Sister of my Heart – Book Review 1

13 Feb

Title:           Sister of My Heart
Author:     Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Price:           INR. 812/-
 
Anju and Sudha are cousin not by blood relation but due to different kind of love which evolves from the day they were born on same day. They are lucky enough to get love of three mother but their father’s died before they were born due to an accident on adventurous trip. Anju belongs to upper class , typical, orthodox Chatterjee family and Sudha is distant cousin who stay at Anju’s house with her widow mother.
 
Anju is rebellious, book lover, practical and Sudha is day dreamer, one who think her life is fairytale and one day prince charming will come and rescue her from this traditional house. Anju want to study till college and Sudha want to open her own business.  Anju always protect Sudha from her ill mouthed mother and Sudha always want Anju to be happy. Anju’s mother  is bread earner of family and Sudha’s mother Nalini and her aunt Pishi take care of house.
 
One day Sudha got to know abt secret of their father’s death and her feeling toward Anju changed. She was no longer equal to Anju and she feel indebite to Anju’s family.
 
As always things didn’t turn out as planned and family decided to get girls married after their  12th exam. Sudha could go against her mother’s will and said yes instantly. Anju tried to rebel but found herself  saying yes after a heated argument with her mother.  Bond between sister shake when Anju saw her bridegroom falling over Sudha. She felt a pang of jealousy toware her sister of heart.
 
Sudha got married in traditional home of Bardhaman and easily fit into role of good bahu who do everything at her mom in law’s will .  Anju went to America with her husband and start college and was leading comfortable life when tragedy strikes her and she look toward sudha for help
 
Will Sudha sacrifice again her happiness for Anju ?
Whats the secret of their father’s death ?
 
Books is full of secret and every chapter reveal one secret. Go and read to know the answers 🙂
 
My take on book :-> Mesmerizing, one book which remains with you for longer time. Its written in poetic tone and you feel enthrall with each page. I felt as if I am in Chatterjee’s house, and I am going through same emotion as the sister. I totally loved the book and feel sad when it end.  Loved following lines most
 
“You must make your own happiness. You must be wise enough to recognize it when it comes. And if it doesn’t come in spite of all your efforts, you must do something about that as well.”

“Isn’t it funny, that sometimes the things we’ve feared the most, year after year, turns out to be the best thing that could have happened to us?”

There is sequel “Vines of Desire” and I have already ordered it 🙂

 
Rating – 5/5
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6 Responses to “Sister of my Heart – Book Review 1”

  1. Smita February 13, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    This was my 1st CBD book and I fell in love with her writings after it. Unfortunately The Vine of Desire is not a good book. No patch over this. You shud rather read “Arranged Mrrg” by the same author. AWESOME book it is!

    • Rashmi February 15, 2012 at 6:59 pm #

      I read Arranged Marriage long back..that was my first CBD book and I liked it too…
      vines of desire is not good ? Felt bad to hear that but as its sequel so I m curious to read this 😉

  2. Swaram February 13, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

    Whr were u gone ma’am!?!
    I luv CBD’s writing too!:) but smhw, this one seemed too BWoodish for me 😉

    • Rashmi February 15, 2012 at 7:00 pm #

      Here only…just stopped writing 🙂
      where are you..havent seen any update from you

  3. Smitha February 15, 2012 at 3:40 am #

    I love CBD’s writing too! Although some of her books do end up feeling cliched, they are still wonderful reads! Great to see you posting again 🙂

    • Rashmi February 15, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

      Thanks Smitha 🙂 CBD books have some sadness in it but i like lyrical way of writing. Really enjoyed the book and want to read more of her work now..

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