Book Review : Tea for two and a peice of cake - Preeti Shenoy


Author Preeti Shenoy's third book " Tea for two and a piece of cake" is published by Random House India priced at Rs. 125/-

Behind the Book

Tea for two and a piece of cake is an unusual, a heart warming and gripping love story between two people who have so much to lose by getting into a relationship with each other, yet so much to gain.

About the Author

Preeti Shenoy is an author and an artist, with two national bestseller.s Her interests are as multifarious and diverse as her several academic degrees, which include an internationally recognized from UK in portraiture. She loves yoga, travelling, nature, creating stuff, photography, blogging and basketball.

'Me' Thinks
"At the end of it all, only love wins......." These words ring in my mind long after I have finished reading author Preeti Shenoy's third book " Tea for two and a piece of cake" published by Random House India.

This book comes across as a rare love story, very much relevant in today's times. With the success of her last two books, the expectations were very high this time. Preeti had a huge responsibility on her shoulders and she does not disappoint us. You may be tempted to ask 'How do you outperform the BEST?' Preeti just answers that with her splendid story writing.

The first thing that strikes you about this book is its cover. Its very beautifully done and is eye catching. The book was launched on Valentine' Day and I feel no other day could have been better. It suits the mood of the book and compliments it completely. The index is also very unique designed using the names of songs. It adds up to the romantic feel of the book. The gripping narrative makes it impossible for you to keep the book down once you start reading it. [ I completed it in 2.5 hours flat !! :) ]

According to me the most beautiful aspect of the book was that it was from the central character Nisha's perspective. I liked it purely maybe because I could relate to her to quite an extent. The  characters are very well defined giving you the feel as if they could anyone you know. This angle also helps in bringing out the human emotions very nicely as this tale is one which could happen to anyone. The story is emotive in the sense it talks, you can feel the emotions reading those words. You actually blush, cry, laugh, love, get angry, scream, pray, hope, wish and do much more with Nisha.

I like the way a delicate subject like divorce has been dealt with. There is no shame or stigma attached ti it. The grace and dignity with which it is handled is just superb as she does not make it sound like the end of the world but just a bend on the road of life. I had read somewhere that when two people decide to get married they should also agree upon the definition of marriage because for each one it has a different meaning. This book re-emphasizes on this in a very subtle manner.Generally when you read a book dealing with such issues like broken marriages and divorces you expect it to have some character doling out ample free advice on matrimony. Preeti clearly steers away from this and I appreciate this because only a wearer knows where it pinches.

The author has surprised her readers this time by attempting to write intimate scenes this time. And I must say she is really good at it. She has used them beautifully as an expression of love.Not to play a spoiler here I will not reveal the ending, but I simply loved it. It's excellent beyond description. For me its the most wonderful part about this book. Its totally unpredictable but at the same time qualifies for the "Happily Ever After" tag too!

This book will reinstate your faith in relationships which are not blood ties. Having loving friends and wonderful well-wishers can help one face any troubles that come your way. Over all an excellent book with a heart touching story which will make you both laugh and cry at the same time.