Thursday, September 22, 2011

Book Review: Secret Daughter (SO good!)


I have a seriously AMAZING read to share with y'all, perfect for curling up on the couch with a cup of tea (or glass of wine...just sayin') and just losing yourself in the story. The book is called Secret Daughter and it's written by Shilpi Somaya Gowda; I heard about it over on one of my most favorite blogs Eat Live Run (the lovely Jenna does tons of book reviews and she highly recommended this one) and I was very intrigued by the description. The story follows two families; one lives in India and they give a baby girl up for adoption, while the other family lives in San Francisco and they adopt the baby. Much of the story takes place in India, and it was fascinating reading about how different it is from the United States. I love books like this where two story lines weave together and the author does a fantastic job switching back and forth to keep you engaged. I think what I loved most about the story is that it had really wonderful character development; everyone is very complex and real, and I found my feelings towards certain characters surprisingly shift throughout the story. I feel like this is a book that is easy reading like a chick lit beach novel, but it's definitely a little heavier in terms of the subject matter in a good way. I'd highly recommend it! :)

4 comments:

  1. When my semester is over I'll def read this! Thanks for the recommendation! Oh, also...I made those cinnamon buns last night that you posted about. Holy moly so good! Do you mind if I do a posting about it and mention your blog in it to direct people to??

    ALSO: I just wanted to tell you I gave your blog the "Tell me about yourself" award on my blog :) Feel free to check it out and repost, if you like! :)

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  2. Thank you for the review! Now - on my wish list. x

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  3. That sounds right up my alley!

    A long while back you said you'd guest post for me--would you still be up for it? If so, please email me at sundressesandsmiles@gmail.com ASAP!

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Your sweet words make my day! :)

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