“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 roller-coaster of emotions, uncovers some bitter truths, challenges widespread prejudices, and forces you to reconsider your beliefs.
Everyone has their own journey, their own share of problems. Yet, we are the ones who judge others by their choices without knowing their side of the story. I’m glad that the author brought out this beautifully in the form of a story.
Rating and Review:
‘You Came Like Hope’ is a poignant tale of how love and hope can lighten someone’s life and make it a little more bearable.
The cover is one with a divine aura that you can’t help but drawn towards its presence.
The right pace sets the narrative easy and flowing.The story was narrated from point of views of two characters. The central plot and the sub-plots intermingled well. Most of the characters were portrayed to be empathetic possessing layers that they didn’t reveal to anyone. Due to the course of time, they gradually shed them, one by one getting rid of their inhibitions. The emotions they felt were eloquently described in words.I developed an instant dislike for Peehu’s character, I thought of her as someone who would retreat from the problems thrown at her instead of facing them head on. Regardless, her character was sketched well. I grew fond of Mani, as the story progressed, she was someone who can brighten anyone’s day though suffering from a life threatening disease herself. The dialogues rendered by all the characters were a reflection of their personality. The inanimate objects that comprised a scene were elucidated well. The author shows her language prowess amidst an emotional sequence. The events are stringed together coherently in order to form a moving story.
The narrative could have been more engaging. Some relationships were ambiguous and difficult to comprehend. The story was dragged a bit in the later parts.
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