ARCHIVE – The Unexpected Son by Shobhan Bantwal – Virtual Tour
I’m very pleased to share information from Shobhan Bantwal’s latest book – The Unexpected Son. Each of her books delves into various elements of life for Indian women and men in the 21st century. She does that again in her new book. The schedule for The Unexpected Son. Shobhan Bantwal is posted below. Come back for daily notices or subscribe to the blog to know about each post for The Unexpected Son by Shobhan Bantwal.
These are some topics that will be included in her guest posts –
- Indian culture
- Dark secrets that can affect a relationship/marriage
- Arranged marriage
- Women’s issues in India
- Imperfect heroes (mine has many flaws)
- College romances that crash and burn
- Family ties
- Male oriented cultures
- Broken promises
- Mother-son relationship
About The Unexpected Son
What happens when a woman who’s realized her dreams wakes up to a shocking truth? It is a morning like any other in suburban New Jersey when Vinita Patil opens the battered envelope postmarked “Mumbai.” But the letter inside turns her comfortable world upside down. It tells Vinita an impossible story: she has a grown son in India whose life may depend on her.
Once upon a time, a naive young college girl fell for a wealthy boy whose primary interests were cricket and womanizing. Vinita knew, even then, that a secret affair with a man whose language and values were different from her own was a mistake. He finished with her soon enough—leaving her to birth a baby that was stillborn. Or so Vinita was told.
Now that child is a grown man in desperate need. How will she confess her secret past to her arranged-marriage husband and her grown daughter? Nonetheless, to help her son, to know him, Vinita must revisit her darkest hours by returning to her battle-scarred homeland—and pray for the faith of the family she leaves behind.
Additional Topics in This Book -
Mothers and Sons, Dark Secrets, Indian Immigrant Culture in the U.S., Pre-marital affairs in a conservative culture, Illegitimate children and their impact on marriage, Arranged Marriage, Male-dominated cultures.
Shobhan Bantwal calls her writing “Bollywood in a Book,”romantic, colorful, action-packed tales, rich with elements of Indian culture — stories that entertain and educate.
Her writing career is a “menopausal epiphany,” because she took up creative writing at the age of 50. By day Shobhan works for the government. In the evenings and on weekends she slips into her writer’s cape and flies off to Authorland. She loves writing stories about her native India and Hindu culture.
To date, Shobhan has four published novels by Kensington Publishing, with a fifth slated for 2011. Since 2002, Shobhan’s articles and short stories have appeared in a variety of publications including The Writer magazine, India Abroad, Little India, U.S. 1, Desi Journal, India Currents, Overseas Indian, New Woman India, and Sulekha. Her short stories have won honors and awards in fiction contests sponsored by Writer’s Digest, New York Stories and New Woman magazines. Her award-winning stories are available for reading on her website.
Shobhan can also be contacted through her website: www.shobhanbantwal.com
A Note From Shobhan – Information about my books, video trailers, contact, photos from India, reviews, contests, and recipes is available on my website: www.shobhanbantwal.com. All my books can be purchased at any retail bookstore or online bookseller. For more information about The Unexpected Son virtual tour, visit http://bookpromotionservices.com/2010/07/02/unexpected-son-virtual-tour/
What Reviewers are saying about “THE UNEXPECTED SON”
“This inspiring testament to a mother’s enduring love makes for a fascinating tale and provides a window into an equally fascinating culture.” ~~~~ Publisher’s Weekly
“The Unexpected Son by Shobhan Bantwal is yet another crosscultural delight by this author.”~~~Chicago Examiner – 5 stars
“Shobhan Bantwal is a magical storyteller. The characters are so tangible that you miss them when you finish reading The Unexpected Son.” ~~~~Book Pleasures – 5 stars
“… a page-turner … a moving story that flooded my heart with emotions and crowded my mind with endless questions.” ~~~~Coffee Time Romance – 5 cups
This excellent contemporary provides strong insight into the Indian-American culture … The Unexpected Son is a super Indian-American tale. ~~~~Harriet Klausner – 5 stars
“This enchanting, heartbreaking, but uplifting tale was impossible to put down … extremely well-written book that will grab you at page one.” ~~~~Romance Reviews Today – Perfect 10
Monday August 2 – Nikki Leigh shares a guest post about “Sex in the Land of Kama Sutra” by Shobhan Bantwal, author of The Unexpected Son – http://lovecoachjourney.wordpress.com/2010/08/02/sex-in-the-land-of-kama-sutra/
Thursday August 5 – Joyce Anthony hosts Shobhan Bantwal, author of The Unexpected Son and shares information about the author and the book – http://joyce-anthony.blogspot.com/2010/08/shobhan-bantwal-has-done-it-again.html
Friday August 6 – Joyce Anthony hosts Shobhan Bantwal, author of The Unexpected Son and shares the book trailer for The Unexpected Son and a video interview with Shobhan Bantwal, get to meet the woman behind these fascinating books – http://joyce-anthony.blogspot.com/2010/08/shobhan-bantwal-speaks.html
Monday August 9 – Gwendolyn Bruno shares a guest post about arranged marriages from Shobhan Bantwal, author of The Unexpected Son – http://aseaofbooks.blogspot.com/2010/08/guest-post-shobhan-bantwal-marriage-by.html
Thursday August 12 – Susan Heim shares her comments about The Unexpected Son by Shobhan Bantwal and a guest post by Shobhan about the affects of keeping secrets from family. Visit Susan Heim’s blog to share more – http://susanheim.blogspot.com/2010/08/unexpected-son-novel-of-family-secrets.html
Monday August 16 – Author and publisher Karen Syed shares a guest post about Bollywood in a Book by Shobhan Bantwal, author of The Unexpected Son – http://klsyed.com/2010/08/16/in-the-shadow-of-bollywood/
Monday August 16 – Joyce Anthony hosts Shobhan Bantwal, author of The Unexpected Son and shares a guest post about the relationship between mothers and sons by Shobhan Bantwal – http://joyce-anthony.blogspot.com/2010/08/shobhan-bantwal-writes-on-mothers-and.html. Tomorrow, Joyce shares her review for the Unexpected Son.
Tuesday August 17 – Joyce Anthony hosts Shobhan Bantwal, author of The Unexpected Son and shares her review for the book – http://joyce-anthony.blogspot.com/2010/08/unexpected-son-by-shobhan-bantwal.html
Thursday August 19 – Phyllis Schieber shares a guest post about a Heroine in Her 50s by Shohban Bantway, author of The Unexpected Son – http://phyllisschieber.wordpress.com/2010/08/17/every-woman-a-heroine/
Friday August 20 – Mary Alice Long, PhD shares her comments for The Unexpected Son by Shobhan Bantwal – http://playequalspeace.blogspot.com/2010/08/unexpected-son.html
Monday August 23 – Wayne Hurlbert share his review for The Unexpected Son by Shobhan Bantwal – http://blogbusinessworld.blogspot.com/2010/08/unexpected-son-by-shobhan-bantwal-book.html
Tuesday August 24 – Carolyn Howard Johnson shares details about Shobhan Bantwal and her latest novel, The Unexpected Son – http://thenewbookreview.blogspot.com/2010/08/publishers-weekly-and-others-review-new.html
Friday August 27 – Rebecca Taylor shares a guest post about women’s issues in Indian culture or Indian culture, her interview with Shobhan Bantwal and her review for Shobhan’s latest book, The Unexpected Son – http://imlostinbooks.blogspot.com/2010/08/blog-tour-unexpected-son-by-shobhan.html
Monday August 30 – Nikki Leigh shares her review for The Unexpected Son by Shobhan Bantwal – http://nikkileighreviews.wordpress.com/2010/08/30/the-unexpected-son-by-shobhan-bantwal/
Tuesday August 31 – Sandy Holly shares her review for The Unexpected Son by Shobhan Bantwal – http://pjmommy.com/books/the-unexpected-son-by-shobhan-bantwal/
Angela Wilson shares a guest post by Shobhan Bantwal, author of The Unexpected Son – http://www.popsyndicate.com/books
Gwendolyn Bruno shares her review for The Unexpected Son by Shobhan Bantwal – http://aseaofbooks.blogspot.com/