13 July 2011

Diana's Corner - Book Review by Diana Flowers



Shadowed In Silk 

by Christine Lindsay
5 stars~



Intrigue In India!

Christine Lindsay takes us away to exotic, far away India in the early 1900s, a land of turban's and sari's, spicy food, fragrant flowers, and silk! However, it is also a land of great political and religious unrest under the British Raj. Abby Fraser has not seen her husband, Lieutenant Nick Fraser in four years, and 
she excitedly returns to India to be reunited with him, along with their little son, Cam, whom Nick has never seen. Abby is surprised as she descends from the ship to find that Nick isn't even there, and she must travel 3 days by train to her new home alone, if not for the kindness of Major Geoff Richards, a man she met on board ship.
Geoff Richards still suffers the horrors of war and the loss of not only many of his comrades, but his lovely wife and child as well. Feeling sympathy for Abby and a great affection towards Cam, he escorts them to their new home and promises the boy he will return to see him. However, something is terribly amiss when Abby arrives and the servant puts her bags in a guestroom and she smells a jasmine scent coming from Nick's room. Who is the lovely young, Tikah, who mysteriously flits about the house and why does she seem to hate Abby? As time goes on, Abby realizes that Nick is very abusive and has no use for her, but still does her best to salvage the marriage.
Soon bedlam breaks out and many are killed and wounded, and in her loneliness and feelings of rejection, Abby does something very foolish to endanger her child's life. Will the God that Geoff believes in hear her prayers and save Cam before it's too late? Will Geoff continue to be able to stifle his feelings towards Abby; an abused, but married woman, and also find healing for his own troubled soul? And who is the traitor among them who is a wolf in sheep's clothing?
 
I was hooked from page one and I literally burned the midnight oil reading this one, something I haven't done in a long while! This novel was filled with excitement, romance, and non-stop action! 

Fabulous job, Christine Lindsay!

Giveaway:  E-book version available now or wait on the paper version coming out later this fall!  

37 comments:

  1. Welcome to Overcoming Through Time, everyone! Thank you Carrie and Christine for the honor of reviewing this book! It was awesome and I can't wait to read all of your comments.

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  2. Can't wait to read this one! Diane your reviews are great!

    Joan
    Goangaz@aol.com

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  3. Aw, thank you, Joan, and thanks to Carrie's generosity, you will have a chance to read it soon! Congrats on becoming the 70th follower and winning a copy of Shadowed In Silk. Also want to wish you a very Happy Birthday! I hope your special day brings everything that makes you smile!

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  4. Diana, This is such a great review. Everyone who reads Christine's book is saying similar things. I always know if you way it, though, that I will feel almost exactly the same way or totally as you do. Bless you for sharing this with us!

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  5. Oh, my!! Sounds wonderfully exciting!! I really hope to win this one! ncmom@att.net

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  6. Cathy, you're normally the one that stays up late reading a book, so I thought about you when I was burning the midnight oil on this one. LOL I kept saying just one more chapter, just one more chapter, and that one more chapter would take me into 1:00 in the morning. haha

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  7. Well the Pacific Coast is well up now, and after taking care of my son who just had knee surgery yesterday, I have time to stop by and thank you all for such encouraging comments. You have blessed me beyond words.

    Wonderful review, Diana. I always like it when I can hear the writer's voice in an interview, and you have thrilled me with the energy and excitement in your interview. Thank you so much.

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  8. Whoohooo, congratulations to Joan. I sure hope that when we can get the paper copy into your hands, that you will enjoy SiS.

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  9. Great review! How do I win the paperback version? shondaet@gmail.com

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  10. Hi, Shonda! Thanks! If your name is drawn here you'll have a choice of Shadowed in Silk, either in paperback or e-book version.

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  11. Here is one I got, Diana and Christine!

    From: John & Judy Burgi
    To: cfpwriter
    Sent: Wed, Jul 13, 2011 2:09 pm
    Subject: "OTT"

    Hi Judy here,

    I'm trying to enter your contest for Christine Lindsay's new book "Shadowed in Silk". Not only can I not see the review there's nothing but her photos on the page and some writing on the side of the page.

    Would you please enter me anyway? I would have loved to have read the review.

    Thanks,
    Judy Burgi

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  12. Christine, am I right in thinking the paperback version releases in October or thereabouts? So someone who wins a paperback gets that when it releases but I go ahead and preorder them once won.

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  13. Diana, is your review up on Amazon yet? If so, could you email Judy? Thanks!

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  14. I emailed Judy a copy of the review and it is on Amazon under dianaFlow if anyone else experiences difficulties. We are so sorry about that. Christine, prayers going up for your son to recover quickly.

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  15. I'm entering this comment for my sis-in-love who can't leave a comment.

    I would love to win this book! Sounds very exciting! Thanks for the opportunity!
    Barbara Smith~

    thatoldgal@gmail.com

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  16. Wow, this really sounds like a exciting book Diana. Thanks for letting me know :)

    Marian

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  17. You're so welcome, my friend An Ocean Away...oh, but that's another book for another time, isn't it? LOL In case some of you don't get that, Marian is my dear friend across the ocean from the Netherlands.:-)

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  18. The paperback version will be released Sept. 1, 2011. So it's not too much longer.

    Sorry for not seeing this message earlier---been taking care of our 23 year old son who just had knee surgery.

    But I'm so delighted with the interest in SiS. I wrote a book that I liked reading, so while we all don't like the same stuff, I sure hope you like SiS. LOL

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  19. I just get so thrilled that with E-readers now a days, books are so easily sent over the net to places that are oceans away.

    Does Marian have an E-reader?

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  20. No, she doesn't yet, but I've been trying to talk her into it, Christine. lol One of my precious friends sent me one as a gift, and I just love it! Your book is the very first book I have read on it since I recently received it so that will always be a nice memory for me. Hubs got me a hot pink lighted cover, so I can go outside in the dark and read when it cools off a little. Yesterday I turned on the audio while I was putting on my makeup and getting reading to go somewhere, and I got three more chapters in. Sooo cool. I just love mine.

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  21. I'll have to find out if I can buy a Kindle and download the e-books from Amazon. It sounds so cool to have one. Then there will be no more waiting for the books to arrive in the Netherlands. That's a bit frustrated I must admit.

    Marian

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  22. Yes, Marian, the Kindle is for downloading books off Amazon, the Nook is for CBD. I just searched both e-readers and Kindle won hands down. You can see the screen better in sunlight, screen is clearer in general, Kindle is lighter in weight which is something to consider with something you will be holding alot. I will probably still order most of my paperbacks from CBD since they are cheaper (most of them; not all). Also Marian, you won't have to pay those outrageous shipping costs to Holland. Christine's book is only $3 and some change on Kindle and alot more in paperback, but some books are about the same price, e-book or paperback. I just didn't know if it would seem like a real book while reading, but it does. Also can read without my reading glasses b/c you can choose which size print.

    All that being said, everyone order a Kindle and download Christine's book! I go off on a tangent very easily as you can see.LOL

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  23. Thanks Diana. Kindle seems like the best out there. I'll have to think a little bit more about it, because when I start reading e-books I can't pass them to my pastor's wife anymore. Unless I give her my Kindle of course.

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  24. You wii still do the paperbacks too! lol I love holding Laura's new 400 page book in my hands...would rather read hers in paperback for some reason.:)

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  25. oops-will. Google Chrome print is so small I can't see my mistakes...plus I just woke up.

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  26. You always get up so early? I assume the time under your comment is your time overthere.

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  27. Not if I can help it! lol Just couldn't go back to sleep this morning...

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  28. This sounds like a wonderful read.
    I really like the freedom my kindle gives me to take several books along, and the choices of reading material on them is unreal.
    beekeeper5(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  29. I think it's so cool these days to have the option of an e-reader and good old fashioned paper-backs. As soon as I can afford one, I'm buying a kindle. But you're right, Diana, some books just need to be held in our hands as paper versions---the favored ones.

    Hugs to all of you---this has been one of the most fun interviews, and it's because of the warm-hearted people who run it. Thank you again, Carrie and Diana. You've been amazing.

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  30. Welcome, beemama, to Overcoming Through Time! We will put your name in the hat!

    Christine, I pray you will be able to get one soon...you will enjoy it alot! Thank you so much for your sweet words; Carrie and I think you are pretty amazing yourself! Before I ever became a contributor, I just loved coming over here to Carrie's blog! This blog belongs to God, and I believe and hope that shines through. Carrie is one of the most generous, kindhearted people I know, and I was overjoyed when she came to my house to meet me from VA. I feel so blessed of the Lord to be a contributor to such an anointed blog as this. We've laughed on here and we've cried on here. Thank you, Christine for being such a wonderful guest and for writing such a wonderful book!

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  31. Another book I would love to read! Thanks for the review! tsmathews61@gmail.com

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  32. You're welcome, Teresa! You made it in time for us to throw your name in the hat, gf!

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  33. Oh, Shonda, above. I'm sorry I didn't even recognize you! Shonda is not the most common name in the world (duh, Diana)...my apologies! Shonda is the owner of The Knowlton Nest blog, which is wonderful. Go on over a take a peek at her blog sometime if you all will. Thanks for being a lady of your word, Shonda. It was so good to see you here and perhaps you will be blessed to win Christine's book!

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  34. WOW! Diana thanks for putting the trailer on your FB wall. It's beauty is beyond words...I wanted to read "Shadowed In Silk" before, now I can't wait! I know I commented before on the interview but I just had to say something about the trailer. tsmathews61@gmail.com

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  35. Don't you just love it! If everyone would watch it we wouldn't have room to hold the comments on here-EVERYONE would want to win this! Thank you, Teresa for your nice comments on the trailer. I know Christine will appreciate that! She made that trailer herself...such talent that lady has!

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  36. The trailer is beautiful! Christine is very talented indeed.

    Marian

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  37. Thanks so much for watching it, Marian! CONGRATS to Carole Brown for winning Shadowed in SILK and again to Joan Wilke who won the paperback version for being the 70th follower of OTT! ENJOY LADIES!

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