Monday, May 9, 2011

Shadowed In Silk by Christine Lindsay

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.


Shadowed in Silk was a wonderful surprise. I knew the book would be great because some of my writer friends had said it was. But there were things about it I didn't expect even reading the description. I was stuck in the usual and normal way of doing things, I suppose. It wasn't just a historical but one that took me to India, a place and time I had never read about. It gave me some wonderful insight into that time period. As someone with a heart to reach out to those of other nationalities this really spoke to me. I have been learning so much about different cultures. This helped further those lessons. I was never really interested in history when I was in school but now that I am a homeschool mom and writer history has taken on a whole new excitement.

The characters were vibrant and alive throughout the story. Abby is such a caring and loving person. She doesn't hold prejudice's against others because of their  skin color. She respects the cultural boundaries. Geoff is a strong man of good character. He is a great leader. They each understand the boundaries that are set because of who they are and the position in life they are in. While Abby doesn't quite understand the one true God Geoff has strayed away from Him. His relationship isn't the close one he used to have. As the story unfolds God does a mighty work in each of their lives.

This is a book that shows us how to love people for who they not the color of their skin or where they live. Sadly it shows us our mistakes where our actions have caused others great pain on both sides of great wars and disputes. But that is our fallen world. It isn't the world God wanted for us. It is a great book that I recommend anyone to read who loves a great historical. I can't wait to read her next book.


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