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Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite
Mary Poser: Butterflies and White Lies as Bollywood Comes to Nashville by Angel A is a story of love and commitment between two people who are the polar opposites of one another. What I loved most about this story is the fact that the two characters were so different from each other and yet they remained true to themselves. Neither of them tried to change the other person and that just made the story brilliantly beautiful. It made the story even more enjoyable for me as this helped the story build and become a live entity.
This is the story of Mary and Simha, one a Christian and the other a Hindu, but their hearts want something that their minds will not allow. Mary spent her life being the perfect daughter, the perfect friend and the perfect person for everyone. But when it comes to herself, there is something that she has neglected for far too long. Simha Das came to the USA to make a movie, but he was not expecting to find Mary and fall in love with her. Falling in love with each other is easy, but the cultural and religious differences between them are holding them back. What can these two do? Can their love fight their differences and conquer them?
The story was complex and brilliantly crafted. The differences between these two characters were palpable, yet this made them even more perfect for each other. I enjoyed how these two tried their hardest to become one. At times, I wanted to shake Mary and make her realize what she was missing, but I did not have to do that. She realized it all on her own. This story is perfect! Their connection, their integrity towards themselves and their love for each other made this a beautiful story. Exceptionally good!