"fine ethnic contemporary romance"
In India almost twenty-eight years old Lakshmi has a gift
that her mom says comes from the Goddess she is named after
who visited her when she was still in the womb. Lakshmi
shares her ability to see inside the hearts of people to
observe the tribulations that haunt them and she lifts
those burdens off of that individual. As a side benefit of
her mental skills, Lakshmi knows the perfect color and
fabric for patrons of the family's sari shop.
However, because of her age, her mother worries that her
daughter remains single so she arranges a match with a
friend. Reluctantly as an obedient daughter and to honor
her late father, Lakshmi accepts her mother's arrangement.
However, as fate (and romance novels) would have it, she
meets chauffeur Nick Dunbar and knows he is the one for her
because her ability to look into hearts fail whenever she
is around him.
Readers will enjoy this contemporary romance starring a
delightful likable young woman who balances having one foot
in the modern world and another in her heritage. Lakshmi's
dilemma feels real as she wants to honor the desires of her
mother and her late father, but loves Nick. This is a fine
tale that rings true as a genuine chick lit Bollywood style.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted August 29, 2006
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 20, 2007