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D'Silva, Renita

Overview
Works: 8 works in 34 publications in 1 language and 201 library holdings
Genres: Fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9499.4.D75, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Renita D'Silva
The forgotten daughter by Renita D'Silva( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'You were adopted'. Three simple words, in a letter accompanying her parent's will, tear Nisha's carefully ordered world apart. Raised in England, by her caring but emotionally reserved parents, Nisha has never been one to take risks. Now, with the scrawled address of an Indian convent begins a search for the mother and family she never knew a
The forgotten daughter by Renita D'Silva( )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"You were adopted." These three simple words, in a letter accompanying her parents' will, tear Nisha's carefully ordered world apart. Raised in England by her caring but emotionally reserved parents, Nisha has never been one to take risks. Now, with the scrawled address of an Indian convent, she begins a search for the mother and family she never knew and the awakening of long forgotten childhood memories. The secrets, culture, and people that Nisha discover will change her life forever. And, as her eyes are opened to a side of herself she didn't know existed, Nisha realizes that she must also seek answers to the hardest question of all-why? Weaving together the stories of Nisha, Shilpa, and Devi, The Forgotten Daughter explores powerfully and poignantly the emotional themes of motherhood, loss, and identity-ultimately asking the question, what would you do out of love for your children?
Monsoon memories by Renita D'Silva( )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Exiled from her family in India for more than a decade, Shirin and her husband lead a comfortable but empty life in London. Memories of her childhood - exotic fragrances, colours, stifling heat and tropical storms - fill Shirin with a growing ache for the land and the people that she loves. With the recollections though, come dark clouds of scandal and secrets. Secrets that forced her to flee her old life and keep her from ever returning. Thousands of miles away, in Bangalore, the daughter of Shirin's brother discovers a lost, forgotten photograph. One that has escaped the flames. Determined to solve the mystery of an aunt she never knew, Reena's efforts will spark a chain of events that expose the painful trauma of the past and irrevocably change the path of the future."--Page 4 of cover
The stolen girl by Renita D'Silva( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For as long as thirteen-year-old Diya can remember, it's always been just her and her mum, Vani. Despite never staying in one place long enough to call it home, with her mother by her side, Diya has never needed anything else. Then, in an instant, Diya's fragile world is shattered. Her mother is arrested, accused of abducting Diya when she was a baby..."--Back cover
A sister's promise by Renita D'Silva( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two sisters. Bound by blood. Torn apart by love. My sister--the glue that held our family together and the gatekeeper to the memories of our shared childhood. The girl I made a pact with--to protect each other for life. The woman who destroyed my family, my future. And the only one who can save my daughter. Set against the dramatic backdrop of India, A Sister's Promise is a powerful, emotional tale of family secrets, love and the ties that bind sisters together."--Page 4 of cover
A mother's secret by Renita D'Silva( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When pregnant Jaya loses her mother then her baby son Arun in a tragic cot death, her world crashes down. Overcome by grief and guilt, she begins to look for answers--to the enigma of her lonely, distant mother and her mysterious past in India. Looking through her mother's belongings, she finds two diaries and old photographs carrying the smoky aroma of fire. A young boy smiles out at Jaya from every photograph and in one, a family stands proudly in front of a sprawling mansion. Who is this child? And why did her mother treasure this memento of a regal family lost to the past?
A daughter's courage by Renita D'Silva( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beneath an Indian sky by Renita D'Silva( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unforgettable and heart-wrenching story of love, betrayal and family secrets. In colonial India a young woman finds herself faced with an impossible choice, the consequences of which will echo through the generations...1928. In British-ruled India, headstrong Sita longs to choose her own path, but her only destiny is a good marriage. After a chance meeting with a Crown Prince leads to a match, her family's status seems secured and she moves into the palace, where peacocks fill the gardens and tapestries adorn the walls. But royal life is far from simple, and her failure to provide an heir makes her position fragile. Soon Sita is on the brink of losing everything, and the only way to save herself could mean betraying her oldest friend...2000. When Priya's marriage ends in heartbreak, she flees home to India and the palace where her grandmother, Sita, once reigned as Queen. But as grandmother and granddaughter grow closer, Priya has questions. Why is Sita so reluctant to accept that her royal status ended with Independence? And who is the mysterious woman who waits patiently at the palace gates day after day? Soon Priya uncovers a secret Sita has kept for years - and which will change the shape of her life forever...A breathtaking journey through India from British rule to Independence and beyond; a world of green hills, cardamom-scented air, and gold thread glinting in the sun, brought to life by Renita D'Silva's exquisite writing. If you love Kathryn Hughes, Dinah Jefferies or Kristin Hannah, this is the novel for you
 
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