Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Rubina Ramesh
Rubina Ramesh has been a strong support in my self-publishing venture. I think the reason is that she just loves my books ;) I am super-thrilled that she has given THE MALHOTRA BRIDE no less than 5 stars.

On a serious note, Rubina is a voracious reader and serious reviewer of books spanning many genres. CLICK HERE to check out the various sections in her blog.

Rubina Ramesh's review of The Malhotra Bride

Sundari Venkatraman has taken a leap into the self publishing world with her second novel, The Malhotra Bride. When this book, landed on my Kindle, the first thing that struck me is the cover of the book. Illustrated by Mr. Prashant Kamble, this scene depicts an Indian marriage ritual being performed. A scene of Dilwale Dulhaniya le Jayenge flashes in my inward eye. Got my bag of popcorn and clicked on the book in my Kindle and was soon  introduced to Sunita and Akshay.


She is Sunita, a young girl from a rich business class family. Though very much loved by her family, she has one problem. She's bound by family traditions which are nothing short of male domination. [Itching to give a long lecture here, but don't want to divert from the topic :)] Sunita wants to work, but due to parental pressures, she is forced to agree to an arranged marriage. She does not take this kindly.


He is Akshay Malhotra - the scion of the Malhotra family. The rich guy who is NOT a brat! He has a loving relationship with his parents, hard-working and OMG! without any vices. God! Make more like him, please. When he hears about his parent's arranging a marriage for him, he is a bit hesitant but when his dad insists he agrees to 'see'the girl. [This is another debatable topic.]

CLICK HERE to read the complete review on Rubina's blog....


  1. She just loves your books and way of writing... bring it on.... :D

    1. Thank you for stopping by and posting a comment The Book Club. Yeah, I know :)

  2. Agree with Rubina & The book club... bring it on :D ;)