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A heartwarming tale about love, heartbreaks, friendship and above all the power of true love. Get ready to be charmed by Ananya, who paints myriad hues of life.
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Ananya Shankar is a final year Engineering student vacationing in her Grandmother’s house in the picturesque village called Sreepuram. This is where she finally sets her eyes on Dr Arjun… whom she has heard praises galore from her Grandmother. Not surprisingly, it is love at first sight for Ananya. The perspective Grandmother plays cupid and Ananya soon finds out that Arjun reciprocates her feelings and soon they are a couple. Their bliss is short lived though as Arjun’s mother disapproves of their relationship and her cruel words and actions that follow split up the couple.
A devastated Ananya attempts suicide. Saved in the nick of time, chastened and recovered Ananya gathers up the broken pieces of her self-respect and attempts to move on, with memories of Arjun coming back to haunt her at every step. After getting her degree Ananya moves to a new country, to a new job hoping to start afresh.
Till she meets Arjun again.
What will Ananya do now? What will be the fate of the 2 ex-lovers?
Read Without You by Preethi Venugopal to find out for yourself.
The beautiful cover of author Preethi Venugopala’s debut book caught my attention first. A lone woman seemingly caught up in a swirl, of colours, intrigued me.
Love stories are classics everyone identifies with. We all have our own or dream of one. There is only so much you can do to twist the plot of a love story, so what is important is how it is written.
Preethi is a confident writer and her writing style is fresh, breezy and catchy. The characters are well etched helping the reader picture them. Even though I had made my guesses about the plot and how it would end, her writing captivated me and kept me going, wanting more.
What didn’t work for me was one of the two surprises thrown in for good measure, an attempt to make the story a tad different from the rest. The Col Nair angle takes away from the story rather than adding to it.
It is heartening to see fellow bloggers taking the leap to graduate to becoming successful published authors, while a lot of us dream about it happening someday.
It takes a lot of hard work and courage to write a book, publish it and put it out there. Preethi has proved her mettle as I see Without You on the best-selling chart ever so often, a commendable feat. The few kinks in the writing that I noticed are are bound to be erased by the pen of experience. I loved reading Without You and finished it in 2 hours. More power to your pen, Preethi. Looking forward to reading more from you.
The love that can withstand a separation is the most powerful love in the world. I loved reading the story of Ananya and Arjun. The way they fell in love, the way they separated and united again touches the right chords.
I loved the character of Ananya more than the character of Arjun. Ananya felt extremely relatable. I also loved the character of Ammamma. The scenes of Ammamma and Ananya are beautifully written. It reminded me of my grandmother. I only did not like the supernatural element that was present in the book. Apart from it, "Without you" was a beautiful read. The best thing about the book is its narration. Preethi's words are so beautiful that it draws you in and makes you invest in the characters. I also loved the way Ananya kept her love alive for Arjun by writing letters to him in her journal for more than a year.
‘Without You’ is about having faith in your loved ones and destiny. The story explores the depth of young love beautifully and adds just the right miracle at the end to spice up the story. I loved the twist the author throws at the end.
20 years-old Ananya a final year engineering student, comes to spend her vacation with her Grandmother, and falls in love with handsome, wealthy, Dr. Arjun. Arjun is equally besotted with beautiful, talented Ananya. Their love blossoms under her Grandmother’s blessings. Things go downhill when Arjun’s mother comes to know about their romance and thinks of Ananya as a gold-digger. They separate and Ananya is devastated. She tries to pick up the threads of life with the help of her family, friends, and succeeds to an extent, but then Arjun comes back in her life…
Ananya's character is well flushed out as an innocent, bubbly, but emotional 20-something. Her emotions have been captured in detail and beautifully. I felt Arjun should have been given more pages in the story. The middle part of the story seemed a little stretched.
The narration is picturesque and full marks to the author for drawing a scenic story with words. The style and voice fluctuate between contemporary and victorian by using certain words which are seldom used now.
All in all a nice plot and an emotional romance.
The character of Ananya, and the detailing of this character especially is impressive, but other characters and relationships have been given their due as well. The descriptions of Sreepuram are also quite beautiful and easy to imagine.
I'm a fan of serendipity, but when it becomes too much, you know something is up, and that's what happens with the character of the Colonel, I think. And it makes it quite unbelievable for me. Though it helps in a way to tie things up. Speaking of which, the storyline felt hurried towards the end as well.
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