This was supposed to post last week. Dunno why it didn’t :(.
Christine and her publisher provided me with an influencer e-copy of Shadowed in Silk. It came out as an e-book a few months ago and as a paper copy last week.
From the back cover:
She was invisible to those who should have loved her.
After the Great War, Abby Fraser returns to India with her small son, 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. 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. But 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.
Christine has woven a wonderful story about an American and a British soldier thrust into Indian unrest [like in India, not Native American].
From the beginning, I wondered how Christine would handle the obvious attraction between Abby and Geoff given Abby’s married status. I needn’t have worried.
There’s a war.
A marriage that may or may not be salvageable.
I’d say she kept me turning pages long after I should have been asleep, but it was an e-copy :). Instead, Christine kept me hitting the arrow when I should have been doing other things.
It’s a book I’ll reread.
Shadowed in Silk gets 8.5 out of 10 stars.
And you can have a Kindle copy of Shadowed in Silk for just $3.03!!! Well worth it!