Sunday, October 26, 2014

Book Review:: 'Full Circle' By Yamini Vijendran

Book Review
Genre: Romance
The Blurb 
Outwardly, Malini is a contented, sixty-something grandmother with a loving family and everything a person could wish for. But Malini has lived her entire life with a secret confined to the deepest recesses of her heart.

Haunted by the past, she travels to Kumbakonam, her native town, which she had left years ago. There, she comes face-to-face with her long-lost love.

After forty years, will Malini be able to reclaim her own life, when love comes knocking at her door once again?


My Review
Romance and marriage in sunset years is heard of, but it’s a risky subject for a novella that too in South Asian setting. And hats-off to Yamini Vijendran for taking that risk and tackling the subject with great finesse and compassion. She has woven a beautiful romantic and emotional tale which kept me rooting for the protagonist Malini.


Malini is a grandmother and a widow, who is still finding answer to her failed relationship in the past. Ranjan’s character is dignified and mature. The lifestyle differences between the two phases of Malini’s life, forty years apart, have been captured exactly right and are very convincing.

‘Full Circle’ is a fantastic blend of unrequited romance, sibling relationship, familial values and rituals of South India.

A heart-warming story.


Meet the Author  

Yamini Vijendran (@saimini) is the author of ‘Full Circle’, a romance novella published by Indireads. After being a Software Professional for 7 years, Yamini has been freelancing from home for the past 3 years. She loves to dabble in fiction and romance and drama are her favorite genres. Her short stories have been published in ‘Love Stories That Touched My Heart’, an Anthology published by Penguin India, New Asian Writing and Six Sentences. Yamini also likes to pen poems when inspiration strikes, and her poetry has been published in The Indian Review, Contemporary Literary Review of India and ‘A World Rediscovered’ a poetry Anthology by Cyberwit Publications. Yamini draws material for her stories and poems from the world around her. When she is not converting her experiences to stories or poems, Yamini reads, plays with her toddler, and fools around her laboratory, that is, the kitchen. 

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