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I am on a roll with book reviews! Well, you might have already guessed from the title what this blog post is going to be about 😛.
Today I am going to review “Army Girl Steals Civilian’s Heart” written by Oswald Pereira.
Book Title: Army Girl Steals Civilian’s Heart
Author: Oscar Pereira
Total Number of Pages: 172 pages
Publisher: Oswald Pereira
Publication Date: 21st September 2017
Review by Sohinee Dey
We all dream of happily ever afters even if it is for once in our life. Sometimes, we end up with a partner we never imagined we would, someone who has nothing in common with what we had made up in our head as the “perfect partner”. Sometimes, it is out of coercion and other times it is because of love. They say, no one’s perfect and accepting all the imperfections in a person and still choosing to stay with him/her, that is what love is all about. Some people are lucky to find a perfect match, someone who is a splitting image of their “perfect partner” but others have to settle for what they get.
Okay, enough of love lessons!
Our protagonist, Oscar is a lucky lad to have found his love for life! Cupid has a tendency to strike when we least expect him to. Oscar isn’t keen on dating neither does he have a thought for marriage or for love because he is too busy toiling in his job as a reporter at the Mumbai edition of Newstime that he has to keep his thoughts on a leash and has to prioritise his job first and foremost. But as I have already said, he is a lucky lad, he does find a chance at love when our leading lady, Amrita, who joins as a trainee, breezes into the company and also into his life. But, like other love tales, this one has its hurdles too.
Army Girl Steals Civilian’s Heart lets you look at love through rose-tinted glasses and offers a happily ever after for the fairy tale fanatics. It’s a simple mushy-gushy love story. Don’t be mislead by the title because as the title reads, Amrita is not an Army Girl but yes, she does hail from an Army Family and with this comes strict restrictions for her.
The plotline revolves around this duo and how they find their happily ever after despite the challenges that are thrown their way to separate them from each other.
Army Girl Steals Civilian’s Heart tells the story of two people Oscar and Amrita, who are entitled to contrasting family background; Oscar who is a Civilian and Amrita who have been accustomed to the strict Army life.
Oscar is an optimistic person who is always on the lookout for new opportunities while Amrita is a well-behaved and well-mannered girl who lives under a set of strict principles set by her Army Family. Where marrying an Army is set as a tradition in Amrita’s family, how she ends up with the staunch Christian, Oscar is the main question in the book and as the storyline progresses, this question gets answered eventually. How they tackles with the religious and familial traditions is for you to find.
This story is a very simple and a plain love story where the usual circumstances of having a fear of not being accepted is highlighted mostly. There’s nothing dramatic about the plotline nor is there any such elements that would make the plot an adventurous one.
The author has tried to capture the emotions and he did accomplish and the language was also very simple and intelligible. The narration was also good.
There were instances when I stumbled across incorrectly structured sentences and some grammatical errors. If edited once more, these mistakes can be corrected. Also, how Amrita falls for Oscar isn’t described in clear words, instead that part is written almost hastily that the narration has skipped over this very part.
I felt the blurb could have been shortened a bit since, it gives away the heart of the plot and the concept on which the story is based. The title could have been a catchier one, it’s long and umm…doesn’t sound that interesting. Same goes for the cover; it is bland and doesn’t really give an idea of what could conspire between the pages.
My Final Verdict –
The plot was somewhat clichéd and have in use plenty of times and the ending was also a predictable one. Overall this is a good book but this just wasn’t of my type.
I am not usually the type to like typical love stories. But there are plenty of people out there who loves to read simplistic love tales; this one would be the right fit for them.
If you are looking for a light-hearted one time read, you can pick this book.
Book Cover: 3/5
Book Title: 3/5
Language and Vocabulary: 3.5/5
Grammar and Punctuation: 3/5
Poesy In Chrysalis Rating: ⭐⭐⭐/⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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