The Full Moon Bride

The Full Moon Bride

by Shobhan Bantwal
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The Full Moon Bride 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Environmental lawyer Soorya Giri feels she is the last thirtyish virgin in New Jersey. She desperately wants to marry and raise a family instead of living with her parents as she currently does. In fact Soorya fearing her biological clock is ending before it begins starts to consider the abomination of an arranged marriage; something that the second generation loathe as too much old country tradition when they have on line and other contemporary means to meet males. Her first few "bride viewing" events are as bad as she expected. Then Soorya meets Rajesh "Roger" Vadepalli. He is handsome and intelligent, but though she wants him Soorya distrusts his charming confidence as she does not believe he wants to get married. Thus she turns to widowed peer Lou. Suddenly from zero to two men interested in her, Soorya reacts negatively unable to cope with an abundance of males in her life. The Full Moon bride takes a close look at the Indian-American culture, which mingles tradition from the old country with modern technology and the culture of the new country. Soorya is fabulous as her frustrations hold the plot focused. She gets angry and insolent hiding her fear of failure behind the façade of caustic wit (mindful of the Debbie Reynolds' character Mary McKellaway in Mary, Mary). Readers will relish Soorya seeks her groove as Shobhan Bantwal noted for her powerful social issues takes a lighter but insightful look at the second generation Indian-American "princess'. Harriet Klausner
52chickadees More than 1 year ago
Soorya Giri, an Indian-American, living in New Jersey and working in bustling Manhattan has everything going for her. She has a good educational background, is a successful lawyer in a prominent law firm, loving family and friends and the security of her childhood home. Everything, that is, but a husband! Soorya has been through the traditional "Bride-Viewing,"(which is part of an arranged marriage,) several times, with silence and rejection as the sad result. When all seems to be lost, she is introduced to Mr. and Mrs. Vadepalli and their charming as well as handsome son, Rajesh. As much as she was drawn to Rajesh by his good looks and politeness, Soorya's insecurities, caustic behavior and distrust came to call. In her own eyes, she will never be attractive enough for anyone and, even as laid back and likable as Rajesh (who had decided to be called Roger back in his home state of Kansas) is, Soorya had immediate reservations about him, especially when he candidly expressed his wish for a rich wife who would monetarily help with his Broadway aspirations. You will follow Soorya on an emotional roller-coaster ride as she deals with her duty to her heritage, family, the demanding career that includes proving herself as an important part of the firm and you will be introduced to the interesting individuals she meets through her case load, plus follow along on her constant strive for a lifetime of happiness. Her desire to be more carefree and fun-loving as her girlfriends , cause all sorts of frustration and, at times, anger and jealousy. You will cheer on Soorya as she wins some battles and embraces her South Indian Teluga upbringing. You'll be ready to take a hold of her shoulders and shake her as well, when she doesn't realize how blessed and truly special she is. Soorya is one who is admired and loved by many and finds it is either "feast or famine" where love is concerned. Will Soorya be disappointed after the "Bride-Viewing" with the Vadepallis? Will handsome actor, Satish make his feelings known? Will Soorya succumb to the suave and unbelievably handsome hunk/DEP Atty. Lou Draper-much to her family's dismay? Will Rajesh's determination in both the dramatic and romantic worlds succeed? By reading "Full Moon Bride", you will be swept into the Giri Family and learn much about Indian culture. I truly enjoyed the colorful descriptiveness and the attention to detail. I sincerely hope Ms. Bantwal has a sequel continuing Soorya's saga, planned in the not too distant. Nancy Narma
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eleventh result-kitefeather
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"Uh sure come on" *he gets up and walks to the next result*
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Hi, i am new and bored, and wanna talk
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really found this book boring. They was no cham to the story and it dragged on. I don't think I would recommend this book to anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book, however, some areas seemed to drag.