Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tea for two and a piece of cake: by Preeti Shenoy

Tarang finds solace in her home, with her dear ones
Enjoys reading, writing, blogging & music immensely
A dreamer having myriad of thoughts and imaginations in her always occupied mind


Careful learner
Aspiring writer who always
Keeps her hopes, courage and dreams alive, as for her
Every day is a new beginning.

Written for Creative Prompt Tuesday provided by Preeti Shenoy that says to "Write about yourself in acrostic form and of course the words are TEA & CAKE

Yesterday I finished reading “Tea for two and a piece of cake” by Preeti shenoy. Quite different from her last book “Life is what you make it”, it’s a unique tale of love. A simple, easy, and gripping read.

This is the story of Nisha, a plump, lovelorn yet independent girl. She finds love in Samir, a suave, intelligent and wealthy guy, who enjoys his work and life. Nisha thinks she has achieved all the happiness in her life when Samir proposes her for marriage. But after eight years, her life is shattered when Samir announces that their ‘marriage is over’.

Trying to collect the wrecked pieces of her life, with aching heart and her two children, she again finds a devoted lover Akash, her old friend, five years younger than her.  She finds him around her in every difficult situation. But this time she is really apprehensive about nurturing any relationship beyond friendship.

I found this book very interesting, engrossing and entertaining. The characters and situations are very identifiable that anyone can relate to. The language is very clean and crisp that makes the reading smooth. There’s a very sweet thing about this book that all the chapter names are names of songs.Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book and am really looking forward to Preeti Shenoy’s next book.


  1. Hey I liked the way you connected all of them to make one sentence...very thoughtful...Glad to know you Tarang!

  2. Lovely description of self. Yeah! The book I'm just halfway, the narration is great, clean and crisp. Love your writings too. :)

  3. @ Me: Thanks! Glad you liked it:)

    @ Naresh: Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked my writings:) And the book is really nice!

  4. Tarang,

    Liked the way you described yourself and also, how you described the book..


  5. Liked your description AND the review of the book. Nice observation (There’s a very sweet thing about this book that all the chapter names are names of songs.)


  6. I love getting to know more about you while sitting down to tea and cake.

  7. Loved the connected word string Tarang. It was a joyful ride through your traits! :D

  8. @ Arti: Thank you Arti, but the observation is not mine:( It's written in the book and I found it really sweet:)

    @ Susie: Thank you so much!:)

    @ Rachit: Thank you! I'm glad that you found it joyful:)