We’ve been lucky with a few good hearted souls encouraging our skills and what we do. Through one such person, we got introduced to Ms.Sapna, who had just then released her first book. She was generous enough to send a copy of her book, for us to read and review.
Author : Sapna Dhyani Devrani
Publisher : Leadstart Publishing Pvt Ltd
Pages : 121
Format : Paper back
Kindleandkompas Rating :5/5
War stories and life stories of the men who guard our borders are not new to us. But have you read about the life of an army officer’s wife.? Well, that’s what the book “A trunk full of sunshine ” is all about. Now, when I say the life incidents of an officer’s wife, don’t get it wrong to be melancholic about how she holds the pain of missing her officer husband.The lady here is strong.She sails her way through the high and low, taking things as it comes.
The book comprises real life incidents and memories narrated with a myriad of emotions. The author gives a glimpse of the life of the families in the fauji(army). The scenes from the parties at the officer’s mess,the saga of shifting to cantonment houses one after the other and the pain in missing old friends, neighbors, the army officer’s home coming – more like an extract from the author’s personal diary – beautifully written.I was able to relate a few incidents she’s narrated about the kids and their morning school going odyssey. The emotions and turmoil the families go through while their loved ones are posted at far away mountains serving the nation are well narrated.
The author has used a language that’s crisp and clear,with a tinge of humor.The usage of a few colloquial terms gives a sense of realism.Her style of narration is simple,straightforward and follows a non-linear style and that doesn’t impact the reading experience. Sapna’s memories are put in to tiny little chapters and the book comprises a total of 27 such chapters. This makes an interesting read and you can very well finish it in one-go.
Life is not easy for an army officer and that includes his family too. Sapna has well portrayed that through her book. The respect we hold for the men in uniform grows many folds and their families deserve the equal respect for all the support and sacrifices they do.
For a maiden attempt at book writing, the author has delivered a short,but a beautiful piece. I’d recommend this book if you want a easy-breezy read and to let your lips curve to a smile. May we get more to see more from her writing desk.?
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