Book review of Sugar and Spice by Sonali Punj Singh.



Sugar and Spice by Sonali Punj Singh is a contemporary romantic novel around a two strangers how meet and gradually fall in love. In a patriarchal society, the bride’s family is judged on the basis of gifts they offer to groom’s family. The blooming love falls under endless criticizes from their families, their misunderstandings creates battlefield between family, love and ego.
The couple tolerates the unknown faces of each family members and are totally upside down with mannerism they receive. The bride-to-be .is in fix due to the patriarchal thinking of the her would be husband and feels hesitant about her decision and choice of marrying. The girl starts to analyze her destiny of what it has stored in for her. Sidelining the criticism, improper attitude from their families, the couple takes a bold step to push forward their romantic life, despite of all the drama.
 
Our protagonists, Radha and Kartik, are two strangers who are successful in their lives and meet for an alliance of marriage between them. They soon get engaged but this engagement bought a lot of false notion on Radha’s family and their culture. However, in the course of time, love knocks at their door and steadily blooms. The couple becomes close that make them cross boundaries to feel the love, meeting secretly & going on dates. But this closeness, is objected by Kartik’s family, especially his mother Bindu. and start doubting Radha’s characters.  The extended relatives are pretty jealous of Radha’s modernity. they feel, it’s just the ill-results educating a daughter more than expected. The patriarchy phenomenon is bought beautifully in pages. Who would win in a war between love and ego?
 
The story is power packed with drama and somewhere I felt it could have been a part of Indian daily soap opera. The book is pretty slow in terms of narration. It narrates the story in third person. I liked the well-crafted characters introduced in the book. I took a pretty long time reading it and there were editing errors too.
 
The story portrays the strength of males in the society. It shows how groom’s family till date  carry the power in an alliance with their ego. The language is VERY lucid. If you’re a beginner than it would a good read.


Published by Bookalicious.sapien

A computer student by profession who seeks solace in the words of the turning pages or the life she feels inspired by. Writer|Blogger|Dreamer.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Bookish Fame

Book Reviews, Recommendations, Thoughts, Poetry & more...

Deepan's Bookshelf

Book reviews, book preferences, author opinions and more : this blog provides a plethora of excitement for all the book lovers out there.

Book-et List

Read. Review. Repeat.

The Blank Head

Wandering thoughts in one place

Laughing_soul

in a world forlorn I'm a laughing soul..

MostlySane

Everything Everywhere.

Patterns of Perception

Life Love Dreams Faith

Unfettered Feelings

The feelings you know, the experience you don't.

The Atavist Magazine

Books, Thoughts,Experiences & Words

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

Create your website with WordPress.com
Get started
%d bloggers like this: