Sister of the Bollywood Bride by Nandini Bajpai contains just the sort of drama I love to read about. Following a girl who singlehandedly plans her sister’s wedding, this one is filled with both wedding catastrophes and community support. The main character is kindhearted, and the descriptions of each aspect of the wedding make the event jump off the page. I would definitely recommend this to those looking for an entertaining and uplifting read.Title: Sister of the Bollywood Bride
Author: Nandini Bajpai
Also by this author: A Match Made in Mehendi
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date: May 25, 2021
For fans of Morgan Matson's Save the Date comes a charming novel about one teen's summer tackling disasters including, but not limited to, family, romance, and weather—as she plans her sister's Bollywood-style Indian wedding.
Mini's big sister, Vinnie, is getting married. Their mom passed away seven years ago and between Dad's new start-up and Vinnie's medical residency, there's no one but Mini to plan the wedding. Dad raised her to know more about computers, calculus, and cars than desi weddings but from the moment Mini held the jewelry Mom left them, she wanted her sister to have the wedding Mom would've planned.
Now Mini has only two months to get it done and she's not going to let anything distract her, not even the persistent, mysterious, and smoking-hot Vir Mirchandani. Flower garlands, decorations, music, even a white wedding horse—everything is in place.
That is, until a monster hurricane heads for Boston that could ruin everything. Will Mini come through as sister of the bride and save the day?
❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃
Review: Sister of the Bollywood Bride
When her sister decides to get married last-minute during her residency, Mini is feeling the pressure. Her mother passed away, and her father is busy with his tech startup, so she takes it upon herself to make all her sister’s dreams come true. With little time and fewer resources, planning the wedding is no easy feat, but the community comes together to pitch in. Family and communities coming together are some of my favourite elements to read, and the unwavering support in this book is so touching.
❀ Compassionate Main Character
Mini is such a compassionate main character, and I admired the hard work she puts in to make her sister’s wedding special. She has impressive planning skills, and she overcomes each hurdle, from limited funds to an impending hurricane. While Mini is incredibly mature and hardworking, her voice still reads like a teenager’s, and she has her flaws. She also has an interesting talent for altering clothes. and this element of fashion design was a nice surprise.
❀ Vivid Descriptions
What I especially enjoyed about the book is its extensive descriptions of wedding planning. Bajpai covers each component of Vinnie’s dream wedding, including mouthwatering foods and dazzling jewelry. These vivid descriptions make the plot truly come to life, and I had so much fun reading about each scramble to save the day, and celebrating with Mini when things turn out as planned.
❀ Sweet Read for Spring
Sister of the Bollywood Bride by Nandini Bajpai is a chaotic contemporary with a lot of heart. With strong family ties, a caring main character who is easy to root for, and gorgeous descriptions of each element of the wedding, this one is sure to charm its readers. This is the perfect short and sweet read for the spring.