Author: Padmini Sankar
Publisher: HarperCollins India
The Mother of all Parties by Padmini Sankar published by HarperCollins India is a sweet Lil story of Pam who’s juggling between organizing a party for her anniversary celebration and work and kids. How will she manage everything? Will her party better than Honey, her kitty kat friend?.
Set in Dubai, with the backdrop of Glamour, it’s a light read with an interesting plot. It’s about the journey of Pam, who tried her best to fix things, it’s a journey of Mommy of a teenage daughter who tries to sort out things with her daughter, it’s a journey of a businesswoman who is all set to achieve the targets, it’s a journey of a wife of a big businessman of Dubai, who is trying her best to keep up her husband’s reputation. Juggling with many emotions, I feel, it’s an Honest Story.
With crisp and engaging narration, it’s a delightful read. I liked how the events turned out to be. This book has drama, fun and emotions which will keep a smile on your face throughout. I liked how the author added Lil twists with every chapter. The writing style of the author is witty and lucid keeping the reader hooked throughout.
The characters are well developed by the author. I liked how Raj’s character the most and of course Pam. We all will find a bit of ourselves in each character. Be it Teenage fantasies, siblings love, or a family drama, this book has it all. Each emotion is expressed beautifully by the author.
Pam’s journey is filled with lots of drama, problems and extravaganza. Overall, it’s a simple light read, filled with humour and love. Just like a Bollywood movie. I felt, we all will go through a phase that Pam went through.
About the book:
Pam has had enough of Honey Sarin, whose cutting barbs and snide comments have gone a little too far. This time, Pam is not going to take it lying down. For her twentieth anniversary, she resolves to throw the biggest, most glamorous party Dubai has ever seen – one that will outdo Honey’s, whose own twentieth anniversary is a week before Pam’s.
But the going isn’t easy, and Pam finds herself facing countless obstacles: an ex-flame who returns and sets her heart beating again, an indifferent husband who patronises and undermines her, a shockingly rude daughter who won’t let Pam into her life, and last but not the least, an absconding worker whom she shelters. As Pam struggles to juggle all the different aspects of her life, will she be able to throw the mother of all parties?