The recipe for a warm and humorous story…
In a modest bowl of Nashville, gently place a girl who is Country music, Bible belt, and a Steakhouse foodie.
Then add a surprise portion of exotic and handsome Anglo Indian, who is a passionate Bollywood director, vegetarian and Hindu.
Stir vigorously on a bed of intense attraction.
At first, the ingredients will seem to clash and separate.
Include a dollop of jealous boyfriend and a meddling mother.
Splash in a serving of fun and mischievous friends. Keep stirring…
Add a dash of crazy aunt and a minister father to keep the flavors working together.
Sprinkle in even more complicated family members to taste.
Cook on high emotions.
The secret ingredient that cuts through the sweetness is a final layer of shocking revelation that adds a surprising depth of flavor.
Finish with a twist of ‘Oh My God! Is she really going to do that?’.
Serve as tasty bite-size chapters in a novel dish of mayhem and madness with a side of Country music and Bollywood dancing.
The Character of Mary was likable at times but super frustrating at others. I felt that she was a very stubborn person after having to spend most of her life before the book pleasing other people in her town. I can see where the stubborn attitude can come into play after that. I really enjoyed how when she was frustrated or nervous, she would cry out “Oh Lordy”. To me it made her more likable. The writers style in this book was smooth and flows well. I also enjoyed reading about Nashville, which is somewhere I’ve been through, but never actually gotten to spend any time at all there! All the times I’ve driven through Nashville it’s been in the wee hours of the morning on our way to or from Florida from Kansas City, MO. I adored the humorous and at times awkward, yet endearing moments between Mary and Simha, and was particularly fond of the insightful quotes regarding love that were used for each chapter heading.