A Trunk Full Of Sunshine By Sapna Dhyani

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.

A trunk full of sunshine

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.?

The book is available on Amazon, Flipkart and Juggernaut.

Know about Sapna Dhyani


  1. Thank you dear Rama, for writing a review of my book. It was great collaborating with you. You are a positive, humble and proactive person. All the very best for your future endeavors.


  2. We are a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community. Your web site given us with valuable information to work on. You’ve done an impressive job and our entire community will be grateful to you.


  3. Hi Rama, This book sounds like a really interesting read. I love reading about people with interesting occupations so this could be a good pick 🙂


  4. I love the sound of this book and how it sheds light on how the families of those in the military are affected. Wonderful review!


  5. I really enjoyed reading this review. It sounds like a moving view of army life and the impact on loved ones


  6. My dad was in the navy when my siblings and I were growing up.. I so appreciate this review and book! Thank you!


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