Julie & Kishore

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Julie, a self-confessed freckle-faced plain Jane, wonders if she will ever find love. Then she meets Kishore, a guy from India who has been in New Zealand for only two years. They date and love blossoms, but she has doubts, as interracial marriages are not common in New Zealand in the 1980s.
Kishore is determined to choose his own bride rather than have an arranged marriage, traditional in his birth culture, and when he meets Julie he is smitten. He is certain they can weather any prejudice against their choice, even from her friends and her family.
When the couple becomes engaged and travels to India so Julie can meet Kishore’s family, she is overwhelmed at the sights and sounds—and worried whether she can be accepted into a family and culture so different from her own.