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July 12, 2016

Sachin Kumar's The Lemon Spell

Sachin Kumar

When Jai drags Rebecca and their three-year-old son to a remote Wisconsin town on a family vacation, Rebecca's frustration grows—her husband's irresponsible behavior has been driving her crazy lately!
Then the unthinkable happens: Jai and their toddler die in a freak accident during the trip. Rebecca, descending into a painful spiral of sadness, confusion, and longing, visits a fortuneteller in a desperate struggle to envision a future without her family. There, Rebecca is surprised to hear that there are some witches in Jai’s native India who can supposedly communicate with spirits.
A faint hope to contact her husband’s spirit takes her to a mystic city in India. Her emotional journey reveals a fantastical world of magic, witches, and spirits. Past lives and long forgotten desires intersect with the hopes and dreams of the living. As Rebecca attempts to find a powerful witch, Jai is lingering in the nearby spirit world searching for his lost son. Can a couple’s love for each other and their son bridge the gap between the two worlds? Is there indeed a witch somewhere who can help?


  • Paperback: 132 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 2, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1508610398
  • ISBN-13: 978-1508610397

Sachin Kumar is an information technology professional who lives with his wife and children in California. He began writing stories at the age of ten but finally found the time and inspiration to craft his first novel, The Lemon Spell, on the congested California highways. Despite the general disdain for traffic among his fellow Californians, Kumar credits his long hours meandering along I-880S and CA-237W with giving him time to get lost in his imagination. These days he advises other aspiring fiction writers to take advantage of every creative opportunity, no matter how unlikely!

 Connecting with the deceased.   This book is about a tragic accident that took Rebecca's husband and small child.  It is a short read and takes you into the culture and people of India.  Rebecca tries to contact her dead husband through fortune tellers and witches.  She follows what she believes is her husband's spirit to India.  She is told there is a witch in India who may have the ability to put her in touch with her husband and son's spirits.  Is she ready for a journey into the spirit world?   Her husband had so many problems in the "now" world but what is happening in the spirit world?  I had a rather difficult time following what was happening in this book.  I like stories about the spirit world but for some reason this was rather hard to get into.  I plan to re-read this at another time and maybe it will come together for me.  Don't let my opinion stand in your way of reading this book.  Everyone sees things differently and has their own opinion.  Try it and see what you think.

I received this complimentary copy of THE LEMON SPELL from the author, Sachin Kumar in exchange for my unbiased review.

I would give this book  3 STARS.

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