The Wedding Tamasha by Sudha Nair is another book that I picked up from Kindle Unlimited seeing the happy cover as well as the blurb. This book is about Indian family values and traditions.
A sweet romantic tale about love, family, values and traditions.
Twenty-eight-year-old Shweta Menon finds refuge from an abusive husband by working at a Mexican café in the US. She doesn’t know how to tell her parents the truth about her marriage and return to India. But then her brother’s wedding leaves her no choice.
Entrepreneur Chef Niraj (Niru) Karthik is in charge of catering for his best friend’s wedding. He isn’t looking forward to meeting his childhood crush—the one that got away—but he finds himself drawn to her again.
Shweta has only thought of Niru as her older brother’s best friend, but now she’s falling head over heels in love with him. As both try to come to terms with their true feelings, they realize that a lot more than friendship is at stake.
And then, there’s Shweta’s family, mixed up in a dilemma: an overbearing father, an over-anxious mother, and three very disparate yet close siblings.
Will Shweta get the love and acceptance she yearns for? Or will upholding the family honour be more important?
Shweta Menon, 28, a management graduate, works in Villa Mexican Café in Edison, New Jersey without a legal permit, having escaped getting hurt at the hands of her husband, Raj. Julie, the café owner, needs an extra hand and takes Shweta in, no questions asked. Shweta does not have the courage to go back to her family in Bangalore. She has hidden the facts from her parents and is now in a fix, because they want her home for her only brother’s wedding, and she has to get her passport from Raj’s home. Her friend cum neighbour, Shipra, tries to help. She decides she will tell her parents about Raj when she goes back to India but to make matters worse, her room-mate, accompanies her to Bangalore, to experience an Indian wedding and then he wants to go to the Himalayas for a trek, and this does not go down well with her father.
And then there is Niraj Karthik, her brother’s best friend, the son of their family friend, who had left for his culinary degree in New York, who has come back and is now in charge of the catering for the pre-wedding events.
She was his first crush at 16, something she doesn’t know and to her, he feels different from a friend, something he does not know.
A simple story of a girl who leaves home after an arranged marriage only to be abused by her husband and she cannot fall back on her family.
He characters are realistic and have been developed well. The descriptions are detailed and I could actually visualise some of the scenes right before my eyes.
The relationship that Shweta shares with her elder sister, Neha, has been beautifully depicted. The author has described in detail the events of a South Indian Wedding.
The story has been written beautifully and the editing has been done well. The twists are enjoyable and all’s well that ends well.