Shobhan Bantwal's books are released in India and the Indian subcontinent by Fingerprint Publishing, an imprint of Prakash Books India Pvt Ltd.
RECENT BOOK LAUNCH
The Full Moon Bride was released to book stores in July 2014. eBook version is available in all e-formats - Kindle, iPad and Android tablets.
Shobhan Bantwal's compelling new novel explores the fascinating subject of arranged marriage, as a young Indian-American woman navigates the gulf between desire and tradition.
To Siya Giri, arranged marriages have always seemed absurd. But while her career as an environmental lawyer has flourished, she remains a virgin, living with her parents in suburban New Jersey. However, she now wants to get married, and for that she is finally ready to do the unthinkable!
Reviews for The Full Moon Bride -
"I greatly enjoyed this book and had to keep reading to find out what Siya decided to do with her life. A wonderful read!"
- Eye on Romance on The Full Moon Bride
"The Full Moon Bride ia sophisticated, eloquent, difficult to put down and cements a lasting impression"
- Coffee Time Romance on The Full Moon Bride
"Bantwal has created credible characters... This one is a real page turner. Don't miss it!"
- Book Pleasures on The Full Moon Bride
* The Dowry Bride won the “Golden Leaf Award” for best first book.
* The Unexpected Son won the “National Indie Excellence Award” for best multi-cultural fiction.
* The Full Moon Bride won the “Coffee Time Romance Reviewer’s Award” for excellence in romantic fiction.
"Bantwal pairs romance with her trademark taste of how Indian expatriates live in New Jersey, complete with family dynamics and tensions between different ethinic groups."
- Publisher's Weekly on The Reluctant Matchmaker
"The Full Moon Bride is a story that will not only immerse the reader in the Indian culture...but will also grab the reader emotionally... Such is Bantwal's ability to tell a wonderful story"
- Pamela Kramer, Examiner.com on The Full Moon Bride
"Yet another cross-cultural delight by this author."
-Chicago Examiner on The Unexpected Son
"Shobhan Bantwal paints a vivid picture of life in Little India with her colorful descriptions...and characters who will worm their way into your heart."
- Book Reporter on The Sari Shop Widow
"Beautifully written, with realistic dialogue and characters who will make your heart ache at times."
- Romance Reviews Today on The Forbidden Daughter
"An amazing story of modern India. I nominate The Dowry Bride as a Book Sense Pick."
- The Kaleidoscope/BookSense on The Dowry Bride
Multicultural Fiction (10:00 AM)
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