A Promise is a Promise
Mahrukh Chikliwala

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Beautiful and trusting Shalini Arora meets charming and suave Arrav Seth in Shimla; attracted to each other they agree to wait till she completes her post-graduation in pediatrics in London.

But fickle fate has decreed otherwise. On her flight she meets Nikhil the much-married, dashing ex-model from Delhi. Unaware of his marital status she is entangled in a passionate affair which ends in a messy manner. The aftermath leaves both of them shattered. They cannot escape unscathed.

Shalini comes apart; to her rescue comes Dr. Kirit Shah – he puts her life back on track, but Shalini has to live with the drastic consequences of her fatal mistake…

Set in the 1990’s the saga of love, commitment and friendship follows the life of the main characters as they grapple with their beliefs and choices questioning: is every aspect of one’s life pre-ordained? Is it the handiwork of destiny and time – the two immutable entities that govern all lives?

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Maneesh

The flow of incidents confused me. Some vital words have been omitted from various sentences leaving me guessing.

Jun 08 '15
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Deepak Kaul

Story line keeps jumping, and thanx to the length of chapters one, loses focus, and has no idea what is happening.

Mar 06 '15
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Deepak Kaul

Congratulations on making it to the Pop Chart. Well done!

Apr 01 '15
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Teja Srinivas

Nice philosophy!!

Jan 28 '15
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Rajshree Chauhan

The story till now has everything that a story ought to have. A very well prepared plot, characters built well, all so different and yet relatable. The writing style is efficient, as not a lot of authors can create the interest and maintain it this far when it comes to a complex and intriguing story as this one. Waiting to read the rest of it. All the best to the author.

Dec 18 '14
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Jyothi S.D

Very well written. Interesting characters. Enjoyed the read. It will be great to see the book in print. All the best.

Nov 04 '14
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Aviral Singh

A nice read. I liked the philosophical lines peppered throughout the story..! :)

Oct 17 '14
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Niyati Shinde

Nice little story, interesting plot, intriguing characters. I'm a believer in faith/ destiny (Niyati means destiny!), so i loved that aspect in the story :-)

Oct 02 '14
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Radhika Sangam

Intricate and complex. A lot of thought has gone into this novel.

Jul 14 '14
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Jahnavi Chintakunta

Beautiful narration, but the story is bit slow in the beginning.

Jul 09 '14
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Uday Satpathy

An engrossing tale of people whose destinities become entangled because of decisions made in the past. Loved the way the author adds new dimensions and layers to the characters as the story moves ahead. Looking forward to the published book.

Jul 06 '14
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Samiksha Gupta

This book is pleasantly entertaining. The characters revolve around a well knitted plot. I find it interesting because i too believe in fate and destiny. Overall, a good read.

Jul 05 '14
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Sapna Bhattacharya

I loved the way the characters and the plots are interspersed and still each stands out. I would certainly want to read the book if published. The length of the sample chapters I felt, can be daunting for many.

Jul 04 '14
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Cashmera Mistri

A book for all youngsters looking for love, friendship & romance. The hopes, desires, pitfalls & pains of the lead characters are realistic. A good read. Waiting to read further.

Jul 02 '14
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Jul 01 '14
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shanti bhosale

Hey now this was a refreshing read. I really had fun going through each chapter. Very well written. Looking forward to seeing this book getting published for sure.

Jul 01 '14
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Cashmera

A book for all youngsters looking for friendship, love & romance. the hopes and desires, pitfalls and pains of the lead characters are realistic. A good read.

Jun 29 '14
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tina

Worth a read.Interesting characters. Shalini's predicament is moving; despite his flaws and weaknesses in real life i would love to meet nikhil & arrav would be a friend for keps. Wont to know more.

Jun 29 '14
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meher

ENGAGING STORY.AS A PARENT I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO EVERYONE.HOWEVER WELL WE EDUCATE OUR CHILDREN,IMPART THE BEST VALUES,THEY WILL MAKE THEIR MISTAKES AND THROUGH THEM CARVE OUT THEIR DESTINY.

Jun 23 '14
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Zarine Pavri

Very well narrated...the author is a great story-teller, held my interest at all time. Would love to read what happens in the lives of all the characters. Good luck!!!!!

Jun 22 '14
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Seema Rawat

The writing style is descriptive and paints vivid pictures in the readers mind. Authenticity of the times and the cities explored, is maintained in the details.The story line is intriguing ,gently shoving the reader, coaxing her to read more. I would love to read more of it.

Jun 20 '14
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farhad

I am not a romance fan but this story has got all the drama-love, longing, loss....Shalini is my kind off girl. And yes i would like to read his book.

Jun 16 '14
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Ananya Garg

Just two words- BEAUTIFUL NARRATION! I really liked Shalini's character. I'm really looking forward to know her. Besides, how the passionate love between Shalini and Nikhil will ignite, no matter how messy it would be? Good luck!

Jun 14 '14
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Noshir Chikliwala

The story keeps you interested & curious to know what will happen next.

Jun 14 '14
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Ronny Siganporia

Basically, i am not a reader of romantic stories;so,it was with diffidence that i
started reading. What grabbed my attention was that it was more than just the
same'Mill & Boone' story line!The plot is fresh and am certainly looking forward
to reading further chapters.Well done!

Jun 13 '14
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Akash Ahuja

I love the narration. Its as if the book speaks to the reader. There is vividity in scenes. best of luck.

Jun 13 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

The beginning of the book is quite interesting. However, everything in the first chapter seems to be going on and on and on. The reason why I read this book is because of the synopsis, it's very interesting but I couldn't finish the first chapter. As a reader I would love to have details but I also don't want every aspect of Nikhil's life to be stretched. Only the part that ultimately would tie everything together at the end would be nice.

Jun 12 '14
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rahul

the story and it's theme of love and abiding friendship though set in the 90's is relevant to our generation and does not feel outdated. While Shalini's plight is touching; i cannot help but empathize with Nikhil. And Arrav is my kind of friend - loyal, staunch, charming and funny. I will read this book..

Jun 11 '14
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natasha

An engaging love story. Nikhil & Shalini pain is palpable. Wonder how the main characters resolve their conflicts. I would like to read this book.

Jun 11 '14
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faryal

The characters set out are people we meet & know - they come alive. I definitely want to know what happened between Nikhil and Shalini and how the story ends. All you lovers of romance go sample the three chapters.

Jun 11 '14
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Shiraz

I CAN RELATE TO THIS BOOK. ALL YOU GUYS OUT THERE DON'T GIVE THIS BOOK THE GO BY BECAUSE IT'S A ROMANCE GENRE. THE CONFLICTS AND TEMPTATIONS WE CONFRONT ARE WELL ETCHED OUT. GO AHEAD AND CHECK IT OUT.

Jun 11 '14
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Pritesh Bhosale

Truly loved the story, it seems to be inspired fro real lie incidences will love to read entire book.

Jun 09 '14
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Ananthanarayanan V

Really enjoyed reading it. Wonderful, looking forward to the entire book. All the very best. Regards, Ananth V

Jun 08 '14
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Saurabh Turakhia

I found the chapters to be very well-written. Each character has been fleshed out with a distinct personality and unique traits. The detailed descriptions help in creating visuals in the mind. The story engages the reader well. There are many characters and attention has been paid to each of them. Having said that, the central plot is a tried-and-tested one. While the way the story is presented, one finds it easy to empathise with the dilemma that each character faces, the writer's calibre is capable of much more. The writer certainly is capable of penning stories with more unconventional plots, with the strength of her writing. talent.

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Mahrukh Chikliwala Follow

I'm a firm believer in the maxim "It is your thoughts that have brought you where you are today; it is your thoughts that will determine where you are tomorrow"