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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: 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: 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: 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 Queen's Daughters by Lorry Lutz
Katharine Bushnell served a medical doctor and missionary to China, Bible scholar, and social activist. She took particular interest in the status of women in the Bible, believing her gender's participation in Biblical events had been mistranslated and misinterpreted. Thus began a lifelong quest for Biblical affirmation and equality for all women. Bushnell helped found the Anchorage Mission in [...]
 
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: 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: 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: Forgiven - A historical novel by Geoff Michael Lawson
1899: Rachel's head is full of conflict, as Richard goes to war. There are obstacles to their cross class romance and service to one's country can give them the result they want; but Rachel struggles with what he's done. Is one year apart too long? What if he doesn't survive? Will he find another love? ... Neither are prepared for what happens next. For Richard, near death experiences are [...]
 
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: A Tainted Dawn - The Great War (1792-1815) by B. N. Peacock
August 1789. The Rights of Man. Liberty. Equality. Idealism. Patriotism. A new age dawns. And yet, old hostilities persist: England and Spain are on the brink of war. France, allied by treaty with Spain, readies her warships. Three youths - the son of an English carpenter, the son of a naval captain, and the son of a French court tailor - meet in London, a chance encounter that entwines their [...]
 
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: Bittersweet by p.d.r. lindsay
Bryce Ackerman returns home from a business trip to Vienna expecting to marry his beloved Aimee. But she is pregnant. This is 1872 and Bryce is a Victorian gentleman who doesn't believe in sex before marriage. Aimee is distraught. So-called officers and gentlemen, on leave, visitors to her home, have been making a game of rape. They have been running a competition to see which regiment's junior [...]
 
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: Forsythia - A Memoir of Lost Generations by Peter Longley
Encased within the drama of John Galsworthy's 'The Forsyte Saga ,' Peter Hovenden Longley weaves an autobiographical reminiscence of his own English family from the 1880s to the 1960s. Brought up in the last days of 'Forsythia', a world of the 3 percent born in privilege to serve the British Empire, Longley celebrates his family's lost generations. Nothing--neither the abdication of the king and [...]
 
Book: The Cook's Comeuppance (Duncan Dewar Mysteries Book 3) by Victoria Benchley
Hoping to combine work with pleasure and jumpstart his new company, Duncan takes a lucrative case in Spain investigating an accidental death at an exclusive artist enclave. Almost immediately he senses something is amiss. Did a chef use a stove to kill a cook? What other secrets lurk in the charming village and artist colony? Duncan must solve a murder without motive. Joined by family members and [...]
 
Book: From Barren Rocks...To Living Stones by Jon Magee
From Scotland to East Anglia and internationally in Australia and America all ages are riveted by this story. The unique style of using the journey back to England as a frame to tell the deeper story is proving to be a great enticement to those of East Anglia as their acts of kindness are revealed. Helen Eadie, Member of the Scottish Parliament, writes in the forward "Jon . . . provides insight [...]
 
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: An English Custom by James Henry
Major Rupert Stonely came home after a dubious career selling surplus army equipment. Unfortunately, the army didn't know that. He had also expected to inherit his late mother's estate; she, it seemed, had other ideas. Rupert was about to be usurped by a glorified-waiter and he, quite literally, didn't have the balls to do anything about it. Timothy Montague however, did - he just didn't know how [...]
 
Book: Remembrances - A British and American Tale by William Lee Burch
Two families with widely differing perspectives, and more than 5,000 miles apart but destined to share in a common bond, struggle with hard times, personal problems, and war during three of the deadliest decades in human history. This adventure, set amid constantly changing historical events, will test the souls of these families but prove that tenacity, laughter, and the undeniable spirit of [...]
 
Book: 13 British Horror Stories by Rayne Hall
Thirteen creepy, atmospheric stories by Rayne Hall, all set in Britain. The horror in these stories is spooky, creepy, unsettling and sometimes disturbing. It is not very violent or gory; however, the stories may not be suitable for young readers without parental guidance. This collection includes: Take me to St Roch's - Seagulls - Never Leave Me - Double Rainbows - Scruples - Through the Tunnel [...]
 
Book: Remorseless - A British Crime Thriller (Doc Powers & D.I. Carver Investigate #1) by Will Patching
A killer paroled. A tormented profiler. A blood-soaked quest for revenge. Doc Powers is one case away from a complete breakdown. Grief-stricken over the death of his wife, his reliance on booze and drugs fills his life with startling hallucinations. As he battles his demons, his efforts to stay coherent fail to keep a cunning psychopath behind bars... With a bloody trail of death spreading, Doc [...]
 
Book: Two Little Boys - a topical, dark and disturbing crime thriller - Ted Darling crime series by L M Krier
Topical, dark and disturbing crime thriller featuring a decidedly different type of detective. In his darkest and most complex case to date, DI Ted Darling has to confront demons from his own past when investigating the brutal murder of a young boy. As more deaths follow, he realises he's up against powerful people who believe themselves to be above the law. It leaves him feeling out of his [...]
 
Book: Preacher Man - 'their blood shall be upon them' (Ted Darling crime series Book 9) by L M Krier
A teenager is found naked and wandering in a lane near Stockport. He can't answer any questions about the serious injuries he's sustained, only repeatedly recite a biblical passage. DCI Ted Darling's team take the case and discover he's been missing for six months - and he's not the only young person to have suffered the same fate. Ted's tied up in an important court case where the father of the [...]
 
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: 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: 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: Wild Thing - 'a chilling cold-blooded killer' (Ted Darling crime series Book 7) by L M Krier
Random, unrelated killings, seemingly without motives? Or the work of a single cold-blooded killer? And are the murders in any way connected to the shocking crimes which RSPCA officers are investigating in the same area? DI Ted Darling's latest case takes him to the darkest side of the human psyche, where identifying the killer is the least of his problems. Making a case that will stick takes all [...]
 
Book: Shut Up and Drive - ‘a serial sex attacker on the loose’ (Ted Darling crime series Book 5) by L M Krier
A serial sex attacker is spreading fear in Stockport and DI Ted Darling and his team are on the case. The man randomly targets young women and abducts them from busy supermarket car parks. He's armed with a knife and is clearly highly trained in how to handle it. Ever-dwindling police resources make the manhunt harder, even though the attacker clearly doesn't care whether or not he's caught. All [...]
 
Book: Cry for the Bad Man - where does a wise man hide a pebble? (Ted Darling crime series Book 10) by L M Krier
'Where does a wise man hide a pebble?' Home Office Pathologist Professor Nelson's question marks the beginning of Detective Chief Inspector Ted Darling's latest case. Not one he was expecting to get for him and his team. The tragic but seemingly straightforward suicide of a young man. It's a case where nothing is quite as it seems. There's no shortage of potential suspects. The trouble is, they [...]
 
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: When I'm Old and Grey - when a killer strikes close to home (Ted Darling crime series Book 4) (Di Ted Darling) by L M Krier
When a killer strikes close to home ... DI Ted Darling doesn't like coincidences. There are too many for comfort surrounding his latest case. They're spilling over into his private life too, when toxic family secrets are uncovered. A serial killer appears to be targeting vulnerable elderly people in care homes and despatching them in the most cynical way. Ted and his team are struggling to get a [...]
 


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