REVIEWS

Dear friends,

I have had a few people writing to me wondering where they could post reviews about my debut novel: ‘Unravelling Anjali: Diary of an Immigrant Bride’. If you are a member of Goodreads, please visit www.goodreads.com, search for ‘Unravelling Anjali’ and write your review. Or another option would be to simply reply to this blog post and write a review…whatever suits you best.

I want to say a very warm thank you to everyone who has offered to write a review…it doesn’t matter if the review is long or short…what matters to me the most is that you care enough to write it 🙂 It means a lot to me, and will certainly help me to create an increased awareness of the book.

Thanks once again!

Nim xo

15 thoughts on “REVIEWS

  1. Aarti Sanzgiri

    Dear Nim,

    Firstly, congratulations on your first book!!

    I finished reading it a couple of days ago and wanted to tell you that I really liked it. Anjali’s character is very believable and also adorable. I liked how you have described her relationships with her friends and in-laws. And that Ravi! You’ve successfully made him one irritating character …hehehe. After Jake Ellis steps in and the story moves ahead, I couldn’t guess whom Anjali was going to choose and that made it very interesting. And Anne – I loved her a lot.

    You know I’m not a reader 🙂 , but even then I really really enjoyed reading your book.

    Good luck!

  2. Thanks so much Aartu, for taking the time to write this…I really really appreciate your comments and feedback…Much love xo

  3. Hi Nim,

    I just finished reading Unravelling Anjali. It was an interesting read. Anjali had indeed become a part of me now. The narration was so impressive that I could relate to her emotions so well.

    I was expecting Vibha’s boyfriend to turn out to either Jake or Ravi, bringing in a big twist to the plot. Ha! A wild imagination, I guess.

    I must say, more than just a fiction, Anjali’s story in a way will be helpful to several couples.

    Here’s my review at my blog:
    http://nandhinisbookreviews.blogspot.in/2015/02/unravelling-anjali-by-nim-gholkar-book.html

    My best wishes to your next book. Looking forward to it.

    • Many thanks Nandhini 🙂 It was a delight to read your review of my book. Particularly because you have taken so much effort to grasp the central message of the book….I enjoyed reading about your view on the different aspects of the novel. My first book is part of a 3-book series. The second book will be Vibha’s diary, and everything about her life, including her mysterious boyfriend, will be revealed then 🙂 Thank you once again for taking the time to write such a delightful review. Nim xo

      • It was a pleasure Nim! That’s news to me! Vibha is a fine character and I am glad her’s is the next 🙂 Waiting for your next release. I’ve realized how transformational the writing of a book could be and all my hearty wishes for a joyful writing!

  4. Nilima Salkar

    I just finished reading it and I must say I couldn’t put it down till I finished it ! You can see Anjali’s personality evolve over time as she comes to terms with her reality. All the characters are well thought out and in some form influence her life. Especially love that you thought ahead to your second and third books and incorporated the characters in this book ! It was easy to read and highly recommended::))))

    • Thanks a lot Nilima 🙂 So, so pleased that you enjoyed the book…there’s nothing more delightful for an author than to hear that the book was liked and enjoyed 🙂 Many thanks for stopping by to post this feedback.

  5. nimisha,
    first and foremost, many many congratulations to you on your first book. I must say I was totally intrigued about how the plot would develop when I first read a few of your posts on facebook about anjali.
    I totally enjoyed the format of the book written as a diary. I have always found diary jottings a very interesting way to express one’s thoughts. And to write a book as a diary of the central character of the book was a fantastic touch.
    I began reading the book and then could not stop until I had finished it. Reminded me of the days in college when I used to read books like this, finishing them in a few hours, or maximum a day. Your book was one such.
    The characters in the book all came across as real and genuine, Esp Anjali and Anne. If you ask me who my fav character in the book was, it was Anne. I also quite liked the character of Anjali’s mother in law. You have incorporated many observations and fine nuances of Indian moms in law quite well in this character. The entire plot of the book also was very real and believable. It was in no way too fantastic to sound unbelievable. I do not quite enjoy those kind of book where the plot is so ridiculously unreal that the reader chucks away the book after reading a few pages. But this book was not like that. It kept my interest alive till the very end.
    I am looking forward to more books from you nimisha. Good to know that you have planned a trilogy and that you have already begun working on the second book.
    Looking forward to the next book release and if possible, I will surely make it to the next one.

    trupti

    • Hi Trupti, thank you so very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I really appreciate it and am delighted that you enjoyed the book. And yes, it will be awesome if you can come to the next launch xo

  6. Komal

    Congratulations again in your first novel, so very proud of you!

    When I first started reading it I could not put it down. Anjali, for me, started out as a shy and conservative charater who had no hope in servicing life in a foreign country. As chapters flew by, her transformation into a semi-confident woman was flawlessly intergrated. What I really enjoyed most about Anjali is that no matter what happened she still was strong enough to face realilty and make decisions – even if it was in her own way.

    Ravi was a bit of a parculaier character, I could tell he cared for his wife but he was unable to portray that into love imidiately as Anjali had hoped. And ironically the love Anjili had hoped to see from her husband was not returned by herself either.

    I enjoyed the journey both main characters embarked on, the lessons they had learnt and the many secondary characters that made this story into a novel!

    • Thanks so much KK for stopping by and writing a review of my book….appreciate it heaps….glad you liked the different characters….I enjoyed reading your thoughts about Anjali’s journey towards becoming the person she was towards the end of the novel xo

  7. Asmita Mankad

    Nimisha, I was a voracious reader in another lifetime, but had given up reading due to various reasons, until I started reading Unravelling Anjali. You brought my love for reading back to me. And yes, it was indeed one of those hard to put down books.
    I identified with Anjali on many different levels, as did many of your other readers, I am sure. It was easy to follow Anjali on her emotional roller coaster of a journey. You managed a good blend of eastern and western cultures in your story too. After only a teaser in the first book, I am curious and intrigued about the storyline from Vibha’s perspective. Looking forward to Part 2 of the trilogy.

    • Hi Asmita, Thank you so very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I’m very pleased that you enjoyed the book and that it helped to rejuvenate your love of reading 🙂 I have begun work now on Vibha’s story. It’s a long and tedious process, as she’s a far more complex character than Anjali. Hope to catch up soon xo

  8. Nim's Niche

    Thank you Sujatha for this lovely review of ‘Unravelling Anjali’

    Unravelling Anjali was a wonderful read Nim Gholkar , wanted to appreciate the way you related the thought-provoking yet practical insights and finally the moral as an author you impart in the book.
    You made it obivious that nobody in this world is perfect to make the right choice every time he or she is at a crossroad. Mistakes, realisation, forgiveness and love – an awesome read and lot of the stuff in the book co-relates to many of the real life instances of new immigrants to Australia, right from every day living to obtaining a Driving License 😊
    I look forward to reading your next book. Best wishes!!

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