Book Review: Austenistan by Laaleen Sukhera

She asked ‘you are in love what does love look like’
to which I replied ‘Like everything I’ve ever lost come back to me’
A wounded ego is much worse than a wounded heart.

Author: Laaleen Sukhera
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishers.
Rating: 4/5


Heiress Kamila Mughal is humiliated when her brother’s best friend snubs her to marry a social climbing nobody from Islamabad. Roya discovers her fiancé has been cheating on her and ends up on a blind date on her wedding day. Beautiful young widow Begum Saira Qadir has mourned her husband, but is she finally ready to start following her own desires?  Inspired by Jane Austen and set in contemporary Pakistan, Austenistan is a collection of seven stories; romantic, uplifting, witty, and heartbreaking by turn, which pay homage to the queen of romance who lives on among us.


This book has short stories that you will love. I loved reading Emaan Ever after and on the verge. The stories are connecting and one can easily visualize. The author narrated Islamic culture very well. The plot that author set for each story was beautiful and connecting. Each and every story had its own charm. The book is a lot more about jealousy, fun, love, romance, hope and much more. The characters that author had in every story added charm to the story, each and every character was so connecting, the tempo was also good as it had suspense and twists at each point. The pace was also good, not too fast, not too slow. It was a quick and easy read discovering more about Lahore and Islamabad. The author used simple language and narrated each and every incident beautifully. The stories here are just mind-blowing. It’s a light read with full of twists and turns. A witty read.
If you’re looking for a quick read, this is the one!

You can get your copy here.

***I received the copy of book from publishers in exchange for honest and unbiased review***

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