The Confluence by Puja Guha
Genre: Fiction | Women’s Fiction
Published: November 30th, 2015; Self-Published
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Disclaimer: I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book, through Reading Deals, so I could give an honest review.
The story is about Naina and her journey through family secrets, difficult time, and adoption of her son Nikhil. This is beautifully narrated partly in letter format, written to Nikhil by Naina where she tells him about her journey in life. When Naina is about to get married to Dev she discovers the location of her long-lost aunt who now lives in East Africa. The curiosity to know what happened to her and her cousin Nitu, she goes to visit her aunt and finds out that her cousin now lives in Calcutta, India. Things go wrong when there is turmoil East Africa (a fictitious country), and with revelation of some deep family secrets.
It took me forever to pick this book partly because the cover didn’t really impress me at all. But the book blurb was intriguing and boy-oh-boy was I in for a surprise. The letter style of storytelling was nice and you can really picture the story as it’s been narrated. The characters feel relatable and the story flows relatively with ease. There is a certain amount of richness with the characters coming from different places and you get a taste of different countries. It did bother me some to understand why the book was called “The Confluence” and took some thinking to relate it to the actual meaning of the word to the story. It’s the coming together of people or things like in Naina’s life.
Quotes from the book that I liked:
“Like many of us, she has many flaws, but her good qualities drastically outweigh them.”
“My second trip had lacked the exploration of the first, but the pulse of the city still welcomed me with open arms.”
“She teared up, and I wanted to join her, but the waterworks eluded me. Sadness, however, remained firmly within my grasp.”
If you are like me and judge books by their cover, I’d recommend you to let that go and try this book. You’ll not be disappointed.
My rating is 3.5 stars.
**I don’t give books rating below 3 (at least not as yet), because it takes a lot to write and sometimes it may not connect with me but the effort is definitely appreciated. **
Click here to know the author Puja Guha.
Other book/s by the author:
Ahriman: The Spirit of Destruction (The Ahriman Legacy Book 1)￼
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