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‘Giving up is not an option when someone calls you mother.’
Abhay, still struggling with the grief of losing his wife, is unable to cope with his job and the care of his toddler son. So, when the mysterious Sheetal enters his life, applying for the job of looking after Ayush, he is thrilled.
All Sheetal has ever wanted, even as a child, is to be a mother. Circumstances mean that she might never be one. The almost instant bond between her and the young boy is balm to her soul and like a godsend to Abhay.
Still, something about Sheetal nags at him. She seems perfect, but why is she so reluctant to show him her identity card? What is she hiding?
What happens when Abhay finally discovers her secret? Does he stand by her side, or abandon her, as everyone before him has done? And what is the gift that she gives him, a gift that will change his life?
In An Unexpected Gift, bestselling writer Ajay K Pandey brings to us an emotionally resonant story that questions everything we believe about friendship, love and motherhood.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR :
Ajay K Pandey grew up with big dreams in the modest NTPC township of Rihand Nagar. He studied Engineering in Electronics at IERT (Allahabad) and then did his MBA at IIMM (Pune) before taking up a job in a corporate. He is currently working with Cognizant, Pune.
Apart from writing, he wants to follow his role model, Mother Teresa, and make a contribution to society. He aspires to start a charitable trust that would support aged people and educate children with special needs.
Ajay’s first book, You are the Best Wife, was published by Srishti Publishers in 2015, and went on to become a bestseller. Based on his life, it went straight to the hearts of his readers. The sequel, You are the Best Friend, was also received with much appreciation. His next two books, Her Last Wish and A Girl to Remember, have only expanded his fan base and cemented his place on the bestseller lists.
Ajay makes it a point to individually connect with and respond to all his readers, making him a personal favourite for many. He has also introduced many people to the world of reading.
MY REVIEW :
“An Unexpected Gift” by Ajay K. Pandey is a wonderful book. Although, I am already a big fan of him but then his books add more love in my heart for him. The very first line of the blurb itself is so meaningful as well as thoughtful. The three bonds of life friendship, love and motherhood that the author has mentioned in the blurb is well explained in the book. The cover of the book looks simple in first impression and even I felt that it could be better but towards reaching till the end I found that this simple cover is perfectly apt for this book.
The book holds the story of Abhay who lost his wife as she was suffering from brain cancer. Sheetal enters to his life as care taker of Abhay’s son Ayush. The bond between Ayush and Sheetal is equal like that a mother and a son share. Abhay and Sheetal bond of friendship also grows with time until one day Abhay comes to know a truth about Sheetal.
The author has very well portrayed the story keeping in mind the issue of society and how people deal and react to it. Lots of emotions comes to one’s heart while reading this book.
The simple language of the book , easy narrative skills of the author make the book more enjoyable. Overall, I read the book in one go and it is an amazing read.
RATING : 5/5
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