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Shobhan Bantwal’s books are romantic, colorful, action-packed tales, rich with elements of Indian culture — stories that entertain, educate, and enlighten . . .

Shobhan Bantwal's books are released in India and the Indian subcontinent by Fingerprint Publishing, an imprint of Prakash Books India Pvt Ltd.

The Full Moon Bride was released to book stores in July 2014. eBook version is available in all e-formats - Kindle, iPad and Android tablets.

The Full Moon Bride - book cover

Shobhan Bantwal's compelling new novel explores the fascinating subject of arranged marriage, as a young Indian-American woman navigates the gulf between desire and tradition.

To Siya Giri, arranged marriages have always seemed absurd. But while her career as an environmental lawyer has flourished, she remains a virgin, living with her parents in suburban New Jersey. However, she now wants to get married, and for that she is finally ready to do the unthinkable!

Reviews for The Full Moon Bride -

"I greatly enjoyed this book and had to keep reading to find out what Siya decided to do with her life. A wonderful read!"
- Eye on Romance on The Full Moon Bride

"The Full Moon Bride ia sophisticated, eloquent, difficult to put down and cements a lasting impression"
- Coffee Time Romance on The Full Moon Bride

"Bantwal has created credible characters... This one is a real page turner. Don't miss it!"
- Book Pleasures on The Full Moon Bride


Shobhan Bantwal's other books published in India

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These books are available in India from major online stores like; Flipkart, uRead, Bookadda, Infibeam, Homeshop18, Crossword, Landmark, shopping.Indiatimes, etc.

Shobhan Bantwal's books published in USA

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Awards won:

* The Dowry Bride won the “Golden Leaf Award” for best first book.

* The Unexpected Son won the “National Indie Excellence Award” for best multi-cultural fiction.

* The Full Moon Bride won the “Coffee Time Romance Reviewer’s Award” for excellence in romantic fiction.

Praise for Shobhan Bantwal and her novels ...

"Bantwal pairs romance with her trademark taste of how Indian expatriates live in New Jersey, complete with family dynamics and tensions between different ethinic groups."
- Publisher's Weekly on The Reluctant Matchmaker

"The Full Moon Bride is a story that will not only immerse the reader in the Indian culture...but will also grab the reader emotionally... Such is Bantwal's ability to tell a wonderful story"
- Pamela Kramer, on The Full Moon Bride

"Yet another cross-cultural delight by this author."
-Chicago Examiner on The Unexpected Son

"Shobhan Bantwal paints a vivid picture of life in Little India with her colorful descriptions...and characters who will worm their way into your heart."
- Book Reporter on The Sari Shop Widow

"Beautifully written, with realistic dialogue and characters who will make your heart ache at times."
- Romance Reviews Today on The Forbidden Daughter

"An amazing story of modern India. I nominate The Dowry Bride as a Book Sense Pick."
- The Kaleidoscope/BookSense on The Dowry Bride

To buy Shobhan's books on line, click on any of these US bookseller's websites: logo Barnes & Noble logo link to Books-a million  

clip art - Indian dancerTidbits!
* Shobhan's interview with the newspaper The Hindu, New Delhi, India on July 18, 2014, is available on line.
* The 58th Avenue Book Group hosted Shobhan Bantwal on April 15, 2014 in the Storytime Room at Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave., Glendale, AZ. She participated in a discussion of her novel, “The Unexpected Son,” and issues facing women of India.
* TUCSON FESTIVAL OF BOOKS, Sunday 10th March 2013, Shobhan was a panelist conducting 2 workshops -
Multicultural Fiction (10:00 AM)
Blurring the Lines Between Genres (2:30 PM).
* Shobhan's interview with e-paper DNA - Pune, India on February 17, 2013, is available on line.
* Shobhan's interview with The New Indian Express on January 13, 2013, is available on line.
* AWARD WON ... THE UNEXPECTED SON has won the 2012 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE BOOK AWARD in the "Muliticultural-Fiction" category.
* GOOD NEWS ... Fingerprint Publishing, a book publisher in India is in the process of publishing all 6 of my books in India and other nearby countries. Four of these have been published todate with the original stories modified to suit the Indian readers.
* FREE BOOK GIVEAWAY ... Shobhan was guest blogger at Novel Thoughts ( on June 26th. One lucky commenter on that blog has won an autographed copy of "THE RELUCTANT MATCHMAKER".
* FREE BOOK FRIDAY - Three signed copies of "THE RELUCTANT MATCHMAKER" were mailed to winners of a contest on the Free Book Friday website.
* 2012 BOOK LAUNCH CONTEST Winners are posted on the CONTESTS page.
* GOOD NEWS ... Kensington Publishing has ordered multiple printings of five books.
* GOOD NEWS ... Shobhan's article "Unusual Setting Equals Success" has been published in June 2012 issue of the Romance Writers Report.
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