Wishlist Wednesday: A Match Made in Mehendi

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Wishlist Wednesday! Today I am featuring A Match Made in Mehendi by Nandini Bajpai. It has been a big year for books with a matchmaking theme and this one sounds like it is right up my alley.

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about and have yet to read. It is a spin-off of the original meme, Waiting on Wednesday that was formerly hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Wishlist Wednesday: A Match Made in MehendiTitle: A Match Made in Mehendi
Author: Nandini Bajpai
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 10, 2019

Summary (from Goodreads):

Fifteen-year-old Simran "Simi" Sangha comes from a long line of Indian vichole-matchmakers-with a rich history for helping parents find good matches for their grown children. When Simi accidentally sets up her cousin and a soon-to-be lawyer, her family is thrilled that she has the "gift."

But Simi is an artist, and she doesn't want to have anything to do with relationships, helicopter parents, and family drama. That is, until she realizes this might be just the thing to improve her and her best friend Noah's social status. Armed with her family's ancient guide to finding love, Simi starts a matchmaking service-via an app, of course.

But when she helps connect a wallflower of a girl with the star of the boys' soccer team, she turns the high school hierarchy topsy-turvy, soon making herself public enemy number one.

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This book sounds like so much fun! I love that there is a different spin on the matchmaking theme here with the main character playing matchmaker. I look forward to finding out how this story plays out.

About Nandini Bajpai

Nandini Bajpai

Nandini Bajpai grew up in New Delhi, India, one of four sisters and many cousins, in a family that liked to read.

She lived and worked in India, Australia, and the US, before settling in the Boston area with her husband, kids, and a fluctuating number and variety of pets. Although she dabbled in corporate finance, business analysis, and fostering shelter animals, her first love is writing.


26 thoughts on “Wishlist Wednesday: A Match Made in Mehendi

  1. Jaime Lynn says:

    100% want to read this book. I LIKE the social hierarchy being turned on its head! I LIKE the matchmaking “skill” the MC has. This sounds like it could be a FANTASTIC read, and I am here for it. Plus, the cover is fantastic!

  2. Flora says:

    I am an Indian girl and I totally understand the matchmaking hype! I did not know about this book though. Thanks for the post. Adding it to my wishlist too.

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