The Hope Factory - Lavanya SankaranAt the beginning of the year I joined Mama Owl’s 50 book club challenge, now we all know I’ll never get 50 books read this year as much as I would like to, but I have completed my first book this year.

I had to put JK Rowling’s Casual Vacancy to one side as the Good Housekeeping panel sent me The Hope Factory by Lavanya Sankaran to read and there was a deadline for it.

I loved it.

I love the way Lavanya tells her story, based in India and by doing so she reveals what it’s actually like to live there from two different points of view. A fascinating story including ambition, greed and love. There is corruption, there are lies and there is love but underlying it all are two dreams, one of a man and one of a woman and the story follows how they will do anything to keep that dream alive and obtain it.

An uplifting story, a fascinating tale that makes me want to pack a bag and go to India right now but instead I’ll settle for a curry at dinner tonight.

I’d thoroughly recommend this book, Lavanya Sankaran has a beautiful way with words and before you know it you’ll be captured in her web.

Published by Tinder Press and available at Headline or Amazon


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