In THE MATCHMAKER’S LIST (BerkleyPublishing) by Sonya Lalli, one devoted modern girl + a meddlesome, traditional grandmother = a heartwarming multicultural romantic comedy about finding love, where you least expect it.
I found it ironic to receive this book the same week I purchased tickets to the musical, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. I’m always amazed by the tradition of fixing up couples to marry and especially, since it still happens today.
Raina Anand agrees in to family pressure and to let her grandmother play matchmaker, but that doesn’t mean she has to like it–or that she has to play by the rules. Nani always took Raina’s side when she tried to push past the traditional expectations of their tight-knit Indian-immigrant community, but now she’s ambushing Raina with a list of suitable bachelors. Is it too much to ask for a little space? Besides, what Nani doesn’t know won’t hurt her…
THE MATCHMAKER’S LIST is all about family, traditions and even romance and what it takes to make all of that work together. Half way through the novel, there’s a reveal that may surprise and even annoy readers. Keeping in mind the traditions involved, I gave it a pass. Read, enjoy and have some fun!
Sonya Lalli is a Canadian writer of Indian heritage. She studied law in her hometown of Saskatoon and at Columbia University in New York, and later completed an MA in Creative Writing and Publishing at City, University of London. Sonya has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and loves travel, yoga and cocktail bartending. She lives in Toronto with her husband.
Thanks to Berkley Publishing we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us your thoughts about matchmakers. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.
GIVEAWAY USA only please.