Name of the Book: Are you the one?

Author: Jennifer Bernard

Publisher: Pageturn Publishers

About the Author: Jennifer aka Anitha lives in South India with her parents and is currently pursuing her post graduation in engineering. Apart from this she has been spinning tales of romance since completing her degree. A romantic at heart, Jenni strongly believes in happy endings and wishes to share this belief – be it through fiction or reality.

 

Blurb:
Repayment of a debt of gratitude is Stephen’s father’s explanation when he arm-twists his son to fly to Chennai to meet Bella his betrothed, the daughter of an old friend. Though reluctant at the prospect of an arranged marriage, Stephen is to woo Bella, who seems to be two people — she blows hot, she blows cold and intrigues him enough to make him want to stay on. Meanwhile, her childhood friend Michael and her sister Mira add spice to the proceedings. Are Bella and Michael in love? Will Stephen be able to win Bella over? Or is his trip to India fated to be a fiasco?

As the blurb clearly states, this story revolves two identical twins Annabelle and Mirabelle who stays with their family in Chennai. Being identical is the only common thing they have between them and that’s what they have often used to fool people around and sometimes even their parents to have their rescue from tough situations. But this role reversal started causing problems and misunderstanding when Stephen came into picture. Stephen is a son of Anna’s and Mira’s father’s friend and as their fathers have decided they out to get Stephen and Anna married without leaving any air for discussion for the two of them. Stephen on the very first day had accidently bumped into Anna and since then the confusion started. His love for Anna and later finding out her love for Mike; her childhood best friend; and eventually taking a decision to get married to Mira creates too much of misunderstanding in their love lives. It’s all about how Mira and Anna tackle this situation and eventually how they find their true love.

This is indeed one of the best story I have read so far from Indian authors. Though in the first half it’s quite predictable but eventually it takes up its toll and makes you indulge into it till the time you won’t complete reading every word of it. With so many romance novels coming up this is quite different from all of them. While reading it I never realized that I was reading a book of an Indian author. It is beautifully written without any flaws into it. Its’ nicely edited and has brilliant use of the language. I personally loved Anna’s character and her undying vibrant spirit to live life to the fullest on her own terms along with a good heart.

The only drawback was the cover photo of the book. It’s merely an image we can find anywhere on Google. It would be more appropriate to use some good image and editing work so that the cover picture can talk a little and compliment the name of the book.

To sum up with the review it’s a book you won’t regret reading. You’ll surely savor it in your collection of books.
The cover picture being the only drawback can be easily avoided without any issue as the story has its own grip. It has wittiness, good humor; characters are well described without any confusion in the love story.

Heena Ahuja

Heena Ahuja

Guest Blogger at MerryBrains
Heena Ahuja, a Mumbai girl at heart is an avid reader. Reading fiction caught her fancy
when she stumbled across Sidney Sheldon, Dan Brown & Nicholas Sparks books.

After completing her masters she found her true calling in writing and has a lot of English
poems published under her belt in various e-magazines and columns and few Hindi
poems have been published in a Delhi based newspaper. She loves listening to music and
learning new things about life. She really wishes to travel and explore places and capture
memories in her camera.

She is a poetess at heart and ends up pouring her heart on a paper. She along with her co-author Meghant Parmar will be marking their debut in the world of writing with a short story in “Uff Ye Emotions-2”.

She has a full time Facebook page where people have admired and adored her writing too. You can connect with her through her Facebook profile and her writing page too.
Heena Ahuja