When I see your face – A Novella (by Devika Fernando)

This is the first time I’ve ever come across a Sri Lankan author and was simply curious about her writing style, in https://i0.wp.com/images.gr-assets.com/books/1394111993l/21184214.jpg?resize=173%2C259comparison to the many Indian authors books I’ve read. I was really happy, I didn’t have to wait too long (the normal..ordering for the book..waiting..and then reading) but got a glimpse of her novella ‘When I see your face’ on e-book, on subscribing to her website. [FYI: Also my first time I’ve ever read an e-book] and glad it was of such a wonderful story writer.

I have read romance through the minds of different authors, while all of them have different ways of expressing emotions, Devika has her own style which I feel has a lot of deep meaning but put across very subtly right across her book. She does not overdo the romance bit, but there’s enough in the air to capture the feeling.

I guess you can tell how well a writer writes by the choice of words and the expressions used. I liked her writing style, for someone who writes only romance novels, she’ll surely get better (or maybe she already has) ‘When I see your face’ being her debut writing piece, she’s written a lot more since then.

Coming to this book in particular, the characters and the setting were well placed out and moved well around the story (reminded me of a Nicholas Sparks movie for a minute which I love so much – ‘Safe Haven’, yup that’s it) The story captures the interest of the reader..and when I finally did come to the end of it..I did not want it to end and was searching the file (e-book) for some mistake that could have been made and not having published the rest of the story. Alas! It was the end..

Devika, going by this book – I am sure I would want to read more from you. I’ve visited Sri Lanka, a wonderful place with equally wonderful people. Devika being Sri Lankan (okay Half Sri Lankan – I’m sure that’s the better half) she’d weave out wonderful stories too.

Devika has it in her to make it BIG in the literary world, to be right there among the best.

‘When I see your Face’ is an out-and-out romance book [you have been warned]

Devika said that I have an exotic name (nobody’s actually said that-until now) as for her, she’s got a special writing talent, I’d take that over having an exotic name – anytime! And why is that I come across all the female authors who are pretty BUT married??

2 Replies to “When I see your face – A Novella (by Devika Fernando)”

  1. devikafernando says: Reply

    Thanks a lot for the review and all the compliments. 🙂 Me debut will always hold a special place in my heart, even though I’ve grown as a (romance) writer over the years.

    1. theextraaamile says: Reply

      good talent never goes un-noticed Devika, keep up with the excellent writing 🙂 God Bless

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