Book Review: Inside The Heart Of Hope By Rishabh Puri

Inside the heart of hope written by Rishabh Puri is a emotional romantic friction.


Book Title: Inside The Heart of Hope
Author: Rishabh Puri
Format: Paper Back
Total Number of Pages: 121
Language: English
Publisher: Srishti Publishers & Distributors
Publishing Date: 7th June 2017
ISBN-10: 938266596X
ISBN-13: 978-9382665960

A powerful life journey of a man who did not only learn to live with his medical disorders but saw this as opportunity to cherish life and all the bitter-sweet gifts it brought with it. It is a story of strong will, perseverance and optimism which will move you to wonder if whether at all there are any limitations in life. Is sky really the limit? Is the end really the end? Life is too beautiful to whine over what we do not have. Disappointments are as significant as our victories but the important thing is to remember that nothing good ever gets away! There is happiness and joy in every aspect, we just need to look harder and look in the right places. There are a million people like myself who have had dreams of a happy wholesome life but their illness prevented them from it. They have felt alone and helpless like I did once upon a time but ultimately even if we are all alone, we are together in it. There is an intangible string that ties all the rights together and ultimately things fall into place because happiness isn’t a destination, it is a journey of faith and persistence. What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters as compared to what lies inside us.


…but somehow, somewhere along the way, I began to look in

the mirror and say,

“i’m Rick… and

I have many talents and things that I should be proud of…

Starting from the cover to the title its beautiful and looks interesting. Title is perfect for the story. title touched my heart after reading the book.Its a combination of hope, love, friendship, emotions, dreams and survival.

This is a story of the protagonist Rick suffers from a heart disease. During his childhood, he is affected by Hyperlipidaemia, which later is developed to Aortic Valve Stenosis. Being sick, he is not allowed to do anything on his own. He is limited with restrictions by which he loses all the funs of the childhood. Rick is always seen and treated as a diseased kid, which makes him feel sicker. Rick finally finds a girl for him. Amy, doesn’t know about Rick’s heart disease as he hasn’t disclosed it. He wishes to live a happy and long life of fantasy with Amy, but then arises the disaster. Amy comes to know the problem and his heart surgery. To his bad luck, Amy leaves Rick after knowing that he has got only 50% chance to survive. Rick suffers in pain more than the surgery can give him. He hopes that he will not survive the surgery but then he comes back to life with his doctor promising that he is cured. Rick is more than happy and tries to break the barriers all he has had till then, to lead a normal life. But then comes another problem. Rick needs to undergo another surgery and this time his chance for survival is only 10%. He is completely broken. With the words of Jacob, his one best friend, he badly wants to live the beautiful life ahead. This time, God listens to his prayer and the surgery goes well, assuring him health. Rick soon becomes a successful business man and then the air of love hits him. He meets Lisa, an air hostess on a business trip and both eventually fall for each other. When everything goes on a right track, Rick is now afraid about his bad luck. He is worried if Lisa will leave him after knowing about his surgery. But then a storm blow into his life and he is in the edge of losing his love.


The language of the book is simple which will make it easy to read for the reader. Each of the characters whether negative or positive was sketched well and blended with the plot just perfectly making the story move smoothly. Inside the heart of hope is a simple yet a meaningful story about love, hope, faith and relationships. The book in itself is an inspiration and an eye-opener for those who gives up too soon. Where there is hope, there is life and this book certainly explains it well.

I would like to recommend all romantic book lovers.

Accept where you are,

Accept what you have,

Accept who you are,

do what you can with all that and let it be enough…

Looking forward for you next book Flying Without wings.

Over all rating 4/5 stars.

About the Author


Rishabh Puri is a highly accomplished entrepreneur of Indian origin with his spurring business set-ups in Nigeria, UAE and China. He got into his family business at the age of 18, and since then, he has been a backbone of the esteemed enterprises.

However, his childhood was not as fancy because he was diagnosed with a life-threatening heart disease at the age of 1. He often craved for a ‘normal life’ that everyone else was able to enjoy. His life was mostly limited to talking to the doctors and visiting hospitals for a few surgeries and regular check-ups. Despite being so near to death every time he was on the surgery table, he never restricted himself from hoping to live a full life, a life comprising the happiest moments complimented with a lot of humour.

Rishabh is not just a busy businessman who spares time for his most cherished skills for penning down fiction, he is also an avid traveller, a supercar enthusiast, a Romantic chef over the weekends, a painter, a natural drawer, ‘a hookah + green tea’ combination lover, and an active volunteer for supporting the needy strata of our society.

Rishabh makes his home in Lagos, Nigeria and Dubai, UAE where he stays for most of the year with his family that doesn’t includes his wife, yet. He keeps coming back to India and stays in Chandigarh, his birthplace, which is so close to his faulty heart, for obvious reasons.

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