London, Uk (PressExposure) July 17, 2008 -- Duped into marrying a supposedly eminent businessman, it is not long before Maya begins to realise that life with Abichal is not at all like the life his family had boldly touted. Trapped in an illusion and forced into silence through shame and fear, Maya suffers in solitude.
Remaining a faithful and dutiful wife, Maya invests all of her energies into making her marriage a success and is rewarded with happy and healthy children. Despite their differences in outlook Maya and Abichal manage to continue the marriage but it is not long before shocking revelations and severe breakdowns of trust force Maya to act.
This book follows Maya as she single-handedly battles to provide for her young family in spite of a selfish and uncaring husband who tries to thwart her every success. The reader follows this beautiful and confident young lady along a path to true responsibility and through the minefield of life with an abusive husband.
Taran Dhillon masterfully presents the story, piecing parts of Maya's tale together to give us a full overview of the formative years of her young adult life. Increasingly confident in her social commentary, Maya is an astute thinker and Dhillon is an astute writer. Once opened, Maya's story pulls you in and you empathetically live and breathe every hope and every disappointment with the wholly captivating heroine.
This book actually imparts two great stories at once: it is not only a gripping and heart-wrenching tale of a highly promising young woman who is undeservedly downtrodden, but it is also a testimony to Maya's indomitable spirit and an irresistible inspiration for every reader as she grows into a self-reliant, spiritually aware pillar of her community.