I really enjoyed The Matchmaker’s List by Sonya Lalli. While it was a rom-com it had the multi-cultural twist of finding love in the Indian culture. Finding love and navigating the dating waters is hard enough but throw in a time-clock assigned by your culture, an over involved nani and unrequited love and gracious that’s a disaster waiting to happen!
Raina is approaching 30 and she isn’t married. Although she has a stable job and is otherwise happy, by Indian standards she is running out of time. So who better to help find that special someone or at least that someone from a good Indian family and a worthy job, Raina’s grandmother Nani, of course. Nani has Raina’s best interest as heart and maybe her reputation in the community on the line but her matchmaking ways is driving Raina crazy, crazy to the point she will do almost anything to stop her poor Nani from meddling. Raina’s desperation may lead her to make a choice that could hurt those she loves but may also help those in the community see that times are changing and that’s ok.
The Matchmaker’s List is a fun multicultural romantic read. Light and easy to read, or maybe I was just laughing and entertained that I flew through it. Great read. 5/5 stars!
The Matchmaker’s List releases January 19, 2019.
I was given an advanced reader copy of The Matchmaker’s List through First To Read in exchange for my review. The opinions are my own and I am at no obligation to leave a positive review.
Thank you First to Read, Sonya Lalli, and Penguin Random House.