Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Shadowed in Silk

Author: Christine Lindsay
Publisher: White Fire Publishing
September 2011
ISBN: 978-0976544494
Genre: Inspirational/historical

After the Great War, Abby Fraser is desperate to rejoin her husband in India and introduce him to his three-year-old son, Cam. Nick is a British soldier stationed there.
But Nick fails to meet them when her ship docks, and when they are finally reunited, she discovers the Nick she thought she married is not the cruel stranger she’s really wed to.

Major Geoff Richards has lost his wife and son, and now stationed in India, he treats the Indians as he does British, much to the Brits dismay. He falls in love with Abby’s young son, Cam, and when he discovers the truth about his dad and how abusive he is, he tries to protect Cam and Abby.

Tensions rise in India as the people cry for freedom—but there is political unrest and Russian spies. Caught in their own ideals Geoff and Abby stumble into sinister secrets—secrets that will thrust them out of the shadows and straight into the fire of revolution…

SHADOWED IN SILK is set during a time and place that not too many historical books are set—and it is well-written as well. Ms. Lindsay has a talent with words that will help you see, feel, taste, and hear what the characters do, making them come alive.

Both Geoff and Abby are flawed and realistic, making the reader care about them. I hated that Abby’s husband was the way he was and I was curious how the writer would work it out so that Geoff and Abby might be together—since she was married to another man. If you are looking for a historical set in a unique time and place, SHADOWED IN SILK is one to consider. Discussion questions are included. $14.99. 267 pages.

1 comment:

Christine said...

Thank you for such kind words,Laura. I'm excited to share that the sequel to Shadowed in Silk, which is called Captured by Moonlight is almost finished. WhiteFire Publishing will release the sequel late 2012. The second book in the Raj series is set in the tropical south of India with the stories of Eshana and Laine Harkness from the first book.