Shadowed in Silk is a delightful novel that compelled me to turn the pages when I should have been sleeping. I wholeheartedly recommend it for anyone that enjoys historical fiction; but not only for readers of historical writing, but for anyone drawn to a love story. If you like suspense, I urge you to read this account. If you like mystery, you’ll find secrets unveiled in this exciting story of war and intrigue. If you love God, you will see Him glorified in the pages of Shadowed in Silk.
The story unfolds in 1918 India, then ruled by the British Raj. The author depicts life in India during this tumultuous period in all of its beauty, mystery, poverty, and abundance. The reluctant mingling of two cultures, different in a thousand ways, leads to deep-seated resentment that culminates in heartbreak, bloodshed, and pain.
Author, Christine Lindsay, breathes life into the characters that live in this milieu swarming with dark emotion, pride, and prejudice. Not only are her characters courageous, but the underlying plot tears at the reader’s heart. I’d like to add that you won’t be disappointed in the story’s end.
Christine’s interest in India began and grew in her childhood as she listened to stories about her ancestors, men who served in the British Cavalry in India, during the turbulent era while India struggled under the dominion of the British Raj.
Christine lives with her husband on the Pacific coast of Canada, about 200 miles north of Seattle. They are enjoying the empty-nest time of life, with visits from grandchildren, and the playfulness of their cat, referred to by Christine as her chief editor.
Incidentally, the model that adorns the front cover of her novel is her own daughter, relinquished to adoption twenty years earlier, now reunited with her again.
I take pleasure in introducing Christine Lindsay, author of Shadowed in Silk, her debut novel, which is available now at Amazon and Barnes and Noble in e-book form and will be released in print by WhiteFire Publishing on September 1, 2011.
Please, welcome Christine with your visits and comments. She will be available to reply. Feel free to ask Christine questions about her novel, Shadowed in Silk, or about her writing journey. Christine would also be interested to know what attributes you look for in a novel. Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate all of you.