Book Reviews of The Village Bride of Beverly Hills

The Village Bride of Beverly Hills
The Village Bride of Beverly Hills
Author: Kavita Daswani
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ISBN-13: 9780452286566
ISBN-10: 0452286565
Publication Date: 6/28/2005
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 27 ratings
Publisher: Plume
Book Type: Paperback
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Really enjoyed this book. It was a fun and interesting read. Fun way to learn about the indian/hindu cultures and how they mesh into the American Culture.
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LOVED THIS BOOK!

Fairy tale fun bursts from the confines of an arranged Indian marriage in this delectable follow-up to For Matrimonial Purposes (2003) when Priya, the youngest of four unmarried sisters, finds herself the one chosen for matrimony and life across the seas in Beverly Hills. Though she lives in the land of movie stars and happy endings, Priya's marriage is anything but. Her husband, Sanjay, remains far more devoted to his conservative parents than his bride, and they have no compunction about working Priya to the bone. When after a few months her belly remains as flat as ever, they even send her off to get a job. Luck lands her a position as a receptionist at the tabloid Hollywood Insider, and her exotic politeness wins over the red carpet community. Soon she's vaulted to the position of reporter and hobnobbing with the glitterati. The novel's charm derives in large part from grounded details about the immigrant experience. That Priya's disintegrating marriage remains more important to her than fame and fortune gives the story a fresh twist and will have readers longing to know what will happen when the divide between glamorous life and devoted wife becomes too great.
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Walking the line between two cultures is always hard, especially when the contrast is so great: Beverly Hills and traditional India. Not all the adaptations come easily.
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An absolutely amazing book. Fantastic story that makes you really feel for the main character and care what happens to her. Definitely recommended!!
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Daswani's second novel is a thoughtful romantic comedy about a young couple's first year of marriage. Priya leaves her family in India to move to Los Angeles with her new husband, Sanjay, a man her family arranged for her to marry. Though Sanjay clearly cares for his new wife, he allows his demanding parents to boss Priya around, and when she doesn't get pregnant, her mother-in-law tells her to find a job. Priya longs to be a journalist, but her in-laws forbid it, so instead she takes a job as a receptionist at the glossy magazine Hollywood Insider. But after she fills in for one of the assistants at an important interview and endears herself to the actor by not printing his ill-advised comments, Priya finds herself being handed the journalism job she has always coveted. And though she knows her in-laws will be angry if they ever find out, she takes it. There's plenty of Hollywood glamour, but ultimately the heart of this winning novel lies in how Priya and Sanjay grow in their marriage.
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Funny but not stereotypical, this book is a quick but insightful read. More than your typical chicklit!
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A romantic comedy about love, family obligations, cross cultural misunderstandings, and Hollywood. This is fast and fun read.
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Along with Sonia Singh, Kavita Daswani is one of my new favorite authors. I found it hard to put this book down as I liked the main character so much, found her struggle to maintain balance between homelife and worklife interesting and suspenseful, and learned alot about what it means to be an Indian in America and especially an Indian woman in an arranged marriage. I will be keeping this book to read again and again, and will be looking for more by this author. I highly recommend this one.
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Loved this book! Quick read, but very entertaining!
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I enjoyed this book one of my favorites.
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I enjoy Indian culture. I learned a lot from reading this book. It was enjoyable and, when I asked a friend of Indian heritage, mostly true!
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Great book. chick lit with an East Indian twist.
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This was an extremely well written book! Daswani takes a good look at what it takes to make a marriage of any kind work and covers some hard issues with in-laws.
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Really a great story.
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This was a good read. A nice alternative(dealing with Indian culture) to the run of the mill chic lit book.
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If you love Bollywood movies, this book is for you! A thoroughly fun read!