Author: Rishabh Puri
We’re all a little broken, and that’s okay.
Or is it? Rick has a medical condition that makes his life different from the rest. But unlike others around him, he sees this not as a curse, but as an opportunity to cherish life and all the bitter-sweet gifts it brings with it.
Amidst frequent visits to the doctor, multiple surgeries that risk his life being, and a life that meant surveillance all the time, Rick has to fight for himself each day. But he pulls through, thanks to his family and friend Jacob, who become his pillars of strength.
And then, at a time when he is least expecting it, and with someone he meets by accident – love happens. It’s a new feeling for his heart and he is scared to lose it.
Will Lisa really understand the goodness of his heart or just walk away?
Inside the Heart of Hope is a story of strong will, perseverance and optimism which will make you wonder if sky is really the limit.
While the main story line is good, the overall treatment of it needs a lot of work. The narration and the characters were a bit too raw. Even the story setting needed a lot of work. It took me a while to understand that the story was set in India, yet it did not have anything to demonstrate this fact. Also, I felt that the author got confused in terms of a temple and a church, let’s take this paragraph for example:
“We drive to the temple that I’ve been visiting since my childhood. It is beautiful. Its spires reach to heaven; the carvings depict ancient holy symbols. The grounds are lush with flowers and exotic trees. We step inside, and a warm peace envelops us. It is dark compared to outside, and we wait for our eyes to adjust before slipping on to a cold, hard bench. I stare up at the statues and paintings that hang on the wall.”
This does not feel like a temple that is in India.
In addition to this, it felt like the author added details to the story as and when he felt the need in the story which had no previous mention.
On the whole, while the idea was good, there needs a lot of work in terms of everything else. I rate this one a 2 out of 4.