#BookReview: Hues of Hope by Balroop Singh @BalroopShado #Poetry

Hi everyone! Today, I have a book review for a book by one of my favourite poets, Balroop Singh >>>

60712714. sx318 About the Book:

Hues Of Hope is the collection of readers’ favorite poems from my poetry books. These poems explore the hope that lies within our heart, hope that whispers each morning to look at the horizon, hope that inspires us to look beyond the chaotic world and take the next step to vanquish the fears that try to fetter us. It promises to take us to an oasis of peace, unravels magical moments of joy, as beams of love calm our senses. It even guides us through dark alleys to show the streaks of light that shimmer through the clouds.

 

My Review:

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A Captivating Book of Poetry

Grouped around the theme of hope, the poet brings us a captivating book of poetry that will enchant and move the reader. For certain, this is a book of poetry I shall read over and over again. Initially, I found myself highlighting so many passages, but then made the conscious decision to stop and simply absorb the beautiful words and imagery. To do otherwise would be to live life from behind the camera lens rather than living and breathing it.

Here are a couple of lines that lingered in particular for me …

“Like soft flowers under our feet | Like lovely drops of first rain | Like moonlight soothing our eyes | Love tiptoes into our lives.”

And …

“When rain drains away emotional dust | That gathers unawares”

And …

“I feel most like me | When I listen to my inner voice | When I am unaffected by criticism | And stay calm in my heart | When I refuse to be manipulated | And can listen to divine within.”

This collection offers not only hope, but also self-reliance, courage, lessons learnt, and the beauty in the midst of a life lived with trials and tribulations and ultimate self-discovery. I cannot recommendΒ Balroop Singh’sΒ poetry highly enough, andΒ Hues of HopeΒ gets a resounding five stars from me.

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NOTE ON RATINGS: I consider a 3-star rating a positive review. Picky about which books I give 5 stars to, I reserve this highest rating for the stories I find stunning and which moved me.

5 STARS: IT WAS AMAZING! I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN! β€” Highly Recommended.

4 STARS: I WOULD PULL AN ALL-NIGHTER β€” Go read this book.

3 STARS: IT WAS GOOD! β€” An okay read. Didn’t love it. Didn’t hate it.

2 STARS: I MAY HAVE LIKED A FEW THINGS β€”Lacking in some areas: writing, characterisation, and/or problematic plot lines.

1 STAR: NOT MY CUP OF TEA β€”Lots of issues with this book.

 


I’d love to hear what you think of this review. Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

 

For anyone interested, here are the Amazon links …

UK … https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08R8XRTB2/

US … https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08R8XRTB2/

 

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Diana Peach

Wonderful review, Harmony. I enjoyed this book too. Well, I enjoy all of Balroop’s poetry. πŸ™‚

Vivienne

Balroop has such a way with words. I love the extracts.

Jan Sikes

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this book of poetry, Harmony. Just the title alone is enough to send me running for it. Congrats to Balroop!

Jacqui Murray

Good review, Harmony. I like how you explain your stars.

Bette A. Stevens

A beautiful review and excerpt favorites, Harmony. Kudos on another wonderful poetry collection, Balroop!

Balroop Singh

Thank you so much for highlighting your insightful review Harmony, much appreciated. I am delighted that this book could be read again and again. β€οΈπŸ€—

Natalie Ducey

A lovely review to share, Harmony! Bravo to Balroop! πŸ™‚

Balroop Singh

Thank you Natalie. πŸ€—

Staci Troilo

You chose beautiful lines to highlight. With her talent, I know how difficult it had to be to select only a few. Wishing Balroop all the best. Thanks, Harmony.

Balroop Singh

Thank you Staci, I am delighted to hear your thoughts. 😊

Roberta Eaton Cheadle

HI Harmony, thanks you for this lovely review of Balroop’s new poetry book.

Thanks Robbie and many thanks for your review too.

Priscilla Bettis

Oh, I love the pull quotes, so beautiful! Thanks for sharing your review, Harmony!

Balroop Singh

Thanks Priscilla!