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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.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 276 pages
  • Publisher: WhiteFire Publishing (September 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0976544490
  • ISBN-13: 978-0976544494
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #804,229 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Irish born Christine Lindsay is the author of multi-award-winning Christian fiction. Her writing has been described as gritty yet tender, realistic yet larger than life, with historical detail that collides into the heart of deep psychological and relationship drama. Christine Lindsay's novels have rounded characters, profound spiritual threads, sacrifice and satisfying endings.

It was stories of Christine's ancestors who served in the British Cavalry in Colonial India that inspired her historical series Twilight of the British Raj, Book 1 Shadowed in Silk, Book 2 Captured by Moonlight, and Book 3 Veiled at Midnight.

Londonderry Dreaming was Christine's first contemporary romance set in N. Ireland, and she is looking forward to the release in May 2016 of historical romance Sofi's Bridge, and also in 2016 the release of Just Like Hannah, the non-fiction account of Christine's birth-mother experience.

Christine has recently started writing a new fictional series set on the Antrim Coast of Ireland which will braid together the point of view of current day characters and those from the past. If you would like to subscribe to her newsletter to find out when a new book is released you can do so on her website

A busy writer and speaker, Christine makes her home on the west coast of Canada with her husband and their grown up family. Her cat Scottie is chief editor on all Christine's books.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ruth Axtell on 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 By DianFlow on July 9, 2011
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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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ruth Anne on 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 By Wyn on November 3, 2011
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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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