Elizabeth Flock knows that the wedding day isn't the final destination in a love story, it's where the journey actually begins. The Heart is a Shifting Sea follows the true love stories of three different couples in modern India who agreed to let Flock peer into their lives. There's Veer and Maya, the modern, professional couple whose union is being tested by Maya's drive for independence, Shahzad and Sabeena, a Muslim couple trying for a child amid religious attacks against their community and social unrest, and Ashok and Parvati, a couple matched for an arranged marriage. Will their marriage of convenience grow into true love?
It's fascinating to watch these couples grow; each day learning more about each other and what it takes to keep their marriage together in a rapidly changing country. It's non-fiction, but it reads like a romance novel, and honestly, what more could you ask of a book?