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Shadowed in Silk [Kindle Edition]

Christine Lindsay
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Book Description

She was invisible to those who should have loved her.

After the Great War, Abby Fraser returns to India, 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 and a cruel father to their three-year old son. 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. 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.


Editorial Reviews

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"For anyone who loves historical fiction set in India, be assured that Shadowed in Silk launches Christine Lindsay as a worthy successor to the great M.M. Kaye. This finicky reader of historical fiction finds only one flaw with Christine Lindsay's debut novel---I want more."

Laurie Alice Eakes, author of Lady in the Mist


"I was privileged to deliver the acceptance speech for Christine Lindsay when she won the Genesis Award at the ACFW Conference in 2009. After reading Shadowed in Silk, I can see why the novel won. Lindsay is a skilled writer who moves the story effortlessly along while weaving character descriptions seamlessly into the action. The time period and setting was one with which I was unfamiliar but Lindsay drew me in and I could almost feel the desert sand on  my face. I look forward to more from this new author.

Golden Keyes Parson
Author of the Darkness to Light trilogy

About the Author

Christine Lindsay is an award-winning writer of Christian Inspirational Historicals. SHADOWED IN SILK is her debut novel, which won the 2009 ACFW Genesis award in the historical category. Christine, her husband, and their grownup family live in British Columbia, Canada. She loves being Nana to her 3 little grandsons.

Product Details

  • File Size: 718 KB
  • Print Length: 276 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: WhiteFire Publishing (May 2, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004Z1U2W6
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #506,107 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic historical May 4, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Shadowed in Silk will keep you up long past your bedtime--each time you want to put it down, you tell yourself, just one more page, just one more page...
Lindsay has written of two characters, Major Geoff Richards and Abby Fraser, who grab you from the beginning and don't let go until the last page. They are in an impossible situation which only gets more difficult, but the reader roots for them from the moment they meet on board a ship bound for India, he to take up his old post after surviving the horrors of World War I and she to return to her childhood home.
You'll fall in love with Geoff--the strong, silent hero with a tragic past, who proves to be a wonderful surrogate father to Abby's young son, and a quiet protector to Abby when she is faced by more danger than she knows.
And you'll feel for Abby, trying to do what's right when her life seems to have ended before it has a chance to begin and coming finally to that place of acknowledging that she can't do it on her own.
There's a wonderful set of secondary characters, especially those Indian Christians who endure the loss of everything for their newfound faith.
The Indian backdrop with its sights, smells and sounds and the increasing turmoil under the British raj only add to the allure of this story. For those who love The Far Pavilions and The Jewel in the Crown, with the addition of a strong Christian theme and a wonderful romance, this book is for you!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Travel to India...without leaving home November 6, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
"Shadowed in Silk" is a wonderfully written novel that transports the reader to India after World War I. As I was reading it, I was thoroughly engrossed in the novel, so much so I could not put my Kindle down. We start as Abby Fraser is on her way with her son, Cam, to meet up with Cam's father and Abby's husband, Nick. Abby and Nick were only together for a small handful of days after their marriage, and Abby is looking forward to starting a life together with her husband and son all together as a family. Cam, her son, has made friends with Major Geoff Richards, on the train on the way to meet his father. When they arrive at the station, Nick is nowhere to be found, and there begins the weaving and intersecting together of Abby, Cam and Geoff. As the novel progresses, Geoff becomes not just a friend but a protector to both Abby and Cam.

The Christian elements of the storyline are expertly woven in without preaching to the reader. Not only do you see Abby come to faith in Christ, but you get a beautiful glimpse of Christian life in India in that time period.

The novel truly transports you right to India, and I found myself feeling as if I was really watching and listening to the events, rather than just reading a book. The story is thoroughly engrossing, so be prepared to have plenty of time because you probably will not be able to put it down.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in order to review it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent enthralling story November 3, 2011
By Wyn
Format:Paperback
I really enjoyed this story. I loved to read Kim by Rudyard Kipling and this was reminiscent of that story only later in time. The story takes place in India right after WW1. Abby arrives in India on one of the troop ships with her 4 year old son to live with her husband. They were married at the beginning of the war and he was immediately posted to India. The story is about a young girl learning that the man she is married to isn't really the man she thought he was. She also finds that the India she has returned to is different from the one of her youth and the British women are very cut off from and scorn those around them. The book covers the time of the riots in Amritsar and the beginning of Ghandhi's peace revolution. Inadvertently Abby becomes involved with the political mechanisms of the Russian spy, Indian, and British military government in Amritsar all the while being torn apart by her husband's inattention and falling for Major Richards who is Christian and would never allow himself to become involved with a married woman. There was lots of tension and mystery in this fast moving story that held my attention throughout.
Special thanks to Christine Lindsay for sending me a review copy. I was not obligated in any way to give a good review, these thoughts are my own opinion.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intrigue In India! July 9, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Christine Lindsay takes us away to exotic, far away India in the early 1900s, a land of turbans and sari's, spicy foods, fragant flowers, and silk! However, it is also a land of great political and religious unrest under the regime of the British Raj. Abby Frazer has not seen her husband 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 when she descends from the ship, to find that Nick isn't even there, and she must travel three days alone by train, if not for the kindness of Major Geoff Edwards, 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, 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, but still does her best to salvage her 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 son's life. Will the God that Geoff believes in hear her prayers and save Cam before it is too late? Will Geoff 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 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!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved the Description of India!
The beginning of “Shadowed in Silk” was really hard for me to read (well after the first 10 percent on my Kindle anyway). Read more
Published 12 days ago by Laura Pol
4.0 out of 5 stars I hate it when they end
I am enjoying Christine Lindsay's books, I hate it when they end! I like historical fiction, and the setting in India is of particular interest to me, the details make it easy for... Read more
Published 5 months ago by cjean
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyed this book!
I sat up far too late reading this book and thoroughly enjoyed it, right up to the very last word. The characters were real and their reactions believable. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Betty Thomason Owens
5.0 out of 5 stars An unexpected gem
Abby Fraser has returned to her beloved India with her son, Cam, to reunite with Nick, the husband she hasn’t seen since he was shipped off to fight in World War One a mere two... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Iola
5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing read
Shadowed in Silk was an intriguing story. Christine Lindsay showed that an inspirational story can be romantic and shrouded in suspense. The book was well edited. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Felicia Rogers
3.0 out of 5 stars IThis book was enjoyable, quite easy to read and I liked learning a...
I found this book was enjoyable, it was quite easy to read and i
, quite easy to read and I liked learning a little about the region.
Published 11 months ago by Carol Korven
5.0 out of 5 stars Shadowed In Silk is a ver sweet story and yet it tells a lot about...
I felt that this book was a very wholesome and wonderful mystery/romance story! She made you want to keep on reading it especially towards the end of the book,wishing to know how... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Angela
1.0 out of 5 stars story begins slowly and then becomes convoluted
I did not appreciate her writing style. Too many unknown terms and no explanations. I might try reading another of her books though before basing my opinions on this story alone
Published 14 months ago by Les
5.0 out of 5 stars Shadowed in silk
"Shadowed In Silk" by Christine Lindsay deserves more than the 5 stars I can give it. This book really kept me reading when I knew I should have turned off my ipad and go to... Read more
Published 17 months ago by debbie curto
5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect book!
I loved this book! I started reading and had to force myself to put it down to get work done. I picked it back up as soon as I could to find out how my beloved characters were... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Irene's Book Reviews
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More About the Author

Christine Lindsay's latest release is a romance novella LONDONDERRY DREAMING of the Passport to Romance line with Pelican Books, inspired by the fact that she was born in N. Ireland not far from the city of Londonderry. Christine loves to write Christian novels with strong love stories and equally strong family life themes such as her multi-award-winning debut novel SHADOWED IN SILK which is set in India during a turbulent era. Christine's long-time fascination with the British Raj was seeded from stories of her Irish ancestors who served in the British Cavalry in Colonial India.

CAPTURED BY MOONLIGHT is Book 2 in this series Twilight of the British Raj, and she is currently writing VEILED AT MIDNIGHT the third book to this series which will be released August 2014.

Adding to Christine's Irish pride is the fact that her great-grandfather and her grandfather both worked as riveters in the Belfast shipyard and one of the ships they built was the Titanic.

The Pacific coast of Canada is Christine's home, and like a lot of writers, her cat is her chief editor.


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