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The Brooch by Geetanjali Mukherjee

The Brooch by Geetanjali Mukherjee, Fiction, Short Story, Book Review
Michael Lim has a secret, one that he cannot tell anyone, even his wife. But how long can he keep it, and how will his wife react when she finds out?

Grace Lim cares about expensive things and outdoing her neighbours. Her husband's secret can destroy her perfect world. Will she find out his secret, and will their marriage survive?
Source: I received a free copy of this book with the option of leaving an honest review.
Genre: Fiction, Short story
Format: eBook
Publication Date: April 29, 2017


Michael Lim is a sweet, caring man who wants to provide his wife, Grace, with everything she could ever want or need. When something happens to jeopardize this, he cannot bring himself to tell her.

Grace Lim enjoys the finer things in life and is concerned with keeping up appearances. Her husband's secret could jeopardize what she holds dear.

Will the secret end their marriage, or will it bring them closer together?

I've had this book in my TBR pile for quite some time. Regrettably, it had been pushed down to the bottom a while back and I was happy to finally have the time to read it.

The Brooch is an enchanting short story that gently reminds us of several life lessons: contentment with oneself and what one has, humility, and the true meaning of love. Sometimes the small pleasures in life, such as reading a reading a short story or a simple gift from someone who truly cares, are more important than owning a library filled with books, several boxes of jewelry, or approval from our peers.

The characters are engaging and interesting. One cannot help but feel bad for Michael Lim, a sweet man who does is best to demonstrate to his wife how much he cares, and his predicament. While it was easy for me to judge Grace harshly for her attitude, the story made me reflect on the times when I might have seemed unappreciative of the small gestures shown to me and how that might have affected those around me.

The Brooch is a simple, sweet, and flawlessly executed short story that invites the reader to reflect on themselves and their lives. It is a nice, feel-good story that will lift your spirits. 

About Geetanjali Mukherjee

Geetanjali Mukherjee, The Brooch
Geetanjali Mukherjee, author. Courtesy of Goodreads.
Geetanjali Mukherjee grew up in India, spending her early years in Kolkata, and then attending high school in New Delhi. She attended the University of Warwick, United Kingdom, to read law as an undergraduate. She further pursued her academic interests at Cornell University, USA, earning a Masters in Public Administration with a concentration in human rights and social justice. She is also a member of Pi Alpha Alpha, National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration, United States.

Geetanjali's first book, "Seamus Heaney: Select Poems", is in its 6th edition currently, published by Rama Bros. India. Geetanjali also regularly blogs about creativity and productivity at her blog Creativity@Work. Geetanjali currently lives in Singapore.

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I also just found out that Geetanjali is releasing a new book, Goldilocks Lives in Leamington: and other tales of university life, this Thursday, December 21st! You can preorder it on Amazon, or you can read it for free with Kindle Unlimited.

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