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really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  27 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Outwardly, Malini is a contented, sixty-something grandmother with a loving family and everything a person could wish for. But Malini has lived her entire life with a secret confined to the deepest recesses of her heart.

Haunted by the past, she travels to Kumbakonam, her native town, which she had left years ago. There, she comes face-to-face with her long-lost love.

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Published June 12th 2013 by Indireads
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Shuchi Kalra
Sep 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Yamini Vijendran’s ‘Full Circle’ promises a hearty dose of old-fashioned romance – the kind that is almost non-existent nowadays. The mellow, subdued and gentle expression of love that is reminiscent of black and white cinema may be an alien concept to the present generation but thanks to Yamini’s narrative style, it is not at all difficult to relate to. Yamini deftly weaves in traditional elements and delightful details of placed and things, adding a rich cultural flavor to the story. A heart-r ...more
Priyanka Batra Harjai
Oct 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Grandparents share a special bonding with the grandchildren. Here comes, one more of the anecdotes that brings you close to India and closer to family and grandparents, in general.

We always have been blessed with gifts and blessings from our grandparents. Can we re-pay them, anyhow? Actually, ethically speaking the answer is a big ‘NO’ but in way it can be a ‘YES’. We can at-least try to make them feel happy and provide them with a company to kill their loneliness. This is something you will wit
Zeenat Mahal
Sep 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Full Circle is ground breaking as far as South Asian romance is concerned. It is a brave take on mature love, something that’s considered shameful and taboo and hats off to Yamini Vijendran for not only tackling the subject so well, but doing it with taste and compassion. A thoroughly enjoyable, heart warming story, where both the protagonists only grow more interesting and closer to the reader’s heart as the story progresses.
Yamini inter-weaves the Indian culture, music, every day religious rit
Shweta Ganesh Kumar
Jun 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Full Circle is a beautiful tale of finding a love, that one thought lost many decades ago. Malini, the protagonist is a widow and a grandmother, a quietly strong woman who has lived her life for her family. Now satisfied that they are all capable of taking care of themselves, Malini decides to return to an old age home in her hometown in search of answers for questions she has carried along with her for all her life. This is where the story begins.
Full Circle is reminiscent of ‘Love in the time
Nikita Jhanglani
Oct 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Full Circle is the first book by Yamini that I’ve read and I’m floored.

The story, about Malini and Ranjan, is about how true love can never fail, that it will stand the test of time, and do all that is expected of it. Eighteen year-old Malini falls in love with her Maths tutor, Ranjan. Their love is pure and perfect – of the kind that fairy tales are made of.

Malini first meets Ranjan at a temple where is enchanted by her beautiful voice. Several chance meetings later, Ranjan becomes Malini’s ma
Shilpa Garg
Oct 24, 2014 rated it liked it
Malini is a sixty plus woman, who has fulfilled all her responsibilities. For more than fifty years she had been there for her family. First for her father and brother in her paternal home and then for her husband and son in her home. She had worked tirelessly to make her family happy and comfortable. Now, ever since her husband’s death, a year ago, an unsatisfied yearning continued to haunt her. A yearning for all that she had lost in her native place, Kumbakonam. She wanted to find the answers ...more
Inderpreet Uppal
Oct 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
A main character that is 60 and her story still holds interest leaving the reader with hope and a positive vision for future; that is Full Circle for you.

In our lives we come across various elderly who never got a second chance at love and life. Even in the late 30 or early 40’s they are relegated to live life as shadows. No life, no love, no hope and definitely no future.

Here is a tale that talks about this issue of not just remarriage but remarriage of an elder of the family. Yamini’s novella
Oct 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Rea the review here:

Full Circle is a beautiful story of finding your true love. It’s a tale of Malini, a grandmother and a widow who goes in search of answers to her long lost love. She is a 60-something woman, who stays with his son and family and is content of the life she lives. But why the urge of going against her family’s wishes and stay at a retirement home in her home town? Will she be able to succeed in her quest of finding answers to the secrets
Ruchi Singh
Oct 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Romance and marriage in sunset years is heard of, but it’s a risky subject for a novella that too in South Asian setting. And hats-off to Yamini Vijendran for taking that risk and tackling the subject with great finesse and compassion. She has woven a beautiful romantic and emotional tale which kept me rooting for the protagonist Malini.

Malini is a grandmother and a widow, who is still finding answer to her failed relationship in the past. Ranjan’s character is dignified and mature. The lifesty
Sundari Venkatraman
Feb 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Malini is 60 plus and lives with her son, daughter-in-law and teenage granddaughter in the city of Chennai. She’s been widowed since two years and feels a strong urge to visit her roots at Kumbakonam. Much against her family’s wishes, Malini shifts to a Retirement Home there. Is fate calling out to her?

I am amazed at Yamini coming up with a 60-year-old heroine for a romance novella. But the author has proved that she can write a convincing story and how! Beautiful story, well-written making for
Sumeetha Manikandan
Jul 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Yamini’s Full Circle took me literally to the streets of Kumbakonam. And I could almost visualize the story just as it happened.

Malini is a recently widowed grandmother who comes to Kumbakonam to stay at a retired home facility much against the wishes of her family. Her reasons for opting to stay alone are something she is not able to discuss with her family and is the secret that keeps the story together.

This is a very mature story about deep relationship and unfinished dreams that will keep
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Yamini Vijendran (@saimini) is the author of ‘Full Circle’, a romance novella published by Indireads. After being a Software Professional for 7 years, Yamini has been freelancing from home for the past 3 years. She loves to dabble in fiction and romance and drama are her favorite genres. Her short stories have been published in ‘Love Stories That Touched My Heart’, an Anthology published by Pengui ...more
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“His eyes were staring at the lonely sun that was now beginning its descent behind some far off hills. How lonely its existence was, Ranjan mused. Traveling every single day from East to West, with no break, no company; nothing to wait for, nothing to look forward to, just going on and on, in a cycle of existence that did not have a beginning or end.” 1 likes
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