Secret Daughter

Author: Shilpi Somaya Gowda
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006198146X
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“Moving and thought-provoking and informative and imaginative and beautifully executed. What a wonderful story!” —Mary Jane Clark “This book is a must for anyone touched by adoption, or India, or the delicate dynamic between adolescent girls and their mothers.” —Sujata Massey, author of Shimura Trouble Secret Daughter, a first novel by Shilpi Somaya Gowda, explores powerfully and poignantly the emotional terrain of motherhood, loss, identity, and love through the experiences of two families—one Indian, one American—and the child that binds them together. A masterful work set partially in the Mumbai slums so vividly portrayed in the hit film Slumdog Millionaire, Secret Daughter recalls the acclaimed novels of Kim Edwards and Thrity Umrigar, yet sparkles with the freshness of a truly exciting new literary voice.

The Secret Daughter

Author: Kelly Rimmer
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 1910751073
Size: 43.34 MB
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As I saw my new-born baby’s face for the first time I tried desperately to capture her face in my mind—to stamp it onto my eyelids. As she was taken from me I knew I might never see my daughter again. 38 years later… ‘You were adopted’. Three short words and Sabina’s life fractures. There would forever be a Before those words, and an After. Pregnant with her own child, Sabina can’t understand how a mother could abandon her daughter, or why her parents have kept the past a secret. Determined to find the woman who gave her away, what she discovers will change everything, not just for Sabina, but for the women who have loved her all these years. From the bestselling author of Me Without You comes another touching, beautifully told story about the pain of separation and the enduring strength of love. Find out what readers are saying about The Secret Daughter ‘I adored this novel. Absolutely, 100% adored it. Kelly Rimmer is a beautiful writer … The Secret Daughter packed such an emotional, powerful punch, one that I don't think I've felt before that I'll always associate with her novels from now on.’ Becca’s Books ‘Kelly Rimmer did an amazing job of telling such a heartbreaking tale. This story had me laughing, crying and hugging my daughter a wee tighter. I loved this story!’ Steph and Chris Book Reviews ‘This book had me on an emotional rollercoaster from the first words… The Secret Daughter is a story that will stay with you long after you have finished the book.’ Ask a Bookworm ‘This was a refreshingly different read which I would put in the same vein as Diane Chamberlain but this was even better than some of Diane's latest releases. This is no girl meets boy and falls in love read but rather a heartbreaking, beautifully written story based on true facts… I would highly recommend The Secret Daughter, a thought provoking, emotional story not to be missed.’ Shaz’s Book Blog ‘This was such a moving story, convincingly told. It is almost as though you are reading a memoir rather than a novel … a really compelling read and would definitely recommend it.’ Portobello Book Blog

The Tycoon S Secret Daughter

Author: Susan Meier
Publisher: Harlequin / SB Creative
ISBN: 4596287198
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When Kate came back to her hometown to care for her sick father, she was distressed to run into her CEO ex-husband, Max, at the hospital. It’s been eight years since a miserably unhappy Kate ran away from the love of her life. They’re still technically married because Max has refused to sign the divorce paperwork. Although she never wanted to see him again, not a day has passed when she didn’t think about him. But now things have gotten more complicated?Max has found out about the existence of his secret daughter!

The Soldier S Secret Daughter

Author: Cindy Dees
Publisher: Silhouette
ISBN: 1426844875
Size: 13.47 MB
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Dashing spy Jagger Holtz lived in a world of danger. Not even a sweet brown-eyed siren alone on New Year's Eve could be trusted, especially when he had to bring down her employer. Somehow Emily Grainger broke through his defenses—and set him up for two years of torturous captivity. Or so he thought. Emily hadn't expected a cryptic message to lead her to rescue the man who'd disappeared after their night of passion. Nor had she known that he'd been held prisoner all that time and believed that she was responsible. Despite the suspicion, they must work together to stop the threat against them…and protect their precious daughter.

The Secret Daughter Of The Tsar

Author: Jennifer Laam
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250028698
Size: 33.33 MB
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A compelling alternate history of the Romanov family in which a secret fifth daughter—smuggled out of Russia before the revolution—continues the royal lineage to dramatic consequences In her riveting debut novel, The Secret Daughter of the Tsar, Jennifer Laam seamlessly braids together the stories of three women: Veronica, Lena, and Charlotte. Veronica is an aspiring historian living in present-day Los Angeles when she meets a mysterious man who may be heir to the Russian throne. As she sets about investigating the legitimacy of his claim through a winding path of romance and deception, the ghosts of her own past begin to haunt her. Lena, a servant in the imperial Russian court of 1902, is approached by the desperate Empress Alexandra. After conceiving four daughters, the Empress is determined to sire a son and believes Lena can help her. Once elevated to the Romanov's treacherous inner circle, Lena finds herself under the watchful eye of the meddling Dowager Empress Marie. Charlotte, a former ballerina living in World War II occupied Paris, receives a surprise visit from a German officer. Determined to protect her son from the Nazis, Charlotte escapes the city, but not before learning that the officer's interest in her stems from his longstanding obsession with the fate of the Russian monarchy. Then as Veronica's passion intensifies, and her search for the true heir to the throne takes a dangerous turn, the reader learns just how these three vastly different women are connected. The Secret Daughter of the Tsar is thrilling from its first intense moments until its final, unexpected conclusion.

The Golden Son

Author: Shilpi Somaya Gowda
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 006239147X
Size: 40.10 MB
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The New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of Secret Daughter returns with an unforgettable story of family, responsibility, love, honor, tradition, and identity, in which two childhood friends—a young doctor and a newly married bride—must balance the expectations of their culture and their families with the desires of their own hearts. The first of his family to go to college, Anil Patel, the golden son, carries the weight of tradition and his family’s expectations when he leaves his tiny Indian village to begin a medical residency in Dallas, Texas, at one of the busiest and most competitive hospitals in America. When his father dies, Anil becomes the de facto head of the Patel household and inherits the mantle of arbiter for all of the village’s disputes. But he is uneasy with the custom, uncertain that he has the wisdom and courage demonstrated by his father and grandfather. His doubts are compounded by the difficulties he discovers in adjusting to a new culture and a new job, challenges that will shake his confidence in himself and his abilities. Back home in India, Anil’s closest childhood friend, Leena, struggles to adapt to her demanding new husband and relatives. Arranged by her parents, the marriage shatters Leena’s romantic hopes, and eventually forces her to make a desperate choice that will hold drastic repercussions for herself and her family. Though Anil and Leena struggle to come to terms with their identities thousands of miles apart, their lives eventually intersect once more—changing them both and the people they love forever. Tender and bittersweet, The Golden Son illuminates the ambivalence of people caught between past and present, tradition and modernity, duty and choice; the push and pull of living in two cultures, and the painful decisions we must make to find our true selves.

My Daughter S Secret

Author: Nicole Trope
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 1786817837
Size: 33.77 MB
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'Wow! Wow! Wow!... This book is ahhmazing! From the first chapter, I was swept up by the sadness of the story… Sucked me in with grief so profound I could feel it as I turned the pages... It sucker-punched me in the gut... I literally couldn’t put it down! I can’t remember when a book last shook my every emotion!... SO damn good!... WOW!' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars My baby girl, I’ll never forget you – your smile, your laugh, the way your hair sparkles in the sun. I cannot comprehend this pain. I cannot breathe through it. For Claire, life as she knows it is over. And after the death of her daughter, Julia, she is searching for answers. Stumbling upon a pile of letters, hidden under Julia’s bed in an old, battered shoebox, she feels closer to her daughter than ever before. They tell her that Julia was happy, that she was thriving at university, that she was in love. But as the letters go on, Claire starts to feel uneasy at something hidden between the lines. Even as she grieves, she must prepare to face a shocking discovery. Because Julia was hiding a terrible secret – and when it’s uncovered, it will make Claire question everything she thought she knew about her daughter… An emotional and gripping page-turner that will stay with you long after you finish the last page. Fans of Liane Moriarty, Lisa Wingate and Jodi Picoult will love this moving and poignant tale that is full of shocking twists. Readers are absolutely loving My Daughter's Secret: 'What a heartbreaking story!... The tissues came out, then they were put back away only for them to be taken back out again...! It had me gripped from the first chapter... A book that will make you want to hug your children and never let them go... Make sure you have tissues to hand!' Stardust Book Reviews ‘This book was awesome!!!... With the twist and turns that move so fast your head is spinning, you will reel at the ending!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Amazing… WTH did I just read? This book seriously smacked me on the head with the twists and turns… I could not stop reading.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars ‘This is such< b>an utterly heart-wrenching, gripping, twisted and jaw-dropping story. It absolutely broke my heart to read but it was also very addictive because I wanted to find out the truth. Brilliantly written and very clever with the twisted truth.’ MrsCsHonestBookReviews ‘What a fabulous book. I was hooked from page one and could not put this book down. So many emotions.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘This book had me crying from the beginning. An extremely sad story… Felt so real and painful… Gives truth to pain in every way.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘Nicole Trope is a new author to me, but I adored the way she wrote… Once you start the book, you cannot put it down.’ Cara’s Book Boudoir ‘Remarkable… Intense, emotionally charged… Gut-wrenching.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘A< b>gripping story about a family in crisis…. A powerful novel that is both suspenseful and emotional… A twisty and compelling read, and the subject matter left me emotionally fraught and guessing.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘An amazingly heartbreaking story that could not be more timely. Written exceptionally well and with heart.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘It really kept me on my toes… So thrilling and exciting… Held my attention till the very last page and beyond. The ending was such a shock that I never saw coming. Just another twist, right when my guard was down. Great job.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Kept me on the edge of my seat throughout!’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars

The Secret Daughter

Author: Jackie Merritt
Publisher: Silhouette
ISBN: 1459281578
Size: 79.51 MB
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LONG-LOST FAMILY? For over twenty years, Blythe Benning had kept a secret from her teenage sweetheart, the man she loved—the man who'd fathered her child. Because Blythe had given their baby up for adoption. And she'd never stopped regretting it. Then Brent Morrison stormed back into her life. Was it an accident, or fate? Blythe could only tremble at the powerful feelings the handsome architect still raised with a look, a touch, a kiss. Blythe knew that now was the time to face Brent with the truth…about everything! Together, could they find their long-lost child? THE BENNING LEGACY: Three sisters find true love uncovers the secrets of the past…and forges bright new tomorrows!

The Shape Of Family

Author: Shilpi Somaya Gowda
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062933248
Size: 66.60 MB
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From the international bestselling author of Secret Daughter and The Golden Son comes a poignant, unforgettable novel about a family's growing apart and coming back together in the wake of tragedy. The Olander family embodies the modern American Dream in a globalized world. Jaya, the cultured daughter of an Indian diplomat and Keith, an ambitious banker from middle-class Philadelphia, meet in a London pub in 1988 and make a life together in suburban California. Their strong marriage is built on shared beliefs and love for their two children: headstrong teenager Karina and young son Prem, the light of their home. But love and prosperity cannot protect them from sudden, unspeakable tragedy, and the family’s foundation cracks as each member struggles to seek a way forward. Jaya finds solace in spirituality. Keith wagers on his high-powered career. Karina focuses relentlessly on her future and independence. And Prem watches helplessly as his once close-knit family drifts apart. When Karina heads off to college for a fresh start, her search for identity and belonging leads her down a dark path, forcing her and her family to reckon with the past, the secrets they’ve held and the weight of their choices. The Shape of Family is an intimate portrayal of four individuals as they grapple with what it means to be a family and how to move from a painful past into a hopeful future. It is a profoundly moving exploration of the ways we all seek belonging—in our families, our communities and ultimately, within ourselves.