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A captivating book about a different era,
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This review is from: The Lamp in the Desert (Kindle Edition)
Written in 1919, The Lamp on the Desert is a very entertaining romance set in British Colonial India just prior to the Sepoy Mutiny. This is a fast-paced, angst-ridden romance from early in the Twentieth century. I liked the book for its description of English soldiers' lives in India a century ago and for the well-crafted varied characters that populate the novel.
The story is set in colonial India and is not your predictable love story, but quite full of surprises and turns in the plot. I enjoyed reading every second of it and was delighted to add some not commonly used words to my vocabulary. I enjoyed reading a story set and written in a different era.