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For many years, Vinita carried a secret she believed would forever remain in the past. An innocent-looking note in the mail turns her world upside-down.
Vinita discovers that nothing is as it seemed and her secret is nothing in comparison to that which was kept from her. The time has come to face her past. Will she be able to make amends after so many years -- or is she going to lose everything she holds dear?
Shobhan Bantwal writes with a sophisticated skill you might expect from an author of forty books, not just four. The subjects that run deep within The Unexpected Son speaks of secrets, lies and betrayals. It examines the complex human emotions that take many authors decades to perfect.
I thoroughly enjoyed Ms. Bantwal's book. Her setting and characters are without flaw. The entire book plays out like a dream that surrounds you and makes it nearly impossible to shake off the after-images and return to the safe, yet uneventful, waking you experienced before starting to read.
Once again Ms. Bantwal has created a masterpiece of words that explores the very bases of human emotion. She leads you on a journey you won't soon forget.
The Forgotten Son earns five colors on the Rainbow Scale.