His father’s over expectations only ruined his self-confidence further with each failure. A ray of hope walked into his life as his wife, a charismatic personality spreading joy wherever she went. Everything is going per plan, but darkness comes knocking soon. He finds out that she does not have much time to live and takes it upon himself to fight all odds – even his family, if need be – to help her fight her medical condition. His father sees his own redemption in helping them, he knows his son will be a winner only if he will fight for her, with her. Will a defeated son prove himself to be a good husband? Will the father-son duo together be able to change the course of fate? Her Last Wish is an inspiring story of love, relationships and sacrifice, which proves once again how a good wife makes the best husband.
Vijay is frustrated with his life, with the heavy load of expectations that his father puts on him; only failure was the result. Good luck visits his life in the form of Astha and what is interesting is that they united with an arranged marriage. Her love and positive persona charges Vijay up and happiness fills his life.But it does not last long , when everything was falling into right places, destiny takes a detour. Astha falls prey to HIV making death an inevitable early-guest in her life. Vijay takes it upon him to shower his wife with all the love and care; to war with even death for her. He makes sure to create most out of the time; to celebrate each second. His father becomes his knight in his war for happiness. Her Last Wish takes you on an emotional ride along with Vijay , Astha and their unconditional love for each other.
The refreshing writing style and the content made me glued to the pages. Each character felt so real that I experienced happiness, sadness, desperation and those feelings along with them. It gave a beautiful meaning to relationships. The father-son duo whose bond changed color and grew deeper over time touched me. I also liked how it is informative about HIV and how it showed HIV patients in a new light; it creates an awareness about HIV and might clear the misunderstandings people have about it. The author gave life to each character in the story with the right amount of importance; not all books allow even the supporting character to voice in much. The book will strike your thoughts and touch you for sure.
I felt a need for suspense elements or more drama to spice it up a little; to avoid from being predictable . I would also prefer a better book cover and title. There are minor editing mistakes too.
I will rate this heart touching tale 4.5/5
About the Author:
Ajay K Pandey is currently working with Cognizant, Pune. Although he grew up with a dream of becoming a teacher, destiny landed him in the IT field. Travelling, trekking and reading novels are his hobbies. Travelling to different places has taught him about different cultures and people and makes him wonder how despite all the differences, there is a bond that unites them. Trekking always inspires him to deal with challenges like a sport.
Reading is perhaps what makes him feel alive. Apart from writing, he wants to follow his role model Mother Teresa and make some contribution to the society.
His debut novel You Are The Best Wife was based on his life events and went on to become a bestseller soon after its release. It charmed many hearts and inspired several others to live every moment with love, peace and happiness.