No Time for Goodbyes is the first book of the Tamanna trilogy written by Andaleeb Wajid, who has also authored More Than Just Biryani.
Tamanna is thrown back 30 years in time, into her mom’s teenage years. Assumed to be the ‘Australian’ friend of Manoj, she is welcomed into her mother’s household.
Tamanna soon discovers she had time travelled due to an invention of Manoj’s granddad. As Manoj’s granddad works to send her back to her time, Tamanna is jostling with problems of her own – her love for Manoj, her mother’s jealousy and her increasing suspicion as time wears by.
Drama is let loose, when a new girl ‘friend’ of Manoj introduced, much to the annoyance of Tamanna. Manoj in the mean time has a row with his granddad adding to the tension in the household.
Finally, Manoj’s granddad finds a way to send her back. Tamanna takes the news with mixed feelings, sad that she has to part with Manoj, and at the same time relieved because she can return to her life, much to Manoj’s anguish. The story proceeds into a time travelling romance with she coming back in time often.
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- The tender romance between the leads binds the book together into a wonderful light read for almost all age groups. The story line though far-fetched is offset by Tamanna’s outlook and character.
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This book leaves some of questions unanswered.
- How come Tamanna’s mother doesn’t realize the similarities?
- By now, shouldn’t the present day aunt have realized that ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ was indeed released ‘after’ she had read it?
Hopefully, the sequel would have convincing answers to clear the vague bits of the story .
A youthful romance that blossoms upon time traveling events.