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Shadowed in Silk Paperback – September 1, 2011
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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
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Top Customer Reviews
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!
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!
A young woman and her son travel to India to be with her husband who is a British officer. Upon arriving things are just not what Abby expected. Her husband, Nick, is nowhere to be seen. Another officer, Geoff, sees her and comes to assist her and Cam, her son.
The story takes place during the year of 1918 in India where a strict social structure exists. Just to touch someone can cause that person to become polluted, even the shadow of a lower caste person.
Abby wants a good marriage and was so sure that Nick would be happy to finally have her with him. At last, they could become a real family.
There is a mission for children. One worker shared with Abby why she became a Christian converting from Hinduism.
History comes alive and you catch yourself choosing sides. The author has used a wonderful story to bring turbulent times in focus.
Beware! Once you get into the book, you might burn the midnight oil.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Having been to India with the missions group Gospel for Asia, I loved this book (and its two sequels!) because of all the reminders of a land and people I love. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dave & Trish Thompson
There are many writers who share with readers tales of wonder, awe, heartache and hope. Some authors even include a deep thread of God, faith, hope and a host of other believing... Read morePublished 4 months ago by lighthouse88
I occasionally get emails from authors asking me to review their books. More often than not, it isn't something I am interested in. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mark B
I was excited to begin reading this book. The author had described the history in such a way that my interest was peaked. I was not let down in reading this book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Bre Herron
This new-to-me author grabbed me on page 1, kept my attention to the final sentence, and left me wanting more. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Collector
Shadowed in Silk is a fabulous read. I have never read a historical novel like this before and I found it quite refreshing. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amy C
This is the first book in the series “Twilight of the British Raj” and the author’s debut novel. It’s also the first I’ve read of Christine Lindsay’s books and I’m eager to read... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Loved, loved, loved "Shadowed in Silk" and am already reading Book #2, Captured by Moonlight. I'm going to hate when this series ends. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Holly J. Michael
The beginning of “Shadowed in Silk” was really hard for me to read (well after the first 10 percent on my Kindle anyway). Read morePublished 17 months ago by Laura Pol