#TOS is a simple, sweet reminder that life has a silver lining. One might see the dark night but a handful of stars will twinkle back at you. Ten stories, each different and fresh, make an ideal short read. All stand-alone and pack a punch. These stories with our everyday life as a backdrop will find approval with everyone. They bring out our humane side and the crazy side too. Passion, ambition, emotions, family, friendship, love and life are intertwined in these tales.
As is the norm with Sundari’s books, Tales of Sunshine has a simple, crisp language that gets to the heart of the issue. No unnecessary fluff to distract the reader. It is a fast read as well, since the stories are not linked. Each new story makes a fresh start.
I have edited this collection by Sundari Venkatraman so this book, Tales Of Sunshine, is special for me but still there were a couple of stories that stand out. I found A Promise Given very relevant and reflective of our times today.
Exam Fever is a lesson for all of us mothers and I am sure I have been like Renu at some point in my life too. (What was I thinking?)
Until Death Us Do Part is a fact of life for many and the sad reality is these women do not know how to get out. A must-read.
The Elephant In The Room is my favourite story and a perfect ending to this collection about us as individuals, as friends and as what we see and think of ourselves.
I recommend this light and fresh read. The backdrop, and stories, true to its name, will brighten your day. Go grab a little Sunshine!
(I received a book copy from the author for beta-reading and editing. This is my honest opinion.)
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Tales of Sunshine is a collection of ten short stories that bring hope.
A Ray of Sunshine is about young Raj who’s terribly upset when many people in his team lose their jobs. But is he able to do anything about it?
A Promise Given is about Sachin, the poor, rich, young man and the pregnant Aparna.
Life Goes out of Control is the story where Preeti, an only child, is a bone of contention between her parents.
Rakesh Nath has slogged throughout his life to become rich, to suffer a massive heart attack at 57. Read Rakesh Nath’s Recovery to find out more…
Exam Fever is about Renu and her anxious mother, Maya. Renu wants to play truant from studies while Maya is terribly worried about her daughter’s exams.
Until Death us do Part is the story of Rekha, the 35-year-old COO of an MNC. She finds love or does she?
Ansh adores his grandfather. But his mother Anu is scared of her son spending time with the Alzheimer patient in Is Grandpa Home?
The Daydreaming Mercenary is Reema. She blows up her sister Rita’s hard-earned money. But are things what they actually seem?
Breaking Free from the Mould is the most difficult thing as a human. With so much pressure from his Grandma, will Aarush pursue his calling?
The Elephant in the Room is in the first person where poor Nandita talks about her friendship with rich Shruti.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tales of Sunshine is the seventh book authored by Sundari Venkatraman. This book is an anthology of human interest stories. Other published novels by the author are The Malhotra Bride, Meghna, The Runaway Bridegroom, The Madras Affair and An Autograph for Anjali—all romances. She also has a collection of romantic short stories called Matches Made in Heaven. All of Sundari Venkatraman’s books have been on Amazon Top 100 Bestsellers in India, USA, UK & Australia many times over.
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Post updated on 17-08-2023.