Print Length: 16 pages
Publication Date: February 12, 2018
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Available on Kindle Unlimited
Genre: Short Story
What does marriage mean for an Indian girl? Whether she marries for love or by arrangement, she’s forced to obey unreasonable demands. But she also wants to live her life on her own terms.
Avni is such a girl. When the man she loves and cares for wholeheartedly, throws her a curve ball, she chooses to walk away. What comes next for Avni?
It would be great if you can add this book to your TBR
About Ruchi Vasudeva in her own words:
I'm a doctor by profession, a teacher by vocation and an author by destiny. The writing bug has long resided in me and a contest held by Harlequin for Indian authors gave me a golden opportunity to have my dream realized. I debuted in August '13 with my book 'Bollywood Fiancé For A Day'. I write romantic fiction with conflicted characters who come into their own in their quest of reaching out for love. I love to write about spirited heroines getting hurtled out of their daily life as soon as they cross paths with their rather challenging heroes.
I keep busy juggling writing with my medical job and family life with my doctor husband and two wiser-than-thou teens. When not bent double over the laptop, I might be found with my nose in books or munching nachos at the movies or glued to the telecast of Team India or Chennai Super Kings in action. Sometimes I drag myself for walks and surprisingly discover they are rather good for brewing story ideas!
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“You float through life like a piece of driftwood. Aimless. You have nothing to strive for.”
Wellington Estates heiress Danielle Riley has everything her heart desires. But for the first time, she wants something she cannot have: Mike, the poor, proud, talented athlete, whose mother is working class, whose family is beneath hers.
Mike Melgoza works hard for a living and bears a terrible secret, a secret that clouds his decisions, that pollutes his relationships. He mistakes Danielle’s generosity for pity, spurning her love and everything she represents.
Brokenhearted, Danielle embarks on a journey to rural India to find purpose, and her life transforms in ways she hadn’t imagined possible. But neither distance nor time can make her forget Mike.
When fate throws them together again, can they resist their mutual attraction?
Book 3 of the Wellington Estates, “The Trouble with Love” is a stand-alone romantic saga about privilege, prejudice, and defying social norms.
Today I interviewed author Vidya Murlidhar on her new book "The Adventures of Grandpa and Ray."
Congratulations on your lovely children's book.
What inspired you to write this book?
Watching my young son and his grandfather enjoy the little moments of life is what inspired me to write this book. Often when the two of them eagerly watched a squirrel 's scurried movements, happily held out their bowls for a second serving of ice cream or broke out into raucous laughter while watching Gilligan's island, I could not help but wonder how similar they are. Both were in very different stages of their life. One was a rookie and another a veteran yet when they were together it was as if life had skipped a few stages in between.
You write children's books but what is your favorite genre to read.
Growing up I would read any book that I could lay my hands on. Of late though, I truly enjoy reading essays and short stories. When I started writing a few years ago, essays, poetry and short stories are what came easily to me. You can find my work at mommyhooddiary.wordpress.com. Books on mind-body connection and energy medicine also intrigue me.
What's your writing process? Is it difficult to coordinate with an illustrator, and do you both take each other's input to change the story?
My childhood friend, Sharon Dev, has illustrated the first book and is working on the next ones in the series. Of our collaboration, I can only say that the experience has been wonderful. All I had to do was hand over the poem to Sharon. She brought the words to life, a life full of sparkle. I could not have asked for a better partner. Working with a childhood friend has its advantages. You hearts beat in sync.
Do you write full time? If, not tell us about your 'other' job.
I would say the most important job I do is of a mom, wife, daughter-in-law, daughter, sister and friend (clichéd but true). I also work part time as a medical interpreter and will soon begin to volunteer at a hospital as a reiki practitioner. Writing is a calling, it's so much more than a career. I write whenever there is a deep urge within me to write.
What's your advice to aspiring authors? What has worked for you as far as marketing?
My advice to all aspiring authors would be to write from the heart. When you do that, it touches the reader. It may not always sell but you will be impacting another's life in a beautiful way. Heartfelt connections with my readers around the world has been the biggest gift my blog has given me. As for marketing, I am still learning the ropes with my newly published book. Maybe I will be in a better position to advise on this aspect in a few months from now.
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