I am so excited to bring you a review for a book I am honestly giddy over!
Pride, Prejudice & Other Flavors by Sonali Dev is by far one of my favorite Fiction books of 2019. Published 5/7/2019 by William Morrow Publishers.
About the Book:
It is a truth universally acknowledged that only in an overachieving Indian American family can a genius daughter be considered a black sheep.
Dr. Trisha Raje is San Francisco’s most acclaimed neurosurgeon. But that’s not enough for the Rajes, her influential immigrant family who’s achieved power by making its own non-negotiable rules:
· Never trust an outsider
· Never do anything to jeopardize your brother’s political aspirations
· And never, ever, defy your family
Trisha is guilty of breaking all three rules. But now she has a chance to redeem herself. So long as she doesn’t repeat old mistakes.
Up-and-coming chef DJ Caine has known people like Trisha before, people who judge him by his rough beginnings and place pedigree above character. He needs the lucrative job the Rajes offer, but he values his pride too much to indulge Trisha’s arrogance. And then he discovers that she’s the only surgeon who can save his sister’s life.
As the two clash, their assumptions crumble like the spun sugar on one of DJ’s stunning desserts. But before a future can be savored there’s a past to be reckoned with…
A family trying to build home in a new land.
A man who has never felt at home anywhere.
And a choice to be made between the two.
Miss W’s review:
|Pride and Prejudice and Other Flavors is a modern retelling of the classic.
This gender flipping version is brilliantly crafted. I loved the authors spinning of traditional gender norms. The difference is in social classes is sharply emphasized. The culture is beautifully described, well written and descriptive.
I fell in love with the characters and their diverseness. They were complex in nature but relatable and beloved.
The descriptive nature of the food literally left my mouth watering.
I was engrossed from the first page. The author took a popular story and made it her own. I really enjoy that the book was only loosely based on the original classic.
I very much enjoy learning about the Indian culture and traditions.
I have read MANY retellings of Pride & Prejudice and this was my absolute FAVORITE.
5 FANTASTIC stars!
I cannot possibly recommend this book enough!
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