Book: You came like hope
Author: Jyoti Arora
Book type: Fiction
Price: ₹235/-, paperback
Number of pages: EBook, 228
About the book:
“I heard them mourn my death. I lay in the next room. Motionless, silent, and staring at the ceiling.”
“When it comes to a broken person, some of them are expert at blinding you. Spend an entire evening with such a person, but you may still not know how he is crushing inside.”
“Who would say no to him? He is smart, intelligent, super handsome, rich, suave and sophisticated. He’s perfect!”
“Pooja gave no explanation. She asked no forgiveness. She just arrived in his home, resenting him for being her husband.”
“He had smiled as if nothing was wrong.
He had behaved as if he still had his dreams and hopes.
He had pretended as if it didn’t hurt.
But it did.”
Does Destiny hold the key to our happiness?
Is it always the feeble that is the victim?
Love can be the embrace of heaven. But what happens when it unleashes hellfire?
Lose yourself in the intense narrative of You Came Like Hope as it unleashes a rollercoaster of emotions, uncovers some bitter truths, challenges widespread prejudices, and forces you to reconsider your beliefs.
I feel that the story line is quite interesting with twin sisters in the lead. The character of Adih is adorable and every girl would love to have a partner like him. I feel the book conveys a very strong message.
“Circumstances can bring out the best and the worst in a person.”
Blaming the circumstances, luck and the Almighty is very easy and convenient, but, taking charge of the situation and fighting against the odds, is what makes a winner. Peehu always kept on cribbing about her luck and the circumstances. The same unfortunate circumstances lead her to transform into a confident person.
True love always triumphs and everyone loves that. Adjustments in love don’t work and cannot thrive for long. Same happened with Peehu and Uday. I really like happy endings and here also everything fell into its right place at the end. Everything in the book is good, the story, the flow and the characters. Still, I disliked two things in the book. Firstly, in the beginning I was very confused about what is going on in the story and felt lost. But, slowly things clear out. Secondly, the story abruptly comes to an end. The relationship between Peehu and Uday could have been a little more elaborate in the end.
About the Author:
Jyoti Arora is a novelist and blogger from Ghaziabad. You Came Like Hope is her third novel, coming after Dream’s Sake and Lemon Girl. She is Post Graduate in English Literature and Applied Psychology.
Jyoti has over five years of experience working as a freelance writer. This experience includes abridging over 24 famous English classics like Jane Eyre, Moby Dick etc.
Jyoti Arora is a patient of Thalassemia Major. But she does not let this stop or discourage her. For her determination and achievements, Jyoti has received appreciation from Ms Sheila Dixit, Ms Maneka Gandhi and the Ghaziabad wing of BJP. Her life story has been covered in various local and national TV shows, radio programs, newspapers, magazines and websites like YourStory and Inspire India. She was also one of the ‘100 Women Achievers of India’ that were invited to witness the Republic Day parade of India (2016) as special guests.
Besides reading and writing novels, Jyoti also enjoys blogging and has won several blogging competitions. She loves checking out latest technological innovations, watching movies, and listening to old Bollywood songs. Reach her at jyotiarora.com.
My Rating: 3.5/5
A soft and subtle love story, if you believe in love then this book is for you. If you feel that destiny is always conspiring against you then read this book to come out of your self pity.