Saturday, 9 May 2015

Book Review:The Wedding Trousseau and Other Short Stories


Publisher     :  Humming Words Publishers, First Edition (2015)
ISBN           :  139789381560266
Misc            :  138 pages, paperback
Language    :   English

From the author
This is a collection of 11 tales inspired from various shades and areas of life. Some are real incidents inspired by the observations and life incidents of people. This book is an attempt to get a greater insight about human emotions and how they react when they have to face the situation.

While some stories carry a lighter tenor, others show varied side of human psyche and relationships as seen from a different angle. The collection can be enjoyed by readers of any age group.

Ankita Sharma is an entrepreneur based in Faridabad (Haryana), India. She is passionate about writing, reading and sketching. Her sketch works have appeared on the cover page of a few titles. She loves nature and is fond of animals. You can read her blogs at

The subtle pink cover of the book is simple and apt with the content of the book. Simple, sober and meaningful. The title of the book is one of the story in the book and the grounds on which the story focuses is something that we all need to look around ourselves and identify. The title couldn’t have been better. The green leaves on the cover page is again inspired from one of the stories inside. The various sizes of the building reveal that diversity of humans and their perceptions that exist in our society. The rare image is also very apt and connected inside. Overall the cover is perfect and soothes one’s eyes.

The book contains stories based on our everyday lives and all of us can easily relate with the point that the author has come up with. It is all a part of one’s psyche and relationship with others and society. The title story Wedding Trousseau highlights the ubiquitous relationship that almost every arrange marriage in India faces, yet everyone is ignorant towards it or may be choose to BE ignorant towards it considering that is how it is suppose to be. The entire meaning of marriage is overlooked in the facade of glitz and glamour. The books throws spotlight on humour, love, adventure, disappointment, arrogance, dejection, anger, sympathy, surprise, fear and many emotions in every story.

The language of the book is simple and clear. The description and the revelation of emotions are a true beauty of the book. Every chapter leads one to do some thinking and encourages to take some action against the injustice happening around all of us. The narrative style makes the conversation realistic and interesting to read. The flow of language is smooth and is easy to comprehend.

Every story is worth reading but a few of them lose their track and appear incomplete in the end, lacking a conclusion.

My Take:
Buy your copy and enjoy the vivid descriptions and vibrant imagination. Get ready to feel the mix of reality and fantasy and discover the various shades of human psychology. An applaud and a thumbs up from my side for the book.

“The first few weeks were full of excitement and the joy, as they usually are when the dove of youth realizes its wings and takes pleasure in soaring the skies of intimacy in full swings”

One of the few lines that touched my heart!


Thank you
Thank you so much Ankita for giving me the honour of doing a book review for you. I love what you write.  All the very best for your book and for many more to come!!!

You can buy the book from Amazon or BooksBuyIndia.

Happy Reading


4 Discussion

  1. Thanks a lot dear Geetika for such a lovely review and I am so happy that you enjoyed the book :)

    1. The pleasure is all mine Ankita..
      All the best for your book..



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