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  • Great characters

    Good, rounded, well developed characters. They felt real and helped me understand better a different culture and how the pressures of coming from one and living in another can affect people. I really appreciated the complexities of the relationships and the different types of love and how they can drive us.

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  • At times heartbreaking.

    This is the 1st book I have read from this writer, could not put it down, at times bought me to tears, life for some can be so sad and in this case because of old age customs and the way of doing the right thing. My heritage from way back, great grandfather from Sri Lanka, we know nothing of his journey to Australia and less why he came here in the late 1800s. Whenever I read books from this country they always give me a sense of déjà vu. Lovely writer and Thankyou for such a beautiful story.

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  • multicultural interest

    A Convenient Marriage by Jeevani Charika Cultural expectations can play a huge part in how people live their lives…or don’t live their lives. Wanting to please family, even if it means ultimately hurting oneself, is so ingrained from birth that it often can harm the person who lives a lie or gives up the person they love. In this story Gimhana is hiding who he truly is and playing a part and Chaya is afraid to be with the person that probably could have made her whole and the person she was meant to be. Gimhana and Chaya think they have the perfect solution that will allow them friendship, someone to come home to and also provide stability and normalcy. What is the solution? Why, get married…though just a marriage of convenience. By marrying “suitable” partners they will also manage to get their families off their backs and stop all of the nagging they hear about getting married. And, though again living a lie, though a different one, they do seem to be getting along okay…at least for awhile. This book had me hoping that Gim and Chaya would eventually find a way to live with the people that truly made them happy. They went through so much for so many years that I was sure they deserved some true happiness. Their lives do eventually turn out okay but they have some tough times before they achieve the HEA they deserve. Well written and thought provoking I found myself wondering how difficult it would be to give up so much to please parents. Having lived in countries where homosexuality is still a crime I felt for Gimhana in ways I might not otherwise have. I know people that have given up the “love of their life” because of parental pressure and remembering them also came to mind as I read. So, definitely a book that made me think and care and hope the two would find peace after so many years of just existing. Thank you to NetGalley and Hera for the ARC – This is my honest review. 5 Stars

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  • A great read

    I really enjoyed this book. I love learning about different cultures. Well written and believable.

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  • Thoughtful: obligation vs. Being true to self

    🌺Thoughtful story of family obligation vs. being true to yourself👍👍 4.5🌟stars 💔💞I truly enjoyed this thought-provoking, romantic tale. This story has such sweetness, sadness, desperation and realism. I found the main characters somewhat tragic but thankfully redeemed at the end by the power of love. The challenges both Gimhana and Chaya face as they lean on each other for support while keeping their deepest secrets and desires from family and work colleagues: they may be enmeshed in their Sri Lankan upbringing but are issues that are more universal as well. 👥Author Jeevani Charika's main characters are beset by both overt and subtle discrimination, Chaya in her work environment where her quest for a professorship, no matter how brilliantly she tries, seems always sabotaged, and Gimhana where his career advancement and worth as a good son are dependent on "fitting in" to the traditional heterosexual mold. Their marriage pact may be doomed to eventual failure, but their motivation is understandable. Their solid friendship, through everything, was comforting and inspiring. And what a lovely conclusion, full of hope for their futures (sigh!😌). 😊I am so glad the author kept with this story and finally published it. For some readers Chaya and Gimhana's dilemma may seem a bit dated, but I believe that, sadly, the issues they faced still ring true. Thanks to publishers Hera Books and NetGalley for providing an advance copy of the book; this is my voluntary and honest review.

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