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The Unexpected Son by Shobhan Bantwal -- A Review

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Secrets are a strange thing.  They tend to create lies and even more secrets and then seem to disappear, only to jump out at you when you least expect it.  This is what happens to Vinita, the main character in The Unexpected Son.

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.  

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The Old Silly said...

Thanks for this review, and wow - what a touching sounding story!

Joyce Anthony said...

It definitely is, Marvin! Shobhan is a wondrous writer.

Nikki Leigh said...

Her books are wonderful -- I love to be immersed in her stories :)

Shobhan Bantwal said...


Thanks for such a lovely review and for featuring me on your popular blog.

Shobhan Bantwal
Author of The Unexpected Son

Je said...

I really want to read this book! I've added it to my wishlist, and hope to purchase it soon. Great post!

Jennifer @ Mrs. Q: Book Addict said...

I really want to read this book! I've added it to my wishlist, and hope to purchase it soon. Great post!

Sorry, for the double post.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing.

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