Author Meenakshi Gautam Chaturvedi

About the Author


An internationally acclaimed author, science research fellow, copywriter, and model, Meenakshi Gautam Chaturvedi has donned many hats at different times. She has won Literati 2019 and was short-listed for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, 2015. While she considers herself a “Jill of multiple genres” having published short stories, articles, and novellas in several leading Indian newspapers and magazines, she has six published books to her credit apart from FOSTER LOVE, Two MG Children’s books titled Tales from Bushland (Longman Nigeria), Tales of Phoolpur (Vishv Books, India), a Corporate Fable titled The Corporate Jungle Book (Educreation Publishing), India), a contemporary romance titled The Surrogate that Stayed (Kindle Direct Publishing), a Sci-Fi adventure titled The Runaway Moon (Kindle Direct Publishing) and a literary fiction anthology titled Literati- South Asian Award for Microfiction, Season 2, 2019 (White Falcon Publishing, Dastaan & Outcast). Three of her MG Children’s books have been chosen by a global corporate to be a part of their CSR initiative, to be distributed free of cost across schools in Nigeria, which she considers her legacy of didactic literature to leave behind. She lives with her husband Gautam in Mumbai, and the inspiring memories of her parents Late Sqn. Ldr. O. N. Misra & Late Mrs. Brijesh Misra, which keeps her going…

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Foster Love


Author: Meenakshi Gautam Chaturvedi

Paperback ISBN: 9781951642624

eBook ISBN: 9781951642631

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date 05/11/2020


For reasons known only to him, Damien Saunders’ father had willed away his global empire. Not to his only son, but to the father of his biological grandchild. And his irresponsible son leading a Bohemian lifestyle in the world of glamour and glitz had no intention of being noosed into a marriage and laying a claim to the empire until he hears of his four-year n something old daughter borne off a one-night stand, five years ago. This was his proverbial opportunity to have his cake and eat it too!

Janet, on the other hand, has accepted her unwed motherhood with grace and even legally adopted her daughter. She is pursuing her copywriting career with all the passion and diligence, when Damien Saunders walks back into her life, unannounced. Unaware of his spine-chilling mission to reclaim her beloved daughter, she is intuitively apprehensive of this intrusion, but her professionalism demands that they shoot together for the sixty-second TV commercial in the valley of Kashmir. 

But both are quite unprepared for the passion that had brought them together that night five years ago, brewing between them again…