Book: Heart Quake
Author: Ishita Deshmukh
Genre: Romance Fiction
Published by: Lifi Publications
Number of pages: 255 pages
My Rating: 5/5
MY REVIEW: I have received a review copy of “Heart Quake” by Ishita Deshmukh in exchange for an honest review.
The story was particularly interesting to me as it is set in the aftermath of the earthquake that occurred in Gujarat in the year 2001. As I am a resident of Ahmedabad, our city too was badly affected by the earthquake and I can certainly relate to many of the scenes described in the book.
The main character in the story is Sonal Patel, a nurse. She arrives in Bhuj, Kutch, i.e. the city that was the epicentre of the earthquake, in order to volunteer at a medical camp that has been set up to help the victims of the quake. Sonal also has a personal agenda, she is looking for her best friend, who resided in Bhuj and whose fate is not known.
Sonal faces a difficult set of conditions in the medical camp but she certainly doesn’t expect to meet her old love, Dr. Tejas Desai, with whom she parted ways with bitterly, ten years ago.
Sonal is thinking about moving on in life with another man, when she meets Tejas again and discovers that she still has feelings for him.
At the same time, there is another plot going on in the story regarding adulterated medicines and patients dying mysteriously. This only serves to make the story more interesting!
All the characters in the story are portrayed very well and the reader will keep turning the pages to find out if Sonal and Tejas are able to rekindle their love.
“Heart Quake” is a very interesting romance. I definitely recommend it to everyone!