Love Comes Later by Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar was the first book to get approved for me in NetGalley. Frankly I have never read a book like this before, it’s more like unknown lands for me. We don’t often get a glimpse into everyday life in Qatar or probably other Arab countries in novels making this book unique and an interesting read. It is a well-written and insightful exploration of life in Arab countries (probably except the ultra-modern city of Dubai), bringing out certain socio-cultural clash between the balance of modernity and tradition which is again unique to some Arab and Asian countries. The author throws the reader right into the heat, tense and tragedy in the very beginning and eventually the events subdued to unravel a sober widowed Abdulla forced to remarry.
I loved how the characters changed and grew throughout the whole story. I hope the writer writes a sequel to this book as I would love to know what happened to all these characters. Love Comes Later thought me not to judge a book by its cover. A great read. Highly recommended.