Get ready, because I’ve got another book to add to your must read list!
Set mostly in Berkeley, Lucky Boy intertwines the lives of a young undocumented Mexican immigrant named Solimar and thirty-something Kavya, a chef who yearns to have a child with her husband. These two woman couldn’t be any more different, but their worlds collide when Solimar is detained and her young son is taken from her and put into Kavya’s care. The journey these two find themselves on, as they fight for the child they both love, is emotional, heart-wrenching and beautiful.
Honestly, this was one of the most well-written books I’ve read in a while. I’ve been reading some quality books this year, but this one was rock solid in its writing, storylines and character development. I felt for both of the women and wanted each of them to have their happy ending even though I knew that really wasn’t possible. Shanthi Sekaran did an incredible job of creating realistic characters who pulled at my heart strings and had me feeling exactly what they were feeling during their roller coaster journey. This novel was incredibly unique and I thought Soli and Kavya’s lives were interwoven perfectly. The flashes between each woman’s story were seamless and this novel was a pleasure to read each night. I highly recommend this book and know you won’t be disappointed when you read it.
If you’d like to read about the other books I’ve read this year as part of my reading challenge, you can find my reviews here:
The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice
My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella
Small Admissions by Amy Poeppel
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand
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