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It Happens for a Reason. A novel by Preeti Shenoy. Read the first few pages!


Here it is! The first few pages of my new book 'It Happens for a reason'.




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  1. Great writing Preeti -- loved it :-)

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    1. Thanks a lot A. Personally I think this is one of my best.

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  2. that's an interesting one.. bt leaving us on the edge, aan not fair... but i know it has to be done, to leave us intrigued ;) good luck :)

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    1. Thank you so much harshita! :) Only 5 more weeks and the book will be out :)

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  3. I love the way you narrate the story:) Interesting one..Good Luck !

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    1. Thank you so much Spandana. Much appreciate the wishes.

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  4. Ahhhh, excellent! And, nothing to comment about your writing, Preeti. The feel was never gone. Waiting for the book. Thanks a ton for the personalised reply email too. You made my day. :)

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    1. Thanks a lot Bharathi. I finally caught up with all my pending emails and it feels great to have put a smile on someone's face :)

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  5. Its awesome ma'am. You always manage to create the magic. I love you for all ur works..
    I'm waiting for the book now. You've whetted my appetite. :)
    All the best for this book...DO COME TO CHENNAI THIS TIME TOO..
    YOU ROCK :)

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    1. Thanks a lot Lavanya. The card you made for me occupies a special place in my room :)

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  6. Great writing ma'am.Can't wait to get it :) This time something more interesting you have for your readers like me.Waiting for the day.Good luck :)

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    1. Thanks so much preethy. Yes indeed, it is a very different and an unusual story.

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  7. Nooooo....I couldn't have read all that so fast. Few more pages please please please.

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    1. Thanks a lot Shvetha! December 10th :)

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  8. Liked the prologue. Waiting for the book. :)

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    1. Thank you so much Aiswarya! :)

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  9. preeti you made me curious...i wish the copy of your novel in my hand nd i could read it in one go!!

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    1. Thank you Alka! :) It is indeed one of my best. Personally a book, close to my heart.

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  11. It was awesome preeti maam.. I never actually ordered any book just by reading it's first few pages but i must say ur upcoming book really left me excited & yes i ordered it waiting for my copy.. Hope u'll organise a event in nagpur for this one..

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    1. Thank you so much Amrut. That is a huge compliment. I will definitely try and come to Nagpur this time. This book is very different from the usual love-stories going around and it is personally close to my heart.

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  12. Excellent work,Preeti.

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  13. I liked ur life is what you make it.. This one sounds like an interesting premise. Can't wait for the book

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    1. Thank you Salesh and hope you enjoy the read.

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  14. Thank you so much Preeti for sharing the first 20 pages of the most awaited book of 2014! I am eagerly waiting for December 10th. Best Wishes!

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  15. Hey...Awesome start and lot of power in the dialogues.

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  16. Hi Mam,
    before one year I never read books. but one day my friend referred your book and I started to read. It was awesome. I just loved story of "The Secret Wishlist". when I read your book, I can imagine situation and curiously waiting for next situation. Awaiting for next book. :)

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    1. Thank you Mona! It is up for pre-order now.

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  17. Hi Mam,

    Just completed the 20 pages you have shared and can't hold myself to pre-order a copy of this and also blocked a day to completed in a single sitting.
    I am a new fan of your writings and storytelling skill. Recently, I have completed “Life is what you make it” and purchased the “The secret Wish list” and waiting eagerly for your next one ….

    “Life is what you make it”, is truly one of the most beautiful novel I have ever read. In between, I have dared to write a sort of review of it on my blog ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
    http://anildwivedi.blogspot.in/2014/10/book-review-life-is-what-you-make-it.html

    Wish you a very Good Luck for the new release “It happens for a reason” !!

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    1. Thank you Anil. Will surely read the review. There is also 'The One You Cannot have' which has been getting good reviews, and that was my last book.

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  18. Hi Preeti,

    I'm really excited and awaiting your new book release after reading first 20 pages. Each book of yours, story and characters are so closely related to real life that I always find myself associate with an incident or character .:P
    Not only that at end of each book,it always gives us a message i.e hopes and motivation to keep going . Your first book I read was '' A tea for two and a piece of cake '' which was amazing and then i bought all of your books.. My personal favourite is ''“Life is what you make it” and '' THE SECRET WISH LIST '' ..
    Honestly After reading that , I too have listed down my wish list.
    Thanks for inspiring me.. I really hope that one day I can also learn & pen down something creative .
    ( Recently started writing blogs and daily journals )..Please do give us some tips & tutorials for beginners like me... It will really help us.
    Best Wishes !!!!

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  19. Oh man!! What superb skill ma'am!! Absolutely spiffing!! My friend gave me this book to read and after reading it I have bought all your books.. I think you are the ONE Indian writer who connects with me.. You don't even know me, but you know me very very deeply, you know my heart even better than I do.. Thank you. You fan #TILLTHELASTBREATH

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  20. PREETI SHENOY is the phenomenon!!! Not stupid Chetan Bhagat. Your books are way better than Chetan's. I think in a few years time, you will surpass him as the highest selling Indian author. One more thing- Try to get your books to the rural markets. Good luck.

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  21. ''Life is what you make it''
    I love this novel...and I am biggest fan of yours !!


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  22. ''Life is what you make it''
    I love this novel...and I am biggest fan of yours !!

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