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About Sunanda J.Chatterjee
Her books have consistently been the Top 100 bestsellers on Amazon USA and Amazon India in Asian Literature, Indian Writing, and Asian Drama categories. Her short stories have appeared in anthologies, short-story.net and induswomanwriting.com.
She grew up in Bhilai, India and now lives in Arcadia, California with her husband and two wonderful children. When she is not by the microscope or creating imaginary worlds, she reads, sings, goes on long walks, and binge-watches old TV dramas.
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Successful lawyer Avinash Singhania is left jaded by love after a disastrous divorce. But when he meets Anila Mallik, he finds himself unable to stay away.
Things get complicated when Anila and Avinash find themselves on opposite sides of a lawsuit and the stalker’s threats take a dangerous turn.
Can Anila heal from her heartache and make space for love? Will Avinash put his heart on the line and risk getting hurt again?
The fifth and final stand-alone novel of the Wellington Estates Series, Business Casual is a story of overcoming obstacles and finding love.
Police Officer Harrison McNamara grew up with a silver spoon in his mouth. The former Wellington Estates heir has dedicated his life to taking criminals off the streets. But when he goes undercover to expose a blackmailing scheme, he meets a freelance model who may hold a key to his past.
For psychologist Laura Carson, freelancing as a model is the perfect bridge until she can set up her practice. But her modeling agency isn’t what she expected. Encountering the enigmatic undercover cop might be everything she’s ever wanted—and everything she must avoid.
As Laura and Harrison grow closer, their past threatens to destroy them. Trapped in an unending cycle of guilt and blame, can they find a way to bury the sins of the past for a future of redemption and love?
Book 1 of the Wellington Estates Series, Sins of the Father is a stand-alone romantic saga.
Other standalone sagas in the series -
Book 2, Old Money, the story of Juhi and Connor
Book 3, The Trouble with Love, the story of Danielle and Mike
Book 4, The Wish to Belong, the story of Lily and Arjun.
"Families are made from love, not DNA," said her father.
Fashion designer Juhi Raina has always struggled with her identity; an Indian-American, she straddles two worlds, haunted by salacious rumors of her family. After a break-up with her fiancé, all she wants is a little distraction. But the handsome photographer threatens her uneasy status quo.
Wellington Estates heir-turned-photographer Connor Riley shuns his family’s wealth and abhors all form of pretense. He is mesmerized by Juhi’s simplicity, and Juhi is drawn to his candor. The two misfits make a perfect match. But being with Juhi brings challenges Connor may not be ready for.
The past unravels, revealing secrets that may be best left unopened. Can Juhi and Connor look past the deceit and shame to reclaim their love?
Book 2 of the Wellington Estates, “Old Money” is a stand-alone romantic saga about heartbreak, loss, and finding forgiveness despite all odds.
Dr. Lily Leoni may have grown up in the exclusive Wellington Estates, but she will always remain the butler’s niece, an outsider looking in. Arjun Dheer seemed like a kindred spirit until he broke her heart. Lily has moved on, but something’s amiss in her new relationship.
On all counts, Arjun Dheer is a savvy businessman and entrepreneur. When a career decision threatens everything he yearns for, the only way out is marrying the wrong girl. But Arjun has never forgotten Lily.
With their attraction undeniable and relationship impossible, can Lily and Arjun forge a way through the chaos of secrets and betrayal to a place of trust and belonging?
Book 4 of the Wellington Estates Series, The Wish to Belong is a stand-alone romantic saga about second chances, acceptance, and finding love despite all odds.
“You float through life like a piece of driftwood. Aimless. You have nothing to strive for.”
Wellington Estates heiress Danielle Riley has everything her heart desires. But for the first time, she wants something she cannot have: Mike, the poor, proud, talented athlete, whose mother is working class, whose family is beneath hers.
Mike Melgoza works hard for a living and bears a terrible secret, a secret that clouds his decisions, that pollutes his relationships. He mistakes Danielle’s generosity for pity, spurning her love and everything she represents.
Brokenhearted, Danielle embarks on a journey to rural India to find purpose, and her life transforms in ways she hadn’t imagined possible. But neither distance nor time can make her forget Mike.
When fate throws them together again, can they resist their mutual attraction?
Book 3 of the Wellington Estates, “The Trouble with Love” is a stand-alone romantic saga about privilege, prejudice, and defying social norms.
“I bring bad luck to those I love,” said Moyna.
Moyna’s promise to protect her cousin’s baby after riots in Bombay comes at a terrible cost. And now, to keep him safe, she must leave home and everything she’s known to find a life in America.
Heir to a law empire in Beverly Hills, Sameer wants only two things: to become a politician, and to love Moyna. But Moyna insulates herself to protect others from her ‘unlucky curse.’
At the cusp of political victory, Sameer faces increasing gun violence and death threats leading to an FBI investigation. But his greatest challenge comes when a shadow from Moyna’s past threatens to destroy their future.
What hope do they have with the media hungering for a scandal?
A saga of friendship, redemption, and forgiveness, Shadowed Promise is a journey from blind faith to triumphant love.
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How far will a mother go to save her child?
“I have no use for a baby girl. Get rid of her tonight!” He towered over her as she cringed in fear.
But Hansa, a thirteen-year-old child-bride in rural India, refuses to remain a victim of the oppressive society where a female child is an unwanted burden. Instead of drowning her baby, Hansa escapes from her village with three-month-old Tara.
Hansa soon discovers that life as a teenage mother is fraught with danger. But a single lie opens the door to a promising opportunity far from home.
Just seven years later, Hansa finds herself fighting for Tara’s life once more, this time in an American court, with a woman she calls ‘Mother.’
Will the lie upon which Hansa built her life, defeat its own purpose? How can she succeed when no one believes the truth?
A story of two mothers, two daughters and a fight to save a child, Fighting for Tara explores the depth of love and motherhood.
“You have been given a gift! Use it!” the guru said.
All Divya wants is to become a great pathologist and save lives in order to redeem herself for a childhood blunder. But when her wish for a “good eye” comes true, she starts getting visions of the future. Terrified, Divya wonders if the guru is right or if she’s losing her mind.
Her estranged lover Krish follows her to Los Angeles, complicating her life as she struggles with her newfound ability. Krish claims he has only ever loved Divya. But who is the woman Divya keeps seeing in her visions?
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But she faces the ultimate question: in saving one life, must she trade another? Will Divya ever find redemption, or will the attempts consume her?
Exploring science and spirituality, love and loss, duty and deliverance, The Vision is the story of a doctor who becomes the patient.
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Whether to be enlightened, entertained, or momentarily immersed in another world, these selections convey the true spirit of flash fiction.
Sixth-grader Gigi’s life has turned topsy-turvy. Her family has moved across the country, her father is always busy, her brothers have gone off to college, and she has no friends in her new school.
To top it all, her mother, who has early-onset Alzheimer’s, has gone missing.
This time, even her brilliant Math-brain cannot solve Gigi’s problems.
When Gigi goes looking for her mother, she meets her scary new neighbor, Judy.
An unlikely friendship ensues, and Gigi learns that everything isn’t always as it seems.
Can Gigi find a way to fit in her new world? Will Judy’s promises come true?
A broken soldier with a past, a doctor with a secret, an ex-cop with a mission, and a mysterious woman must fight a drug lord and the FBI to find justice.
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Alisha comes to Bishop to leave her past behind, only to fall hopelessly in love with Duke. But she is engaged to Sunil, whose mother is expected to visit any day. The attraction seems mutual, but Duke’s troubled past prevents him from opening his heart.
Everything changes when a mysterious woman shows up with a baby, seeking Sunil’s help.
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