Special Feature: Emma Project (The Rajes #4) by Sonali Dev

I have read and enjoyed all three of the Rajes saga so far and I was so sad I couldn’t fit this one in my review schedule for the spring. But I WILL be reading this one as we get into the fall. I have really loved how the author has taken the classic Austen books and turned them on their head and made them more modern and with an Indian flair. The one I am looking forward to as a retelling is Northanger Abbey—can’t wait to see what Dev does with that one!

Emma is still such a readable and relatable classic, more than any of the other Austen books in my opinion. It’s such a great book for teens and naturally it’s been remade time and time again in various different styles. I was thrilled to see that Dev is going to not only put a modern and Indian twist on this one but she is making the Emma character into the male lead! I cannot wait to see how Vansh makes Emma’s classic character into something completely different but yet still familiar!

If you love classic Austen but are wanting something fresh and new, this is the series for you. I have loved getting to know the Rajes family and I love seeing what magic Dev does with each of the respective novels. While part of a series, I feel that each book can be read as a standalone so new readers should not feel like they need to go back and read the other books first. I am so excited to share this one with you guys and am looking forward to reading it and sharing some. thoughts with you guys in the fall!


Emma gets a fresh Indian-American twist from award-winning author Sonali Dev in her heartwarmingly irresistible Jane Austen inspired rom com series.

No one can call Vansh Raje’s life anything but charmed. Handsome—Voguehas declared him California’s hottest single—and rich enough to spend all his time on missions to make the world a better place. Add to that a doting family and a contagiously sunny disposition and Vansh has made it halfway through his twenties without ever facing anything to throw him off his admittedly spectacular game.

A couple years from turning forty, Knightlina (Naina) Kohli has just gotten out of a ten-year-long fake relationship with Vansh’s brother and wants only one thing from her life…fine, two things. One, to have nothing to do with the unfairly blessed Raje family ever again. Two, to bring economic independence to millions of women in South Asia through her microfinance foundation and prove her father wrong about, well, everything.

Just when Naina’s dream is about to come to fruition, Vansh Raje shows up with his misguided Emma Project… And suddenly she’s fighting him for funding and wondering if a friends-with-benefits arrangement that’s as toe-curlingly hot as it is fun is worth risking her life’s work for. (summary from Goodreads)


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