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Shobhan Bantwal’s books are romantic, colorful, action-packed tales, rich with elements of Indian culture — stories that entertain, educate, and enlighten . . .
BOOK LAUNCHES IN INDIA

Books released in India and the Indian subcontinent by Fingerprint Publishing, an imprint of Prakash Books India Pvt Ltd.


The Unexpected Son - book cover

The Unexpected Son was released in August 2013. The eBook version is now available in all e-formats including Kindle, iPad and all other tablets.

Reviews for The Unexpected Son -

"The way the story has been narrated kept me enthralled until the very end. Shobhan Bantwal effortlessly weaved the past with the present, with the two parts in complete sync with one another."
- Vault of Books on The Unexpected Son

"A very balanced take on the subtleties and a twist in the end . . . one that will not fail to warm one's heart."
- The Reading Corner on The Unexpected Son

"Tight narration, no over the top stuff, well framed characters and a smooth flowing story is what the book has got to offer you. Shobhan Bantwal’s writing for me is flawless..."
- Yatin Gupta, popular blogger on The Unexpected Son

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The Reluctant Matchmaker - book cover

The Reluctant Matchmaker was released in May 2013. The eBook version is now available in all e-formats including Kindle, iPad and all other tablets.

Reviews for The Reluctant Matchmaker -

"Bantwal’s novel offers fun, romance, plot and colourful characters — in short, a Karan Johar flick in a book."
- Deccan Herald on The Reluctant Matchmaker

"For the perfect combination of monsoon romance and fun, I suggest you pick up The Reluctant Matchmaker, and look ahead to a cozy reading experience."
- India Book Store on The Reluctant Matchmaker

"Shobhan Bantwal knows how to keep a reader hooked. A perfect weekend read, The Reluctant Matchmaker definitely deserves a place on your bookshelf."
- Yatin Gupta, popular blogger on The Reluctant Matchmaker

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The Sari Shop Widow - book cover The Sari Shop Widow - Indian Edition

The Sari Shop Widow was launched in October 2012. The eBook version is now available in all e-formats including Kindle, iPad and all other tablets.

Reviews for The Sari Shop Widow -

"The descriptions in the book are not run-of-the-mill. . . (The Sari Shop Widow) lends that slight touch of freshness that the romance genre so badly requires."
- nascentemissions.com on The Sari Shop Widow

"What (The Sari Shop Widow) has done is make me want to pick other books by the same author and read them. . . Her writing style is pretty unique and characters are very well-developed."
– Flipitall.com on The Sari Shop Widow

"Thumbs up for Shobhan Bantwal’s The Sari Shop Widow."
- Yatin Gupta, popular blogger on The Sari Shop Widow

"The author is capable of aptly penning down the growth of a romance and the alternating point of views was a welcome facet of (The Sari Shop Widow). Bantwal has efficiently depicted Anjali’s predicament and her mindset as she journeys through uncharted territory."
- Indian Book Reviews on The Sari Shop Widow

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These books are available from all major online stores like; Flipkart, uRead, Bookadda, Infibeam, Homeshop18, BuyBooksIndia, Crossword, Landmark, shopping.Indiatimes, etc.






The Reluctant Matchmaker - book cover The Reluctant Matchmaker on Amazon link to Kensington Books
THE RELUCTANT MATCHMAKER -
US Edition

An exciting blend of Indian-American culture with an unconventional story - The Reluctant Matchmaker. When petite Meena Shenoy finds herself irresistibly attracted to her strikingly tall boss, Prajay Nayak, a man who's determined to find a statuesque bride to complement his remarkable height, how can Meena convince him that she is his perfect soul-mate? Is Meena tough enough to make some sacrifices to win over the giant she loves?

Advance praise for The Reluctant Matchmaker -

"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 Reluctant Matchmaker is a very entertaining and easy read. A real page turner."
– Book Pleasures on The Reluctant Matchmaker

"This was a thoroughly enjoyable novel... in this story, family, culture and tradition are intertwined with individual aspirations, goals, and dreams... a perfectly absorbing and engaging read."
- Coffee Time Romance on The Reluctant Matchmaker

"The plot is light and fun, with just enough romance to give you warm fuzzy feelings inside."
- San Francisco Book Review on The Reluctant Matchmaker

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Shobhan Bantwal's other books published in USA

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Awards won:

* 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.

Praise for Shobhan Bantwal and her novels ...

"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


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* The 58th Avenue Book Group is hosting Shobhan Bantwal on April 15, 2014 in the Storytime Room at Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave., Glendale, AZ. She will be participating in a discussion of her novel, “The Unexpected Son,” and issues facing women of India.
* TUCSON FESTIVAL OF BOOKS, Sunday 10th March 2013, Shobhan is a panelist conducting 2 workshops -
Multicultural Fiction (10:00 AM)
Blurring the Lines Between Genres (2:30 PM).
* Shobhan's interview with e-paper DNA - Pune, India on February 17, 2013, is available on line.
* Shobhan's interview with The New Indian Express on January 13, 2013, is available on line.
* AWARD WON ... THE UNEXPECTED SON has won the 2012 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE BOOK AWARD in the "Muliticultural-Fiction" category.
http://www.indieexcellence.com/indie-results-2012.htm
* GOOD NEWS ... Fingerprint Publishing, a book publisher in India will be publishing all 6 of my books in India and other nearby countries over a 12 to 18 month period beginning this year.
* FREE BOOK GIVEAWAY ... Shobhan was guest blogger at Novel Thoughts (www.rrahnovelthoughts.com) on June 26th. One lucky commenter on that blog has won an autographed copy of "THE RELUCTANT MATCHMAKER".
* FREE BOOK FRIDAY - Three signed copies of "THE RELUCTANT MATCHMAKER" have been mailed to winners of a contest on the Free Book Friday website (see link below). Shobhan's interview is posted on that site. Feel free to post a comment.
www.fiction.FreeBookFriday.com
* 2012 BOOK LAUNCH CONTEST Winners are posted on the CONTESTS page.
* GOOD NEWS ... Kensington Publishing has ordered multiple printings of every one of the previous five books.
* GOOD NEWS ... Shobhan's article "Unusual Setting Equals Success" has been published in June 2012 issue of the Romance Writers Report.
* Want to help victims of domestic violence? Links to NGOs in USA
* You can also find me on Facebook, and Myspace

Shobhan Bantwal's Facebook Profile Shobhan Bantwal's MYSPACE link