Karina West was once the darling of the gossip pages and the top of the British pop charts. But now all that's fading away, and she needs something more – something both to make her life more fulfilled and more importantly, to get her back in the tabloids. And how better to achieve this double whammy than by adopting a poor, needy child from a far-off country?
All that sweet, ten-year-old Devika wants is a new mummy who will take her away from her Delhi orphanage and let her have a home and a family again. She prayed to Krishna for this to be so, but was she ready for a blonde, British popstar to sweep her up and back to London?
Karina and Devika are soon front-page news, but neither of them realise just how far their emotional journey will take them.
I've never read a Deborah Wright book before, and must admit that the title of this book made me a little wary. I ended up being very pleasantly surprised.
Each chapter flits between the viewpoints of Karina – an ex pop star and Devika – the Indian girl who Karina hopes to adopt. Both voices are authentic and engaging, the dialogue was convincing and on the whole the book was incredibly well written.
I loved how the character of Davika saw the western world and her interpretation of it often had me laughing out load. Karina was a wonderfully real and warm character, and her and Davika together made for excellent reading!
This book was totally original and had me guessing right through to the end. When I finished it, it made me feel all warm and fizzy. I'm looking forward to checking out some of Deborah Wrights earlier novels.
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