Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Book Review: Secret Daughter

I read Shilpi Somaya Gowda's Secret Daughter last week/end for my November book club. As usual, I like to save my thoughts for my book club selections for my meet ups but I can't say NOTHING...

I loved this book!!! At first I wasn't really in the mood to read another book set in India because I feel like I've read quite a few lately but this was fantastic. The story is set partially in the US and partially in India and follows the lives of an American couple trying to conceive that ends up adopting a little girl from India, the husband homeland, and the woman who gave her up. It was fantastic and I HIGHLY recommend Secret Daughter!!

One last thing to share with you is a passage from Secret Daughter that I thought was just perfect:

"But her mother always said the key to a successful marriage was for each spouse to give as much as they thought they could. And then, to give a little more. Somewhere in that extra giving, in the space created by generosity without score keeping, was the difference between marriages that thrived and those that didn't." (p. 270)


  1. What an awe inspiring quote. Every marriage is more about giving than receiving. In giving freely without thought of one's self you'll receive all the love needed to succeed. I love your quote.

  2. Hey Sara!
    I can't believe it. I googled "secret daughter marriage quote" and this is the first entry! I wanted to write out the quote for my fridge! Hope you are having a great holiday.

  3. Hi Sara!
    I am a highschool student named Jessica and I just completed an 3500 word essay on your book "Secret Daughter". I had a pleasure reading it and I would like to thank you! Fantastic book.



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