Title: Love, Long Ago
Author: Shreyasi R. Phukon
Publisher: Locksley Hall Publishers LLP
Love, Long Ago is a contemporary romance novel, which is both an emotional and a realistic story that deals with the themes of heartbreak, betrayal, forgiveness, and destiny.
The book follows the story of Rhea Barua, who lives in the US with her aunt Maya and cousin Hilda for her higher studies. There she meets Aarav, a bestselling author whom she admires. Her strict aunt makes life a little difficult for Rhea initially but soon realises her follies and lets her live her life on her terms.
Aarav and Rhea come closer but Rhea’s happiness doesn’t last longer. Out of the blue, her aunt is murdered and Rhea’s world is disrupted. Aarav takes care of Rhea during this time and Rhea inevitably falls in love with him. However, he rejects her and breaks her heart. Rhea returns to India, broken and bitter, and agrees to marry Abhinav, a man she barely knows. However, fate has other plans for her and she meets Aarav again in India. Will she be able to forget her past and move on with Abhinav? Or will she give Aarav another chance?
The book is well-written, with engaging dialogue and believable characters.
The author, Shreyasi Phukon, has a flair for writing engaging and realistic characters that make the readers empathise with their emotions and dilemmas. The plot is well-paced and has some twists and turns that keep the readers hooked till the end. The language is simple and lucid, making the book easy to read and enjoy.
The book is a perfect choice for romance lovers who like stories that are sweet, emotional, and relatable.
A satisfying love story about people who grow into being right for each other.
Shreyasi Rhittika Phukon is an author and has contributed her writings to a few anthologies and e-magazines. She has initiated and also co-authored an anthology ‘A Phase Unknown Woman- A Tribute Series’ and also published her debut solo short story book '18 Via Teen -Be Yourself.'
'A Phase Unknown Woman- A Tribute' is a venture initiated by Shreyasi R. with a collection of short stories and poems contributed by various authors/poets pan India. This book makes a strengthening call by questioning, poeticizing, and narrating various social stigmas revolving around in the social air regarding the identity of women. The book is a tribute to all women who somehow mark a change in everybody's life. The first part of this book has been awarded the ‘Best Anthology Award 2014’ by Sanmati Publication.
'18 Via Teen- Be yourself’ the name says it all. It's a collection of short stories which enumerates the various phases of a teen and the hopes, aspirations, apprehensions, ambiguity, insecurity, dilemma, restlessness and sensitiveness, associated with each phase. Each story vividly depicts the psychological aspects of a teenage girl/boy and how intuition helps her/his to overcome the hurdles one after another, which in teens makes her/him mature.
Shreyasi was also awarded the 'Special Jury Award 2016' conferred upon her by Sanmati Publication.
Her new release, 'Love, Long Ago,' is her debut novel which has been published by Locksley Hall Publishing.
She now works as language editor for SAGE Journals at TNQ Technologies.