Published in 2012, The Secret Wishlist is a poignant novel about friendship, relationships and following one’s heart in order to find inner happiness.
Summary Of The Book
The Secret Wish List is a riveting story about the protagonist Diksha, who at the tender age of 16 lives the life of a typical carefree teenager. She juggles school work and fun, amidst schoolgirl crushes on boys including Ankit, and gossip and girl talk with her best friend. However, one day, an innocent crush explodes into a chain of irreversible events that result in changing her life forever. 18 years later, Diksha, the feisty, fun loving teenager, has been replaced by a very different version of her younger self. Now, at the age of 35, she is a jaded and bored housewife beneath the facade of a happily married woman. Married at 19 to Sandeep, a successful professional, and mother to a bright young boy, she is an unhappy woman who is dissatisfied in her loveless marriage and trapped in a domestic setting she no longer feels connected to.
When an unfortunate incident involving her cousin’s husband takes place, it brings all her unmet hopes and desires to the fore, opening up possibilities Diksha never felt she would find again. Stemming from a desire to fulfill her hopes and dreams, a secret wish list is born. It urges Diksha to following her heart and explore the possibilities of unrequited love that she denied herself for so many years. The Secret Wish List is a sensitive account of a woman’s soul searching and attempts at self discovery in order to find true happiness. Its intriguing storyline tackles the moral dilemma and temptations of an extramarital affair, the elusive nature of true love and whether it really does exist, the fragility of friendship and relationships, and the significance of one’s dreams.
The Secret Wish List is considered a bestseller, like most other novels by the same author.
About Preeti Shenoy
Artist, poet, bestselling author, blogger and motivational speaker, Preeti Shenoy is multi-talented and highly creative. Other books written by her are 34 Bubblegums and Candies, Life is What You Make It, and Tea For Two, and a Piece Of Cake. Her first book, written in a lighthearted style, was adapted from real life incidents that she wrote about in her blogs. Her writing is frank and honest, in a style that resonates with her readers and is relatable to most people.
A writer from a young age, Preeti Shenoy has published many articles in Reader’s Digest and the Times Of India, as well as poems in the Sulekha Book Series. She is also an accomplished artist (pencil quilling, mixed media art and pencil portraits). Listed among the Forbes List of the 100 most influential celebrities of India, Shenoy has varied interests ranging from photography, yoga, and sociology. After a brief stay in the UK, Shenoy, who is married and a mother to two children, relocated to Bangalore.
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