Hindu

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Pride, Prejudice and Other Flavors

Neurosurgeon Trisha Raje descends from Indian royalty.  Her father – now a surgeon himself – was once a prince, and he gave up his royal lineage in an attempt at assimilating when he married their one-time child star mother. Due to their hard-to-please dad’s influence, the Raje children all c ...

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The Secrets Between Us

Thrity Umrigar's The Secrets Between Us is one of those books I want to shout about from the rooftops. I want everyone to experience the depth and beauty of the author's writing, the power of which moved me to tears on several occasions. It's not a book that is designed to make readers happy, but th ...

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The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo

What an amuse bouche of a story! In the just ninety pages that comprise The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo, Zen Cho builds a larger than life portrayal of Jade Yeo, her motivations and her shortcomings. The powerful message of this story is that love is accepting and love is kind. Even if you make a mist ...

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When Dimple Met Rishi

Adorable book alert! If you need something cute, funny, and romantic to read this summer that will also introduce you to a new, diverse voice in fiction, I have to wholeheartedly recommend When Dimple Met Rishi. Honestly, I have been trying to nudge everyone I know into reading it for the last week. ...

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Silver Belles: An Over-40 Holiday Anthology

Romance is glutted with the innocent ingénues, so in Silver Belles, it was refreshing to read about people with more years under their belts. Many of the protagonists in these stories have children but are now empty nesters, and so are at the perfect moment in their lives for a happy-for-now joyful ...

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Vespers

I love vampire stories, but it has been some time since I read a good one. Vespers has changed that. It’s a good vampire story and an engaging romance, too. Sarasija Mishra (Sara) travels three thousand miles across the States to Louisiana to meet his contact Ms. Alves, and then start work as a ...

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Enter Title Here

One of the amazing things about the novel Gone with the Wind is that the book is intensely popular in spite of the fact that many dislike heroine Scarlet O’Hara. I would agree that Scarlet is hard to like, at times hard to understand and never comfortable to be around; yet she is an enduring figur ...

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The Bollywood Bride

When one of my friends got married the officiant included as part of the ceremony his three secrets to a happy marriage: communicate, communicate, communicate. I would say that is the secret to a happy relationship with anyone and it is something I wish the hero and heroine of this book had learned ...

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A Bollywood Affair

There are times when I'm glad a particular book I'm reading is a review book. Why do I say that? Well, some books just don't start off well but if I get past the first few chapters, I end up feeling very glad that I read the whole thing. A Bollywood Affair is such a book. As a reviewer, I had to sti ...

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Climbing the Stairs

It’s 1941, but in India, the oppressors are the English, not the Axis. Fifteen-year-old Vidya’s progressive father shields her from most unpleasantness, promising her an education rather than an early marriage. But when tragedy sends Vidya to live in the traditional and very conservative family ...