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Secret DaughterSomer'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 childrenThe same year in India a poor mother makes the heartbreaking choice to sav Such a beautiful story Kavita and Jasu are a poor but loving couple living in the rural town of Dhanau India In a society that favors boys and considers girls as a burden Kavita has to give up her daughter to an orphanage to protect her life Meanwhile another couple from America Somer and Krishnan can’t have a baby and decide to adopt connecting the lives of these two very different couples separated by thousand of miles And thus begins this really touching tale of their lives and the daughter who binds them There are numerous things that could have gone wrong with this story It could have turned out into one of those Bollywood family movies filled with melodrama and tears and an over sweetened “happily ever after” Or it could have got really preachy and irritating But somehow the author created a beautiful balance between all the factors to give us this amazing storyWhat I really loved about this book was that every character was allowed to present its point of view Jasu wasn’t made out to be this really evil villain free of any kind of remorse for the mistake he committed The society the mindset which views girls as a burden was well portrayed India was neither glorified nor overly ridiculed In fact the author has painted a very true picture of this country Truly it is a land of many contradictionsThe story also has one of the best ending I have read recently view spoilerSomer discovering herself before reconciling with her family Asha understanding the sacrifices her mother made for her and Kavita and Jasu discovering their love for each other It just couldn't have been better hide spoiler

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Both families invisibly connected until Asha's journey of self discovery leads her back to IndiaCompulsively readable and deeply touching SECRET DAUGHTER is a story of the unforeseen ways in which our choices and families affect our lives and the indelible power of love in all its many for Shout out to GR friend Pamela who steered me to this wonderful novel I hadn’t heard of it before she reviewed it What a story Author Shilpi Somaya Gowda did her research in learning the Indian Cultures and the amazing disparity of cultures and languages within India For example I didn’t realize there are twenty one major languages in India as well as English Although there is significant wealth in India there is also major poverty and backward customs Female infanticide was rampant just decades ago and still occurs today This is an emotional novel that is full of cultural information I truly enjoyed learning about India although much was disturbingThe story is told from the perspectives of three major characters Kavita an impoverished Indian woman who needs to give up her daughter to save her; Somer a California woman who marries an Indian man and learns she is infertile; and Asha the daughter Kavita gave up who was adopted by Somer and her husband The heart of the novel is each woman’s growth in perspective The greatest growth was in Asha and Somer Asha being adopted struggled with her identity She loves her parents but has curiosity about her birth parents All her struggles she deems to be the result of her parents not understanding her; she thinks her birth parents would understand her better Somer wants to be the perfect mother and fears her daughter’s independence which strains her marriage I enjoy this techniue of showing the different perspectives because the reader is able to understand well meaning actions that are perceived differently Author Gowda writes all her characters as flawed yet well meaning It’s a beautiful story of growthGowda used Kavita to illuminate some of the poverty conditions of India and how that affects living choices Kavita’s story shows the struggles of the impoverished to work them up from poverty while trying to be good peopleThis is a wonderful story that describes the conflicting feelings of adopted children and the fears of the adoptive parents And it’s a beautiful story of family what makes a family A beautiful uote from the novel At some point the family you create is important than the one you’re born into For Adoptive families this rings true It’s a great read

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kindle Ç Secret Daughter Hardcover read ☆ shilpi somaya gowda ã ❰KINDLE❯ ❃ Secret Daughter Author Shilpi Somaya Gowda – 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 E 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 againAsha adopted out of a Mumbai orphanage is the child that binds the destinies of these two women We follow Once again I find myself in the minority regarding a book that is a best seller and has remained so for some time I read somewhere in a review that the author did not think that the book was ready but she was encouraged by the publisher to proceed I have to agree that I think it was not ready and that the writing is not that of a mature author For me many of the characters are so poorly developed and very shallow Are we too believe that Somer who is highly educated would give so little thought to all the major events of her life?? Marriage to someone from another culture transcultural adoption modifying her career path and on very frustrating The men are given very little attention which has mentioned many times elsewhere The most enjoyable parts and well written parts are those set in India which also focus on Kavita and later Asha her daughter who returns and discovers her roots and familyPeople who have adopted have come down on both sides regarding this book For me as an adoptive parent it just doesn't cut it