An Evening with Mona Shroff and Nisha Sharma

Please join the Newtown Bookshop as we welcome Mona Shroff and Nisha Sharma on August 18th at 6:30pm at the Newtown Bookshop! 

Mona Shroff will be celebrating the release of THE SECOND FIRST CHANCE and Nisha Sharma will be featuring DATING DR. DIL.  The two will be in conversation talking about their books.

All are invited! 

Please order their books below. 

ABOUT THE SECOND FIRST CHANCE

Strength comes in many different forms.

Riya Desai and Dhillon Vora grew up together. Sharing secrets, hiding in their treehouse, they were playmates, best friends, and later-as teenagers-almost something more. Until the devastating housefire that ripped them apart, claiming the life of Dhillon's father and Riya's big brother, Samir. Riya and Dhillon have barely spoken since that terrible night, but they both made big decisions based on that fire.

Riya has chosen to fight fire with everything she's got, but it's not easy. As the only female firefighter and one of the only people of color at her fire hall, she has to prove herself over and over. Plus, she's hidden her career from her family.

Dhillon wanted to heal things, so he became a veterinarian. When a chance encounter with a rescue dog throws Riya and Dhillon together again, he's furious at her career choice. After what happened to them, how can she run into fires on purpose? For Riya, Dhillon's anger is unacceptable: how can he not see that she's protecting others from the very losses they both experienced?

The Second First Chance is a big, wonderful, messy love story about family, heartbreak, strength, and courage. It shows us that sometimes, what we want is what we least expect, and that everything we need is often right in front of us.

ABOUT DATING DR. DIL

Nisha Sharma's new romantic comedy features enemies to lovers, a cast of best friends, and a gaggle of aunties determined to make a match.

Hi! I'm Kareena Mann. As cheesy as it sounds, I'm looking for my soulmate. In four months. And he must gain the approval of my meddling aunties.

Kareena dreams of having a perfect love story like her parents did. That's why on the morning of her thirtieth birthday, she's decided to suit up and enter the dating arena. When her widowed father announces he's retiring and selling their home after her sister's engagement party, Kareena makes a deal with him. If she can find her soulmate by the date of the party, he'll gift her the house, and she'll be able to keep her mother's legacy alive.

Hi, I'm Dr. Prem Verma, host of the Dr. Dil Show. Prem means love, Dil means heart, and I'm a cardiologist. Don't let my name fool you. I only fix broken hearts in the literal sense.

Prem doesn't have time for romance, which is why it's no surprise when his first meeting with Kareena goes awry. Their second encounter is worse when their on-air debate about love goes viral. Now Prem's largest community center donor is backing out because Prem's reputation as a heart-health expert is at risk. To get back in his donor's good graces, he needs to fix his image fast, and dating Kareena is his only option.

Even though they have warring interests, the more time Prem spends with Kareena, the more he thinks she's might actually be the woman he wants to spend the rest of his life with. In this Taming of the Shrew re-imagination, for Prem and Kareena to find their happily ever after, they must admit that hate has turned into fate.

ABOUT MONA SHROFF

Mona has always been obsessed with everything romantic, so it’s fitting that she writes romantic stories by night, even though she’s an optometrist by day. If she’s not writing, she’s making melt-in-your-mouth chocolate truffles or riding her bike or doing her favorite thing, reading.  Alone time is precious, but Mona is just as likely to be raising a glass of wine or her favorite gin and tonic with friends and family. She’s blessed with an amazing daughter and a loving son who have both left the nest! Mona lives in Maryland with her romance loving husband and their rescue dog, Nala.

ABOUT NISHA SHARMA

Nisha Sharma is the award-winning author of YA rom-com MY SO-CALLED BOLLYWOOD LIFE, and contemporary romance drama, THE SINGH FAMILY TRILOGY. She grew up immersed in Bollywood movies, eighties pop-culture and romance novels so it comes as no surprise that her work features all three. Her writing has been praised by Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, Buzzfeed, Hypable and more. She lives in Pennsylvania with her Alaskan-born husband, her cat Lizzie Bennett and her dogs Nancey Drew and Madeline. You can find her online at www.nisha-sharma.com or on Twitter and Instagram @nishawrites. 

Event date: 
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
2835 South Eagle Road
Newtown, PA 18940
Dating Dr. Dil: A Novel By Nisha Sharma Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780063001107
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Avon - March 15th, 2022

"Nisha Sharma's Dating Dr. Dil is what would happen if you put all my favorite romantic comedy tropes into a blender: a frothy, snarky, hilarious treat with a gooey, heartwarming center. The perfect addition to any rom-com lover's shelf." —Emily Henry, #1 New York Times bestselling author of People We Meet on Vacation


The Second First Chance By Mona Shroff Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781335453464
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hqn - August 2nd, 2022

"Shroff is a writer to watch."--Publishers Weekly on Then, Now, Always

The Second First Chance is a big, wonderful, messy love story about family, heartbreak, strength and courage. It shows us that sometimes what we want is what we least expect, and that everything we need is often right in front of us.


Matched by Masala (Once Upon a Wedding #2) By Mona Shroff Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781335724038
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harlequin Special Edition - June 28th, 2022

He cooks for their customers...but he'd rather cater to her heart


Radha & Jai's Recipe for Romance By Nisha Sharma Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780553523294
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - July 13th, 2021

To All the Boys I Loved Before meets World of Dance in this delectable love story that combines food, dance, and a hint of drama to cook up the perfect romance.


The Five-Day Reunion (Once Upon a Wedding #1) By Mona Shroff Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781335408372
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harlequin Special Edition - January 25th, 2022

They ended their marriage

but they never fell out of love...