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A Scandalous Secret by Jaishree Misra
  

A Scandalous Secret

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Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

A refreshing addition to the ‘quality chick lit’ genre Jaishree’s books are well written (she used to be a BBC journalist) but what makes them extra enticing is all the colour, flavour and culture of India she embeds in them. We think it’s time to discover one of India’s best-selling novelists. It's a book that will enthral fans of Dorothy Koomson and Erica James among others.

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A Scandalous Secret by Jaishree Misra

The truth will tear them apart! They had the perfect marriage! Glamour, money, and a beautiful home-- the golden couple of Delhi, Neha and Sharat appear to have it all. But a dark secret from Neha's past is about to resurface, a heartbreaking moment in her past that she has tried to block out. While studying at Oxford, a naive eighteen year-old Neha fell pregnant and made the difficult decision to give the baby up for adoption, vowing never to contact her child again. But now, years later, her little girl -- Sonya -- is now a fully grown woman and determined to find her birth mother. With the foundation of Neha's and Sharat's world rocked to its very core, will Sonya's arrival in Delhi push it over the edge? And as Sonya begins to confront Neha, can mother and daughter allow themselves to forgive and forget?

Reviews

Praise for Jaishree Misra: 'A blockbuster with heart. I loved it.
Tilly Bagshawe

'Truly captivating'
The Mirror

'This book was an emotional rollercoaster!a must-read.'
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About the Author

Jaishree Misra

Jaishree Misra grew up in India, moved to the UK in 1990 and has recently moved back to India with her husband and daughter.

She has an MA in English Honours from Kerala University and subsequently acquired two post-graduate diplomas, the first from the University of London in Special Education and the second from the London College of Printing in Broadcast Journalism.

'Ancient Promises' has been translated into German, Greek and Malayalam and became a major seller in India, staying on the top of best-seller lists in Indian newspapers and magazines for several weeks. Excerpts from the book have also been included in two Penguin anthologies: 'The Fiction Collection: 20 Years of Penguin India' and 'Where the Rain is Born: Writings about Kerala'.

Jaishree wrote two further novels commissioned by Penguin India, alongside a Little Book of Romance. The first is a comedy of manners set in Delhi ('Accidents Like Love & Marriage') and the second ('Afterwards') is a story of bereavement and loss that again went straight onto all Indian best-seller lists in the first week of its publication.

In 2004, Jaishree started to research and write a historical novel ('Rani'), set in British India and based on the real life story of Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi who fought the British Army in the great uprising of 1857. The book was banned by the Uttar Pradesh government in India but went on to sell well, with film rights being sold subsequently too.

In 2008, Jaishree was offered a three-book deal by the Avon imprint of Harper Collins in the UK. The first of these books ('Secrets & Lies') was published in June 2009 and went onto Bookseller magazine's Heatseeker's list in the second week of its publication.

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Book Info

Publication date

26th May 2011

Author

Jaishree Misra

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Publisher

AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Literary Fiction
eBook Favourites

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781847561862

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