Romance novels with a history of family has a separate fan base, they are straight and free from confusion and are clean stories with no sizzling hot scenes. I have always been an admirer of such books. Recently, I got stumbled upon this romance novel on behest of Amazon India. I am talking about ‘The Gentle Hearts’ by S.A. Khan. It has been an Amazon bestseller novel in romance and fiction genre for many months. The novel is a powerful take on love and filial relationships.
The plot of the novel takes a sneak peek in the lives of more than two families through eight chapters, it takes us through generations of people who set medical field businesses and nurtured their next generation with love and values. However, the focus of the story is placed on two young characters, both doctors: Rama Rao and Madhu Priya.
At the onset, we see the life events of Manjula Rao, born in Mahbubnagar not so far from Hyderabad. She is an aspirant for good education and a modern society. She helps her father in the business. On an account of business meeting and expansion, she acquaints with Nageshwar – a struggling honest businessman – he wants to set up manufacturing units for generic medicines but lacks funding.
Chapter one is about them. They belong to a generation that was blooming in 80s and 90s, so their ways of expressing love and proposing for marriage was subtle, not hurried and brusque like today’s youth.
From second chapter onwards the saga of family allegiance, love, and relationship changes. It has become now more contemporary and open unlike the previous generation of their parents. From this point, the novel’s scaffold is built around Rama Rao and Madhu Priya.
From here onwards, the novel gains a sophistication of showing family power and influences and riches. Life of this generation kids is cooler and happening. But also comes the angle of altruism in the business, Rama Rao wants to serve the humanity than making money because his family is super rich with a label of being one of the best pharmaceutical companies in India.
The author took care to introduce family backdrops and sweeps and history of all leading characters, whether they are based in India or abroad. Rama is a different character. Funny and entertaining! He is head over toe for the love of Madhu Priya. She is a Nephrologists, works in a charity hospital of Manju Family under Rama Rao, who doesn’t stop convincing her for marriage. Their chemistry of love is worth watching and entertaining.
If you enjoy family drama related stories that have love tales and test of relationships, well then this short novel is for you. S.A. Khan writes with clarity of thoughts and he is able to well place each of his character along with emotions. From overall lucid narrative to executing of sub themes all is done brilliantly with panache of finesses.
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