His Drunken Wife by Sundari Venkatraman is her second novel in the series of Marriages Made in India. This is a novella that has spice, sensuality, love and loads of drama. This book can be surely converted into a movie.
Talking about the cover of the book, it looks fantastic as it has a couple who are in intense mode. The cover looks like as if we are going to read an erotica but it has something different in stored for us. The passionate picture surely has a unique story to convey.
The title His Drunken Wife is a new beginning. Mostly in country like India, alcohol is acceptable for men but when it comes to women, they are often judged by this. Drinking is a choice but when it becomes an addiction its hard to get over it, be it for man or woman. This title surely gives us a different picture but we don’t judge the lady.
The story is about Shikha and Abhimanyu who share a passionate relationship. Shikha has a mysterious past whereas Abhimanyu is like an open book. The card begin to uncover when Abhimanyu and Shikha gets married. A new innings of love, passion, care begins in their life. The plot construction is apt and it binds us to the end.
The author has worked on limited range of characters and all the characters are given much importance. Shikha is a complicated character who is struggling with her inner demons and a past which makes her an alcoholic. She is highly ambitious and wants to marry a rich man like Abhimanyu and when Abhimanyu proposes her, she willing says Yes to him.
Abhimanyu is madly in love with Shikha and can do anything to keep her happy. The way he looks after her after the marriage and handle her anger is appreciable. He heals her heart and pain.
The style of writing is simple. The thrid person narrative with impersonal descriptive pattern makes it beautiful. Further we find some witty sentences that are awestruck. It is an easy read and one doesn’t mind it being in an ebook format.
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About the Author
Even as a kid, Sundari absolutely loved the ‘lived happily ever after’ syndrome as she grew up reading all the fairy tales she could lay her hands on, Phantom comics, Mandrake comics and the like. It was always about good triumphing over evil and a happy end.
Soon, into her teens, Sundari switched her attention from fairy tales to Mills & Boon. While she loved reading both of these, she kept visualising what would have happened if there were similar situations happening in India; to a local hero and heroine. Her imagination took flight and she always lived in a rosy cocoon of romance over the years.
Then came the writing – a true bolt out of the blue! She could never string two sentences together. While her spoken English had always been excellent – thanks to her Grandpa – she couldn’t write to save her life.
All this changed suddenly one fine day in the year 2000. She had just quit her job as a school admin and didn’t know what to do with her life. She was saturated with simply reading books. That’s when she returned home one evening after her walk, took some sheets of paper and began writing. It was like watching a movie that was running in her head – all those years of visualising Indian heroes and heroines needed an outlet and had to be put into words. That’s how her first novel, The Malhotra Bride, took shape. While she felt discouraged when publishing didn’t happen, it was her husband who kept encouraging her not to give up.
In the meanwhile, she landed a job as Copy Editor with Mumbai Mirror. After working there for two years, she moved to the Network 18 Group and worked with two of their websites over the next six years, as Content Editor.
Despite her work schedule, she continued to write novels and then short stories and had them published in her blogs. She also blogs voraciously, writing on many different topics – travel, book reviews, film reviews, restaurant reviews, spirituality, alternative health and more.
Her first eBook Double Jeopardy – a romance novella – was published by Indireads and has been very well received by readers of romance.
In 2014, Sundari self-published The Malhotra Bride (2nd Edition); Meghna; The Runaway Bridegroom; Flaming Sun Collection 1: Happily Ever Afters From India (Box Set) and Matches Made In Heaven (a collection of romantic short stories).
2015 brought yet another opportunity. Readomania came forward to traditionally publish this book – The Madras Affair – a mature romance set in Madras.
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P.s Read the review of The Smitten Husband: https://captivatingmode.wordpress.com/2016/09/21/book-review-of-the-smitten-husband/