Posted in 5 paws, Novella, Review, romance, Short Story, women on March 1, 2015

Two for the Heart-Frame

Title: Two for the Heart

Author: Ekta R. Garg

Genre: Short stories/Women’s literary fiction

Publisher: Prairie Sky Publishing

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A man and a woman get their divorce papers right after the wedding. A woman learns she’s suffering from amnesia. Two stories about relationships and the power of love. Two stories with characters to remember. Two stories for the heart.

“The Proposal”: Pooja and Akshay don’t want to bother with relationships, but they get cornered into marriage. The two devise a fool-proof plan: get married, then get their divorce papers ready. But will they have the guts to go through with the break up?

“Remembrance”: Helen wakes up in the hospital, but she has no idea how she got there. Everyone dodges the question…and then the sister she hasn’t spoken to in 11 years arrives. Why is she here? And will Helen ever remember what happened?

The stories share a connection with each other and will definitely make one with readers.


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These two stories are very powerful about love and forgiveness and starting over. Pooja and Akshay married out of convenience for his mother’s sake but they found much more. Rose came back for her father’s funeral but finds her sister needs her more than either realize.

Both stories are very enjoyable and I could see these becoming even longer. Pooja even makes an appearance in the second story with Rose and Helen.

These stories intrigued me and pulled me in from the beginning of each and left me wanting more. You could feel the emotions of the characters, their pain and happiness. Well written and really don’t take long to read since they are novellas.

We give this 5 paws up!


About the Author

Since the start of her publishing career in 2005 Ekta has edited and written about everything from health care to home improvement to Hindi films. She has worked for: The Portland Physician Scribe, Portland, Oregon’s premier medical newspaper; show magazines for home tours organized by the Portland Home Builders Association;; The Bollywood Ticket; The International Indian; and the annual anthologies published by the Avondale Inkslingers, based in Avondale, Arizona.

In 2011 Ekta stepped off the ledge and became a freelancer. She edits short stories and novels for other writers, contributing to their writing dreams. She is also a part-time editor for aois21, and she reviews books for her own book review blog as well as NetGalley, TypeReel, and

Prairie Sky Publishing serves as the publishing arm of Ekta’s professional writing blog, The Write Edge. When she’s not writing, Ekta is a domestic engineer–known in the vernacular as “a housewife.” She’s married, has two energetic daughters who keep her running, and she divides her time between keeping house and fulfilling her writing dreams.

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