Shadowed in Silk by Christine LIndsay

I know of the British rule in India mostly from literature—and then often only in snatches. The Secret Garden. A Little Princess. Rudyard Kipling stories. Vague references from the lives of British authors, whether their biographies or their stories from the 19th and 20th centuries. So when I realized that Christine Lindsay’s debut novel, Shadowed in Silk, covered some of this history, I knew I’d have to read it.

And I’m so glad I did. Christine made post WWI India come alive, with all its sights and sounds, its political unrest, its clash of cultures and religions. I was captivated by Abby’s story, how it intertwined with the British military presence as well as with the Christians working with “the least of these” in Indian society. If you have a penchant for anything British or anything exotic—or even better, both!—I think you will find something to enjoy in this adventure/romance. I know I did!

Shadowed in Silk is available now as an ebook (Kindle, Nook, etc.) and will be available in print this fall. 

Disclaimer: I received this book at no charge from the publisher.


Niki Turner said...

Hmm! I haven't read anything from that era/region since I devoured M.M. Kaye's books in junior high. Some of those images (as well as ones from The Secret Garden and A Little Princess) are still with me as an adult. Glad you shared this!

Anne Mateer said...

I haven't read any M.M. Kaye, but I heard others mention her in relation to Christine's book, so you might want to check it out, Niki!