Gosh, it’s been a super busy month with work, so I’m really late posting my October Book of the Month, but I’m excited to finally announce the winner of my October Book of the Month is The Fragile Thread of Hope, by Pankaj Giri 🙂
As if that wasn’t exciting enough, it’s FREE on Amazon Kindle TODAY. Quick! Get your hands on this wonderfully emotional book before it goes back up in price on 21st November.
A gripping emotional inspirational fiction about love, loss, and finding hope in the darkest of times.
In the autumn of 2012, destiny wreaks havoc on two unsuspecting people—Soham and Fiona.
Although his devastating past involving his brother still haunted him, Soham had established a promising career for himself in Bangalore.
After a difficult childhood, Fiona’s fortunes had finally taken a turn for the better. She had married her beloved, and her life was as perfect as she had ever imagined it to be.
But when tragedy strikes them yet again, their fundamentally fragile lives threaten to fall apart.
Can Fiona and Soham overcome their grief?
Will the overwhelming pain destroy their lives?
Seasoned with the flavours of exotic Nepalese traditions and set in the picturesque Indian hill station, Gangtok, The Fragile Thread of Hope explores the themes of spirituality, faith, alcoholism, love, and guilt while navigating the complex maze of family relationships.
Inspirational and heart-wrenchingly intimate, it urges you to wonder—does hope stand a chance in this travesty called life?
If you love contemporary literary fiction novels by Khaled Hosseini and Jhumpa Lahiri, contemporary christian fiction novels by Melissa Storm, and tragic romance novels by Jojo Moyes and Nicholas Sparks, then make time for Pankaj Giri’s new heartbreaking inspirational novel The Fragile Thread of Hope.
It has taken me a couple of days to recover from this book and compose my thoughts on this emotional story.
The 22nd October was a very special day, as it was the day I started this book and discovered a fellow book reviewer and blogger was also a very talented writer with a gift for creating an emotional story in such a beautiful way.
The Fragile Thread of Hope is a beautifully descriptive and atmospheric character led story about family, love, loss, grief, regret, loneliness and hope.
This story put me through so many human emotions. I really felt for the characters and experienced a deep empathy for their sadness and pain. I felt frustrated by the injustice of certain situations, heart-broken by their despair and loneliness, and happiness when their lives were more positive. All these emotions are what makes us human. Life experiences can shape us as a person and emotions can drive our future decisions.
All the pain and loss felt somewhat intense at times, but that was because I read about the characters’ lives in just a few days. In reality, many of us will go through some of the things these characters went through during our lifetimes. We’ve all experienced loss of a loved one at some point in our lives. I’ve lost family too soon due to health problems, and friends due to tragic accidents and suicide. Many of us have been in love and fallen out of love, and wondered if there is anyone out there for us. Readers will have no problems relating to the emotional challenges the characters within this book are going through, but be prepared for it being an emotional read. I had tears in my eyes on a number of occasions and even cried near the end after a few days of built up emotions. I think it was a combination of grief and relief that caused my own emotions to run down my cheeks.
This is not only an emotional read, but a thought provoking and inspirational one too. It reminds you how fragile life is, how easily loved ones can be taken away and how dreams can be completely shattered. It makes you question whether some things happen for a reason. My heart physically ached throughout this book, but the one thing I held onto was a feeling a hope. Nothing can take away your hope unless you let it. Hope is such a powerful thing. It can get you through pretty much anything if you allow it to help you.
I loved how this book made me feel so alive. Those raw emotions that make us so human. This is the kind of book that will inspire you to live for every moment and perhaps hold your loved ones a little longer and keep them closer. The Fragile Thread of Hope is a remarkable story by a very talented writer and is a book I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys an emotional read.
I’ve included three of my favourite quotes to give you an idea of the beautifully descriptive prose within this book:
A naughty breeze flirted with the stray grass in an uninhabited plot nearby, the lazy sway of the tall leaves betraying their shyness.
He found the rope of his consciousness slipping as darkness swept over him like a cloak.
She found herself glancing towards the heavens. The inky sky offered her a glimpse of the dark future that lay before her. The monstrous mountains stared back at her as if reminding her of her insignificance and mocking her for her helplessness.
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About the Author:
Pankaj Giri was born and brought up in Gangtok, Sikkim—a picturesque hill station in India. He began his writing career with a book review blog, and now, after several years of honing his writing skills, he has written a novel—The Fragile Thread of Hope, a mainstream inspirational fiction dealing with love, loss, and family relationships. He is currently working in the government sector in Sikkim. He likes to kill time by listening to progressive metal music and watching cricket.
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