Shobhan Bantwal, Author of The Reluctant Matchmaker: On Tour

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp, June 26, 2012
Category: Women’s Fiction/ Romance
Tour Dates:  August, 2012
Available in print and eBook, 352 pages

It starts with a bizarre accident. When young and petite Meena literally collides with her strikingly tall boss, Prajay, she takes a nasty fall, but doesn’t count on falling in love with him. So imagine her dismay when he makes an astonishing request. He wants her to craft a personal ad that will help him find a suitable wife, a statuesque, sophisticated Indian-American woman who will complement his remarkable height. Despite Meena’s attraction to Prajay and the complications of balancing work and her “marriage consultant” role, she can’t refuse his assignment. And yet, she comes to some surprising realizations about love, tradition, and the sacrifices she will—and won’t—make to win over her giant.

Advance Praise for The Reluctant Matchmaker:

“One of the best [novels] I’ve read this year. I couldn’t put it down…this book is a gem!” –Mary Monroe, New York Times bestselling author on The Unexpected Son

“Compelling and memorable.” —Mary Jo Putney, New York Times bestselling author on The Forbidden Daughter

“Vivid, rich…expertly portrays a young woman caught between love and duty, hope and despair.” —Anjali Banerjee on The Dowry Bride

“Dazzles you with a taste of Desi culture in America.” —Caridad Piñeiro

Praise for Shobhan Bantwal’s The Full Moon Bride:

“I enjoyed The Full Moon Bride – it had all the heart and wisdom I’ve come to expect from Shobhan Bantwal’s books, as well as the discussion of contemporary issues facing Indians today. I thought Soorya was an excellent character, I so enjoyed watching her grow and learn so much about herself and the world around her. This was a light, quick novel that fans of multicultural and women’s fiction definitely should pick up.“- S. Krishna’s Books

“I very highly recommend this book. The story is beautifully written with characters that seem so real and are very easy to relate to. I loved Soorya from the very start and I was rooting for her the whole way through. I was totally pulled into her story right from the beginning and could not put it down. No matter what nationality, religion or culture you are from, I think you’ll care about these characters and relate to them in some way. It is a lovely story about family, different cultures, relationships, love and romance. I really enjoyed Ms Bantwal’s writing and would definitely look for more of her work in the future!”-Life In Review, Michelle Vasquez

“Ms. Bantwal has formulated a treasure of words for an engaging read remaining long after the final scene has been deliciously absorbed. Frankly I cannot tell if I am more enamored by Soorya or the author herself. The author has obviously internalized the emotions of her character leaving the impression that the line between writer and actor is an invisible one. I thoroughly enjoyed The Full Moon Bride for the emotion, education, and entertainment. What I appreciate most is the total lack of manipulation I felt while being led through Soorya’s awakening of herself and the man she loves. In summary The Full Moon Bride is sophisticated, eloquent, and difficult to put down and cements a lasting impression.- Suspektme, Coffee Time Romance

“I couldn’t stop reading The Full Moon Bride. Even though I had a pretty good guess about which man Soorya would end up with, there were plenty of plot twists to keep me reading. I loved Soorya’s spunkiness, and her struggle to reconcile the modern, professional side of her personality with the traditional, good-girl side.  I highly recommend The Full Moon Bride.”- Susan Meim

About Shobhan Bantwal:

Shobhan Bantwal is an award-winning Indian-American author of five multicultural women’s fiction books with romantic elements, branded as “Bollywood in a Book.” Her articles and short stories have appeared in The Writer magazine, Romantic Times, India Abroad, India Currents, and New Woman. The Reluctant Matchmaker is her sixth book, scheduled for release on July 1, 2012. Visit her online at to learn about her books, trailers, contests, photos, recipes, and more. Visit her on Facebook at

Shobhan was featureed on USA Today, here!

Tour Stops:
Broken Teepee  Aug. 1 Review & Giveaway
Books, Books,& More Books   Aug. 2 Review
Geeky Girl Reviews Aug. 3 Review
Thoughts in Progress  Aug. 6 Review
Joy Story  Aug.7 Review
Joy Story  Aug. 8 Giveaway & Interview
Drey’s Library  Aug. 9 Review
Drey’s Library  Aug. 10 Giveaway & Interview
From the TBR Pile  Aug. 13 Spotlight
Thoughts in Progress  Aug. 14 Giveaway & Interview
Poisoned Rationality   Aug. 15 Interview
A Bookish Affair   Aug. 16 Review
Amused by Books Aug. 17 Review
A Bookish Affair    Aug. 17 Giveaway & Interview
Mocha Girls Read  Aug. 20 Review
The Book Faery Aug. 21 Giveaway & Interview
The Book Faery Aug 24 Review
From the TBR Pile  Aug. 25 Review


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