Jeeta, at 16, is the youngest of three sisters growing up in Mumbai, India. She watches as her mother arranges marriages for her two older sisters. She has always assumed that such a match would be made for her as well (though her mother has always told her that because of her dark skin it will be harder to find a match for her). However, when she "meets" a boy at the neighborhood swimming pool, she begins to have different ideas. (And I put "meet" in quotes because she only talks to him once -- at least at first -- but I don't want to give anything away). Jeeta also deals with family problems (such as her oldest sister's marital difficulties).
In Koyal Dark, Mango Sweet, Sheth presents her readers with a glimpse into a foreign culture, while Jeeta's emotions will be immediately familiar to teen readers. I'm definitely looking forward to Sheth's next book!