Marriage Unarranged my review.

What a morning I am having! I am actually in bed feeling rough and tired because as I said on Stream of Consciousness Saturday, Hubby and I have got the nasty Covid!

But I wanted to republish my review of Ritu Bhathal’s Marriage Unarranged. Well so far I messed with my Goodreads and Amazon account trying to find it and now I feel stressed out! There is no point in worrying is there. So I am going to write another review from memory, after all I loved this book so much that I have read it twice and I have the paperback as well as the book on my Kindle. So before I fall asleep again or mess anything else up here we go!

News first!

Ritu has now signed with Spellbound Books and will be writing at least two more books in what Spellbound Books are calling The Rishtay Series, with book two coming out in June 2023! Rishtay means relationships, which covers both romantic and familial relationships that are at the heart of this whole series.


Marriage Unarranged is like diving into another culture and time. Set at the beginning of this Millennium we are totally transported into Aashi’s world. Family, culture, friends, bad reactions from Ravi’s family and travel…not only travel to India but Aashi’s journey to maturity.

As the story unfolds we see what a cad Aashi’s fiance Ravi is…how he is a liar and a cheat. Luckily for Aashi her family and her best friend Kiran are there to catch her as she falls.

Now a trip was planed to India with her mother to buy wedding Sarees and the like, that is changed to a holiday for Aashi, her two lovely brothers and Kiran. A trip of discovery for everyone in the group. This is where the book turned into a film inside my head, a Bollywood film. I was transported by the sights, sounds, history and smells of India. We travel on planes, trains and by foot, visit Markets, temples and even business places with Sunny, Aashi’s eldest brother.

Plus a chance encounter with a handsome stranger on the plane and a friendship made bodes well for all. I am not going to tell you any more because you need to read for yourselves, this is a book definitely do not to miss.


Β© willowdot21 : Rutu at the second Bloggers Bash.

Ritu can be found at :

Twitter: @RituBhathal


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Blog: But I Smile Anyway.

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Lets just throw in a little East meets West music.

37 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. beth
    Jun 06, 2022 @ 08:51:36

    sounds wonderful and full of life! hope you two begin to turn the corner soon and feel better


  2. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Jun 06, 2022 @ 09:50:17

    How can anyone not want to read this book after such an enthusiastic review? I see you and your hubby well on the other side of your health concerns, dear Willow! ❀


    • willowdot21
      Jun 06, 2022 @ 10:10:44

      It’s a wonderful book I really think you’ll love it plus there is so much more to come.
      We are both still positive but have just decided to rest and take paracetamol until we feel better πŸ’œ


  3. Colleen Chesebro: WordCraftPoetry
    Jun 06, 2022 @ 10:23:37

    This book is a lovely read! Please take care of you and the hubs. Rest and recuperate! πŸ’œπŸ’šπŸ’›


  4. Jemima Pett
    Jun 06, 2022 @ 11:31:39

    So glad you posted the picture, because I couldnt remember her name! Now I know.
    Not sure I’ll enjoy the story, but maybe if I skip over finding out he’s a cad, I’ll like it lots!


  5. Jemima Pett
    Jun 06, 2022 @ 11:32:35

    PS Hope you both feel better soon πŸ™‚


  6. Ritu
    Jun 06, 2022 @ 12:23:28

    Aw thank you my lovely Sis! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ


  7. noelleg44
    Jun 06, 2022 @ 13:23:32

    Get well soon, Willow. Covid is known for brain fog but I hope you have a light case. Thank heavens it’s now like getting the regular flu.


  8. thoughtsnlifeblog
    Jun 06, 2022 @ 16:04:34

    Lovely review and sound like a fun story


  9. JoAnna
    Jun 06, 2022 @ 23:52:13

    Great job writing this from memory! I hope you feel better and better every day!


    • willowdot21
      Jun 07, 2022 @ 03:47:26

      It is a fantastic book , a, once read completely stored in your head book. I think you’d love it.. as to getting better we are getting there πŸ’œ


  10. Miriam Hurdle
    Jun 07, 2022 @ 01:00:46

    Worry about the nasty Covid got you and you r hubby. Hope you’ll feel better soon. Some of my friends got the new virus and they all recovered. Your review is lovely. ❀


  11. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Jun 07, 2022 @ 05:51:45

    Lovely review, for a lovely book. I enjoyed it so much too. So sorry to hear you both have covid, get well soon, Willow. x


  12. KL Caley
    Jun 07, 2022 @ 09:23:48

    Lovely review, Willow. Well done writing it from memory. Wishing you and hubby a speedy recovery. KL ❀


  13. Betty Hayes Albright
    Jun 21, 2022 @ 19:47:48

    Willow, I’m so sorry to hear that you and your husband have had covid! (I’m far behind reading again.) How are you both doing?


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