Rated of 5
by Sally G. (Saint Johns, FL)
I enjoyed this story of India, adoption, culture differences, families and history.
The author takes you on a journey with Somer, a singular breadth of view, only child of well-to-do parents brought up in California and her meeting and marriage to Krishnan, a fellow intern that happens to be from India.
Somer is not a bad person at all, but has the plight of an only child that has never had to share or compromise.
The contrast is in the parallel story where we meet Kavita, an Indian woman that morns the loss of two daughters, one that she gives to an orphanage and one that dies.
My favorite character is Krishnan’s mother, Sarla. As a mother-in-law she is judgmental but understanding of this new daughter-in-law and is portrayed as a wise woman and great grandmother.
Secret Daughter has deep meanings of differences in old cultures. Some can be ever so cruel but others are wonderful
I know you will want to read and savor this powerful book of strong, smart women with so much food for thought and contemplation.