The secret’s out… The Secret Diary of an Arranged Marriage Launch!

February 14, 2020

So after what feels like an eternity, I’m glad to say that my debut novel, The Secret Diary of an Arranged Marriage, has launched!

The ebook is available on Amazon right now, and if you’re on Kindle Unlimited, the good news is you can read it for free.

I’m sorry to say the paperback version isn’t quite ready yet, I’m currently negotiating with the powers that be to get it out ASAP as I know lots of you like reading a physical book (I’m a bit that way inclined too). As soon as I have an update on this, I’ll be shouting about it.

But if ebooks are your thing, you can get my book from wherever you are in the world, here’s the direct link.

Halima Khatun’s The Secret Diary of an Arranged Marriage

If you’re intrigued as to what it’s about, here’s the blurb:

A British-Bengali girl looking for Mr Right.  A motley crew of men, some hoping it’s them.  A mum on a mission to match make.  And an age-old tradition with a twist.  

Welcome to the world of the arranged marriage.   

“While I’m young, (somewhat) free and single, time is – by Bengali standards – marching on.  I’ve got to meet my dream man, or at least someone I can grow to like, and get married.  The trouble is, I don’t really know what – or who – I’m looking for.       

Luckily (or not) for me, arranged marriages are still a thing.  So alongside my own dating efforts, it’s everyone’s business – from my adorable yet overbearing mum, to pretend aunties and profiteering opportunists – to find me a match.  With all this help, I’m pretty sure I’ll land a husband, but will he be ‘The One’?”                   

The Secret Diary of an Arranged Marriage lifts the lid on the intriguing world of British-Bengali matrimony.  The debut novel from former journalist Halima Khatun explores family, identity and belonging with acerbic humour. 

It’ll change your view of matchmaking for good…      

And here’s what early readers have said about The Secret Diary of an Arranged Marriage:

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ebook Amazon 5-star review for Secret Diary of an Arranged Marriage

The Secret Diary of an Arranged Marriage Launch for paperback

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About the Author


I’m a British-Bengali Muslim mum-of-two. My pictures aren’t filtered and neither are my words. I’m not a makeup artist, chef or lifestyle guru. I’m just me, sharing honest beauty reviews for brown skin, halal restaurant finds, travel inspo, mum life hacks, easy Bengali recipes and more. If that’s your bag, keep reading!

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