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A teenage girl in Mumbai desperate to follow her pop star idol decides to find her mom a man in an effort to steer her mother away from forcing her to meet regular guys and prepare for marriage in author Reenita Malhotra Hora’s “Operation Mom: My Plan to Get My Mom a Life…and a Man”.
Ila, a Mumbai-based teenager, is going nuts with Veena, her controlling, single mother who prevents her from stalking her pop idol, Ali Zafar. Veena wants her daughter to date real guys in the lead-up to finding a husband. But Ila decides that the only way to get her mom off her back is by finding her a boyfriend instead.
This was such a fun and unique take on the romantic comedy genre. The humor and wit that goes on with the protagonist and the characters around her highlight the unique setting and culture that the author brings the narrative into. The balance of lightheartedness and warmth the author brings into the atmosphere of the narrative was a great addition to the story.
Yet for me, it was the unique setting and powerful character dynamics that really sold this story. The way the author was able to incorporate so much of the culture and passion of the city of Mumbai into the narrative and give readers of this genre a unique location to become immersed in was inspiring to say the least. The emotional journey of a mother and daughter, both trying to do what’s best for the other while pursuing their own dreams, was both a fantastic mirroring of their personal journeys but showed the depth of these characters and how far we are willing to go to help someone we love, even if it doesn’t start off for the right reasons.
Thoughtful, fun, and entertaining, author Reenita Malhotra Hora’s “Operation Mom” is a must-read romantic comedy of the year. The heart of this unique setting and the way the characters and the culture they live in impact the journey they undertake to find love and purpose made this such a compelling story to get lost in. If you haven’t yet, be sure to grab your copy today!
About the Author
Reenita is a founder, executive-level content, operations & marketing leader, and prolific writer. With multiple years of experience in media, entertainment, communications, tech/innovation and wellness industries in the USA and Asia, she grows organizations, ranging from early stage startups through mid-size businesses, through storytelling, creative marketing and business strategy. Reenita has written seven books – five non fiction and two fiction. She is the writer, anchor and executive producer of Shadow Realm and True Fiction Project podcasts and founder of the Chapter by episode fiction app. She has contributed to The Hindu, South China Morning Post, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, CNN, Asian Investor, Times of India and National Geographic Kids, Cartoon Network Asia, Disney and more.