‘You were adopted’.
Three simple words, in a letter accompanying her parent’s will, tear Nisha’s carefully ordered world apart. Raised in England, by her caring but emotionally reserved parents, Nisha has never been one to take risks.
Now, with the scrawled address of an Indian convent begins a search for the mother and family she never knew and the awakening of childhood memories long forgotten.
The secrets, culture and people that Nisha discover will change her life forever. And, as her eyes are opened to a side of herself she didn’t know existed, Nisha realizes that she must also seek answers to the hardest question of all – why?
Weaving together the stories of Nisha, Shilpa and Devi, The Forgotten Daughter explores powerfully and poignantly the emotional themes of motherhood, loss and identity – ultimately asking the question of what you would do out of love for your children?
‘Renita D'Silva is a genius at evoking the sounds, sights and aromas of India. A major new talent - I can't wait for her next novel.'
Favorite Renita story so far
Twins separated at the age of 2.5. Neither realizes that the other exists until their mother falls into a semi coma and the adopted twins parents at the same time die in a car crash. One finds out her history via her adoptive parents will. The other via her mothers journal. As they both are confused and equally enthralled with the idea of one another they have so many questions that their dying mother can or answer. As one twin embarks on a journey to find her mother sister and answers they are reunited. The reason for their separation, the choice of who their mother kept and which one she let go is revealed in the this heartbreaking, joyous and story about love loss and compassion for family