All aboard with Kiran Manral

In her third novel, the popular blogger tells a tale of romance aboard a cruise ship

Published: 23rd September 2015 04:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd September 2015 04:36 AM   |  A+A-


QUEEN’S ROAD: Penguin Books India will launch the book All Aboard by Kiran Manral at Atta Galatta, KHB Colony, 5th Block, Koramangala, on Saturday. Afterwards, Kiran will converse with Preeti Shenoy, who authored books like Life is What You Make It, The One You Cannot Have and The Secret Wishlist.

About the book

When Rhea Khanna is dumped by her boyfriend of four years just days before their marriage, the only thing she wants to do is to get out of the city to clear her head. The opportunity presents itself immediately when her aunt, a retired school headmistress, invites her aboard a Mediterranean cruise.

As Rhea struggles to cope with her grief, she finds herself attracted to the seemingly involved Kamal Shahani, an infuriatingly attractive former student of her aunt who is now a big shot entrepreneur. To add to the confusion, Kamal’s very attractive ex-girlfriend Sonia boards the ship in a bid to win him back.

Will Rhea heal her broken heart, or will she end up even more shattered? Read and find out.

About the author

Kiran Manral worked as a journalist before she quit to become a full-time mother. Her blogs were listed in Labnol’s list of India’s top blogs, and her parenting blog was ranked among the top five parenting blogs in India by Blogadda. IBNLive named her among the 30 most interesting Indian women to follow on Twitter.

After the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai, she founded India Helps, a volunteer network to help disaster victims. She was part of the founding team behind Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Month ( and Violence Against Women Awareness Month (, two well-received social media awareness initiatives.

Her debut novel The Reluctant Detective was published by Westland in 2011. Her second novel Once

Upon a Crush was released in April last year.

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