Book Review: Meghna by Sundari Venkatraman


  • Genre: Romance
  • Publishers: Amazon ( Buy the book from HERE)
  • Price: Rs. 194/- (I got this book for review from the author)

The young and dashing Rahul Sinha lives in England with his parents, Shyam and Rajni. He is an only son of the rich banker. Rahul is totally attached to his father but does not care for his mother. Read the book to find out why….Rahul is exulted with his efforts at work paying off and plans a holiday with his best friend Sanjay Srivastav who lives in Mumbai with his wife Reema, kids Sanya and Rehaan and most importantly, his sister, Meghna. Rahul recalls meeting Meghna just before they parted six years ago.
Meghna works for a website and also teaches modern dance as she loves it. She’s thrown for a toss when Rahul comes visiting. She had thought he had forgotten them.But how could Rahul do that? Sanjay’s his best friend and Rahul had always treated their home as his own. Sanjay’s mother had been more of a mother to Rahul than his own. Rahul had stayed away after moving to England or so Meghna believes. 

Thus begins the story between Rahul and Meghna, the teasing, the flirting, the anger, the tears… …will they find love?

Behind The book

About the author

Even as a kid, she absolutely loved the 'lived happily ever after' syndrome as Sundari grew up reading all the fairy tales she could lay her hands on, Phantom comics, Mandrake comics and the like. It was always about good triumphing over evil and a happy end. Soon, into her teens, she switched her attention from fairy tales to Mills & Boon. While she loved reading both of these, she kept visualizing what would have happened if there were similar situations happening in India; to a local hero and heroine.

Her imagination took flight and she always lived in a rosy cocoon of romance over the years. Then came the writing - a true bolt out of the blue! She could never string two sentences together. While her spoken English had always been excellent - thanks to her Grandpa - she could not write to save her life. She was bad at writing essays in both school and college. Later, when it was time to teach her kids, she could manage everything from Science to Mathematics and History & Geography.

When it came to writing compositions, her kids found her of no help at all. All this changed suddenly one fine day in the year 2000. She had just quit her job at a school's office and did not know what to do with her life. She was saturated with simply reading books. That's when she got home one evening after her walk and took some sheets of paper and began writing. It was like watching a movie that was running in her head - all those years of visualising Indian heroes and heroines needed an outlet and had to be put into words. That's how her first novel, The Malhotra Bride, took shape.

With the advent of self-publishing, Sundari is the proud author of three books as on today.

P.S: A detailed interview with the author coming up soon on Behind the Book.

Me thinks

After a long while I read a light breezy read which I finished in 45 mins. I had a huge smile on my face as I completed reading this book.

There was a time when I used to thrive on such candy floss romances. Though today I feel I have come a long from there. From believing in love like this I now believe love is me.

Having said that the beauty of love so innocently brought out was what drew me to this book as well. I went in expecting a true blue romance and I was not at all disappointed.
The main character Meghna is very well defined making the reader stick up to her till the end, sympathizing with her, agonizing over her pain and also blushing as she goes through the ups and downs of falling in love.

The narrative is undoubtedly very beautiful and subtle at the same time. The author has managed to retain the simplicity to ensure the readers have an easy read in their hands and enjoy their experience till the very end.

There is not a single dull moment in the book as the author manages to keeps you engrossed in either cute mushy romance or high emotional drama between the main characters. It is not easy to create such romantic ambience and keep re-creating it till the last page. But the author has managed to do this with gusto.

I would recommend this book to all the people who are romance lovers and who enjoy light reads to keep themselves entertained. You will surely enjoy this one!

Foodie Verdict

This book is jackfruit banana cake - sweet, soft, spongy and yummy!

Source: Google Images


  1. Hi Privy Trifles, Thank you for that awesome review. I am so glad you liked my book :)

    1. Pleasure, thanks a ton for sending it across!


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