour for love another day by lexi blake via inkslinger pr ❤
check out my review and a little excerpt on today’s blog post – and don’t forget to leave a little comment to let me know you stopped by 😀
Revelry by kandi steiner has a beautiful cover – check out, add it to your TBR and read an excerpt to tide you over till APRIL 20th ❤
This wasn’t an easy decision to make – honestly, it has been the most debated decision of my life.
If you follow me on Instagram, then you would know that this weekend I had gone to meet my would be in-laws (the meeting went fine and they loved me; at least I think so 😛), but it also gave me time to reflect – I spent my time reading to get my mind of this stressful and that’s when I realized that through all the wonderful new experiences I was gaining as a Blogger, there was one experience I was slowly losing on – reading purely for pleasure.
It took me this weekend to realise that my reading has become a part of the deadlines; where before I used to be able to pick up books according to my mood; and now I pick them up, depending on when the review is due. I love re-reading my favorites, and it’s been months since I have been able to do so, for having a blog, a full time job and a love life doesn’t really leave much time for me!
And that’s exactly what is happening – falling in love with a man, my man has been the most wonderful experience of my life; having this blog and sharing my love for books is another beautiful part of my life – but both these parts, though rarely intersecting, became my whole life – but that never left a part for just me – the part, the time where I spent with my books – my refuge.
But that’s not all that happened this weekend – I am getting married in the next three months – those three months are going to be the most frustratingly wonderful experience of my life. And I am so looking forward to sharing those frustrations and amazing moments with my guy.
But that means that I will not be able to do my wedding preparations, my full time job and be able to do justice to this baby that I have created and nurtured.
This weekend has led me to make a decision that is breaking my heart – but it is one that I know that I really need to make – I am taking a break from blogging at least until March 2017!
It wasn’t an easy decision to make – but for the upcoming 3-4 months, I NEED reading to be my refuge, my safe place so I don’t turn into a Bridezilla 😉
I will still be active on Instagram, Goodreads and hopefully on Facebook – I won’t ever leave the beautiful world that we readers have created for ourselves – and I hope that you won’t let go either ❤
About a month back, I got a curious mail from this sweet human Ryan (from the Invaluable.com fame) with an interesting request to create a blog post about my dream collection of books and me being the lover of books that I am – I couldn’t help but say yes 😀
All I can hope now is that Ryan forgives me for the lateness of this blog post and you, my lovely fellow readers give me your recommendations after reading this post 😉
Also, do not forget to check out Invaluable.com – the world’s premier online auction marketplace – for I have spent countless hours drooling over the vast collection of items that they have up for bid, including collectibles and rare books – now if only I had the money to bid on those droolworthy maps, I would be a happy camper 😀
Enjoy your visit lovelies ❤ Continue reading A Reader’s Dream: My ‘Invaluable’ Collection