Monday, March 21, 2011

#BookReview: Invisible Lives - Anjali Banerjee

Lakshmi Sen put her life on hold to help her mother continue her dream of running a sari shop.  Lakshmi is blessed with the gift of intuition and instinctively knows what everyone entering the shop needs.  Unfortunately she's so busy tending to the needs of others that she overlooks her own needs.

Bowing to the wishes of her deceased father, Lakshmi is prepared to marry the Indian doctor her mother has picked for her.  Upon initial introduction, the couple is instantly attracted to each other. Lakshmi can find no reason why she shouldn't marry him, but she still longs for the limo driver that visits her shop with his client.

What did you like about this book?
As always, I love Banerjee's style of writing.  Her books tend to be chick lit-like, but without the girl that needs to be rescued.

What didn't you like about this book?
I started to say that all of the male romantic leads in Banerjee's books end up being white, then I remembered that the male lead in Imaginary Men was, in fact, Indian.  I have no problem with interracial relationships, but I think romantic leads can, and should, come in all colors.

What could the author do to improve this?
Nothing.  Overall, it was an extremely enjoyable read.





290pp
Published September 2006


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