The Vibrant Years: A Novel

 The Vibrant Years: A Novel by Sonali Dev

Title:  The Vibrant Years: A Novel
Author:  Sonali Dev
Publisher:  Mindy's Book Studio
Genre: Women's Fiction
Format:  Kindle
No. of Pages: 315
Date of US Publication:  1 December, 2022
My Rating:  5 Stars

My Thoughts 

Shady Palms - put me in mind of my beloved Golden Girls Shady Pines that Dorothy was forever threatening Sophia with, and with that in mind I dove into the newest title by Somali Dev, an author who has become a favorite of mine, her titles are an automatic read because I always enjoy them so much. 

How I feel about The Vibrant Years is no different from how I’ve felt for the past titles of Ms. Dev’s that I’ve read - I loved it! Bindu Desai, Aly Desai, and Cullie Desai, three generations of women - lead this story wonderfully. These characters are so richly and beautifully written, I want to be friends with these women, given how masterfully Ms. Dev has crafted them and breathed life into them. Sonali Dev - what can I say; I absolutely love her stories and her writing ❤️


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eARC kindly provided by Mindy’s Book Studio and NetGalley. Opinions shared are my own.


“Bursting with humor, banter, and cringeworthy first dates, Sonali Dev’s The Vibrant Years is a joyful and fun read, but it’s also very much a timely tale about a group of underestimated women demanding respect and embracing their most authentic selves.” —Mindy Kaling

Living on their own terms means being there for one another.

When sixty-five-year-old Bindu Desai inherits a million dollars, she’s astounded—and horrified. The windfall threatens to expose a shameful mistake from her youth. Desperate to keep the secret, Bindu quickly spends it on something unexpected: a condo in a posh retirement community in Florida.

The impulsive decision blindsides Bindu’s daughter-in-law, Aly. At forty-seven, Aly still shares a home with Bindu even after her divorce from Bindu’s son. But maybe this change is just the push Aly needs to fight for the segment she’s been promised for years at the news station where she works.

As Bindu and Aly navigate their new dynamic, Aly’s daughter, Cullie, is faced with losing the business that made her a tech-world star. The only way to save it is to deliver a new idea to her investors—and of course they want the half-baked dating app she pitched them in a panic. Problem is, Cullie has never been on a real date. Naturally, enlisting her single mother and grandmother to help her with the research is the answer.

From USA Today bestselling author Sonali Dev comes a heartfelt novel about three generations of hilarious, unconventional, ambitious women navigating bad dates, a spiteful HOA board, reemerging exes, and secrets that refuse to remain hidden. Join the Desai women on a shared journey of self-discovery as they dare to live their most vibrant lives.


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