Title: Dancing To Your Heart’s Desire
Author: Laxmi Hichkad
Publication: Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd.
The author has narrated the story using the beautiful Indian state of Goa as a backdrop and its culture and social scene to depict and follow the lives of girlfriends Kimberly, Anjali, Sanjana and Maya. The young girls are on the last leg of their medical studies and are doing their internship in a hospital. The author through the girls makes you experience myriad of emotions, the exuberance of the young people, the helplessness and the frustration of not being able to help a friend, Sia, who is seriously ill, the romance of Sanjana and Sameer, the pain of having loved and lost with Maya and Vishal, the infatuation and the power of a crush with Anjali and Sean and a totally different emotion with Kimberly, Ronaque and Sachin. All this added up with the day to day life in a hospital, where the young doctor’s fortitude, integrity, honesty and courage are tested, completes the story.
Do read on to find out how these girls cope up with their lives? What do they do for Sia? Are they successful in their endeavors? How things proceed in their love lives?
Laxmi Hichkad is a debutant author and a doctor herself. I found the story fast paced and interesting. Another thing that I liked about this book was that the author did not get derailed by getting into the details of medical profession. Inspite of it being based on doctors life and having a strong emotional angle, the author has ended it with such a finesse that it does not leave a cloud of gloom behind. The book overall makes a good pass time read.