14 April, 2016

Only Wheat not white by Varsha Dixit - [Book Review]

Book Details:
Title: Only Wheat not white
Author: Varsha Dixit
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Fiction
Publisher: Penning Publishing
Source: A free kindle copy that I won from Giveaway by thebookclub

Blurb:
What if following your heart means failing your family? Eila Sood leaves India for the U.S., hoping to unite her family and mend fences with her estranged older sister. She soon learns that her sister's intercultural marriage, which outraged their parents, has hit rock bottom. To help pay the bills, Eila accepts an accounting job at a strip club, working for the fascinating yet infuriating Brett Wright. As their friendship and mutual desire builds, Eila chooses keeping family peace over following her heart. After Brett misinterprets her fears and accuses Eila of prejudice, his ex-girlfriend steps in to offer solace. Eila realizes that whichever choice she makes will rip her life apart. What will Eila choose? Love of her life or a life ruled by tradition? Fall in love with love, in this steamy saga from a best selling romance author.

My Review:

Plot:
This is the story of Eila, who visits the US for her first job. Though Job was just a reason, she wants to mend fences between her parents and her sister, who married a foreigner and thus rejected by her parents. While Eila starts living with her sister and takes up 2 jobs, she falls in love with handsome Brett. What should she do now? She is in a dilemma. Will her parents accept another inter-cultural marriage? Can she reunite her sister with family if she chooses her love over family preferences? What will happen to her mother who survived a heart stroke due to her sister's decision? With these thoughts in her mind, Did Eila choose her love? 

My Thoughts:
Eila is very realistic. Sweet, stubborn, deep in love, concerned about family and matured. Brett is a fabulous personality. I remembered Mills and Boon's novels :-) Eila's maturity to listen to the problems and help improving others' relationship problems is good. Megan is an epitome of a best friend and Sheela is a perfect protective elder sister who doesn't want her sister to take any wrong decision in her life.  

Since this generation is going beyond borders to study and work, this kind of story is contemporary. The dilemma faced by Eila is also very common for an Indian woman. I liked the narration and characterization. The pace of the novel is medium and I couldn't stop reading the book until I finish it, though it's not a thriller :-) I felt, book cover with a woman in the wedding dress is not very relevant, as the cover seems like a story about marriage or after that. But, the story is about love. The title is very attractive and apt. I enjoyed the romance, of course, it is from one of the best-selling romance authors, so not a surprise :-)

I liked
Characterization and Romance

A few lines from the book that I loved..
I always assumed a place affected people, but that’s not true. People affect people! Di, Steve, Megan and now Brett. So it is not a place but who lives in that place that makes the place what it is, right? Americans make America, Indians make India and not the other way round. Profound! China being the only exception, for it makes everything
 The color of our skin and the language we speak only tells which continent our forefathers belonged to or what kind of ingredients the pantries might be packed with. That’s got nothing to do with the person we are or we might become.

I didn't like much
Didn't like the starting of the book as I felt bored with too much description/ details about the flight and people. I got a feeling that Eila is attracted to Brett and it might not be true love. It might be because Eila is too shy and there is not much conversation between her and Brett.

My Rating: 4/5
I would recommend this to someone who love romance and fiction. 

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About the Author:

Varsha Dixit is a best selling author of three previously published books. She thinks of herself as a borderline obsessive-compulsive dreamer who thinks deep but writes light. A true ‘feel good’ junkie seeking quick fixes, Varsha loves a good laugh, good book and a good movie, in that order. Currently, she lives in the USA with her husband and daughter. Varsha actively interacts with her readers through her website, Facebook pages of her books and Twitter. She also loves to help as many aspiring writers as she can with tips and insights through her blog (on her website) and social media interactions. Varsha does not read any unpublished work. To know more about Varsha Dixit, please visit her website, www.varshadixit.com.



Until next time,






PS: I have received this book from the author as a gift and this is my honest opinion.
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2 comments:

Vasantha Vivek said...

Thanks for this review !!!

Ami said...

Sounds interesting. Will give it a read.

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