Praise for "THE FORBIDDEN DAUGHTER"
"In this heart-wrenching drama, Shobhan Bantwal gives us a captivating glimpse into contemporary Indian culture, including the emerging dark side of gender selective abortions."
~~~~ Armchair Interviews
"Beautifully written, with realistic dialogue and characters who will make your heart ache at times, THE FORBIDDEN DAUGHTER is a worthy successor to Ms. Bantwal's first novel, THE DOWRY BRIDE."
~~~~ Romance Reviews Today
"Combining rich imagery, poignant themes and pure love, Bantwal opens the readers' eyes to what is real and what is fiction in other cultures. . . this novel is as full of surprises as it is political statements."
~~~~ Romantic Times
"The author deftly builds up the excitement . . . A page turner, The Forbidden Daughter is an eye opener uncovering a strange "modern" custom."
~~~~ Book Pleasures
". . . this astute tale affirms no one gets as deep into Indian society as Shobhan Bantwal does . . ."
~~~~ Harriet Klausner (Amazon's Top Reviewer)
"Thought-provoking, a challenge for common thinking and well-written, The Forbidden Daughter is worth reading."
~~~~ Book Ideas
"This story is very poignant and beautifully written. I know that anyone who reads this will be moved, and very glad to have experienced Ms. Bantwal’s talent."
~~~~ Coffee Time Romance
". . . this book is recommended as an intriguing look into another culture, and an eye-opening report of the societal pressures faced by women today."
~~~~ BCF Reviews
"This book is a wonderful work from a talented author who shares her knowledge of India with us."
~~~~ Nikki Leigh (Award-winning publicist)