Giving up is not an option when someone calls you mother.’
Abhay, still struggling with the grief of losing his wife, is unable to cope with his job and the care of his toddler son. So, when the mysterious Sheetal enters his life, applying for the job of looking after Ayush, he is thrilled.
All Sheetal has ever wanted, even as a child, is to be a mother. Circumstances mean that she might never be one. The almost instant bond between her and the young boy is balm to her soul and like a godsend to Abhay.
Still, something about Sheetal nags at him. She seems perfect, but why is she so reluctant to show him her identity card? What is she hiding?
What happens when Abhay finally discovers her secret? Does he stand by her side, or abandon her, as everyone before him has done? And what is the gift that she gives him, a gift that will change his life?
In An Unexpected Gift, bestselling writer Ajay K Pandey brings to us an emotionally resonant story that questions everything we believe about friendship, love and motherhood.
About the Author
Ajay K Pandey grew up with big dreams in the modest NTPC township of Rihand Nagar. He studied Engineering in Electronics at IERT (Allahabad) and then did his MBA at IIMM (Pune) before taking up a job in a corporate. He is currently working with Cognizant, Pune.
Apart from writing, he wants to follow his role model, Mother Teresa, and make a contribution to society. He aspires to start a charitable trust that would support aged people and educate children with special needs.
Ajay’s first book, You are the Best Wife, was published by Srishti Publishers in 2015, and went on to become a bestseller. Based on his life, it went straight to the hearts of his readers. The sequel, You are the Best Friend, was also received with much appreciation. His next two books, Her Last Wish and A Girl to Remember, have only expanded his fan base and cemented his place on the bestseller lists.
Ajay makes it a point to individually connect with and respond to all his readers, making him a personal favourite for many. He has also introduced many people to the world of reading.
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This is not the typical romantic book from the author. Seems like a try to work along the same type with some new agenda of the book.
The book starts on a mysterious note of sheetal carrying this persona which she does not reveal much about. Abhay needs someone to take care of his son and when he founds out more about sheetal alot of things change.
The book has spoken about transgender and the troubles one might go through.
The book will fill you with different emotions and thoughts. The cover is really beautiful and so is the title, the cover could be better. How all of us find small gifts unexpectedly which will leave a mark in our heads. The book has simple vocabulary. I really liked how author touched this topic and how we need to change our thoughts over the societal norms.
A simple read.