Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Christine Lindsay's Shadowed in Silk- Review and Giveaway!
“She was invisible to those who should have loved her.
After the Great War, Abby Fraser returns to India with her small son, where her husband is stationed with the British army. She has longed to go home to the land of glittering palaces and veiled women . . . but Nick has become a cruel stranger. It will take more than her American pluck to survive.
Major Geoff Richards, broken over the loss of so many of his men in the trenches of France, returns to his cavalry post in Amritsar. But his faith does little to help him understand the ruthlessness of his British peers toward the Indian people he loves. Nor does it explain how he is to protect Abby Fraser and her child from the husband who mistreats them.
Amid political unrest, inhospitable deserts, and Russian spies, tensions rise in India as the people cry for the freedom espoused by Gandhi. Caught between their own ideals and duty, Geoff and Abby stumble into sinister secrets . . . secrets that will thrust them out of the shadows and straight into the fire of revolution.”
I recently had the opportunity to endorse Christine’s debut release, SHADOWED IN SILK, and I have to say, I was extremely impressed with her vivid descriptions of India in the early 1900s. As a reader who loves being swept away to other places and other times, Christine does just that.
“The familiar scent of Bombay reached out to Abby…she savored a tantalizing whiff of overripe fruit, roses, marigolds and cloves, mingled with the acrid smell of dust.”
“On the quay, a kaleidoscope of color and humanity dazzled Abby’s eyes—Hindu women in saris of every hue, hot pinks, ochre yellows, lime greens.”
“Dust and spices clouded the air. Horns beeped and trolley cars rattled past. Wooden axles on bullock carts squeaked, counterbalanced by the tinkling of bells.”
With phrases like these, you can almost smell the rich spices and feel the hot, dusty breeze against your face.
In bringing us a generous slice of India’s beauty, Christine also manages to weave in a moving love story, adventure, with a colorful yet tragic piece of its history.
If you want to learn more about the story behind the story, be sure and check out Ruth Ann Dell’s interview with Christine.
About the Author:here.
Christine has also generously offered to give away an E-book version of the book. Leave a comment below, telling us why you'd love to read this book and you will be entered into the drawing. Contest will close on July 16th at midnight, CST.
LISA HARRIS is a Christy Award nominated author who has over twenty novels and novella collections in print. She and her husband, Scott, along with their three children, live near the Indian Ocean in Mozambique as missionaries. As a homeschooling mom, life can get hectic, but she sees her writing as an extension of her ministry which also includes running a non-profit organization The ECHO Project.
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