Today I’m wishing Ritu Bhathal a very happy publication day with Marriage Unarranged. I’m sharing my review with thanks to Zoe O’Farrell and the team at SpellBound Books for inviting me on the tour and for my copy of the book.
It all s̶t̶a̶r̶t̶e̶d̶ ended with that box…
The year 2000 and Aashi’s life was all set.
New Millennium ,exciting beginnings, new life.
Or so she thought.
Like in the Bollywood films, Ravi would woo her, charm her family and they’d get married and live happily ever after.
But then Aashi found the empty condom box…
Putting her ex-fiancé and her innocence behind her, Aashi embarks upon an enlightening journey, to another country, where vibrant memories are created, and unforgettable friendships forged.
Old images erased, new beginnings to explore.
And how can she forget the handsome stranger she meets?
A stranger who’s hiding something…
Ritu Bhathal: Marriage Unarranged
Marriage Unarranged is unlike any romantic comedy I have read before and I love how it stands out so much in this very popular genre.
Firstly, the story is told from several different points of view and we can see events from the perspective of nearly every character. To do this, Bhathal must know them all so well and I loved spending time with Aashi and her family who were both funny and heartwarming in equal measure and I loved seeing the changed in Aashi as the novel continued. On the other hand, Ravi made me want to punch my Kindle screen and although I hated him, I love it when a character makes me feel like this!
I don’t know much about Sikhism and Indian traditions, but I was more than happy to learn from Marriage Unarranged. Part of the novel is set in India and the descriptions are so clear that I felt as though I was on holiday with Aashi and her group.
Aashi and her family have many stories to tell and we are definitely not finished yet! I am very excited for the next instalment!
Marriage Unarranged is available from Amazon.
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