SECRETS AND SARIS
SECRETS AND SARIS (2) by Shoma Narayanan: Jilted just three days before her arranged wedding, Shefali flees Delhi for a position as a playschool manger in Jabalpur. She is determined to prove to herself and to her family that her days of aspiring to be a pampered trophy wife are behind her. Television anchor Neil Mitra is intrigued by Shefali’s privileged yet vulnerable air. Their romance blossoms — but is a single, divorced father the right choice for Shefali’s second chance at marriage? The exotic locale and culture are not enough to save this story that suffers from inconsistent characterization, a romance that lacks spark and a sometimes snooty heroine.