Nandini Bajpai - "A Match Made in Mehendi"

Event date: 
09/14/2019 - 2:00pm

For this event, Nandini will be in conversation with Heather Kelly, founder of the Writers’ Loft.

For fans of When Dimple Met Rishi comes a lighthearted novel about tradition, high school social hierarchy, matchmaking, and swiping right (or left!).

Fifteen-year-old Simran "Simi" Sangha comes from a long line of Indian vichole -- matchmakers -- with a rich history for helping parents find good matches for their grown children. When Simi accidentally sets up her cousin and a soon-to-be lawyer, her family is thrilled that she has the "gift."

But Simi is an artist, and she doesn't want to have anything to do with relationships, helicopter parents, and family drama. That is, until she realizes this might be just the thing to improve her and her best friend Noah's social status. Armed with her family's ancient guide to finding love, Simi starts a matchmaking service-via an app, of course.

But when she helps connect a wallflower of a girl with the star of the boys' soccer team, she turns the high school hierarchy topsy-turvy, soon making herself public enemy number one.


Nandini Bajpai grew up in New Delhi, India, before settling in the Boston area with her husband, kids, and a fluctuating number and variety of pets. She has published a YA novel, Red Turban White Horse, with Scholastic India. A Match Made in Mehendi is her U.S. debut.

Heather Kelly explores the fabric of the universe through writing middle grade, young adult, and everything in between. She founded the Writers’ Loft community in Sherborn, MA and wears many hats -- teacher, editor, author, director. She's always searching for (and finding) ways to help authors become more prolific storytellers. Heather thrives on collaboration, creativeness, and community. Heather is on Twitter at @HeatherGKelly.


*Buy your copy from Wellesley Books in order to meet the author at the event and have her sign your book. 


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ISBN: 9780316522588
Availability: On our shelves now (can call to confirm)
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

Event address: 
Wellesley Books
82 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02482