Book Review: Retrace Love

By Divakar Shukla

Malini Amaladoss is a Software Engineer by profession living in North Carolina. She enjoys reading, cooking, movies and travel but her passion is for writing romance. Retrace Love, a romance novel in the tradition of great Bollywood movies, is Amaladoss's first writing effort and was published in 2020.

Retrace Love follows the story of two best friends Tina and Meghna. Their fated meeting, growing bond, love life, professional life and unexpected separation. Like any Bollywood movie this novel has twists and turns with passionate love, heartbreak and reconciliation.

The novel is well suited for readers of South Asian descent as there are many references to the culture and traditions, but non-South Asians can enjoy as well.


Divakar Shukla is the publisher of Saathee Magazine. Contact him at