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Simi K. Rao
Adult Contemporary RomanceMarch 4th 2015
Paperback & ebook, 270 Pages
Paperback & ebook, 270 Pages
Dr. Rihaan Mehta is a brilliant young neurosurgeon who has no inclination for love or marriage. According to him wives and girlfriends are annoying accessories that one can do without. But when his mother dangles the sword over his head in classic Bollywood style, he succumbs, and sets out in search of a bride who would fit his 'requirements'. But can Rihaan deal with what he gets instead?
The inspiration for this book, and her other projects, comes from her own experience with cross-cultural traditions, lifestyles and familial relationships, as well as stories and anecdotes collected from friends, family and acquaintances.
Rao enjoys exploring the dynamics of contemporary American culture blended with Indian customs and heritage to reflect the challenges and opportunities many Indian-American women face in real life.
Much of Rao's down time is devoted to creative pursuits, including writing fiction, poetry and photography. She is an avid traveler and has visited many locations around the world.
A practicing physician, Rao lives in Denver with her family.
Heroines in Literature and Real Life
Who is your favorite heroine? With so many incredible women in literature who are often trailblazers for women in real life, it is hard to choose just one.
Wonder Woman is a name that brings about instant recognition of a strong and strikingly beautiful woman fighting tirelessly for people and causes she believes in. She is devoted to people in need. Perhaps that trait, fierce devotion, is what most captures our admiration for any heroines.
What about favorite heroines of real life? How do they possess the quality of devotion? Mother Teresa was fiercely devoted during her life to the sickest, poorest, and shunned of India. Malala is rising today as a heroine who is fiercely devoted to girls and their right to learn. Our own mothers, who show their devotion to their children and husbands every day, are heroines.
Perhaps it is our beloved partner is our dearest hero or heroine. To us, they are Superman or Wonder Woman. They are fiercely devoted to our well-being and will go to extraordinary lengths for our benefit, because they love us.
In turn, how do we show appreciation for this devotion? Hopefully, by being fiercely devoted in return.
Discover Naina in The Accidental Wife. In the beginning she may seem an unlikely heroine, but her devotion will not go unnoticed.
Excerpt from The Accidental Wife:
“You’re so bloody confident about it all, aren’t you?” Naina shot back.
He burst out laughing. “Sorry. I didn’t mean to sound like that. It’s habit. I’ll try hard to curb my instincts in the future, if you wish.”
“No. Don’t. I like it,” she said and blushed. “Anyhow, at least this way we get some peace and quiet.”
And sure enough, despite the merrymaking all around them, the environment seemed tranquil as they strolled companionably through the streets, window shopping and getting blinded by the dazzling colors of the night. They satisfied their hunger at an all-night deli before steering toward the overcrowded Times Square.
“Wait!” Rihaan suddenly exclaimed before running inside a small trinket store.
He emerged a few minutes later with a Wonder Woman pin that he fastened to her coat.
“For me?” she exclaimed, nonplussed.
“Yes for you,” he replied softly. “For being so good to me. I hope I can repay you for it all someday. Until then, keep this as a reminder.”
There were several street vendors doing brisk business. Rihaan grabbed a large hot chocolate for himself. “We need something to toast with. What would you prefer?”
“I’m not thirsty,” Naina politely refused.
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