The Marriage Clock

Author: Private: Zara Raheem

To Leila Abid’s traditional Indian parents, finding a husband is as easy as match, meet, marry. Yes, she wants to marry, but after 26 years of singledom, even Leila is starting to get nervous. And to make matters worse, her parents are panicking, the neighbors are talking, and she’s wondering, are her expectations just too high?

But for Leila, a marriage of arrangement clashes with her lifelong dreams of a Bollywood romance, where real love happens before marriage, not the other way around. So she decides it’s time to stop dreaming and start dating.

It’s an impossible mission of satisfying her parents’ expectations, while also fulfilling her own western ideals of love. But after a series of speed dates, blind dates, online dates and even ambush dates, the sparks just don’t fly! Now, with the marriage clock ticking, and her 3-month deadline looming in the horizon, Leila must face the consequences of what might happen if she doesn’t find “the one…”

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Original Language

ENGLISH (World) | William Morrow/HarperCollins

Translation Rights

ITALIAN | Newton Compton
PORTUGUESE (Portugal) | ASA / Leya


Amazon July Best of the Month pick in the Romance category
Named one of Cosmopolitan’s Best Beach-Worthy Books of July 2019
Named one of PopSugar Best Books to Put in your Beachbag

«An intimate and entertaining glimpse into the life of a young Muslim American woman who’s family wants her married - now! You’ll want to read this in one sitting.» Susan Elizabeth Phillips, New York Times bestselling author of novels including It Had To Be You

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