02 April 2011 – from Ali

The 2nd Marriage Bureau book and I couldn't resist reading it – the third one is on order with Amazon! We're into more serious territory here, covering the treatment of widows, GM crops and forced marriages. But these themes are woven skillfully into a narrative that's still entertaining, with some age-old problems like fitting in to an extended family household, as well as more modern ones like what it's like working in a call centre. I liked the characters, old and new, in this one, and the deeper themes.