Shadowed In Silk
by Christine Lindsay
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!