Sister of the Bollywood Bride, by Nandini Bajpai (May 2021). “I loved Nandini’s first book, A Match Made in Mehendi, because it didn’t fall into many classic tropes of exploring Indianness that I often see. I felt so connected to the characters. Nandini has a great way of creating such relatable stories.”
Publisher's Weekly announcement
Nov 12th 2020 The book deal for SISTER OF THE BOLLYWOOD BRIDE was just announced on Publisher's Weekly. I am so grateful to my agent Allison Remcheck and editor Nikki Garcia for making this happen and excited for the world to meet Mini Kapoor!
Authors (from l.) Holly Black, author of The Darkest Part of the Forest and the Folk of the Air series (Little, Brown); Ronni Davis, author of When the Stars Lead to You (Little, Brown); Nandini Bajpai, author of A Match Made in Mehendi (Little, Brown); and Derek Milman, author of Swipe Right for Murder (Little, Brown/Patterson) at a pre-YALLFest event hosted by NOVL and Jimmy Patterson Books, held at Off Track Ice Cream.
A Debut to Dye For This past Saturday, Nandini Bajpai launched her U.S. debut, A Match Made in Mehendi (Little, Brown), at Wellesley Books in Wellesley, Mass. The YA romance stars an Indian-American teen whose parents believe she has inherited the gift of matchmaking. Bajpai read from her novel, and a henna tattooist and photobooth provided further entertainment for attendees.
Publisher's Weekly announcement November 21st 2017 The MATCH book deal was just announced in Publisher's Weekly today!! Huge kudos to the amazing Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton of CAKE Literary for making it all happen, and much gratitude to agent Victoria Marini and to Nikki Garcia at Little, Brown for believing in this story. Wish my mum could have seen this, but also know she's with me in this moment.