Book Title: Premier Amour: First Love
Published By: Rupa Publications
ASIN & Edition: B09RF427RW & 1st
No.of pages: 239
About the Book:
A romantically beautiful story that is at once exciting and tender! The fact and fiction about love stories inevitably merge, and one becomes the other. Premier Amour: First Love brings out this truth vividly. Every soul that has loved will encounter many déjà vu moments – a medley of “been there, felt it all” feelings that the novel oozes from start to finish.
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Intense or hilarious at times and heart-wrenching or ecstatic at others, the emotions are real and relatable. “Sharp, soulful romance” is how one beta reader put it succinctly. The unique backdrop of the desolate and divine Zanskar valley adds to the richness of the narrative. Its imagery grows on the readers as they read on.
“It’s almost like one’s calling” is how another beta reader described the experience. Through the many twists and turns of the plot, the lead characters Bhanu and Bhushan have varied feel-it-yourself experiences to share, the most important one being, “love rightly, live rightly.” And if it is first love, it’s all the more for keeps! Nothing else comes even close.
About the Author:
Hailing from the advertising industry, Abhay is educated as a visual designer and practiced art direction for many years before picking up the pen full-time. He writes for digital marketing and various digital transformation causes, brand communication and thought leadership communication.
His work spans North American, Asian, Southeast Asian, Middle Eastern, and North African (MENA) markets. Meanwhile, his pursuit of creative writing continues unabated. Abhay simply says he is a storyteller with bandwidth’ when asked about himself.
Abhay was closely associated with the drafting, editing, and compiling of two books, The Enlightened Entrepreneur (2013) and She & Me (2014), written by the late Dr. Bhavarlal H. Jain, a Padma Shri awardee and founder and former chairman of Jain Irrigation Systems Limited. Both these works are Rupa Publications’ titles. Abhay is an avid photographer, and his subjects include travel, street, culture, heritage and people.
What to Expect:
- Expect a sweet yet thoughtful romantic story
- Expect a life story that has all the struggles entangled with love
- Expect a story that has that petrichor of the mountain life
- Expect a story of hopes and promises
Who Can Read:
This is a love & romantically beautiful story with life lessons and emotions. Beginners also can pick up this book. The love story might also appeal to other readers, and hence everyone can read the book.
How is the Narration
The book finds engaging narration and a nicely crafted story for a debut novel. The mountains and their untouched cultures are depicted in the beautiful Zanskar valley. The stories that are woven across many years yield history and emotions. These are narrated in a scenic way where readers will taste the flavor of love and longing.
About the Characters:
The story has the lead, and other characters are written with care, honesty, and love. The bond between every character spills out love unconditionally. Jigmet is one of the powerful and nicely written characters.
Attempting a love story looks easy; it must please the readers. To achieve this, the authors weave around great stories. Sometimes the stories please the readers, and sometimes they don’t. But there are times when a simple story touches the story because of the attractive writing. In this book, too, the author’s writing style stole the show. The quotes, the descendant stories, the family backstories, and most importantly, the innocence in the characters and their stories is warming.
Grammar & Vocabulary:
Fine language and grammar are used in the story.
What did I Like:
1. The plot
2. The writing and narration
3. The Zanskar life
What Could Have Been Better:
The story is a good one with no flaws as such.
It has got everything to be a good entertainer.
Pick it if:
- You like to read stories about love.
- You like simple and engaging stories.