Book Reviews of The Vine of Desire (Anju and Sudha, Bk 2)

The Vine of Desire (Anju and Sudha, Bk 2)
The Vine of Desire - Anju and Sudha, Bk 2
Author: Chitra Divakaruni
ISBN-13: 9780385497305
ISBN-10: 038549730X
Publication Date: 2/4/2003
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 29 ratings
Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Paperback
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I loved the first book in this series, but this one fell a bit flat.
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Enjoyed the first book "Sister of My Heart," but this one was bad! Still well written in terms of imagery, but I don't think I've ever read a story about three people who are leading more depressing, miserable lives and are less willing/able to help themselves. Additionally, in this book, the author did not make the emotional connetion she did in the first book so I didn't really care about any of the characters--if I felt anything for them it was irritation at their inability to act and/or communicate in any meaningful way. Not recommended!
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Another story of a couple from India and how their lives are entwined. This author describes situations and objects in such beautiful ways. Easy reading and I couldn't wait to finish so I could read another one of her books.
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Definitely not as a good as the first, Sister of My Heart. A little predictable, a little "huh?", but still enjoyable to see how the girls became women in themselves.
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A decent follow up to the wonderful book, Sister of My Heart. She is a fantastic author to discover!
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I love everything by this author! I am currently reading her YA book, "Shadowland".
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Anju & Sudha are back, and once again, the story of their complex lives are told in a way that keeps you reading. However, it's just not as good as the first book, Sister of My Heart. It's predictable in some areas, and just downright "huh?" in others. Still, it was an entertaining book.
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This is the follow up to Sister of my heart which is one of my favorite books ever and this is such an amazing story showing the obstacles that these woman overcame to still stay best friends this book will really get you going. Chitra Divakaruni is a great author and even better storyteller
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This is similar to "Sister of My Heart" ONLY in that the two "sisters" are brought back together. I found the writing stitled in third person and imagery. The novel has a more adult topic than the first, as my 13 yr. old enjoyed the first. Contrary to some of the other reviews, though, I did like this book and found the story to be a bit deeper. It discusses some of the things missed about India. Sometimes it is a bit easy to assume that with what it takes to immigrate to this country, once here people are thrilled, but from the people who I have met, whether moving across the country or across the world, there is always something to miss.