Book Review: Girl From Fatehpur

The love story of a girl from a small town, living life in a big city, Girl From Fatehpur is a title that tells you what to expect from this cute story by Sarita Verma.


ebook, 122 pages

Published June 12th 2013 by Indireads

ISBN: 1927826187 (ISBN13: 9781927826188)

Edition Language: English


PLOT: When an office colleague proposes to marry Sanjana, a family wedding provides her the perfect excuse to run away and think about what she wants in life and whether she really wants to marry the self centred Krish. Happy with her career she does not want to put in jeopardy either. Little did she know that Fatehpur rather than being an escape will turn out to add to her confusion with the arrival of Rajan. Sana thought she was over her childhood crush, but seeing Rajan in front of her makes her realise that her feelings are more than that. And when Krish lands up in Fatehpur, it adds to all the drama. What she does and who she chooses makes the crux of the story.

CHARACTERS: Sanjana is a small town girl at heart and Sarita Verma has captured that essence perfectly, the perfect blend between Fatehpur and Mumbai is what is seen in Sanjana. Rajan is again someone who is pretty sure of what he wants out of life, but the change in him with the arrival of Sana in his life, is etched out subtly by the Author. Krish is the typical, go getter, self centered man, who wants what he wants by hook or by crook. It is veru easy to hate him, especially the way his character is written. Sana relationship with cousins, aunts and her affection to her grandparents is typical of a Indian Joint Family is a fun addition to the book.

WHAT I LIKED: It is a straight forward story, which has not many twists, and progresses at good pace. The balance between small town India and Big City India has been achieved beautifully. The cover of the book is beautiful, and captures the book in a picture. Certain moments in the book do leave an impact like the Kumbh Mela, and the Wedding itself.

WHAT I DID NOT LIKE:  There is no take away from the book other than the smile on your face when the book ends. No major learning’s, no major twists, no major upheavals.

RATING:  If you want a fun light read, and enjoy Romance and Chick Lit, this is a book that you will enjoy reading once. I would give this quick read and light hearted romance 3.5 out of 5 Stars.

The book has been given to me for review by Indireads as a part of their review program. No payment was taken, and my opinions are honest and unbiased.


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