Secret Daughter is a wonderful novel and a must-have for all the fans of deep, powerful and touching stories that resonate on a whole another level. It's moving, insightful and inspiring. Shilpi Somaya Gowda managed to create a one-of-a-kind story that talks about the most important things in life, including love, warmth, kindness, and life itself.
If you love the fascinating chemistry between teenage girls and their mothers or like reading about adopted kids and their struggles, this book would be a great pick for you this year. By the way, Secret Daughter is this author's debut novel, which makes it that much more amazing. She did a brilliant job of exploring the emotionally-charged world of motherhood, identity and finding your soul mate on this lonely planet.
The story is told from the perspective of 2 separate families, but the child brings them closer together and makes them appreciate one another. The first family is from India, while the second one comes from the United States. The Secret Daughter is partially set in the infamous Indian slums, but, at the same time, it talks about beauty and happiness.
The critics call Shilpi Somaya Gowda the long-awaited fresh new voice in modern-day literature, and all the fans are now waiting for her new book to hit the shelves and surprise us all for the second time around. At the end of the day, novels like Secret Daughter don't come around very often, so, if you appreciate fundamental, engaging and profound books about us - the human beings - and everything that makes us what we are, then make sure to grab a copy!