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Romance Contemporary | Women's Fiction Contemporary | Multicultural Indian
Her name means â€śmiracleâ€ť in Sanskrit, and to her parents,
thatâ€™s exactly what Kimaya is. The first baby to survive
after several miscarriages, Kimi grows up in a mansion at
the top of Mumbaiâ€™s Pali Hill, surrounded by love and
privilege. But at eleven years old, she develops a rare
illness that requires her to be confined to a germ-free
ivory tower in her home, with only the Arabian Sea
churning outside her window for companyâ€¦. Until one person
dares venture into her world.
Tasked at fourteen years old with supporting his family,
Rahul Savant shows up to wash Kimiâ€™s windows, and an
unlikely friendship develops across the plastic curtain of
her isolation room. As years pass, Rahul becomes Kimiâ€™s
eyes to the outside worldâ€”and she becomes his inspiration
to better himself by enrolling in the police force. But
when a life-saving heart transplant offers the chance of a
real future, both must face all that ties them together
and keeps them apart.
As Kimi anticipates a new life, Rahul struggles with
loving someone he may yet lose. And when his investigation
into a black market organ ring run by a sociopathic gang
lord exposes dangerous secrets that cut too close to home,
only Rahulâ€™s deep, abiding connection with Kimi can keep
her safeâ€”and reveal the true meaning of courage, loss, and
12 comments posted.
Re: A Distant Heart
I have faced a similar challenge, for personal reasons and by
choice. The challenge is, once things change, to find a
comfort level with being in "the world" again. That is
something I still have some issues with,
(Edward Washington 10:27am December 29, 2017)
I would face a great many challenges. Not being able to have
sunshine, walks, fresh air and my life would be severely
impacted by these difficulties since my health problems would
(Sharon Berger 1:49pm December 29, 2017)
I am permanently disabled due to a bad car accident so I am
most often bed bound due to my condition. I have learned
that all you can do if live your life one day at a time.
(Nina Campbell 6:43pm December 29, 2017)
I am mostly housebound by my health, but treasure the times I can get out, even if it is simply to the local farmer's market - a rare occurrence that I covet. Books and family keep me sane.
(Sharon Mitchell 11:18pm December 29, 2017)
"What is the most unique challenge you'd face if you were locked away as Kimi
was for health reasons? Tell us below and be entered to win!" Loss of muscle
mass--it would be a unique challenge in the sense of a very serious challenge!
Inactivity is a terrible thing!
(John Smith 11:44pm December 29, 2017)
I'm always fascinated by the creative process that
authors go through to craft their stories. And it
intrigues me that the characters will demand that their
stories be changed right in the middle! So, wonder what
you're gonna do with all of those mice insisting on
coming in. Do THEY get their own story? ;-)
(Marcia Berbeza 12:05pm December 30, 2017)
Looks like a good read! Thanks for a chance to win.
(Connie Sahn 6:40pm December 30, 2017)
Would love the chance to read!
(Rebecca Shields 8:19pm December 30, 2017)
this sounds good
(Debbi Shaw 10:36pm December 30, 2017)
Canâ€™t wait to read!
(Chrissey Dormer 9:54am December 31, 2017)
I'm thankful to not ever having to face this problem, but I have an idea boredom would be my greatest challenge. I would need to find ways to create an interesting life within the confines of one room.
(Anna Speed 1:40pm December 31, 2017)
there are some days i wouldn't mind be all al one, but
for the mostpart i'd miss being able to walk outside in
the fresh air. i also think i'd be terribly bored --
after all there are just so many books one can read in a
day (!). it'd be very difficult be able to look out and
see the world going by without me.
(Sandy Haber 5:17pm December 31, 2017)
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