The Wedding Setup: A Short Story

  • Author Sonali Dev
  • Release Date January 11, 2022
  • Publisher Montlake
  • ISBN/ASIN 9781542036146
  • Our Rating
  • Reviewed by Jo

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Our Review

At sixty-seven pages, THE WEDDING SETUP is a quick read. This is a Bollywood romance novella with a lot of attention to detail. Ayesha and her mom don’t always get along, especially since she’s unmarried with no prospects in sight. But that’s all about to change…

When she reconnects with her deceased brother’s best friend, Emmitt, they seem to pick up where they left off seven years before–before she told him to leave. While he’s been growing, fulfilling his dreams and traveling during that time, she’s been stuck in a rut. Ayesha’s definitely not living the life she dreamed.

THE WEDDING SETUP takes a while to find out details regarding Ayesha’s brother’s death. It felt like that information should have been given earlier in the story for a better flow. There are a few surprises, and Ayesha’s mother is a great part of the story. It did end a bit too abruptly for me though.

Ms. Dev is an author I had the pleasure of meeting several years ago at an author talk at a local bookstore in Connecticut. I do hope to read a few of her other books and hope for better closure.

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