June 21, 2016

A House for Happy Mothers

"With a surrogate they not only brought home their baby, but helped a poor woman lead a better life." ~ pg. 30

Priya has a loving husband and great career but what she wants most is the child she's unable to have. After three miscarriages and three failed IVF treatments, Priya considers surrogacy. Overseas in a Southern Indian village, Asha is married and raising two children. Asha and her husband can barely keep a hut roof over their heads let alone afford a better education for their gifted son. Selling her womb would make money but no one in the village would approve. Through the Happy Mothers House, the two women are forever linked together.

A House for Happy Mothers is a feel-good book. I genuinely felt happy when I finished reading it. I am sure overseas surrogacy happens often in the real world so it was nice to get some insight on how cultures and new lives are brought together.

I have not read Amulya Malladi's other highly rated novels, The Mango Season and Serving Crazy with Curry, but I downloaded both eBooks. Color me impressed with how she weaves a warm tale featuring women of color, Indian culture and economic status. I recommend A House for Happy Mothers to all bookhearts and especially to women's book clubs that read diversely.

A House for Happy Mothers is available as of June 1, 2016.

Disclaimer: This book was received directly from the publisher for review purposes only. In no way does it influence my review. The opinions I have expressed are honestly my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins.

Title: A House for Happy Mothers
Author: Amulya Malladi
Published: June 2016
Pages: 304
Edition: Galley
Challenge: Popsugar A Book That's Guaranteed to Bring Me Joy
Rating: ♥♥♥♥


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