ETA: This contest is now closed. Carol L. won the book.
This month, since Sonali Dev’s sophomore romance The Bollywood Bride is out, I’m giving away a signed copy of her first book, along with a Bride bookmark and two of the bangles Sonali was giving away at RWA this summer (worn below by spokesmodel T-Rex)!
I absolutely adored this book. A fantastic romantic-comedy vibe, deep emotion, and well-done angst combine brilliantly. The Big Mis never got annoying and I cried several times. To no one’s surprise, I especially loved Samir cooking for Mili! I recommend you order takeout BEFORE you start reading, because this book will make you hungry.
Back cover copy:
Mili Rathod hasn’t seen her husband in twenty years—not since she was promised to him at the age of four. Yet marriage has allowed Mili a freedom rarely given to girls in her village. Her grandmother has even allowed her to leave India and study in America for eight months, all to make her the perfect modern wife. Which is exactly what Mili longs to be—if her husband would just come and claim her.
Bollywood’s favorite director, Samir Rathod, has come to Michigan to secure a divorce for his older brother. Persuading a naive village girl to sign the papers should be easy for someone with Samir’s tabloid-famous charm. But Mili is neither a fool nor a gold-digger. Open-hearted yet complex, she’s trying to reconcile her independence with cherished traditions. And before he can stop himself, Samir is immersed in Mili’s life—cooking her dal and rotis, escorting her to her roommate’s elaborate Indian wedding, and wondering where his loyalties and happiness lie.
1. Comment on this post to enter.
2. The winner will be chosen at random using random.org.
3. US and Canada only.
4. Open for entries through October 26th, 2015.
5. I got this book signed at a conference. Sonali isn’t involved in the giveaway.
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25 thoughts on “New contest: Sonali Dev's "A Bollywood Affair"”
thanks for the awesome giveaway! I have this on my kindle but it got lost on the e-tbr pile 🙂
Thank you so much for the giveaway!
This sounds like it could be a great read. Thanks for the chance to win this book.
What a generous giveaway. Thanks so much, Rose.
Thanks for the giveaway…Happy Halloween!
I would really love to read her 2nd book…i read her first book bollywood affairs and loved it…thank you..wish i could get a copy of the boom through your giveaway 🙂
Oh, that sounds interesting. I definitely would like to read this, with the culture sure to be part of it!
Count me in, please!
Thanks for the giveaway, Rose! Sounds incredibly charming… married for 20 years without having seen the husband again 😀 Would love to read this book. xo
“Betrothed from childhood” is a trope I always enjoy, so this was really fun!
Thanks for give away!! Can’t wait to read the book!!!
Thank you for the chance to win. I am always looking for new authors.
This is on my TBR list. Thank you for the opportunity for a signed copy!
Thanks for the giveaway. the prizes are great
Who doesn’t like bangles on their arms. Thanks for the chance to win some.
I was very tempted to keep the bangles for myself–they are really fun to wear and make a great noise!
I haven’t had the chance to read her books yet. Sounds fascinating. Thanks for this giveaway chance.
Carol–you won the book! Look for an email from me. 🙂
Thanks for the chance to win some cool stuff. I haven’t read this author before so this is a nice way to get introduced to her.
Sounds like a great read
So many people have said this is a good book. What a fantastic contest, Rose. I’d REALLY love to win. Thanks and Happy Halloween!
I just added The Bollywood Affair to my wish list after purchasing The Bollywood Bride! A man who cook? Sign me up! Thanks for this great giveaway 😀
I love men who cook too! There’s a scene where they have a samosa-wrapping race that is the cutest, sexiest thing EVER.
I have been meaning to read this ever since I heard her on the Smart Bitches podcast!
I loved her podcast! I want to watch every movie she talked about.