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Not only does Maya have to contend with her wealthy family and his extremely wealthy one fighting over the dowries, but also had Janghir’s sister-in-law, Seema who dislikes her intensely and seems to be taking over the wedding arrangements rather than simply assisting Maya with the preparations. Janghir’s cousin Zain, a handsome George Clooney look-alike keeps offering Maya help and when Janghir appears to be distancing himself from Maya, she begins to wonder if she is indeed marrying the right man.
Seema has a way of making Maya feel fat and useless and as time presses on, she begins to realize that the wedding she was hoping for is becoming something of a distant dream. Maya resolves to sort herself out and take the reins back from the scheming Seema and find a way to give Janghir a wedding to be proud of.
You feel for poor Maya trying to keep everyone happy, whilst at the same time attempting to plan her ideal wedding, she has so much going against her and even her family have their own ideas of what she should be doing. When Janghir isn’t around to support her it’s understandable that she begins to wonder if she’s going to manage to pull the whole thing together.
I liked this book, but did feel that Maya could have retaliated a little earlier against Seema’s scheming and also would have liked to read more about Janghir. On the whole though it was a good read.