Ure that is life Sophia found herself passion for chocolate thus giving her an idea of making the most delicious milk chocolate The Rainbow Acres has chocolate thus giving her an idea of making the most delicious milk chocolate The Rainbow Acres has stories of two different individuals happening at 2 different times 20 years apart and finally merge into an xuisite family The Rainbow Acres tells the brave story of the pioneer Punjabi farmers of California who started their journeys from Punjab in the Pin-Up early 1900s shortly after the California Gold Rush Undertaking perilous journeys they sailed across two oceans to reach California with the hope of claiming and farming their piece of this golden landMany of these pioneer Punjabi farmers of California married Mexican women who had migrated to California after having been uprooted by the Mexican revolution As a result a fascinating Punjabi Mexican community sprang up in California It was a beautiful coming together of two cultures a truly secular bithnic set up that came to xemplify a new and clectic CaliforniaLife is an adventure and at what new turn life will take us to we don t have any idea So how do Kishan and Sophia meet What happens in their livesMy Take This book The Rainbow Acres By Simrita Dhir is a book filled with hope love friendship brotherhood family and respect Both the stories differ from Loyal to His Lies each other invery way and the author Simrita Dhir has done an incredible job in describing The Favorite Daughter every part of it admirably The culture traditions family history the warar and struggle of that time Fitness for Geeks everything isxplained and fitted together perfectly in the story I like the way Author Simrita Dhir has written this book and tells us that life is an adventure The growth of characters from childhood to adulthood verything is refined and well written Overall this is a story of proud Sikhs and conscientious Mexican together as a family So read now the most adventurous life of two individuals in The Rainbow Acres by Simrita Dhir The Rainbow Acres spans continents and centuries of time to take the reader on a historic journey all the way from a village in Punjab with its rustic land loving farmers to California the new land of promise with its huge tracts of land rivers and the discovery of gold in 1849 A vivid lucidly told tale takes the reader over a roller coaster ride of adventure in realization of hidden human potentials thirst for unrealized possibilities and lust for xploring new horizons The narrative begins from Punjab home to a driven untamed unbroken nomadic farming people a restless community on the move through the millennia a curious people ver on the lookout for greener pastures for whatever it may take Kishan and Jaspal two village lads from the historic town of Noor Mahal in Punj A captivating debut novelThe title intrigued me as did the blurb This historical adventure cum love story drew me in with its tender yet passionate portrayal of two completely different cultures that come together thanks to overwhelming personal tragedies The story #Affirms That Dreams Do Come #that dreams do come borne on the wings of hard work and perseverance The hardships faced by the protagonists are realistically heart rendingly portrayed and makes the reader cheer all the for their successesI njoyed the imagery that made it possible to relive a bygone ra in lyrical technicolor prose although impatient to get back to the action I did skim over a few of the descriptive passages The two parallel stories of Kishan and Sophia come together beautifully in the nd A fab read One book Two worlds The Rainbow Acres is a lot to say in one book It is a novel and a memoir It is powerful and forthright The book Naked Choke explores courage self love kindness humanity friendship resilience recovery immigrants culture and the struggles of making peace with your heart This is a tale about survival and loss It is heartening howven in the darkest of storms the characters clung to the best of the worst of the world of life of pastWhat this book made me feel is hard to put into words It is a beautiful book that deserves Much Attention If A attention If a had a taste he was convinced that Sophia s would be the taste of chocolate Simrita Dhir The Rainbow Acres A carpenter building a sawmill by the American River in Sutter Creek California first spotted the glimmering yellow in the water in 1848 Scooping it up and gazing at it closely he could hardly deny that it was the coveted metal He however bit it just so he could be sure really sure before yelling out Gold These powerful opening lines capture the Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good essence of Simrita Dhir s debut novel The Rainbow Acres The Rainbow Acres traces the tumultuous lives of Kishan Singh a boy from a small village in British India s Punjab and Sophia a girl from a small fishing village in the turmoil ridden Mexico of the 1920s I was reminded of the stories of Khushwant Singh and Gabriel Garcia Maruez Sample this In 1916 a heartbroken Kishan Singh heard the call thousands of miles away in a dusty old village Noor Mahal in Punjab British India A loud vigorous cry it shook his beingnticing his mind with audacious hope to where all the colours of the rainbow came down to blaze his path In 1925 the shout reached Sophia in the faraway Mexican fishing village of Bah a de Kino propelling her to follow glitzy butterflies to yellow afternoons and violet sunsets to reignite a submersed passion to start anew and dream F dead villagers Kishan Singh’s dreams are ruthlessly washed away Devastated he sets off on a life threatening voyage across two oceans for a distant and unknown landOn a cataclysmic day in 1919 Sophia’s idyllic world in Guadalajara Mexico falls apart when she becomes a hapless victim to the ravages of the Mexican Revolution She battles hunger poverty and near pro. From the very first page as I started reading i noticed author has nice grip over I noticed author has nice grip over language she has used uite a nice collection of ornamental words to decorate the tale providing reuited depthNarration is smooth and kept me interestedThe chapters alter between two peoples life who are actually the main characters Kishan Singh belonging from British India and Sophia from MexicoThe interior area of Punjab a village from where Kishan belongs is beautiful depicted his arly age the way he looks at his beloved back then Roop in the subseuent next chapters I read about Sophie and her family cultural similarities could be seen between Mexican household
and IndiansAuthor has taken nough time to put focus on how relationships and various intense IndiansAuthor has taken Healing Souls enough time to put focus on how relationships and various intense matter with one s own family society friends and with their gone traumatic past last but not the least with their own selves through a tale that talks about distress caused by political uprising in countries that people die and families separate helplessly to live in another country where they again have to grow from the very basic heartbreaks immigration struggling with social discrimination racial prejudice Life can be difficult at times but again can bring unexpected twists with great bounty of happiness With interesting twists the story told finally that if love is pure strong friendship is there to support you through ups and downs they can dissolve any of these barriers letting the core of all of us that is the human heart filled with love and acceptance come together leaping all differences because we all are same at some point that is we all are looking for loveAuthor did good research shows she has taken good time to delve in the matters to present the message by keeping the book not over the top but putting good twists and turns Title The Rainbow Acres Author Simrita DhirFormat Paperback Publisher Om Books InternationalLength 287 pagesSynopsisIn the spring of 1916 seventeen year old Kishan Singh isuphoric in his village Noor Mahal in Punjab British India as he dreams of going to college landing a government job and marrying his heartthrob Roop Summer flies in with promise but Seductive Surrender ends in disaster when heavy rains flood the fields wrecking the cotton crop and triggering influenza which leaves behind a trail of dead villagers Kishan Singh s dreams are ruthlessly washed away Devastated he sets off on a life threatening voyage across two oceans for a distant and unknown landOn a cataclysmic day in 1919 Sophia s idyllic world in Guadalajara Mexico falls apart when she becomes a hapless victim to the ravages of the Mexican Revolution She battles hunger poverty and near prostitution beforembarking on a perilous night journey across the borderWill their paths cross in the land of opportunities that is overrun with racial and class barriersThe Rainbow Acres is a moving saga of migration selfless love fortitude friendship and the uest for land and identity set against the backdrop of old Punjab arly California and revolution torn MexicoReviewThe authors insight and beautiful use of language makes this book a masterpiece It is a must read As I went on reading the book I was and drawn into the book the characters and the incidents that took place in their lives The readers feel the pain of the characters
#like Kishan and Sophia they rejoice when they are happy and #Kishan and Sophia they rejoice when they are happy and delighted when the characters finally achieve what they want The book portrays the true form of life which shows how it is filled with struggles and how the world is filled with opportunities for those who have the spirit and the will power to achieve their dreams It book is an absolute delight to read The characters are well carved and ach one be it major or a minor character has its own important role to play in the story The wise use of words recreates the images of the settings and places used in the transports the readers right at the places mentioned The book nicely highlights truth hard work love friendship in this awesome novel And once the readers reach to a point where the title of the book is decoded it is sure to leave a smile The read is filled with motions and straight touches the heart The book is too good to be a debut novel which shows the hard work and how well read the author is The book has made a special place in my heart and I would be getting back to it from time to time The read will be one of those I will cherish Rating45 5 The Rainbow Acres starts with Kishan a 17 year old who lived with his Aunt and Uncle at Noor Mahal in Punjab British India Kishan a boy from a small village with big dreams Having a teen crush on Roop the most beautiful girl in the village and his childhood friend Kishan is always reading and studying well so that he could nd up working for the British Government With that it will be asier for him to marry Roop So the Story starts with beautiful teen crushing story from blushing to storytelling from meeting secretly to going on the other village for celebration from flirting to dreaming of kissing her It s the story of Kishan Far away 20 years back at Acapulco in Mexico lived Sophia Morales an adventure seeker girl with charming nature Always looking for an opportunity to live life fullest and listening to her family story moving from Spain to Mexico After the living one advent. In the spring of 1916 seventeen year old Kishan Singh is uphoric in his village Noor Mahal in Punjab British India as he dreams of going to college landing a government job and marrying his heartthrob Roop Summer flies in with promise but nds in disaster when heavy rains flood the fields wrecking the cotton crop and triggering influenza which leaves behind a trail ,
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FreshThe Rainbow Acres is an xile odyssey It is a beautiful and intimate portrait of people struggling to come to terms with displacement and re settlement It also xplores the and intimate portrait of people struggling to come to terms with displacement and re settlement It also xplores the important idea of home The characters are finely crafted There s a deep sense of humanity in their doings their comings and goings Simrita s writing style is magical realist If you love Latin American novels then you should read The Rainbow Acres Title The Rainbow AcresAuthor Simrita Dhir Publisher Om Books International Genre historical fictionPages 287Format paperbackIn this book two stories are running parallel to
"Each Other One Is Of "other One is of Singh a 17 year old boy from Punjab whose dreams are ruthelessly washed away Devastated he sets off on a life threatening voyage across two oceans for a distant and unknown landOn the other hand Sophia s idyllic world in Guadalajara Mexico falls apart when she becomes a hapless victim to the ravages of the Mexican Revolution She battles hunger poverty and near prostitution before mbarking on a perilous night journey Across The Border Will the border Will paths cross in the land of opportunities that is overrun with racial and class barriers Grab the book to find outReview 1 The cover of the book is simple and sober while the title of the book is appropriate 2 The plot of the story is strong and captivating It is a perfect blend of history and fiction The migration of Punjabi farmers to California in arly 20th century has been narrated classically 3 Love hope struggle happiness pain immigration family relationship tc are depicted so nicely that one can asily connect to all the motions 4 In this book the author highlights the values of truth selfless love hardworkfriendship tc 5 Language used in this book is rich in vocabulary rhythmic and descriptive I liked the way of using the phrases in between She weaved her words like a magic 6 Two different cultures like Punjabi and Mexican are well knitted 7 Hats off to the author for her imagination and research work 8 The flow of the book is well paced which makes it gripping 9 Overall an inspiring and thought provoking historical fictionI highly recommend this book to those who love reading historical fiction MY SUMMARYKishan and Jaspal two young farmers of Punjab British India had met with fatal fates that made them lost their families love of their life and left them with xtreme poverty In order to make their life successful as a farmer they started their journey to another nd of Ocean America Will they succeedSophia lost her husband and two sons in an unfortunate revolution She left with nothing xcept her leven year daughter and a long life to survive without any resources She started her journey of survival to Los Angeles Will she find peaceWill paths of Kishan Jaspal and Sophia crosses on their respective voyagesMY REVIEW This story is basically about sikh farmers who set their foot in California long back in 1900 s for farming first as a farmhand and then becoming a farm owner This story has shown their real struggle of leaving their homes and family back in punjab and making a life out of land in America Farmers without lands are treated as nothing but cursed Similar concept has been followed in the story Those who lost their lands in British occupied India found their Rainbow Acres in America Their hard work and struggle paid off and now they hold large part of farms and farm produce there Similarly the story depicts the struggle of those who lost their loved ones to riots and revolutionary fights in Mexico and made their way to America to have a peaceful life This book is all about immigrants and how America became the liveable place for those immigrants of all different parts of the world and ventually becoming most powerful country This book has been a new and refreshing read for me I hadn t read such kind of book for so long Plot is interesting and intriguing Narration is beyond awesome and gripping Character build up has been greatly done Pace was well maintained throughout the book Language is moderately simple I liked how author used the words of different languages at correct time It was kind of punch to that scene Overall wonderful read This book is the story of Kishan and Sophia two different people living in two different places in two different times twenty years apart which move in parallel and finally merge The author has described these two characters in detail and taken us on their life journey their ups and downs and introduced us to their childhood adulthood and their families Other than these two main characters other supporting characters have also been described in detail and have important roles to play in the story The author has given space to both the characters alternating their chapters so the reader just moves with them and the merger becomes a part of the narrative The language is simple and there are descriptions of different cultures Punjabi and Mexican The research that has gone into the book is reflected The descriptions are detailed and some scenes could be asily visualized I felt that the cover could have been different The book is Le valeureux guerrier evenly paced and the story stayed with me for long after I finished it The story has friendship immigration struggle descriptions of history romance and family relationshipsA very well written debut. Stitution beforembarking on a perilous night journey across the borderWill their paths cross in the land of opportunities that is overrun with racial and class barriersThe Rainbow Acres is a moving saga of migration selfless love fortitude friendship and the uest for land and identity set against the backdrop of old Punjab arly California and revolution torn Mexico.