Sunday, 25 August 2013

An Enormously English Monsoon Wedding by Christina Jones

Wedding heaven or wedding hell? Life simply couldn't be better for Erin Boswell. At twenty seven she is engaged to the divine Jay Keskar, and every minute of her day revolves around planning the wedding of her dreams.

Until, that is, Jay's parents announce that they want to 'get involved', and Erin's wedding heaven turns very much into her wedding hell... As Indian parents, Tavish and Deena have very firm beliefs about the kind of wedding their only son should have. Of course Erin will be wearing a sari! And of course all the Indian pre-wedding ritual ceremonies will be observed!

 As Bollywood comes to Berkshire, can East eventually meet West in perfect harmony? And what will happen to Erin and Jay's dream wedding if they don't?

Christina Jones has always been a top author of mine and when I heard her series of books were coming to an end I was devastated as I have never found another author who writes similar books. I was over the moon when I heard that Christina was going to be releasing a new book but I was just hoping I would love it as much as I did her previous books.

An Enormously English Monsoon Wedding follows the events in the build up to Erin and Jay’s big day. With both of them being British but Jay having an Indian background the couple have created a perfect fusion wedding in bringing the two cultures together for the perfect day so everyone will be happy and enjoy their day. Or so they thought. In typical Wedding tradition nothing is ever plain sailing.

This couldn’t have been a better topic for Christina’s new book. I am currently planning our Wedding and so I really felt I could connect to Erin. The problems she faced are very similar to mine! I loved how the whole storyline was very realistic which is not a word I would use to describe the authors previous books, so she really has moved her books in a different direction. I loved the warmth that the author brings to the characters it feels as though we already know the characters and although there are many characters in this book they were all very well developed so there was no getting confused between the characters.

The Indian culture and traditions were a lovely touch to this book and gave a fun and light twist to the book, I actually found it very interesting as although I have always known Indian weddings are very long affairs that was as far as my knowledge went so as well as enjoying this book I also learnt something from it!
I loved everything about this book the storyline was entertaining, the characters were all lovable and the book had me hooked that I ended up reading it in one sitting.

I would definitely recommend this book and Christina Jones is still holding her position as one of my favourite authors I can not wait for her next release.

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  1. Great review - I loved this book!

    1. Roll on her next release :-) thank you for popping by Georgina xXx