Welcome… to the home of contemporary, international fiction where the east and west blend in one colorful haze. I hear that technology is enhancing everyone’s lives so that we are only one mouse-click away, on the same page and level on one playing field. Are we really? Take a microscope, listen to the languages and dialects spoken, the spices, flavors, aromas and seasonings that pepper everyone’s lives; do you find a different story in every human being?
I do. I challenge every fiction character in their pursuit but somehow always find their answers in my reality.
I write to give my readers the will to find meaning in their lives, the courage to overcome obstacles so that they too can define their happiness. These are the truths that mold my fiction. These are the secrets that I unfold in every story. These are the characters that I hope will live with you for a lifetime. Flip open the pages of my novels, if you will, because these are the books that I hope will one day Bridge Cultures and Break Barriers.
“Duty and Desire offers intrigue, romance, and growing spiritual awakening.” – Haywood Smith, New York Times Best Selling Author.
“A story of love in modern India–rich, complex, and beautifully told.” – Jade Lee, USA Today Bestselling Author.
“Anju Gattani’s compelling debut captures the imagination.” – Shobhan Bantwal, Award-winning author of The Dowry Bride.
“An intriguing, compulsive read.”—Anjali Banerjee, Author of Haunting Jasmine and Invisible Lives.
“Contrary to stereotypical portrayals of Indians, Gattani’s characters offer a glimpse into the lives and lifestyles of the super wealthy. The author, however, manages to weave the elaborate descriptions within the confines of the storyline so it never feels deliberate or forced… there is plenty of room for universal appeal… The highly apt and befitting cover packages ‘Duty and Desire’ into a desirable read, indeed.” – NRI Pulse (April 2012)
“The premise of ‘Duty and Desire’ sounds inviting for a summer read. many women will at least be able to relate to some degree to the main female character’s transition from independent single woman to married woman who must consider how her actions may affect her relationships within her new family. Through their similarities, readers may be drawn in to learn about their differences.” – Danbury News Times (May 31, 2012)
“The characters were intriguing. I enjoyed being immersed in the Indian culture. Anju Gattani has a way of describing the setting that brought it to life.” – Crazy Four Books (Sep 2012)
“A novel well worth your time!” – Snifferwalk
“INTENSE! Really intense.” – My Seryniti’
“The book is a roller coaster!” – Beach Bum
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