Friday, December 16, 2011

Shadowed in Silk by Christine Lindsay Book Review


Shadowed in Silk by Christine Lindsay takes you back to early 20th century India where the British Raj rule was coming to an end.  Abby Fraser is reuniting with her husband after four years apart and bringing her young son with her who has never met his father.  While traveling, she meets Major Geoff Richards who takes an immediate protection and liking to Abby and her son, Cam.  As Abby adjusts to life with her husband, she realizes that her marriage is in turmoil and her husband is involved in secret affairs.  She tries to hold it together as she longs to be noticed and loved.  She throws herself into her passion for people by working at a mission despite her husband's disdain.  As conflict begins to erupt, Abby is thrust in a dangerous situation.  Will she learn to rely on the One who really loves her?  And who will protect her in the end, her renegade husband or the compassionate Geoff Richards?

Christine's debut novel is stunning and I was immediately drawn to life in India where each character was exquisitely portrayed.  There is drama, romance and mystery.  Christine's descriptions are breathtaking and her writing is a perfect weave of a stormy plot.  I was on edge until the end!  I had no idea what kind of trouble India was in during the time of the Great War.  This is a captivating story of hope and redemption as well as love and adventure.  I look forward to the next book in this series.

*This product was provided to me free of charge for purpose of this review. This is my honest opinion of this book and no monetary compensation was received for my opinion.*

9 comments:

Beth said...

I've seen this one on Goodreads.com, it sounds really good. Glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for the review!

Beth

Christine Lindsay said...

I'm so glad that you liked SiS Shonda. It was a joy to write.

Margie said...

This looks like an intriguing book. I enjoy stories that take place in other cultures. Thanks for the giveaway.
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rubynreba said...

Good review! I think the cover is very pretty. Sounds interesting that it takes place in India and I would enjoy reading it.
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♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

I love historical fiction and this has an added bonus of being in a faraway, romantic setting.
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gail said...

thanks for this giveaway! the time period and place sound fascinating
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J-ME said...

I have enjoyed reading books that take place in India and this one sounds interesting - the culture and the times. Also a secret... hmmm... makes me want to know more!

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Beth said...

I realized that I didn't leave my email when I commented to enter!

Beth
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Katie G. said...

Please enter me! :) Sounds like a wonderful and informative read! :)

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