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The Village Bride of Beverly Hills

by Kavita Daswani

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This is fun fluff. Everything is just a bit too easy to be believable, and that goes double for the ending. But it was still fun. ( )
  MarthaJeanne | Apr 25, 2014 |
Frothy and light, the book reads as though Daswani hoped a producer would pick it up and turn it into a straight-to-tv movie. And it would make a good one. Its a modern day fairytale with a princess who has a secret, a handsome prince, a couple of ogre-ish in-laws and three, if not ugly, then at least awkward, sisters. If you enjoy chicklit, then this is prime reading.

'Everything Happens for a Reason' and 'The Village Bride of Beverley Hills' are the same book published under two different titles. ( )
  Petra.Xs | Apr 2, 2013 |
I love this book! Daswani creates such a sympathetic character in Priya, a woman who gives up her old life for an arranged marriage and a traditional household (one in which her husband's parents also live) and doesn't pull the punches at the end. It's chick lit, but pretty high up that ladder. ( )
  goldnyght | Mar 27, 2010 |
A very nice book about an Indian girl who is given in marriage to a man who already lives in America. I liked the way Priya lives, I think a lot of people (including me!) can learn a lot from her honesty and modesty.
I liked the Hollywood ending, of course, but I find the sudden change in Sanjay not very credible. ( )
  emhromp2 | Aug 4, 2008 |
Amusing Indian immigrant chicklit story. Good light vacation read. Daswani keeps it interesting. ( )
  Sengels | Nov 30, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0452286565, Paperback)

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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"After an arranged marriage in India, Priya moves with her husband to Los Angeles, where they share a house with his parents and sister. Playing the traditional daughter-in-law role, Priya is expected to do all the housework and cooking, and - because she doesn't immediately get pregnant - find a job as well." "But the glamorous job she lands isn't at all what her in-laws had in mind. Priya soon finds herself leading a secret double life that she must hide from her disapproving in-laws." "All the while, she's growing into a marriage to a man whose loyalty is decidedly torn between his parents and his bride - 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?"--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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