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