One woman. One impossible choice. Her daughter or her happiness…
When Caroline meets Kamal the attraction is instant. He’s enchanting, charismatic and she can’t wait to set up a new life with him in India. Both their families are against the union but Caroline is convinced they’ll come round, especially when she gives birth to a beautiful daughter, Asha.
Asha is an adorable child but Caroline, homesick and beginning to hate the remote Indian village they live in, struggles with motherhood. Kamal is hardly ever there and she feels more and more isolated. In the grips of severe depression Caroline flees back to America, leaving Asha behind.
Ten years later…
Caroline recovered from her illness, is consumed by thoughts of the daughter she abandoned. Desperate to find Asha, she reunites with Kamal, intent on tracking her down. Will they ever be able to find their lost daughter? If they have any chance, they must confront the painful truths of the past and a terrible secret that has been kept for many years, until now.
A heart-breaking and beautifully written story of loss, secrets and the strength of a mother’s love against all odds. If you enjoyed Diane Chamberlain and Lucinda Riley then this book will find its way into your heart and stay there.
What everyone is saying about Sharon Maas:
‘I have read and loved all of Sharon Maas’s books but this one! Wow! I think this is her most emotional and beautiful book yet! Such a powerful story, so brilliantly narrated, in such a way that you feel part of it all and are left bereft when it is finished. Five Stars!’ Renita D'Silva
‘This book has everything. Great characters, interesting perspective and strong settings. Put all these together with a fantastic writing style and this easily makes my top 10 books of 2016 list’ Lexi Reads
‘Heartbreaking, poignant and intriguing ...This truly is a powerful story that will fascinate and engross you from the very beginning until the very end.’ What’s Better than Books
‘The writing is stunningly evocative and sensual ...I just felt immersed in the story and setting from the start.’ The Book Trail
‘Exceptional... evokes a whole range of emotions.’ Batty About Books
‘A beautifully written story of love against all the odds.’ Portobello Book Blog
‘A wonderful and heartrending book.’ Sean’s Book Reviews
‘A beautiful mesmerising work... I was completely transported.’ Krafti Reader
‘A terrific writer.’ Barbara Erskine
‘A page-turning story, full of humanity, crossing cultures and continents, reminiscent of Andrea Levy.’ Katie Fforde
‘A beautiful story about tragic love and ultimately about forgiveness… with powerful messages about love, life and learning to let things go in order to be happy.’ Life With Joy
‘Rich in detail and emotion and has the most beautiful and real description of loss I have ever read.’ Shaz’s Book Blog
Could Not Put The Book Down
The Lost Daughter of India is a poignant story about a twelve-year-old Indian girl who was abducted and sold into prostitution. Although this fictional story takes place in India, it could actually be anywhere in the world. Human trafficking is a horrendous evil that occurs today, even in this modern day twenty-first century.
As a child, Carolyn’s greatest dream was to marry a prince and live in India. Little did she know that her dream would actually come true. She met her Indian prince in Boston, Massachusetts. The two married and moved to India. They thought that their deep love for one another would be enough to overcome any obstacles. But, homesickness led Carolyn back to the United States, leaving her daughter, Asha, behind. It would be, unfortunately, Asha who would pay the ultimate price for Carolyn’s abandonment.
Although the subject matter is disturbing, the story is engrossing and superbly written. The author pulled me into the heart of her characters, hijacked my emotions, and captured my attention until the very last page. I finished the book in one day, simply because I couldn’t put it down. Highly recommended.
Thank you Bookoutour publishing, and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.