About The Rearranged Life

Nithya, a vivacious, intelligent and driven college senior has always known what she has wanted: a successful career in medicine and the love of her family. She’s even come to terms with the idea of an arranged marriage, a tradition her conservative Indian family has held up for thousands of years.

When a night of partying puts her on a collision course with danger, Nithya’s entire life changes.

Enter James St. Clair, the smart, challenging and heartbreakingly handsome American. As Nithya and James fall in love, she questions the future she and her parents have always planned.

Now, Nithya has a choice to make: become a doctor and a good Indian bride, or step away from her family and centuries of culture to forge her own path. The decision she comes to takes her on a journey that transforms how she sees her future, her relationships with loved ones, and how she learns to put herself back together when even her best-laid plans fall apart.

Reviews for The Rearranged Life

Do you remember that time in life when you were forced to make a choice between what your heart thinks you need versus the culture and traditions you have grown up with, the very ones that gave your life direction? Annika Sharma did a wonderful job at creating a beautiful, yet heart wrenching story for the readers that will allow you to strip away the labels society has placed on people and begin to see the real human heart behind the mask.

Nithya is a beautiful and independent Indian woman yet she is fully aware that the traditions of her [...]

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Reviewed by Cheryl Schopen for Readers' Favorite

In The Rearranged Life by Annika Sharma, college senior and future doctor Nithya comes from a traditional Indian family. Her parents have always planned on an arranged marriage for her. She has always obeyed her parents and tried so hard to please them, so an arranged marriage isn’t out of the question for her. But then she meets James, an American, and he and her feelings for him make her question everything she’s ever known. Does she really want to marry someone she doesn’t love? Does she even want to be a doctor? What [...]

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