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Promise Me a Million Times by Keshav Aneel – Book review


Promise Me a Million Times Book Cover Promise Me a Million Times
Keshav Aneel
Fiction/ Romance
Srishti Publishers & Distributors
August 1st 2016
Read on Amazon Kindle app

Believing that life always gives us all a second chance is too bookish a thought.
Because sometimes, by the time we finally realize our faults and true potential,
times have changed dramatically.
Like a couple of migratory birds, both Charlie and Edwin leave everything
back in their village and settle for a new life in the big city. For Edwin, it was
where he was going to chase his dreams of becoming an actor; but for Charlie,
it was just another place to be with his only friend, to help him accomplish his
However, life seemed to have different plans as it throws Charlie in Aster's
way, who was silently walking through instabilities of her own destiny. He
could never have guessed, but he was in for an absolute unthoughtful phase of
profoundness, which was going to last forever.
Promise me a Million Times is a story of dreams, friendship, struggles and a will
to make up for every loss with love by your side


‘Promise Me a Million Times’, as the name suggests, is a love story. As it had been long since I had read a love story, I decided to read this book as it had good reviews. Love stories, after all, are touching and we require that sort of a therapy to melt the heart from time to time. So, here’s what the book has to offer the readers!

Plot Summary:

The book revolves around the story of two young boys, Ed and Charlie, who are orphans. The two move from their small village to a big city to realize Ed’s dream of becoming an actor. Ed and Charlie are best friends, more like brothers, and since they are orphans, they are like family to each other. Thus, when Ed dreams of making it big in the showbiz world, Charlie accompanies him to the big city. However, he himself does not have any specific motive in life.

Once in the city, the two boys struggle to find a place to stay. After a while, they meet a group of boys and move into their room. The boys soon become best friends and more like family to Ed and Charlie and shower them with love, hope and life.

However, Charlie’s life assumes a new meaning when he meets a beautiful young medical intern, Aster. Aster, an orphan herself, has a dark past but is very optimistic about life. She fills Charlie’s life with purpose, motivation and love and inspires him to make it big in life by pursuing his passion for writing.

But then, love stories have to have a twist, don’t they? So, there comes a twist in their picture perfect love story and it will break your heart. To know what happens to the couple and to Ed, read the book!

Writing Style:

The book is written by an Indian author so the language used is quite easy and understandable for Indian readers. The author has kept it simple and sober, not mixing up too many things. Thus, you can read the book with pace and finish it within two or three days.

My Perception:

The book is a heart-warming story of love, affection, care, brotherhood and friendship. It has many hidden messages in it; it teaches you the importance of parents, of having true friends in life, of what love can do to a human, of how important it is to be optimistic in life and that success comes only after failure. It will touch your heart in a number of ways and bring tears in your eyes at the end. The end surely is heart-breaking and you will feel the pain of the characters. For those who like reading simple and emotional love stories, this book is highly recommended!

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Pooja Kshirsagar

Pooja is a full-time copywriter, a passionate blogger and an aspiring novelist. She believes in power of words and absolutely loves reading books. She’s here to help all the bookworms choose and read the right book and set out on a virtual journey through reading!


  • Chaicy September 23, 2016 Reply

    That was a very detailed review, I’d surely give it a read

    xoxo Chaicy
    Style.. A pastiche! –

  • Maniparna Sengupta Majumder September 24, 2016 Reply

    The review is really nice, but these days, I sincerely avoid love stories. Tired of reading them… 😛

  • Jyotirmoy Sarkar September 24, 2016 Reply

    I love love-stories, will read it.

  • Pooja Kshirsagar September 26, 2016 Reply

    Thank you everyone! Do read. Even if you aren’t really fond of love stories, the book will give u a lot of inspiration to chase your dreams.

  • muthusamy April 7, 2017 Reply

    Thanks, Keshav Aneel. For making me million times happy.

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