Lindas Book Obsession Reviews “The Matchmaker’s List ” by Sonya Lalli, Berkley Books , January 22, 2019
Sonya Lalli , Author of “The Matchmaker’s List” has written an entertaining, witty, emotional, intense, and heart-warming novel. The Genres for this novel are Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Romance, and Humor. The timeline for the story is in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events in the story. The author describes her colorful cast of characters as complex, complicated and quirky.
Raina Anand is a modern young professional that appears to have everything. She has a high-paying , prestigious job and wonderful friends and family that care about her. Raina doesn’t realize as she is approaching thirty, that she is about to be part of her Grandmother’s attempts at finding her a husband anyway she can. Raina’s grandmother is playing matchmaker, and her attempts at finding Raina a husband are very amusing. The Grandmother’s list of Indian suitors is quite a long list, and Raina is not happy with this at all. Especially when she realizes that her Grandmother places an advertisement online. Raina’s grandmother is a traditional Indian grandmother, who tries to be very modern and understanding.
With Raina’s 30th Birthday approaching, and her best friend getting married, there is a lot of pressure to find someone. Raina finds that her grandmother’s attempts at finding her love is causing many problems. I appreciate that the author discusses the importance of family, friends, love, emotional support and hope. I would highly recommend this delightful novel for those readers who enjoy an easy and charming read. I received an ARC from NetGalley for my honest review.