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Book Review of When Love Came Calling by Preeti Shenoy

Author: Preeti Shenoy
Publisher: Srishti Publishers

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I enjoyed reading this book. A book with an interesting storyline. Life of both families is wonderfully portrayed by the author. Looking for a simple and fresh read? Go for it.



When love came calling by Preeti Shenoy published by Srishti Publishers is a sweet lil story of Arush and Puja. Arush, an Artist who was traveling India for the first time was excited to work at a rural camp. On the other hand, Puja who was confused about what she should do on vacation was forcefully enrolled in this camp by her mother. What happens when these opposites meet? Will Puja complete the camp? Well, it has all the answers we seek.

With an interesting plot filled with twists, it’s an honest story that will make you smile. Yes, I liked how the author explored the relationships. The way she described sister bond to an ambitious mother, from friendship to relationships. I liked the blend of all the emotions. Be it Family expectations from different families to handling the situations, the author described it all in an intriguing way.

It has various aspects which we all must have been through, it’s not just about Love between two people, it’s about Family love too. With crisp and gripping narration and engaging writing style, it’s a journey filled with drama, love and hope. The backdrop of Kerala is beautifully described by the author.

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The well-developed characters make this book more fascinating. Each character had their own personality, have their own effect on the readers. Narrated from different perspectives of different characters it’s a light, fast-paced read for all the teenagers.

I enjoyed reading this book. A book with an interesting storyline. Life of both families is wonderfully portrayed by the author. Looking for a simple and fresh read? Go for it.

About the Book:

Puja – 19, confused, energetic, fiery. Her philosophy – Life is complicated and only super achievers have it figured out. Her strict mother sends her to a rural location in Kerala to spend her summer vacation doing volunteer work.

Arush – 20, studious, careful, shy. Born and raised in Britain, he is elated when he gets an opportunity to spend 12 weeks in India, a place his parents are from and one he has never been to.

When Puja and Arush meet, their stark differences are obvious to each other. But with choppy internet and no other distractions, they start getting to know each other and slowly fall in love. But falling in love and staying in love are not the same thing.

When disaster strikes, Puja is forced to confront the harsh realities of life while Arush realises that India is not always the picture-perfect postcard he presumed it was. Desperately fighting to expose the truth and save themselves, what happens to their love? Is it strong enough to survive forces beyond their control? Is it deep enough to drown their own doubts?

This Post Has 23 Comments

  1. Atulmaharaj

    When the internet plays cupid! Seem like an interesting read.

    1. Vidhya Thakkar


    2. Dr. Rahat Sayyad

      Such a beautiful love story. Definitely left me yearning for more. Lovely review.

  2. Radhika Acharya

    Enjoyed the review. ๐Ÿ˜Š

    1. Vidhya Thakkar

      Thank youuu

      1. MeenalSonal Mathur

        Preeti Shenoy books connect well with the readers. With your review I would re-consider giving it priority in the reading list.

  3. Suchita Agarwal

    Ugh choppy internet. But then only that can lead to romance building ๐Ÿ™‚ Sounds like a cute little read.

    1. Vidhya Thakkar

      hehe Yessss

  4. Pratikshya Mishra

    Interesting.. The last book by Preeti Shenoy that I read was The Rule Breakers and had hadn’t quite liked it enough to be able to finish the book.. This one sounds promising

    1. Shail Thosani

      I have read many of Preeti Shenoy’s books and reading your review my next read is going to be this one. Thanks for the review.

      1. Vidhya Thakkar

        Thank Youu

    2. Vidhya Thakkar

      Yes, even I didn’t liked that one,

  5. Shipra Trivedi

    Sweet review. last book of this author was way back in 2012. This looks interesting read.

    1. Vidhya Thakkar

      hehe, go for this one

  6. Surbhi Prapanna

    Great review. will check out this soon. you have an amazing review style. keep up the great work.

  7. Puspanjalee Das Dutta

    Put the book in my TBR list. Going to read soon. As always, excellent book review, V!

  8. Neha Tambe

    Seems like a good read. I haven’t read preethi’s books except for a couple of short stories and I did like them. Will check this one

  9. Priya Iyer

    This has been on my to read list. This looks like a promising read. Will check it out. Your review style is amazing.

  10. Kavita Singh

    A few years ago I read a book from this author but didn’t like it much. After reading this review, I think, I will give it a try. Adding it to my TBR list for sure ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Roshan Radhakrishnan

    It has been awhile since I read her books. Loved her earlier books.

  12. Ritu Bindra

    I always enjoy reading your reviews, Vidhya. I have been looking for a light read and this book seems like a good fit. Hope to pick it up soon.

  13. Poonam

    I am not a big fan of Preeti Shenoy’s books but her writing is simple and characters resemble real life. When I want a quick read I love her books.

  14. Geethica Mehra

    I have known Preeti Shenoy since TOI Write India started. She is an excellent writer and I have read a few of her pieces too. Your review of this book looks interesting. Surely going to pick this up.

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