'It Happens for a Reason' by Preeti Shenoy

About the Book:

Title: It Happens for a Reason
Author: Preeti Shenoy
Publisher: Westland Books
Language: English
No. of pages: 280
Year of Publication: 2014
ISBN: 9789384030742
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When Vipasha, Vee to friends, eighteen and single, makes the decision to have her baby, she does more than give up her promising modeling career. She ends up cutting ties with her family and with Ankush, the man she thought she was in love with. Fast-forward sixteen years and she now has two unusual careers - she runs a dog-boarding facility and is a gym instructor. Aryan thinks she is the coolest mom in the world and hopes she will one day find her Prince Charming - exactly what her best friend Suchi has in mind for her. But Vee secretly has a thing for Saurabh, the quirky vet.

Then, out of the blue, Ankush comes back into their life.

But can a decision that was taken at eighteen - more in the throes of lust than love-be the basis of a lifelong relationship? Is there a future for Ankush and Vee? Vee, Aryan and Ankush are in for the ride of their lives. No seat belts, full speed and a very bumpy road ahead.

About the Author:

Preeti Shenoy, is among the best-selling authors in India (Source Nielsen scan) weaves magic with her words and pictures. An extremely talented and versatile individual, her Twitter bio reads:
“Best-selling Author, Artist specializing in pencil portraits, Poet, Yoga-Buff, Ex-basketball player, Blogger, Dobe-owner, Nature lover, Ted X speaker and a Mother.”

Her interests are as multifarious and diverse as her several academic degrees which include an internationally recognised qualification from UK in portraiture.
DNA has described her as a ‘Keenly observant mind’ and Times of India describes her writing as ‘Excellent story telling skills’. There is simplicity in her writing that appeals to the inherent good in all and her positivity and ‘Live life to the fullest’ philosophy finds a large number of takers, who follow her very popular blog.
Her second book 'Life is what you make it' was among the top selling books of 2011 in India and her third book 'Tea for two and a piece of cake' which was released in February 2012, was among top five best-selling Indian fiction of 2012.
Her fourth book 'The secret wish list' has been getting excellent reviews and is on all the best-seller lists, having reached No.6 on Amazon.in .
Her pencil-portraits are life like which strike you with a realism that take you aback. She is also an avid card-maker and a poet. She has written for publications like Times of India, Readers Digest and many more. She has worked with under-privileged children teaching them English and Math. She has worked with several schools conducting workshops on thinking skills and creative crafts.
She says “Life is short. Follow your heart and chase your dreams. And yes, they will come true.”

My Views:
Goodreads progress:
12/18 marked as: to-read
12/21 marked as: currently-reading
12/21 page 70 25.0%
12/22 page 110 39.0%
12/23 page 172 61.0%
12/24 marked as: read

"There are some truths you should never say. No matter how much it bothers you, no matter how much you want to blurt it out, no matter how important you think it is to say it, it is best buried, suppressed, killed. Saying the truth out loud will only cause pain so lacerating, so wounding that it will be impossible to heal."
- Preeti Shenoy in 'It happens for a Reason' 

(And that's why I love reading her books.. simplest of stories, even the predictable ones - but she puts in lines like the above one and strikes a chord with the reader) The only reason I am giving it a 3 star is because - I have read all the books written by Preeti Shenoy so far and each time I have had increasing expectations from her and her books have been up to the mark except this one. So, may be, it is about me more than her book.

Overall, it is a decent read if you like simple and easy flowing love stories. If you are 'really' good at placing yourself in the shoes of the protagonist and go through what she goes through. As far as I am concerned, I had more expectations from the book.

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