This is book three in series, but definitely can be read as a stand-alone. However, I’m going to suggest you read THE BOLLYWOOD BRIDE and A BOLLYWOOD AFFAIR first, as the characters are introduced in those books, plus you’re going to want to read them anyway. Trust me.
I’ve known Sonali for a couple of years, but for some odd, unexplainable reason, I hadn’t read any of her books until recently. All I can think of was that I’d lost my mind. Her writing is beautiful. The tale she tells is heart-wrenching and powerful, and so full of emotion that you will need tissues. But, she will make you smile, too.
This particular book is about Dr. Nikhil “Nic” Joshi who lost his wife in a horrific manner two years earlier. Since then he’s been living in the bottom of bottle and just existing. In A CHANGE OF HEART, the author gives him a second chance at life, redemption, justice and even love. Yes, there is a romance and our heroine, Jess, is great, but it’s also about Nic finding his love of living again. His passion and learning to forgive himself. His story and journey will break your heart and then Sonali Dev will put it back together at the end.
If Nic’s story weren’t enough to capture your heart, Jess’s surely will. She’s a mother who will do anything to save her child. She’s strong and smart and determined; all the things you want a heroine to be. She’s also ruthless when needed and that’s a nice twist.
I’ve already bought the fourth book, which just came out last month, A DISTANT HEART and have it on my line up of books to read ASAP.
A CHANGE OF HEART is definitely a "must read" recommendation.