September 15, 2009

Blog Tour: The Sari Shop Widow by Shobhan Bantwal

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Pungent curry, sweet fried onions, incense, colorful beads, and lush fabrics – THE SARI SHOP WIDOW is a novel set on the streets of Edison, New Jersey’s Little India, where a young businesswoman rediscovers the magic of love and family. When Anjali Kapadia’s posh sari boutique in New Jersey is on the verge of financial ruin, her wealthy uncle from India comes to her rescue.

But the wily, dictatorial uncle arrives with some unpleasant surprises—a young Indo-British partner named Rishi Shah for one—and a startling secret that disturbs Anjali.

Falling in love with the mysterious Shah only adds to Anjali’s burgeoning list of complications. Torn between her loyalty to her family and her business on the one hand and her growing attraction for a man who could never fit into her life on the other, Anjali turns to her family and cultural roots to make a life-altering decision.

About Author Shobhan Banwal

Shobhan Bantwal calls her writing “Bollywood in a Book,” romantic, colorful, action-packed tales, rich with elements of her own Indian culture — stories that entertain and educate. She is an award-winning women’s fiction author of three published novels and has contributed to an anthology of short stories. Shobhan writes for a variety of publications including The Writer magazine, India Abroad, Little India, U.S. 1, Desi Journal, India Currents, Overseas Indian, and New Woman India. Her short stories have won honors/awards in contests sponsored by Writer's Digest, New York Stories and New Woman magazines.

Check out the book trailer here:

Check out these events that Shobhan Bantwal is taking part in, more of which can be found at her website:

Thursday, Sep. 10 - 7:30 PM (That's this week!!!)

Live Interview on Blog Radio Show "Across the Pond"

Thursday, Sep. 24 - All day

Live Internet Chat/ Interview
Brewing with Bonnie

Order Your Copy of The Sari Shop Widow at Amazon -

For more information on Shobhan Bantwal’s new and other books and to enter a drawing to win a number of prizes, please go to her website’s “Contests” page and sign up between Sept 1 and Sept 30, 2009 at

Reviews of The Sari Shop Widow to Check Out:

Bibliophile by the Sea

The Printed Page

A Sea of Books

Reviews By Author & Publicist Nikki Leigh

S. Krishna's Books

September Virtual Tour Details -


  1. Hi Rebecca,

    Thank you so much for hosting me on your lovely blog. And double thanks for posting review sites and my virtual tour details.

    Shobhan Bantwal

  2. Great post. I'll be reading this one next week for the tour.Looking forward to it.

  3. I can't help but feel this book will make me hungry. Your first line did it for me. I would definitely read this.

  4. This sounds like such a wonderful book. The cover is just beautiful, it drew me in immediately.

  5. "Bollywood in a Book", huh? That is always an enticement for me!

  6. I am so excited to read this book. I read and reviewed her first book, and thought it was excellent, and I know this book will be great as well. Hopefully I will get my hands on a copy soon!

  7. You know I LOVE this book - it's great to see it getting splashed all over the blogosphere!

  8. This sounds like a really great book with many elements and themes. I hope I'll get a chance to read it in the future. Indian culture amazes me.


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