Book Review: Matches made in Heaven by Sundari Venkatraman


  • Genre: Romance /Fiction
  • Publishers: Flaming Sun ( Sold by Amazon)
  • Price: Rs. 98/- ( I received the book for review from the author) You can buy your copy HERE

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.

Behind The book
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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.

Me thinks

Having read previous works of the author my expectations from this were high, needless to add she matched them with an ease or rather it would be apt to say over exceeded them taking them a notch higher than before.

Sundari as an author has grown in all of her books that I have read till now as an author. With every book she seems to be just getting better and better and better. For an author to choose one genre and keep delivering new variety in it all the time is a huge challenge. And the way this author deals with it is simply outstanding. She makes you want to believe in love and all that madness it brings along.

This book is a collection of thirteen romantic short stories each exploring a different avenue of love and bringing out its beauty very gracefully. It would be unfair to pick any favourites as each one of them is a gem in this collection. From the simplicity that comes along with the first crushes to the understanding between matured lovers this book has every flavor that you can think of when it comes to romance.

As I have always written earlier also the one thing that I like the most about this author is her ease with the language. She never uses very fancy hi-fi words which at times confuse the reader to create an impact. Rather she carefully chooses to use the most simplistic of words and conjures magic with them. Not to forget the impeccable editing her work is always making reading her an enjoyable thing.

As always, a surely recommended read for people across age groups. This book would remind you of that one moment in life when love had entered.

Foodie Verdict

This book is like halwasan - melts in the mouth, leaves behind sweet after taste.

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  1. What a review! I am so happy that you enjoyed reading my short stories, all of them :D


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