Giveaway: The Runaway Bridegroom by Sundari Venkatraman ( 14 Feb -28 Feb)

Today is Valentine's Day, the day of love and how it be complete without celebrating what we at Reviews & Musings love the most - books! So here on this occassion we are here participating in a wonderful Blog Hop -Giveaway hosted by Book R3vi3ws.

When we talk about romance as a genre there are many names that come to our mind the first being Nicholas Sparks. I started reading romance through Mills & Books like a typical teenager and gradually fell in love with love in those books. Today as the whole world celebrates love, Reviews & Musings brings to you a wonderful book written by Sundari Venkatraman who managed to make me nostalgic by taking me back in my teenage with this book of hers.

~ Presenting ~
The Runaway Bridegroom By Sundari Venkatraman

 ~ Blurb

Chanda Maheshwari’s family is shaken when her thirteen-year-old bridegroom Veerendra runs away immediately after the wedding. The eight-year-old child doesn’t even understand the impact on her life. Unable to face their neighbours and friends, the Maheshwaris move from their village to Jaipur and begin a new life in the city.

Fourteen years later, Chanda is studying in a Delhi College. She takes up a temporary job at RS Software Pvt. Ltd. and falls head-over-heels for the boss of the operation. But what about Ranveer Singh? Is he interested in her?

Ranveer’s secretary Shikha is desperate to make him fall for her. All she wants is life-long security with a rich man. But it’s nerd Abhimanyu who keeps getting in the way. Abhi is Ranveer’s second-in-command and Shikha isn’t keen on him as she’s eyeing the main chance.

When Ranveer appears to show interest in Chanda, she’s faced with a new problem. Astrologer Vidyasagar insists that she would get back with her husband Veerendra. Does anyone want to know what she wants?

Chanda feels torn between the man she has fallen for and the family values that have been instilled in her. Will she ever find happiness?

~ About the author ~

Sundari Venkatraman has authored four novels and a short story anthology till now, Matches Made In Heaven (anthology) being the latest. The Malhotra Bride; Meghna; The Runaway Bridegroom; Flaming Sun Collection 1: Happily Ever Afters From India (Box Set) and Matches Made In Heaven have all been self-published on Amazon under the banner of Flaming Sun. The three novels are regularly seen on Amazon’s Top 100 Bestsellers’ Contemporary Romances list. The Box Set and Anthology are bound to catch up soon.

A great fan of Mills & Boon romances over the past four decades, Sundari has always believed in ‘Happily Ever Afters’ and all her books promise happy endings.Matches Made In Heaven is a compilation of thirteen short stories – all romantic – based on many situations anyone can come upon in their day-to-day lives. The stories revolve around the different ways a couple can get to meet and tie the knot in a culture rich country like India. Those reading the stories will definitely be able to connect realising that one of the situations has definitely been a part of their lives.

Sounds interesting right? To make it more awesome we have 10 copies of this book to be given away. The BEST part is this book can be yours. All you need to do is participate in this giveaway and add some more love to your Valentine's Day with this novel. Read her interview with me HERE

You can follow the author here ~ Goodreads | Facebook

~ Giveaway Rules ~

As the book is about LOVE and it is the month of love the book can also be won with some love. Show some love and the book is all yours!!

1. The author tries to redefine love in her books that is what you need to do too. Just define LOVE in your own style. Put on your thinking caps, be quirky. add a tinge of romance and sprinkle some naughtiness on it to get it all right.

2. As we celebrate book-love on this blog all around the year the next question is to celebrate the same. Give an exciting reason why you want to read this book.

3. Like my page LIFE- As I see it

4. Follow me on twitter The Dream Catcher

Terms & Conditions:

1. This giveaway is open till 28th February 2015 ( IST). The winners will be declared on 1st March 2015 on this blog.

2. This giveaway is open to everyone across this globe as it is an ebook, so all we need is a valid email id of the winner to send the book.

3. There are 10 copies of this book to be won, so there will be 10 winners chosen on basis of the answers provided to the questions provided above.

4. You need to meet all the rules provided above to be eligible for the contest. You can leave your answers in the comments to this blog post or email them to me at

This giveaway is a part of Spread Some Indie Love Blog Hop- 2015 hosted by Book R3vi3ws


  1. This is just awesome Privy Trifles! Thank you :)

    1. Thank you so much Sundari for allowing me to host you here! <3

  2. Love is a abstract thing which can be only felt .Love is the power that can heal the sufferings caused by those people who have hurt you unintentionally .Love is the spice of our lives .It is the only the things that keeps us sane in difficult situation .

    1. Hi! Thanks for participating :)

      Hope you have fulfilled all the above mentioned requisites to be considered eligible for the giveaway!

      Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours <3

  3. Love is being able to feel confident and free in another's company as well as by yourself. Love is strength and courage.
    I want to win this book to escape and dream and explore possibilities for a while. I want to smile.
    I have read the interview, liked the Fb page and am a twitter follower.
    wismomworks @gmail (dot) com

    1. Loved your replies, thanks so much for participating !

  4. 1.Well, Love for me is what I've with my husband: A mix of Trust, Fisical Attraction, Friendship, Laughter and a little bit of Yelling.
    2.I'm a big fan a romance, and this book sounds really good!
    Happy VDay!!

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your lovely comments!

      Wishing loads of love and joy to you :)

  5. Thanks for spreading indie love! Enter to win my novels at

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by... will hop onto yours!

  6. Dropping by, admiring your site and thanking you for sharing the indie love!! Keep being AMAZING!! <3

    Loves and Kisses,
    Airicka Phoenix
    *✿༻| |༺✿*

  7. I like that your story isn't the typical romance. I like seeing how romance is despicted in a cultually specific way. In real life, culture play a major role in who you end up with. Thanks for shaing and being part of this hop.

  8. Hi
    not everybody is on twitter.
    you list four requirements to get a book and to enter you need to meet all 4. kind of ridiculous if you ask me.

    1. Hi,

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving your honest feedback. This is the first time I am hosting a giveaway and I did what I observed. But I like your input as you are right. As an after thought I have edited the rules above. thanks once again! :)

  9. 1. Love is the most beautiful feeling that inspires you, makes you smile on the toughest day, warms your heart and makes you a better version of yourself. It is the only thing that can heal even the deepest of wounds. And love is definitely the warmest and the deepest kind of friendship.
    2. The title of the book is so catchy that I can't restrain my urge to read it. Moreover, I love romance and so I would love to read a romantic novella this season.
    3. Liked :)
    4. Following :)

    1. Thank you so much for your participation!

    2. Beautifully described :D <3

  10. 1.) अब जो निकलता हूँ
    रहगुज़र के साथ
    कड़ी धुप में भी
    एहसास छाँव सा होता है,
    दिल की धड़कन
    बढ़ने लगी है
    बात बात पर इशारा कोई देती है
    किसी के तंज़ भी अब
    चेहरे को ग़म की क़ैद
    नहीं दे पाते,
    मेरा आइना भी मुझसे
    खुश रहने लगा है अब,
    मेरी निगाहों को तकता रह
    मुस्कुराता है
    हाँ !
    शायद पहले प्यार का
    असर हो रहा है मुझपर || "असीर"

    2.) मोहब्बत की तरह तरह की परिभाषाएं हैं, इसे जितना समझने की कोशिश करो उसमे उतना ही उलझते जाओगे, मगर मोहब्बत में उलझना भी मोहब्बत दिल में बढाने का बहाना ही है,, इसलिए ये किताब मैं पढना चाहूँगा अपने भीतर मोहब्बत का तूफ़ान बढाने के लिए ||

  11. 1.)LOVE-
    Lost Of Veracious Emotions.
    Love is a sweet feeling. A feeling not only between a boy and a girl or to say couples but a feeling shared between sisters, brothers, friends, relatives, fathers and mothers. Love binds several relations together, love brings people closer to each other. Love is something which has no definition and needs no reason. Love is Love <3
    2.) I'm a huge fan of romantic novels :D & I did love to read this too ^_^
    3.) Done ^_^
    4.) Done :D mine- @Sunidhi_Jainx3

  12. LOVE - love is caring for each other , trusting a person with all your heart , being selfless and being there for other person whom you love no matter what ,it can be your parents, friends ,cousins ,relatives,sister or brother, Love makes you a strong better person and makes you believe in yourself.

    Lots of love :)
    Keep writing :)


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