Robbie’s Inspiration – Book review: Coming Home by Smitha Vishwanath

I woke up this morning to an amazing review by Robbie Cheadle of my debut novel, ‘Coming Home’. It’s always satisfying to receive a good review but what is interesting is to know which parts resonated with or impacted the reader.

Here’s an excerpt of Robbie’s review:

The romance storyline is pleasant and enjoyable, but it is the insights into Indian culture and lifestyle that made this book particularly interesting to me. I know about arranged marriages, but I did not know how they came about or how modern couples felt about it. There were lots of opportunities for the author to share information about life in India and I enjoyed learning about death and burial rites and traditions, engagement clothing and celebrations, as well as a restorative visit to a remote wellness clinic where Shanaya learns yoga, meditation, and other useful tools for a healthy life. Many aspects of life in India are fairly different from my own lifestyle and I found this information very engaging.

Robbie's inspiration

What Amazon says

Twenty-six-year-old, Shanaya, finds her idea of home and family ripped apart when she loses her mother. Her effort to drown herself in her job proves to be financially rewarding and her work is recognized by the organisation. But, even this is not enough to fill the vacuum in her heart or answer the questions, her mother’s sudden death had given rise to. In her quest for peace and the need to hold her family together, she leaves her job in the Middle East and moves to India. The story finds Shanaya journeying across geographical planes and inner landscapes to finally reach ‘home’. Coming Home is a heartwarming story about self-discovery, relationships, loss, love, destiny, the choices we make, and how these choices eventually lead to what we are destined for.

My review

Coming Home is a delightful romance set mainly in India. Shanaya is shocked by the…

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7 responses to “Robbie’s Inspiration – Book review: Coming Home by Smitha Vishwanath”

  1. rajkkhoja Avatar

    Congratulations . Nice your’s Book reviews.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much 🙂

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  2. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

    A wonderful review.., Congrats! I got one too.. yippee!! She’s the best! ❣️

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you, dear Cindy 🙂 Robbie, definitely is. Congratulations on your review. I saw it. XXX

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      1. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

        You’re so welcome!!! We are lucky and oh awesome.. thanks and to you! 💗

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  3. harmonykentonline Avatar

    Congratulations, Smitha 💕🙂

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much, dear Harmony❤️🙂

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