Book Review

"Matches Made In Heaven"

Author: Sundari Venkatraman

Thirteen short stories - and I am writing the review on the 13th of March - a Friday the 13th to be specific!

Quite a collection Sundari Venkatraman has got together - each story as different from the other as can be, even though the common thread of romance runs through them. Steeped in Indian culture - traditional families, parents keen to get their daughters married off - yet the female leads are full of surprises! They refuse to conform - you won't find shy, simpering damsels in any of the 13 tales.

While I enjoyed 'Shweta ka Swayamvar' and 'Pappa's Girl' the most, the other stories too were light and entertaining. Overall, I found the book a fun read - I kept marvelling at how diverse the characters were and how varied the plots - I suspect Sundari had a lot of fun writing these lovely stories!

Do scroll down and take a look at the lovely cover of the book!

Cover Reveal:

MATCHES MADE IN HEAVEN

Romantic Short Stories by

Sundari Venkatraman

Sneak Peak

Swayamwar on TV reality show; Dating Clubs; Matchmaking websites; parents setting up their children with one another; friends getting married and more – there are many ways that couples get together for hopefully a “Happily Ever After” experience. MATCHES MADE IN HEAVEN explores the various premises in the form of short stories that one can relate to in everyday life. There is even one based on Gods falling in love. Shh! I am not going to say anything further. It’s for you to find out.

And there are thirteen of them. While many insist that “13” is an unlucky number, I am quite fascinated by it. I absolutely believe that it’s a lucky number for me. That’s why I decided to publish this anthology with 13 romantic stories. 


About the author

Sundari Venkatraman has authored four novels and a short story anthology till now, Matches Made In Heaven (anthology) being the latest. The Malhotra Bride; Meghna; The Runaway Bridegroom; Flaming Sun Collection 1: Happily Ever Afters From India (Box Set) and Matches Made In Heaven have all been self-published on Amazon under the banner of Flaming Sun. The three novels are regularly seen on Amazon’s Top 100 Bestsellers’ Contemporary Romances list. The Box Set and Anthology are bound to catch up soon. 


A great fan of Mills & Boon romances over the past four decades, Sundari has always believed in ‘Happily Ever Afters’ and all her books promise happy endings. 

Matches Made In Heaven is a compilation of thirteen short stories – all romantic – based on many situations anyone can come upon in their day-to-day lives. The stories revolve around the different ways a couple can get to meet and tie the knot in a culture rich country like India. Those reading the stories will definitely be able to connect realising that one of the situations has definitely been a part of their lives. 

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