I participated in the Just Married Please Excuse Contest hosted by the author Yashodhara Lal on her blog and I won a book..and she was kind enough to send me an autographed copy…I mean, boss, here I am in Bombay, and she is so sweet, that she couriered an autographed copy to me…yipeeeeeeee..and this is my first autographed copy of a book *ahem ahem*
Anyways, so here is what I did…I read the book and I must admit I liked it a LOT.
1. its conversational
2. it has a nice sweet happy not yet the ending, kind of an ending (What I am a sucker for happy stories)
3. It tells the story for almost every new couple
4. I could totally relate to many many many incidents in the book
5. It has a subtle sense of humor which didnt go over the top and yet made me chuckle to myself while I was reading it
6. I finished the book in two gos..first 25 pages were spent reading in the bus just as I was nearing my stop and for the first time kind of cursing, why I didnt stay further away from work 😉 and the second half staying up till 11.30 that night waiting for the spouse to return home from work/party/get together 🙂
I would have loved a little more detail on how Y and V met, how they go to know each other before V popped the question to Y…but again, the book starts right where the question is popped, so I guess…its just the romantic me who wants to know more 🙂
I liked the way, Y is honest about her feelings as a new mother…I can understand the feelings of the new parents who are living apart from each other, because thats something that happened to RD and I because of my delivery complications I had to stay back for 4.5 months at mom’s place…RD coming in every weekend, and trying to do everything for R…
Would I recommend reading the book?
Yes definitely, if you are a new parent, just married, about to be married.. or just want some respite from reading intense books or emotionally draining books…
Here is a book which leaves you happy, gives you small anecdotes of married life and leaves you with a smile on your face as you finish it at 11.30 in the night after the spouse is back home 🙂