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3.97  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Life is tough, and it becomes tougher when you need to make life changing decisions. Would you dare to love again? Would you allow yourself to be loved and to be cherished again? Many of us turn away from life, thinking that it is not for them but some take a leap of faith rewrite their story for the sake of love? Love, Again is a double header book bringing you two storie ...more
Paperback, First Edition, 170 pages
Published May 25th 2015 by Half Baked Beans
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Zeenat Mahal
Sep 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What I love about Sumeetha's stories is that though they is romance, there is a love story, it is more than that. I love romances but I love strong stories even more and sometimes romances, just as romance can be too superficial, if the characters don't go deep enough. Sumeetha's stories for me fall under women's fiction, which is just another way of saying mainstream fiction. It was the same with The Perfect Groom. She delves into social problems, emotional and psychological depths of her chara ...more
Preethi Venugopala
Jun 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Love again,is a double header with two romance novellas.
These lines of Mehendi by Sumeetha Manikandan and A Tulip in the desert by Shrruti Patole Clarence.

Sumeetha takes you into the lives of Lalitha and Shrikanth who decides on a marriage of convenience. A very contemporary story that takes you through the struggles of heartbreak, betrayal and love in its purest form.

Shrruti tells you the tale of Raj and Charmaine who are united by their common love of Egyptology and something more than just l
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May 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Love, Again is a double header novel published by Half Baked Beans andFablery with two novellas – A Tulip in the Desert by Shrruti Patole Clarence and These Lines of Mehendi by Sumeetha Manikandan.

FIRST :- These Lines of Mehendi by Sumeetha Manikandan.
The story starts like this, Lalitha used to run her beauty parlour.
She had not seen Suresh, for almost ten years. She had gone to Banglore for his husband death.
she is feeling uncomfortable and worried .Would they blame her for his suicide?
There we
Sundari Venkatraman
Feb 16, 2016 rated it liked it
Disclaimer: I received the PDF version of this book via The Book Club in return for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation for the same.

The book consists of two novellas by two authors. Let me deal with them separately.

THESE LINES OF MEHENDI by Sumeetha Manikandan (4-stars)

This is a story set in Chennai and is about Lalitha. The story opens with Lalitha rushing to Bangalore as Suresh, her husband of ten years had committed suicide. The wonder is that she had separated from him wit
May 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Note : A Review of this book is posted in my blog - Book And Ink

Love, Again is a double header book featuring two stories, both focusing on giving love a second chance.

The first story, These Lines of Mehendi is by Sumeetha Manikandan. The protagonist, Lalitha is a beautician who is seperated from her husband and eventually becomes a widow. Her parlor business takes a major hit when she is widowed. To revive her dying business, Lalitha has to marry again. Along comes Shrikanth who is forced to m
Nikita Jhanglani
Feb 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
These lines of Mehendi is the story of Lalitha, recently widowed at the young age of 29 by the suicide of her estranged husband of ten years. To save the beauty parlor she runs with her aunt Padma, she enters into a marriage of convenience with Shrikanth. Lalitha has been hurt immensely in the past and isn't looking for love again, lest it becomes a thorn in her path again. The same holds true for Shrikanth.
I liked the story. It is a simple tale of love and betrayal. Without endlessly dragging t
Enakshi J
Jul 04, 2015 rated it liked it
“Love, again” is a delightful read. The cover is picturesque, with all the dreamy colors and the title is self explanatory. The first story, “These lines of mehendi”, has been beautifully crafted but is predictable to a large extent. The narration is lucid, the expressions and dialogues give life to the characters. Lalitha is the protagonist opposite to Shrikant and both the characters balance each other pretty well. The content is grammatically correct. The author has successfully portrayed a c ...more
Mar 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
a. These Lines of Mehendi by Sumeetha Manikandan
Lalitha, a self-sufficient woman is seperated from her husband Suresh for ten years, for reasons known to them. Suresh commits suicide leaving Lalitha a widow and thus dooming her business because in this superstitious society who will let a widow apply bridal mehendi to her daughters? Shrikanth enters her life in this stage. He who was betrayed by his childhood best friend just days before their wedding has contempt at the mere thought
Ruchi Singh
Nov 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mythology, romance
Love Again is a collection of two romance novellas; 'These Lines Of Mehendi' by Sumeetha Manikandan and 'A Tulip in the Desert' by Shrruti Patole Clarence.

I have read and loved Sumeetha's 'The Perfect Groom', and I wasn't disappointed. She focuses on another core issue which Indian women face even today, and has spun a wonderful romance. The honest emotions into the lives of Lalitha and Shrikanthin touches one's heart.

'A Tulip in the Desert' is the story of Raj and Charmaine with a very unique a
Himani Gupta
Jun 18, 2015 rated it liked it
This book is clubbed with two stories with different genre, but main motive is love. I enjoyed reading both the stories. Emotions, mystery, love, Adventure and History you will find in one book. A must read book

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Kavipriya Moorthy
Mar 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Love, Again by Sumeetha and Shrruti
Received this book on behalf of the book club in exchange for an honest review.
First Impression – The blurb of the book was intriguing as it spoke about the decisions one makes in life. A double header book with two stories – one by sumeetha titled “These lines of Mehendi” and another by Shrruti titled “A tulip in the desert” I fell in the love with the titles immediately. Though the cover didn’t impress much, the stories did leap my expectation of just anothe
Viswanath Kumar
Apr 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Marriage of convenience is always an interesting plot when it comes to short novels. Having read "The perfect groom", I was looking forward for sumeetha's next tambhram novel. "These lines of mehandi" is a feel good book for a short read. As always the author had successfully captured the essence of tambhram culture along with mama-mami syllables. While the screenplay is nothing new and the climax is well expected, the narration and story telling is still fresh and provide good grip for the nove ...more
Leela Pal Chaudhuri
Feb 10, 2016 rated it liked it
These Lines of Mehendi was the perfect antidote to the cold-congested headachy mind and soul. A beautiful love story, naturally narrated, sweet, simple, short and savoury. Sumeetha as always, excels in love stories, especially the marriage of convenience kinds. Love the neat setting of contexts and the reality of age-old custom/superstitions clashing with 21st century situations, along with the concomitant ironies, especially evident in society's perception of women. More power to you Sumi!
Mar 18, 2016 rated it it was ok
Presenting the Book Review of Love Again.This is a double header book, meaning two authors each contributing a story.Simple language and smooth flow. Beautiful description of places. They tie the knot on terms of marriage of convenience. Does that even work or exist? Read the story to find out.
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Sumeetha Manikandan is a freelance writer and an author who loves to write and base her plots on the tambrahm community of Mylapore, Chennai. She is the author of ‘The Perfect Groom’ that has been a bestselling ebook on the top 50 charts of Amazon India ever since publication.

An avid reader, she loves to read across different genres – romance, historical fiction, non-fiction, mystery, fantasy etc.
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“With the first line of Mehendi, she forgot her troubles and delved into the beautiful world of checkered patterns and intricate lines.” 5 likes
“Destiny always has definite plans for everyone and they get reveled at the right time. There is a divine purpose in everyone’s life but as human beings, we tend to deviate from His plans, getting over confident in our own abilities....
From A Tulip in the Desert.”
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