Friday, August 3, 2012

The Reluctant Matchmaker by Shobhan Bantwal. eBook review

In her thought-provoking, uplifting new novel, Shobhan Bantwal vividly blends the nuances of contemporary Indian-American culture with an unconventional romance…
At thirty-one, Meena Shenoy has a fulfilling career at a New Jersey high-tech firm. Not that it impresses her mother and aunts, who make dire predictions about her ticking biological clock. Men are drawn to Meena’s dainty looks and she dates regularly, but hasn’t met someone who really intrigues her. Someone professional, ambitious, confident, caring. Someone like her new boss, Prajay Nayak.

Just as Meena’s thoughts turn to romance, Prajay makes an astonishing request. He wants her to craft a personal ad that will help him find a suitable wife: a statuesque, sophisticated Indian-American woman who will complement his striking height.

Despite her attraction to Prajay and the complications of balancing work and her “marriage consultant” role, Meena can’t refuse the generous fee. And as her family is thrown into turmoil by her brother’s relationship with a Muslim woman, Meena comes to surprising realizations about love, tradition, and the sacrifices she will—and won’t—make for the sake of both.


I very much enjoyed this book. It a quick light read which was great reading on a lazy Sunday. Very well written and it got me hooked from the very beginning.I am thinking of getting more of Shobhan Bantwal's books in the near future.
I recommend this.

*I have received a free copy of this eBook for my honest review*


  1. Chantale,

    Thanks so much for the positive review of The Reluctant Matchmaker. And thank you for hosting me on your popular blog during my virtual book tour with Teddy Rose.

    Shobhan Bantwal

  2. Thanks so much for taking part in the tour. I'm glad you enjoyed the book!