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THE REARRANGED LIFE, by Annika Sharma
Genre: Interracial, contemporary-romance
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Date of Release­­: May 15, 2015
Cover Artist: Eugene Teplitsky 
Find Online: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Goodreads

Description:
Nithya, a vivacious, intelligent and driven college senior has always known what she has wanted: a successful career in medicine and the love of her family. She’s even come to terms with the idea of an arranged marriage, a tradition her conservative Indian family has held up for thousands of years.
When a night of partying puts her on a collision course with danger, Nithya’s entire life changes.
Enter James St. Clair, the smart, challenging and heartbreakingly handsome American. As Nithya and James fall in love, she questions the future she and her parents have always planned.
Now, Nithya has a choice to make: become a doctor and a good Indian bride, or step away from her family and centuries of culture to forge her own path. The decision she comes to takes her on a journey that transforms how she sees her future, her relationships with loved ones, and how she learns to put herself back together when even her best-laid plans fall apart.
 

About The Author:
Annika Sharma was born in India and moved to the United States (Pennsylvania!) when she was a baby. Annika was a daydreamer from day one, always coming up with stories and games of pretend that seemed real. She was a serious journal-writer from fifth grade to college and wrote dramatic scenes for stories often, inspired by soap operas she watched in summers off from school.
Eventually, when the time for college came around, Annika’s parents encouraged her to pursue journalism. Convinced she couldn’t make a living from writing, Annika disagreed. After five years, two degrees, two minors, working with children, being a dancer teacher, and creating a two-and-a-half page resume in college that had interests so all-over-the-place that even she couldn’t make sense of it, Annika finally decided her parents were right. Writing was where her heart was, all along.
In the month before graduate school, the idea Annika had in mind for years finally poured out in the form of the novel, The Rearranged Life. Annika began editing in earnest after she finished her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education, landing Stacey Donaghy of Donaghy Literary Group as an agent. Three months later, she had a book deal with Curiosity Quills.
In her spare time, Annika loves spending time with her family and friends, often indulging in the three S’s: Starbucks, shopping and superhero movies. As a chocolate lover and general all-around vegetarian foodie, Annika also adores cooking.
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My Review:
If I am being honest I am not that into contemporary romances I ussually go for paranormal romance! I am not a romantic person so that is why I like the unrealistic romance that paranormal books give me. I was delighted that this contemporary romance did not put me off from other contemporary romance books, it actually opened my eyes to the genre.
I thought the book was Charmingly thought provoking. It was not action packed and there wasn't a mystery to solve but the book was a page turner because of the characters. The main character Nithya was relatable and she propels the story. Due to the fact that the story was told from her perspective you learn a lot about the Indian culture and it is interesting. I found my self intrigued by the romance in this story because it seemed realistic and not over the top mushy. If you want an enjoyable and quick romantic book to read then go buy this one. You will enjoy the strong female character, clean non-corny romance, and the interesting look into the Indian culture.

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Founded in 2011 by Eugene Teplitsky and Lisa Gus, CQ was initially a resource portal for writing and publishing, created in an effort to help writers, like themselves, survive the publishing industry. After rapid success, CQ morphed into publishing press that over time has solidified its share in the market. Now we spend our days searching for the next great escape!


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