A light of extraordinary brightness.
While giving a speech for his Nobel Prize nomination, Dr. Saadiq Haider, a renowned gene therapist and professor at Stanford University, receives a phone call that changes his life. Abandoning his duties and responsibilities, Saadiq hurriedly boards a flight bound for India, embarking on a journey that spans thousands of miles and pulls him back into a past Saadiq thought long-buried. Seated next to him on the flight, Anne Miller—an intrepid journalist with a nose for headline news—senses the reclusive genius has a story to tell.
During the flight, Anne manages to break through Saadiq’s hard exterior and listens, rapt, as he unfurls a tale fraught with love and heartbreak.
His story transports Anne back in time to a small, sleepy town nestled in the mountains of northern India, where Saadiq spent his childhood. Through Saadiq’s narrative, Anne meets Maryam and witnesses the friendship between Maryam and Saadiq mature into an intense love; a love that is tested when tragedy strikes and the lovers are separated. Try as they might, their devotion is no match against the workings of fate, and the tighter Saadiq and Maryam cling to one another, the faster they slip apart.
Now, after two decades of trying to forget his past with alcohol and drug abuse, Saadiq tells Anne that fate has acted again; Maryam is the hospital, her condition critical.
When their plane lands in India, the newfound friends part ways and while Saadiq rushes to Maryam’s side, Anne returns to her life, grateful to have met the enigmatic man.
Months later, Anne learns that after wrenching Maryam from the indomitable grip of death, Saadiq took her back to America, where they finally married. But, her assumption that the greatest love story she had ever known would end happily is shattered when Anne receives devastating news.
A little Maryam is a beautiful story of Saadiq and Maryam. firstly I loved the cover of this book. It’s beautiful and attractive. the way this story started was astounding. There’s a kind of depth in the story. what happens when you meet your first love after years? The title of the story makes you this what the story could be. The story truly justifies the title. The pace of the story is little slow. The tempo of the story is good. It has lots of suspense, mystery, and curiosity in it. The characters made by the author are amazing. each one had their own importance in the story. The one thing that I liked about this book is the story is connecting and easy going. One feels like we’re connected to the story and it has happened with us too. The plot of the story is simple, with lots of suspense and interesting. The narration of the story is crisp and smooth.The climax is quite predictable. The story is all about love, family, friendship and relationship. The language used by the author is simple and interesting. Each phase is described clearly and beautifully.
Overall, It’s a good fiction read like a complete Bollywood movie. If you love reading romance or Indian Authors, Go for It!
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*** I received this copy from the author in exchange for honest and unbiased review***