I am delighted to be sharing “The Fragile Thread of Hope” by Pankaj Giri. Available to purchase in eBook format.
A gripping emotional inspirational fiction about love, loss, and finding hope in the darkest of times.
In the autumn of 2012, destiny wreaks havoc on two unsuspecting people—Soham and Fiona.
Although his devastating past involving his brother still haunted him, Soham had established a promising career for himself in Bangalore.
After a difficult childhood, Fiona’s fortunes had finally taken a turn for the better. She had married her beloved, and her life was as perfect as she had ever imagined it to be.
But when tragedy strikes them yet again, their fundamentally fragile lives threaten to fall apart.
Can Fiona and Soham overcome their grief?
Will the overwhelming pain destroy their lives?
Seasoned with the flavours of exotic Nepalese traditions and set in the picturesque Indian hill station, Gangtok, The Fragile Thread of Hope explores the themes of spirituality, faith, alcoholism, love, and guilt while navigating the complex maze of family relationships.
Inspirational and heart-wrenchingly intimate, it urges you to wonder—does hope stand a chance in this travesty called life?
This is a stunning and also a bit of an emotional roller coaster of a read. We are taken into the lives and families of Fiona and Soham. The start of the story is as an accident occurs, then it goes back in time. We meet the two main characters, to each other they are strangers, but we are told of their childhoods, experiences and memories as they progress through their lives.
Yes it’s a story about growing up with a religious and inspirational aspect to it. I will be the first to admit that this is not something I would actively seek out to read. But I was asked if I wanted to read this book by the author, I checked out the reviews and was intrigued by what I read. Now after reading the story myself, I am so glad I accepted to give this story a chance.
Pankaj has taken the characters and created a story around them, it is beautifully written even though they have experiences and events in their lives that are heartbreaking and indeed does show how fragile life is. I started the book, a few hours later I had finished it, I cannot say when or where I found myself avidly turning each page, it just happened. It was like being immersed or cocooned in the world that Pankaj had opened up.
Each character suffers personal tragedy in their lives, we experience their desolation, thoughts, emotions and agonies as well as hearing inspirational insights of help and advice from those around them. The way Pankaj has beautifully written and explained everything is what makes this special and also impossible to leave.
This is a book I think would appeal to readers of literary fiction, with romance, inspiration and religious aspects. It is a beautifully crafted story that I absolutely loved and would highly recommend.
My thanks go to Pankaj for suggesting this book to me. My thoughts are my own and are unbiased.
About the Author:
Pankaj Giri was born and brought up in Gangtok, Sikkim—a picturesque hill station in India. He began his writing career in 2015 by co-authoring a book—Friendship Love and Killer Escapades (FLAKE). Learning from experience and the constructive criticism that he got for his first book, he has now written a new novel—The Fragile Thread of Hope, a mainstream literary fiction dealing with love, loss, and family relationships. He is currently working in the government sector in Sikkim. He likes to kill time by listening to progressive metal music and watching cricket.
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