For Authors For Bloggers Beck Valley Books is an influential book review site and book tour host - Book Reviewer Yellow Pages A dream to work with, professional, helpful beyond measure plus working with her is one of the best things I've done to promote my eBook - author Lisa Consiglio Ryan I love working with you - you're kind, encouraging and effective! Thanks for all you do for all of us authors! - author Kaira Rouda I knew I had met someone who would handle my books like they were her own. Truly a pleasure doing business with you! - author Melissa Foster Your service and perseverance to assure that the tour ran smoothly enabled its success. I cannot express my appreciation enough - author Joyce Strand Amazingly organized, efficient and stays on top of the details. Her professionalism is outstanding, communication skills unparalleled and she's even rather adept at hand-holding when it is necessary - author Barbara Boswell Brunner Thanks so much to you and all of your wonderful reviewers! I've had phenomenal success from this blog tour - author Delia Colvin

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Book Review - When She Smiled by Ritoban Chakrabarti

Book Review
When She Smiled
by Ritoban Chakrabarti

Book Description
Mrityunjoy Roy is a fifteen year old Bengali who has spent the last ten years of his life growing up in Shimla. While his family is completely academically oriented, he wants something more.

Finally he meets Akanksha in school, who turns his world upside down with her gorgeous looks and mind boggling smile.

As fate would have it, she joins his tuition, and thus begins the torrid year of puppy love, romance, heartbreak, tragedy, and self discovery.

Set among the scenic Shivalik hills of Shimla when mobile phones and internet were non-existent, this is a story of how an average young teenager comes to terms with his destiny.

Book available from...

Our Book Review
A beautiful gentle tale of innocent young love, or perhaps a one sided teenage crush. The story follows 15 year old Mrityunjoy and the the person of his admiration and love, Akanksha.

Mrityunjoy, or Roy as his friends call him, has returned to his old school, after being in a all boys Sainik school for 2 years, which is 'the' school to go to if the aim is to join the army.  Unfortunately for Roy injury ended that goal.  He is a lovely character to follow through the story, nice and honorable, you can't fail to feel his joy and sadness at times.

As he describes his home life and the wonderful scenery around him, the simpler life without the things we now take for granted it made me smile that the thought of a being rewarded with a simple can of coke would make so much excitement.  Although with harsh conditions, a strict father who saw beatings as a needed discipline to make his children stronger and who's one focus was for them to study for hours on end not everything was that good.

As Roy returns to his school, it happens, the smile of the century from a beautiful girl called Akansha.  All the boys notice her and crave to be with her yet it appears that Roy may be the lucky one or is he?

An un-hurried story of the good and bad games of teenage first love, hope and heartbreak.  Ideal read to relax with.
Our Rating

About the Author
Ritoban Chakrabarti is an entrepreneur who started his first internet marketing company right after college. Since then he has self-taught himself programming, designing, marketing, and management. His first novel, When She Smiled, a young adult romance, was first published on 30th November 2014. He is an avid traveller, and believes in a life without boundaries.
Find the author on the following sites...

Sharon x

Are you a book reviewer or book blogger? Join our book tours reviewers team - Apply Here x

Photobucket  018836-glossy-silver-icon-symbols-shapes-square-2


  1. This looks like an interesting coming of age story. Very cool.

  2. I really need to expand my book collection - this looks great #ukbloggers

  3. Sounds very much like I would pine for a simpler and tech free life, as well as get sucked into the characters

  4. Sounds like a very laid back kind of novel set in a different culture then our own. But then teenage love is pretty universal!

  5. I think my niece would like this story.

  6. This sounds like something I would very much enjoy reading. I am so curious about the love story.

  7. Sounds like a beautiful coming of age, love story!

  8. This sounds like a read that is sweet with some challenges for him. I love reads like this as long as they have a happy ending. Thanks for sharing.

  9. My husband will love this right up his alley. Thank you for sharing!


Always lovely to hear your comments xx

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Welcome to Beck Valley Books
visit our website and search for your books at

Contact Form


Email *

Message *