Book Review Sunday – A Mother’s Day by Kaira Rouda (Short Story)

Hello All!!!

Welcome to another beautiful Sunday. For me, Sunday is all about Book Reviews. As per Bookish Goals for 2018, I wanted to read books with less number of pages. So I chose some Novellas on Amazon and bought them.

The first book I chose, to review was, The Mother’s Day by Kaira Rouda.

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The story is about three mothers and three sons. They are connected to one scenario, as witnesses of a young teenage boy committing suicide.

The first mother is Julie and her son Asher is on their way to Julie’s office, and that is when they see the incident. The second mother Lynne and her 6 months old baby, Ben are walking home, when they see the boy jumping off the roof. She tries to help the teenager, but it becomes a fruitless effort. Third mother, Mary is waiting till her teenage son to return home. While then she receives the disturbing message, about her son’s best friend has committed suicide.

A mother’s love is deeper than the Ocean. It will be the same for their own children as well as for the other children. That is the reason both Julie and Lynne calls 911 to inform about the incident.

I simply loved the way each mother cares for their children. Julie is worried about Asher being sick, Lynne is worried about leaving baby Ben at home to head into work and Mary is worried about her teenage son Chris who is an autistic child. Each mother is deeply concerned about their children.

How each of these mother’s see, the mother’s day in their own different perspectives is great. Julie has lost her mother, few days before mother’s day, few years back still affects her very much. Mean while, Lynne is excited to celebrate her very first mother’s day, and also she is excited about starting a new career as a paramedic. Her motherhood is changing her to think about others, specially other children. Mary is so happy and excited to see her teenage son returns home with an advance mother’s day gift from his son.

As a whole, I loved the story and it’s characters. Each character shows how deep is a mother’s love, how concerned and worried they about their children, no matter what their age is. I was deeply touched by the story and makes me think of my wonderful mother, who is my guiding star no matter how hard life turns out to be.

 

 

5 Best Fictional Female Characters (My Nominations) – Women’s Day 2018

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International Women’s Day was on the 8th of March, and I was hoping to do a post on that day but, couldn’t. So all in all I thought that, I should do a post related to women’s day and finally it is here. Guys, we, the book addicts reads so many books and we meet so many fictional women in many books that we read. I wrecked my brain out to find some inspiring female characters that I have met in different books. Finally I was able to come up with 5 strong, talented and dashing ladies. So here they are;

The Book Lover – Hermione Granger (Harry Potter series by J.K.Rowling)

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Now this lovely lady is my #1. I love her character for so many reasons.

First she loves reading and she shows everyone even though she is muggle born, knowledge is power. She loves reading, and she conquers the world through knowledge. Her unconditional love and friendship is so great and she even tend to break the rules of the school for the sake of her friends. She is a strong woman with a great passion that keeps her moving till the last battle of defeating Lord Voldermort.

The best female Teacher – Prof. Minerva McGonagall (Harry Potter series by J.K.Rowling)

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Prof. McGonagall, an inspiring teacher who is courageous and passionate towards the task that is given to her. She has no favorites and treats everyone equally, which is the best quality every teacher should possess.

She is my favorite career woman. She inspires me greatly, may be because I am a teacher too.

The best Fighter – Inej (Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo)

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Inej can be called as the strongest and the toughest woman that I have seen. (I know there are so many other strong women out there, but my choice is Inej :))

I love her qualities her undying efforts and hard work. The way she bare up every pain and how she break up every obstacle that comes on her way, is pretty amazing. After being gone through hell, she has now risen up to be a great and a storing woman.

The super Mum – Molly Weasly (Harry Potter Series by J.K.Rowling)

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A mum, is the strength and pillar of our lives. I saw that through Molly Weasly’s character. She was an amazing mum, with courage and unconditional love towards all her children. Eventhough Harry and Hermione was not her own children, she loved them as if they were her own kids. The way she stands for her children and the way she protects them is amazing. But she never forgets to punish them when it is necessary. So I name her as the best fictional Mum character that I have seen.

The best female Villan – Bellatrix Lestrange (Harry Potter series by J.K.Rowling)

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I love the villan in Belltrix. For being strong, even though she represents evil. Her loyalty towards Voldermort is the reason, I like her, as the best villan. II know she might not be your favourite, but I don’t know, I simply love her character.

So these are the best female fictional characters that I thought was the best. I know I have talked about Harry Potter too much, but trust me guys, all I could think of was, characters from it.

What is your idea about my winners? Do you have any other suggestions? Let me know.

Until next post,

XOXOX

Hasanthi

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