Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko
(Taken from book publisher)
The British empire draws to an end…
but the turmoil has only just begun.
The Partition of India has sent millions to the roads, instigated riots as uncontrolled as wildfire…and caught up in its wake Captain Cam Fraser, his sister Miriam, and the beautiful Indian Dassah. Cam has never been able to put Dassah from his mind, ever since they played together at the mission as children. But a British officer and the aide to the last viceroy cannot marry a poor Indian woman, can he? For a while, Dassah believes that Cam loves her. But as the impossibility of a future with him becomes clear, what choice does she have but to run? He may hold her heart—but she cannot let him break it again. Miriam rails against the separation of the land of her birth, and as British forces prepare to leave India, she struggles. She finds purpose in teaching, in helping…but is Lieutenant Colonel Jack Sunderland her soul mate or a distraction from what God has called her to do?
There are some books that stick with you. Christine Lindsay’s first books in the series were some of those. When I saw there was a third, I just had to read it. You will be transported to India, during the British/Indian conflicts. I learned so much about the history of the time period, while seeing it through the characters eyes.
These people are not without faults. The book is a bit gritty in places, talking about struggles with alcoholism, prejudice, and bloodshed. It is not a book for a teen to read, but not graphic in the unseemly sense. The topics are handled with grace and purity.
I will be seeking out and looking for more books by Christine Lindsay as they are written!