Saturday 30 April 2011

Haunting Jasmine

Finished April 28
Haunting Jasmine by Anjali Banerjee
I received a review copy of this book from Penguin Canada. Jasmine, the title character, has been separated from her husband for a year and is finally at the point where the divorce is finalized. Because her husband cheated on her, she has a hard time trusting men. She is also extremely focused on her job in the investment world and worried about the next big deal.
So when her beloved aunt tells her that she must go to India to deal with issues with her heart and needs Jasmine to mind her home and bookstore while she is gone, Jasmine feels she must go back to Shelter Island in Puget Sound. In a way, Jasmine is glad of the escape, but she also worries about keeping up with work.
She finds that the bookstore offers its own challenges, and to face them she has to look inward. Her lifelong love of books has been something she has forgotten lately and the bookstore forces her to reconnect with that.
I loved the book theme, and how Jasmine's need to slow down and consider things makes her look at her life as well. This book was a welcome introduction to a new author.

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