The Village Bride of Beverly Hills

The Village Bride of Beverly Hills

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The author of the “enchanting” and “delightful” (USA Today) debut novel For Matrimonial Purposes returns with a romantic comedy about a new bride leading a secret double life.

After an arranged marriage in her native India, Priya moves with her husband to California, where they share a house with his parents.  Playing the traditional daughter-in-law role, she’s expected to clean, cook, and—because she doesn’t immediately get pregnant—find a job as well!

But the job, at a glossy Hollywood gossip magazine, isn’t at all what Priya’s in-laws had in mind for a traditional Indian wife.  She soon finds herself with a secret life that she must hide from her disapproving new family.

All the while, she is growing into a marriage with a man whose loyalty is decidedly torn between his parents and his bride.  This is hardly surprising, given that he met his wife only a week before their wedding.  The question is, can this fragile new love survive the pull between tradition and ambition?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 271 pages
  • 154 x 204 x 16mm | 236g
  • India
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0452286565
  • 9780452286566
  • 1,066,987

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"The culture-clash dilemmas ring heartbreakingly true." —Entertainment Weekly

"Fairy tale fun bursts from the confines of an arranged Indian marriage in this delectable follow-up to For Matrimonial Purposes." —Publishers Weekly
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About Kavita Daswani

Kavita Daswani has been a fashion correspondent for CNN, CNBC Asia, and Women’s Wear Daily, has written for the Los Angeles Times and the International Herald Tribune, among many other publications, and has been the fashion editor for the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong.
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