Friday, July 3, 2015

Review: Mistress of Honor by Bhaavna Arora

When life is at stake, there is not much one can ask for. Life of a soldier is put to test every now and then. Their jobs beyond plausible descriptions. What they do is for the country and for the others. Author Bhaavna Arora in her book "Mistress of Honor" let a soldier define a path which will lead to ultimate salvation. What path is it? That's what the readers uncover. 

When Potnis a captain in the Indian Army meets Pansy during the Operation Blue Star he knows he has found the love of his life. Their passionate romance leads them to the altar and blossoms into a beautiful child, Rihana. History repeats itself when Advik, a wayward boy from a broken family, catapults into Rihanas heart, as smoothly as he conquers the skies as an Air Force pilot. What follows is a night of unabashed love, transporting the couple to heavenly bliss. Where will their unbridled love lead them? Will Rihanna remain a mistress to Advik, for whom the love for his country comes first or will she be able to make a place in his heart that is second to none? This heartbreaking saga of love, courage and sacrifice will leave you asking for more.

First look at the title and the cover and the title will catch the eye more than the cover. Cover looks pale when it comes to a very elaborate and threatened title. The blurb talks about two people and how their lives entwine on a roller coaster journey. Let the story do the talking. The blurb talking a bit more than required for the story to leave an impact. 

Potnis is a soldier. A man of duty and action. Pansy a self made woman out to seek peace and justice. But when fate let the two meet, it becomes the story of a lifetime. Together with different ideologies and altogether different attitude towards life, love blossoms and it gives birth to an unusual relationship. Duty, honor and respect it all matters for Potnis and years later it's up to Rihana now to take up the mantle and lead the family name into the deep seas of respect. So will Rihana be able to replicate the love of her family in her own life? How will cupid strike her and will it be enough to woo her? How life will pan out for Potnis and Pansy? That's what the story is all about. 

The story is a solid tribute to a man in uniform. From the day of oath to protect the nation and from playing different roles like a son, a father, a lover, a husband and a true patriot it all counts and matters. The story finds space for it all. The sacrifices suggest a life carved out from the path of thorns. The understanding and respect coming out naturally. Seeking what they believe in is another motto of the story. Calm, calculated and ruthlessness combined together let them lead their lives by example. Giving up comforts and living in the grasp of danger is all what the story tells about through different characters and real life incidents. 

The book fails to replicate the magic of patriotism when it comes to love. It goes through vivid emotions yet stutters and stumbles to enhance the beauty and purity of love. It's more courageous and bold than soft and mellowed. Love is lost in the quotients of reality and even characters living it look out of sorts. More was needed to let love be the talking point but the book banks on other solid characteristics. Rihana could have played a more definitive role with her alliances and allegiances looking dull. 

All in all the book in it's heroic form assumes a more sterner facet. From being on the battlefront or being marred by personal discomforts the story narrates all. It holds on to the little truths of life and let the actions speak for themselves. The words complementing the process. It's a complete tale of valor and glory. Love is a scarce entity and needed more soul. A thorough journey of a soldier, a man and a lover. 


3 OUT OF 5 

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