Another amazing novel by Shilpi Somaya Gowda!! I read one of her other books last week and reviewed it, “The Golden Son”. After falling in love with her writing and way of story telling, I just knew I had to read her other book! Once again she had me so gripped and caught up in the lives of the characters..that I just could not put the book down. Sometimes when a story is so intricate and you as a reader are so dedicated and involved…the ending can be disappointing..not with “The Secret Daughter”. The ending is so right and beautifully ties the story together.
“Somer’s life is everything she imagined it would be — she’s newly married and has started her career as a physician in San Francisco — until she makes the devastating discovery she never will be able to have children.
The same year in India, a poor mother makes the heartbreaking choice to save her newborn daughter’s life by giving her away. It is a decision that will haunt Kavita for the rest of her life, and cause a ripple effect that travels across the world and back again.
Asha, adopted out of a Mumbai orphanage, is the child that binds the destinies of these two women. We follow both families, invisibly connected until Asha’s journey of self-discovery leads her back to India.”
Page count: 368
GoodReads rating: 4.0