“When I do decide to run away, you will never find me. Remember that. Not only will you never find me, but you will lose yourself trying to find me.” Kiran Manral writes beautifully, striking that chord at the right spot! The above lines, taken from her novel, Missing, Presumed Dead depict multiple emotions – love, anger, and anxiousness! Kiran Manral’s books can take your breath away for sure.
We celebrate Valentine’s day this month with the theme – Remembering Unrequited Love…
We would like to share 14 Indian Romance Books for you to read and gift this Valentine’s to keep the spark of love afresh <3.
1. Love and War in Bosnia by Humayun Kabir
‘With great reverence, I spread flowers on the skull, brought soil from the surroundings, and made a grave for it. It was clear that she had been tortured. I also knew that there would never be a trial for the killing of this girl, but I felt we, as human beings, had done our duty.’
2. Love is Always Right and Other Musings by Vinita Dawra Nangia
How can you love one and hate the other when the same Divine exists in all? Vinita Dawra Nangia’s book Love is Always Right raises interesting questions and gives a perspective on love, life, relationships, and attitudes.
3. My Imperfect Love by Niharika Jindal
When all you have learned is running away, having a reason to stay is the revelation.
4. PMR: All Aboard! by Kiran Manral
When Rhea Khanna is dumped by her boyfriend of four years just days before her marriage, the only thing she wants to do is to get out of the city to clear her head. The opportunity presents itself immediately when her aunt, a retired school headmistress, invites her aboard a Mediterranean cruise.
5. Sorry You’re Not My Type by Sudeep Nagarkar
All relationships should come with a precautionary warning: HANDLE WITH CAREThe final audition for Rajhans College’s prestigious music band brings together three contrasting personalities.
6. All Drama, No Queen by Andaleeb Wajid
Farida’s parents passed away in an accident when she was twelve. And for years, she’s had to fend off Reshma Phuppu, a distant relative plotting to gain control of her parent’s house in Bangalore.
7. It’s All in the Planets by Preeti Shenoy
One man, two women, and the trap called Destiny.
Some things, they say, are all in the planets.
8. Saving Maya by Kiran Manral
Maya, in her mid-thirties, divorced and with a young son, finds herself in a tangle both professionally and emotionally as she attempts to navigate life post-divorce. Will she put together her life, will she find love again? Wry and endearingly earnest, Saving Maya is a heartwarming novel about the beauty of second chances.
9. No Matter What… I Will Always Love You by Rohit Dawesar
From the bestselling author comes yet another gripping story that will make you laugh, cry, and reaffirm your faith in the strength of love. Check out our review here.
10. In the Shadow of Inheritance, A Haunting Love Story… by Manjiri Prabhu
A simple and beautifully woven story!
11. Falling Into Place by Sheryn Munir
Sameen is beautiful, a breath of fresh air…and almost certainly straight. All of Tara’s carefully built-up defenses start to crumble, one after the other. But is this relationship doomed before it can even start?
12. A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
‘Set in post-independence India, the novel follows for eighteen months or so four linked families in Calcutta, the province of Purva Pradesh and its capital Brahmpur, and the cities—Delhi, Kanpur, Lucknow—trawled by the heroine’s mother in her search for a “suitable boy”…
13. Cold Blooded Love by Girish Dutt Shukla
Having separated from her husband Om, Ziva keeps wondering: can there be a happy forever family? Her new neighbors—Ovya and Aadit—appear to be a perfect couple, and they make her reminisce about the good times she spent with her once-loving husband.
14. 2 States The Story Of My Marriage by Chetan Bhagat
A book on the story of the marriage of the author and the obstacles faced. A must-read book!
With this, we compile a list of 14 Indian Romance Books to Read this Valentine’s Day 2023. Which one is your favorite?
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