Crowdcast Launch Event: Sonali Dev presents INCENSE AND SENSIBILITY

A HarperCollins Crowdcast Virtual Event
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Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 7:00pm
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IMPORTANT: Participation in this special event requires ordering a copy of INCENSE AND SENSIBILITY from Northshire Bookstore. Once you make your purchase, we will send you a link and unique password to access the event via Crowdcast.


Romance novelist & Northshire staff favorite Sonali Dev will present Incense and Sensibility, the third book in her delightful Jane Austen-inspired Rajes series, in conversation with New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Kristan Higgins. Join us for this special William Morrow Crowdcast launch event!


To attend this event, just order a copy of INCENSE AND SENSIBILITY below!


"This is the third book in Dev's delightful Jane Austen-inspired Raje family series. This riff on Sense and Sensibility follows California gubernatorial candidate Yash Raje as he tries to put his life back together after an assassination attempt. While it deals with some very dark themes, this book is full of love, humor, and hope - and Austen fans will delight in the many sly references to her work as two couples find their way toward a happily-ever-after." Reviewed by Rachel Person

The author of Recipe for Persuasion—“not only one of the best but one of the bravest romance novelists working today” (Shelf Awareness)—adds an Indian American twist to Jane Austen's classic Sense and Sensibility in this delightful retelling that is a feast for the senses.

Yash Raje, California’s first serious Indian gubernatorial candidate, has always known exactly what he wants—and how to use his privileged background to get it. He attributes his success to a simple mantra: control your feelings and you can control the world.

But when a hate-fueled incident at a rally critically injures his friend, Yash’s easy life suddenly feels like a lie, his control an illusion. When he tries to get back on the campaign trail, he blacks out with panic.

Desperate to keep Yash’s condition from leaking to the media, his family turns to the one person they trust—his sister’s best friend, India Dashwood, California’s foremost stress management coach. Raised by a family of yoga teachers, India has helped San Francisco’s high strung overachievers for a decade without so much as altering her breath. But this man—with his boundless ambition, simmering intensity, and absolute faith in his political beliefs—is like no other. Yash has spent a lifetime repressing everything to succeed.

Including their one magical night ten years ago—a too brief, too bright passion that if rekindled threatens the life he’s crafted for himself. Exposing the secrets might be the only way to save him but it’s also guaranteed to destroy the dream he’s willingly shouldered for his family and community . . . until now.


USA Today Bestselling author Sonali Dev writes Bollywood-style love stories that explore issues faced by women around the world. Sonali’s novels have been on Library Journal, NPRWashington Post, and Kirkus’s Best Books of the year lists. She has won the American Library Association’s award for best romance, the RT Reviewer Choice Award for best contemporary  romance, multiple RT Seals of Excellence, is a RITA® finalist, and has been listed for the Dublin Literary Award. Shelf Awareness calls her “Not only one of the best but one of the bravest romance novelists working today.” She lives in Chicagoland with her husband, two visiting adult children, and the world’s most perfect dog.


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Incense and Sensibility: A Novel (The Rajes Series #3) By Sonali Dev Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063051805
Availability: IN WAREHOUSE - Usually Ships in 3-7 Business Days
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - July 6th, 2021

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