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4.48  ·  Rating details ·  56 ratings  ·  32 reviews
Librarian Notes: this is an alternate cover edition ASIN B00S2UCPX Of Love and Distance.

Robert Brown, a movie star, is abducted for ransom in a strange country. Lisa, an ordinary girl, is the unintended, unwanted abductee. They develop a beautiful relationship during the ordeal.

Will Robert and Lisa overcome the physical and cultural distance and get together after the nig
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Kindle Edition, 249 pages
Published January 9th 2015 by Amazon Digital Services
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Daniela Ark
Visit my blog! Don't miss this review and the author interview!.

Divya sent me a copy of her book for an honest review. I liked it. The premise hit home for me: the challenges women still face in the 21st century.

My page-turner check marks go to ✓Writing and ✓Premise.

3.8 stars

I really liked Divya’s writing. It has rhythm, cadence and an authenticity that made my soul smile. The story arc was also interesting and engaging.

I’m not sure why “Of Love and Distance” is categorized as contemporary roma
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Pam
Mar 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
I Surrendered is by Divya Jyoti Randev. It is a really good book. It begins in India, goes to the United Kingdom, and back to India. The settings are realistic as are the characters. The plot is somewhat twisted but flows easily. You are never quite sure what will happen next.
Robert Brown was a celebrated movie star. He was in India to promote his new film. Lisa was a journalist who was learning and trying to make a name for herself as an interviewer. She had come along with Karan to the interv
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Marie Johnston
Mar 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It’s not often a book can catch me off guard, but Of Love and Distance managed to do it twice. Divya Randev keeps the reader’s attention by hinting at a trauma Lisa experienced and is still trying to survive. We are taken through Lisa’s recount of the nightmare she experienced – cue moments of shock.

As we journey with Lisa as she struggles to right her life, I think many of will find something of ourselves in her stubbornness at accepting a helping hand. While the distrust of Robert’s loved ones
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Lynelle Clark
I received the book from the author for an honest review.

The flow of the story telling was so easy to follow and before I knew it the book was done. Quick but yet with so much emotion that you could not help but feel for Lisa, the main character in the book.
The name of the book says it all, not only is it physical but also an emotional distance that had to be overcome by her. Her story, although fictional would appeal to many women who goes through this trauma touches the very core of the human
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Heidi Skarie
Feb 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I found Of Love and Distance to be a gripping tale that kept me turning the pages to find out what happened next. The story takes place in Delhi where Lisa is a writer who interviews celebrities. When someone at the company is going to interview a famous UK movie star, Robert Brown, she wants to come along. Tragically, Robert ends up being kidnapped and she is abducted along with him. Lisa and Robert give each other emotional support during their captivity, but afterwards they return to their ho ...more
C.D. Gorri
Mar 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A real page turner, I found myself really feeling for the main character Lisa and her story from the very beginning. Mistreated by people and family after being kidnapped and separated from her fellow captor, Robert, Lisa has to overcome much in order to live a fulfilled life. Her longing for Robert is clouded by her insecurities and of course the "secret" between them that threatens them both.

Very well written dialogues and character interactions make this an easy and well paced read. This is a
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Madi ~☆TheBookNerdDiaries☆~
I have also posted this review on my blog -> https://bookandbastille.wordpress.com...

I just could not get into this book. If the author would have included some little bit of the supposed kidnapping as a prologue, maybe I would have stuck with it, but all I read was just another day at the office. I did have a formatting problem but I pushed past that to try and get through this.

There was nothing for me to grab on to and hold on to.
Glenn Conley
Mar 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
I'm really not a fan of romance novels. Because for the most part, they suck dirty donkey balls. But this book is not one of those books. This one has much more to it than romance. In fact, it has very little to do with romance, and more to do with being a strong woman. Being independent. And being brave.

This book is about Lisa, a journalist who is tasked with interviewing her teenage crush. While riding in a limo with Robert, on the way to the studio to do their interview, they're both attacked
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Ashleigh Z.
May 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Of Love and Distance is a story that will suck you in and have you feeling the entire spectrum of emotions while you read it.

Right away, we start to get the idea that something horrible has happened to Lisa. She introduces us to her life in India, but throughout this we get the sense of her troubled state of mind.

I have to admit the premise of this book (kidnapping and hostage situations) are one of my favorite subjects to read about. I always like to see how the character is going to fare in t
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Rose Gluck
Apr 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was a great read. The first half of the story was so gripping, realistic and -at points- terrifying. The two main characters, Lisa and Robert, fond themselves in one of the most chilling and dangerous circumstances imaginable: being kidnapped and held in another country as a prisoner. The writing was fast paced and suspenseful. Randev's telling of this desperate circumstance was artful from the frightening moments held captive to the life / death choices faced by the characters at ever ...more
Alexander
Mar 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having read Of Love and Distance I was certainly left with somewhat better understanding of a subject novel is heavily reliant upon. The main plot, withholding kidnapping of two victims, I felt was never focus of attention throughout the work. Instead, aftereffects of the tragedy were considered in depth making the reader susceptible to insight of difficult mental convalescence through which anyone is likely to pass, even in circumstances less dire.

Even though the chief victim and the main chara
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D.J. Weaver
May 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


Of Love and Distance is set in India and the U.K. It's a story about
love, cultural barriers, overcoming adversity and strength of spirit.

Lisa is a journalist tasked with interviewing a movie star (who also
happens to be her teenage crush). Whilst on their way to the studio
they are kidnapped and held for ransom (Lisa being caught up in it
because she happened to be there). The relationship between Lisa and
Robert develops from this point.

The experience for both of them is terrifying and, of course,
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Jenn - Reviews
Apr 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Of Love and Distance is set in India and the U.K. It's a story about
love, cultural barriers, overcoming adersity and strength of spirit.

Lisa is a journalist taksed with interviewing a movie star (who also
happens to be her teenage crush). Whilst on their way to the studio
they are kidnapped and held for ransom (Lisa being caught up in it
because she happened to be there). The relationship between Lisa and
Robert develops from this point.

The experience for both of them is terrifying and, of course,
tr
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Evida Suntoyo
Feb 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Love that sprouts in unforeseen circumstances

This book is set in New Delhi, India. Which was very appealing to me. It allows me to venture into a virtual background through my imagination.

The two main characters Lisa and Robert are from different worlds brought together by an unfortunate incident. Surpassing the situation together, they begin to develop a chemistry between them which leads to love.

The story is a clean romance with believable conversations and an easy to relate to plot. I love
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Joannes Rhino
Feb 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Of Love and Distance is purely a romance story. As one of the genres that I like to read, this novel by Divya really interests me in a sense that the characters and conversations are realistic. I assume this based on the author personal journey or someone that she knows in real life. The plot is well built and the emotions of the main characters really shine to make the overall storyline beautiful. I highly recommend this reading before you sleep at night so you can have sweet dreams.
Deborah Blanchard
Feb 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-review
This book is a wonderful read. It is well written, with believable characters. The characters are well developed and the conversations in this book, flow effortlessly. I love a good , clean romance that is well written, and that is what this book gave me. I will definitely read more from this author. I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review, and honestly, I loved it!!
Charelene Douglas
I have to be honest ... I actually enjoyed this book and struggled to put it down. This book really tugs on you every heart's emotion. The author's writing style was very refreshing to me. The Story really touches your heart and will leave you with that warm fuzzy love feeling! I'm looking forward for more by this author.
Athena Kamalei
Mar 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Please refer to the link for my review on this book. :)

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Lauren (My Expanding Bookshelf)
I really enjoyed Of Love and Distance. It was a nice easy and quick read for a lazy Saturday afternoon. I have a feeling it may be similar to other books, however it is the first of it's kind that I have read.

I felt the setting was fairly realistic. A young woman working on the society page of a newspaper will probably run into a famous movie star now and again. Especially when said movie star is promoting an upcoming film. I quite liked both Lisa and Robert. God only knows what it would be like
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A.J. Colher
Apr 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love and Distance is an intriguing romance novel. Divya Jyoti Rander's style is very refreshing, in that it follows an inspired formula. She is thorough in introducing her readers to Lisa Dutt, and her back story about growing up in Delhi is very interesting. We learn that Lisa has suffered a traumatic event, one that linked her with a celebrity (Robert Brown) who she continues to pine for in the present. The event was apparently big news and she is harassed by the media to tell her story.

The se
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Ann
Apr 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a delightful, heartwarming romance.

In the early stages, the author sets the scene, describing Lisa's upbringing in India, introducing us to her family and school life.

Lisa Dutt is a very troubled young woman. She suffered a traumatic experience which although now over, has left Lisa problems which need to be solved. First was the problem of should she or shouldn't she let herself be interviewed? Was she ready for everyone to know the truth?

Earlier, Lisa who lived in Delhi and worked as a jo
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Kshitij
Mar 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a well written book and the one that is easy to read. Of love & distance is the story of Lisa, a content writer for the TV channel; her life changes forever when she was kidnapped, along with the celebrity actor Robert Brown (who also happens to be her childhood crush). I found the sentiments of Lisa genuine as she keeps on confronting her heart but her rationality had written off any possibility of her being with superstar Robert Brown.

I think writing in first person is a difficult
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Michael J. Brooks
This novel is a great start from a developing author who seems to have a bright future. The main character, Lisa, is a strong-willed young woman who faces a traumatic experience that perhaps many women might be able to identify with here in the 21st century, whether from personal experience or by association with someone who has gone through such turmoil. Though this novel is a work of fiction, I believe it offers a look into the lives of women in many countries who have been victimized the same ...more
George Flores
Apr 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I never get the opportunity to read novels by authors from different countries. I am so glad I had the opportunity to read this book as I found it rather interesting. The story starts out with Lisa, a journalist, making an appearance on a popular television show. The story slowly unravels as Lisa tells about an interesting thing that happened to her. I liked how the author used flashbacks and clever dialogue to tells us Lisa's character and the events leading to a terrible incident that happened ...more
Teresa
Apr 02, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-books
I really wanted to like this book more than I did. I loved the plot, but I was confused about several things. They are listed low in the review in case of spoilers. Other than my confusion I did enjoy the writing style of now and then and was not confused by it. To me the conversations seemed a bit stilted but that is probably the difference in language. The kidnapping scene was brutal and well written. Lisa's precarious predicament during their incarceration was scary, also well done. :) The ma ...more
Lynelle Clark
Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received the book from the author for an honest review.

The flow of the story telling was so easy to follow and before I knew it the book was done. Quick but yet with so much emotion that you could not help but feel for Lisa, the main character in the book.
The name of the book says it all, not only is it physical but also an emotional distance that had to be overcome by her. Her story, although fictional would appeal to many women who goes through this trauma touches the very core of the human
...more
Catrina Courtenay
Mar 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book is a compelling read, that catches you off guard right in the middle. I didn't see this unexpected event in the main character's life coming - at all. And instead of it being forced or ridiculous, it works. Perfectly. She also does a great job of introducing the main character's back story, cleverly disguised within an interview. Her descriptions are well developed and rich and there's enough twists and turns to keep you turning pages! By the end, you're angry at all the people who hav ...more
Riley Jean
Apr 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Of Love and Distance is so much more than a romance.

It opens with Lisa, our well-rounded and relate-able heroine, living in the unique culture and setting of India. Right away we know she has just suffered through something terrible. The question is, what? I found myself intrigued, reading quickly to get to the big reveal. Once I found out what happened, WOW... but that was only the beginning.

What I loved about Lisa was her strength. She was thrown into a tough situation, and had every reason
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Caroline Currie
Apr 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was lucky enough to beta read this book for the author. It was such a change from other books I have read. The location was new to me (at little confusing initially but didn't deter me from enjoying the book) and I was pleasantly surprised by the storyline (something new and nicely written with a bit of innocence behind it a natural romance) . It seemed to have everything I wanted with drama, humour, tears and romance. I would recommend this book to other readers. Keep writing Divya I'm lookin ...more
Martha Stewart
Jan 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I downloaded this book for free from Amazon. It started slow but got better with each page. I am a slow reader but I read this book within three days. There were several things I liked:

The simple, yet beautiful characters
The whirl of emotions
The plot alternating between the past and the present

Way to go!
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