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Book: Kurinji Flowers by Clare Flynn
Marriage to a man she barely knows. Exile to a country she doesn't know at all An emotional love story set in the last days of colonial India After an abusive relationship with a predatory older man, debutante Ginny Dunbar is publicly disgraced when her artist lover exhibits a nude painting of her in a smart London gallery. All her mother's hopes for a society wedding are dashed until she lowers [...]
 
Book: Captured by Moonlight (Twilight of the British Raj) by Christine Lindsay
Prisoners to their own broken dreams... After a daring rescue goes awry, Laine Harkness and her friend Eshana flee to the tropical south of India...and headlong into their respective pasts. Laine takes a nursing position at a plantation in the jungle, only to discover that her former fiance is the owner...but fun-loving Laine refuses to let Adam crush her heart like he had years ago. Eshana, [...]
 
Book: Drums (Southern Seas Series) by Gwendoline Ewins
Drums: Historical Saga. Sensual, intended for 17-plus readers: "absolutely enchanting", "amazing book" 1825, Polynesia. Amelia Yorke is a destitute teacher with a petunia in a flower pot outside her dingy cottage in Sydneytown. Guy Richmond is a botanist seeking orchids in the rainforest and heir to vast lands in New South Wales.Tragedy has touched both of them. Amelia and Guy are from different [...]
 
Book: 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 [...]
 
Book: Kevin and I in India by Frank Kusy
Acclaimed as one of the funniest and true to life stories about India ever written, this 'diary of disaster' was an instant bestseller upon publication in 1986 and remains a firm favourite with readers today. "Relentlessly honest, refreshingly uncontrived, this diary really - works." (The Sunday Tribune) "India, at low-budget tourist level, is buffeting and bullying. But over - four months [...]
 
Book: The Republic by Peter O'Lalor
This is a student's guide to the The Never Realized Republic published in print, (2004) and a Kindle rewrite, (March of 2012). Since the book covers a lot of history it also explains what makes history non-fiction and explains the history of the written word. It is a lesson in scholarship as well as a lesson not only in history, but what history the American Founders were most familiar with. For [...]
 
Book: The Never Realized Republic - Political Economy and Republican Virtue by Peter O'Lalor
European and early American; social, political, and economic history. Focusing on Constitutional interpretation, and the precedents that were established, during the early 1790s. It is as well, a critique of present scholarship, which has altered the perception of America's federal role and its relationship with State governments' sovereignty.
 
Book: The Effects of Henry's Cage - Elean's Story by Bernadette Joyce
The story begins in Scotland. Henry Roseville builds a cage around his feelings because of his rejection by his mother as a small child. He grows up believing the world owes him whatever he wants. Forced to leave England under a cloud he deserts his wife and family for New Zealand. His besotted wife, Caroline, and their three children set out to join him seven years later when he finally writes [...]
 
Book: Daring Passage - Book Two of the Spirited Away Saga by Maggie Plummer
In what is being called a "stunning" sequel to SPIRITED AWAY - A Novel of the Stolen Irish, Freddy O'Brennan is on the run. In 1656, determined to pursue freedom for themselves and their young children, Freddy and her friend Birdie, a Monacan native from Virginia, brave stormy seas, treacherous castaways, and corrupt colonial authorities in Jamestown. Romantic sparks between Freddy and ship [...]
 
Book: JUST MARRIED, PLEASE EXCUSE by Yashodhara Lal
Caution: Marriage Ahead ... Yashodhara, a quick-tempered gal from the big city, is hitched to Vijay, a laidback desi boy from a small town in one word, trouble! The young couple must learn to adjust to married life and to each other whether it is Yashodhara s tamper tantrums or Vijay s foot-in-mouth syndrome with a little help from their idiosyncratic staff Zarreena and Vinod, their nutty friend [...]
 
Book: Chained by Lynne Kelly
After ten-year-old Hastin's family borrows money to pay for his sister's hospital bill, he leaves his village in northern India to take a job as an elephant keeper and work off the debt. He thinks it will be an adventure, but he isn't prepared for the cruel circus owner. The crowds that come to the circus see a lively animal who plays soccer and balances on milk bottles, but Hastin sees Nandita, [...]
 
Book: Take My Heart (Heroic Rogues Series) by Marie Higgins
**REVISED story. As of 6/12/17, this story is no longer a Colonial Romance. Instead, it's a Regency Romance Suspense). Previously titled "Take My Heart". Mercedes Maxwell is devastated when her twin sister is driven to take her own life by none other than her husband, William Braxton. Determined to make her brother-in-law pay for the injustice, Mercedes travels to Dorchester, England to find him. [...]
 
Book: All Over the Map by Morgan McFinn
More Amusing Ways and Woes of Morgan McFinn - the World's Most Committed Leisure Activist - A year after the publication of his 'paradise journal' Out of the Loop, slacker extraordinaire Morgan McFinn finally relinquishes his hammock on the glorious shores of Koh Samui in the Gulf of Siam. In an attempt to widen his orbit of earthly experiences, McFinn sets off to other exotic locales around [...]
 
Book: Sorting Out Sid by Yashodhara Lal
Meet Sid, a master at the art of denial, in this - hilarious, insightful tale of modern-day - living and relationships - Siddharth Agarwal aka Sid has it all - a fifteen-year-long marriage, a bunch of devoted friends, and the chance to be the company's youngest-ever VP, all at the age of thirty-six. But, behind the scenes, his life is slowly falling apart, what with his marriage on the rocks, [...]
 
Book: Neil Must Die by Kaberi Chatterjee
Neil falls in love with his newly-wedded sister-in-law, Tuli, forcing seeds or suspicion and spilling blasphemy into the conservative Bengali family. He runs away from the chaos, drowning himself in lies and false assurances, only to discover that Tuli is pregnant with his child - and all becomes clear. His fears and doubts evaporate, and he sets out to make life wonderful for Tuli and their [...]
 
Book: The Opinionists by Richard French
A Team of Film-makers: A 17th Century Controversy and the Woman at the Center of it - This novel takes place in two time periods - the mid-20th century and almost 300 years before in a fictional English colony in the new world called Sagadac. The veteran director Vincent Adair hopes to reinvigorate his career by making a movie about a theological controversy that spread through Sagadac in the [...]
 
Book: Rupee Millionaires by Frank Kusy
Want to make a million? Be careful... Impoverished Frank and unpredictable rogue Spud have a plan - to make a million. There is only one small problem...they are trying to do it in India. Starting out on a windy market stall in London's St Martin's-in-the-Field market and progressing to the colourful bazaars of Delhi and Rajasthan, the two bumbling entrepreneurs battle all manner of local [...]
 
Book: Castaway Hearts by Taryn Raye
Twice orphaned, Catherine Barrett arrives in Virginia a stranger to her closest kin and secretly engaged to the one man her family would disapprove of- her seafaring grandfather's apprentice. Add to her troubles, the rich and intriguing older brother of her secret betrothed, Dawson Randolph, a plantation owner who is as heartless as he is handsome. Heartbroken when her intended sets sail for his [...]
 
Book: The man-eating tiger of Yeleswaram - and other tales from my Indian childhood by Rajesh Valluri
Also from the Author Akhi's Bytes and NASA's Flights: Off to Mars - Now on sale on Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6R6CB7/ When a man-eating tiger was on the prowl terrorising villagers in the area, the local landlord, or Zamindar as they are called in India, took it upon himself to get rid of the menace. Being an avid hunter with years of experience behind him, he was angry and [...]
 
Book: Only a Signal Shown by Leela Dutt
Only a Signal Shown is a long-distance love story set all over the world, from Copenhagen to Darjeeling, from Stellenbosch to Los Angeles, and places beyond, covering three decades. Eleanor falls in love with Alec at university and travels to Nigeria with him, but is forced to give him up because she has to discover what she is truly capable of. She finds success as an artist and publishes [...]
 
Book: memna and mishi by Devendri Mundrawal
.The funny faces of mr.moddy and linda adds humor to the novel Mishi was very intelligent so she could easily recognize from his face that he wanted to know about her past life. But she did not want to narrate her past to Memna as she considered him too young to understand, the troubles of life. One day Memna went inside the Mishi's room. Mishi was busy with her studies. She did not even know [...]
 
Book: All in the Mind by Jenny Twist
Tilly wakes up in the dark, alone and very frightened. She finds she is in a strange room inexplicably furnished in 1940s style. However did she get here? Has she somehow slipped into the past? Has she been kidnapped? Of one thing she is absolutely certain, she has never seen this place in her life before. All in the Mind is a fascinating tale exploring the human capacity to overcome any [...]
 
Book: Yolanda The Enchantress by Liberty Dendron / L. A. Johnson Jr.
"Yolanda The Enchantress" Is about the settling of the African wilderness in its simplest form; it's also a love story, one man trying to decide between two women, a willful young girl who was Zulu and a beautiful widow, settling the Congo with her brothers. Dominique de Salvo is a soldier in the Portuguese army is forced to capture a young African girl. Yolanda had lived with her Zulu relative [...]
 
Book: Heart of the Witch by Judy Goodwin
As an awkward scribe of nineteen, Zerrick should be courting ladies; or helping the Reverend, his father, in his endless tirades against magic. But a local girl has been accused of witchcraft, the mayor's son is ill, and the town is clamoring to put all users of magic to the stake. He can't tell them that he's the one they're hunting for. Forced to flee, Zerrick searches to find out if his magic [...]
 
Book: A Heart for Freedom by Janet Grunst
Matthew Stewart wants only to farm, manage his rural Virginia inn, and protect his family from the tyranny of the Crown. But with tensions between the British Loyalists and Colonial Patriots mounting, he's forced to choose sides. While in Scotland Heather Stewart witnessed the devastation and political consequences of opposing the Crown. Now she wants only to avoid war and protect the family and [...]
 
Book: The Dove and The Raven by Ruth Kyser
He awoke to discover he didn't know who he was - or anything about his past. "The Dove & The Raven" is set during the final years of America's battle for freedom from the British Monarchy - the American Revolutionary War. The story line is told through the eyes of both Hannah Stewart and the young man, Samuel, who has no past. Interwoven between the pages are the supporting characters, and the [...]
 
Book: Marguerite by Carol Edgerley
The only daughter of a French Marquis, the headstrong Marguerite was the apple of her father's eye. Jealous and embittered, her mother schemed to rid herself of the seventeen-year-old girl through marriage to a much older man. Strenuous efforts to escape such a fate resulted in Marguerite being sent in disgrace to an Irish Convent to reflect on her unacceptable attitude. Instead, she absconded [...]
 
Book: The Catalysts by Anamika
We are all part of the cosmic world. We are responsible for the experiences we have, the people we interact with and the situations we create. But there is also an element of some things being pre-ordained, which we have no control over. If we experience misfortune, we blame our luck and curse our existence even. But in truth, the hardship was sent our way so we may learn from it. It breaks the [...]
 
Book: Family Traits by Scott Skipper
This work of fiction is a story of metamorphosis that explores, via the historical record, how three Englishmen from the seventeenth century lent their name to Indians, Africans, Americans, philanderers, outlaws, lawmen, revolutionaries, rustlers, planters, rebels, preachers and gin soaked Californians. Although this is a work of fiction, most of the characters and events are taken from the [...]
 
Book: My Father's House - In Search of a Lost Past by Matthew Carr
Reviews - ' Bill Carr embodied all the idealism and sickness of the colonial mind and his son's narrative is a monumental exploration of the paradoxes of Empire. It is written as if from the pen of a novelist, superbly plotted with a marvellous sense of the intricacies of character and a panoramic view of British and colonial history. Matthew Carr has made astonishing art of his father's [...]
 
Book: Unconditional - Based in the true story of a Metanoia by Maitri May
Martha didn't like her life and decided to follow her heart, instead of what everybody told her to. She learnt through hard lessons that she can become and do in her life what she wants to, opposing what it was supposed to be for her. She had a friend who advised her and helped her to go on and face all the obstacles she might find in her way, making her stronger in each step in life she gave. [...]
 
Book: Racing With The Rain by Ken Puddicombe
Racing With The Rain: A fast moving rain cloud in an otherwise clear sky triggers a sudden downpour and people run for cover. Is it possible to outrun the rain? Can one ever really escape the past?Guyanese born and Canadian naturalized Carl Dias will find out as he returns for his father's funeral. His visit will bring him in conflict with a government that is facing threats from an expat group [...]
 
Book: Brahma's Maze by Immanual Joseph
Brahma's Maze is a gripping tale of revenge and redemption. Tarun is a brilliant young scientist with promise of a perfect future. A quiet visit to his hometown turns into a nightmare when he loses everything he values -his wife, family and sanity - to the callousness of a derelict society and the greed of its vile reprobates. Out of the ashes of his despair, Tarun arises to avenge his past. [...]
 
Book: A Grand Old Dame by Morgan McFinn
This a sequel to 'At the Bamboo Bar' which starts out in Calcutta, India but is primarily set at The Strand Hotel in Rangoon, Burma. It is meant to evoke elegance, eloquence and a sense of pathos. Genevieve Langdon and Father Sean are, once again, the main characters. As is the hallmark of all Morgan McFinn's work, 'A Grand Old Dame' scintillates with witty repartee.
 
Book: c3 by Sherrie Cronin
Celebrate those who light a candle in the darkness in this compelling and eye-opening tale. Teddie is into country music, her old pick-up truck and getting through high school with as little drama as possible. Yet somehow her best friend, Michelle, talks her into spending a semester in Darjeeling, India. The thrilling adventure turns treacherous when she uncovers a seedy underworld in which young [...]
 


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