Friday, 30 October 2015

Well-matched Colours of Love (Book Review - Varsha Dixit's Only Wheat Not White)


Eila Sood is a little clumsy, quite a confidant and advisor, usually assertive career woman on her first visit to New York.

"JFK could be an airport of any country! She spotted Whites, Indians, African-Americans, Asians, Hispanics and many other nationalities. It looked like a human world map had come alive under one roof and over a worn blue carpet."

Her stay in New York of six months is well-planned. And 'falling in love' is not part of the plans.

Eila's clumsiness, at times, does not gel with her confident personality. The clumsiness is very adorable so it makes for a good read. But I hope she grows out of it...

Varsha Dixit starts 'Only Wheat Not White' with Maya Angelou's quote - "Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, and penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope."

When Maya Angelou is called upon to lead way of this tale of love, I expect a book that holds my attention with its emotions. 'Only Wheat Not White' lives upto the expectations.

Varsha Dixit's 'Only Wheat Not White' is a story of emotions that surpass the practicalities of life, and yet hold on to the realities... Sounds confusing? It's not.

'Only Wheat Not White' is the story of Eila Sood who has come to America to meet her estranged sister. She has her priorities in life clear, her rights and wrongs clearly defined.
When has destiny listened to these ridiculous sensibile stuff though?

As the book begins, Eila's plane from Delhi has just landed in Delhi.
I have never experienced this lengthy flight, but I have heard horrifying tales of the long, unbearable journey. These thoughts, so similar to the ones I have heard from cribbing NRI relatives and friends, put a smile on my face from the first page of the book.
As the pages turn quickly, the smile remains.

Not much about this sweet story is complicated. It is simple. And simple, in this case, is good.

'Only Wheat No White' is a love story that makes you smile. And hope.

There is something soothing about the story of Eila and Brett as they tiptoe around each other
Eila's vivid, funny imaginations make for a very interesting read, as she experiences new relationships, rekindles old ones and struggles with the 'unwanted' ones.

"Life is about making choices and having faith in your choices and finding ways to make them work."

Varsha Dixit's 'Only Wheat Not White' is perfect for light reading in romance genre. It is engaging from the first word to the last.


The text in italics are quotes from the book.
Thanks to the author and the book club for a copy of the book in exchange for writing an honest review.


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Only Wheat Not White 
by 
Varsha Dixit 



The Blurb


What if the one you completely love is the one you simply can't! Twenty-six-year-old Eila Sood moves to America to mend fences with her estranged older sister, Sheela. Eila and the rest of the family in India had cut off ties with Sheela after she married Steve Jacobs, 'out of caste, and out of color'. Elia soon realizes that Sheela's marriage is on the rocks. To help pay Sheela's household bills, Eila takes a second job at an afternoon strip club. When she crosses paths with the owner, the handsome Brett Wright or 'blue-eyed ogre' as Elia calls him, he both infuriates and fascinates her. Brett turns out to be her reluctant and unquestionably sarcastic knight in shining armor. As Eila and Brett spend more time together their desire for each other builds. However, when Brett discovers the true reason for Eila's refusal he storms out of her life, accusing her of being a prejudiced coward. Will Eila find the courage to break stereotypes and embrace her love? Will Brett find solace in the arms of his ex-girlfriend Cate? Will Sheela and Steve divorce? All of these questions and more are answered in Varsha Dixit's latest and humorous and steamy love story.

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Meet the Author



I'm the author of four books and the genre that I write is contemporary romance. Penning stories defines and completes me.I thinks of myself as a borderline obsessive-compulsive dreamer who thinks deep but writes light. A true ‘feel good’ junkie seeking quick fixes, I love a good laugh and a good book. A voracious reader of who dunit mysteries and legal dramas, I did sit down to pen a book on serial killers but finding it impossible to maim or kill anyone, even on paper, I penned a romantic story instead. Thus, I found my true calling – at least for the time being.Even though creativity is gender free, I feel blessed and enriched to be a woman.
Currently, with my family, I'm settled in the US.


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6 comments:

  1. Nimi seems like an interesting light read..

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    1. It is a good read, Richa. If you do read it, I would love to know how you liked it...

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  2. Thank you so much for ur kind review Nimi. Happy Readings!

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    1. Thanks for a good book, for visiting my blog and for commenting :)

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  3. What a lovely review Nimi. I love the way you have unfolded the emotions in this novel as the review progresses. I have read this book and loved it :)

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    1. Thanks Rubina. I know from experience that reading a review of a book that one has read and liked is like revisiting the book again...

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