Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Veiled at Midnight (Twilight of the British Raj #3) by Christine Lindsay

VEILED AT MIDNIGHT—Book 3 of the series Twilight of the British Raj

As the British Empire comes to an end, millions flee to the roads. Caught up in the turbulent wake is Captain Cam Fraser, his sister Miriam, and the beautiful Indian Dassah.

Cam has never been able to put Dassah from his mind, ever since the days when he played with the orphans at the mission as a boy. But a British officer and the aide to the last viceroy cannot marry a poor Indian woman, can he?

As this becomes clear to Dassah, she has no option but to run. Cam may hold her heart—but she cannot let him break it again.

Miriam rails against the separation of the land of her birth, but is Lieutenant Colonel Jack Sunderland her soulmate or a distraction from what God has called her to do?

The 1947 Partition has separated the country these three love…but can they find their true homes before it separates them forever?

Christine Lindsay writes historical inspirational novels with strong love stories, and she takes pride in her Irish roots. Her great grandfather and grandfather worked as riveters in the Belfast shipyard, one of those ships her ancestors helped build was the Titanic.

On her mother’s side, it was stories of ancestors who served in the British Cavalry in India that seeded Christine’s long-time fascination with the British Raj and became the stimulus for her series Twilight of the British Raj.

The Pacific coast of Canada, about 200 miles north of Seattle, is Christine’s home where she lives with her husband, David, and they enjoy the visits from their adult children and grandchildren. Like a lot of authors, Christine’s chief editor is her cat.

My Review

This is book 3 in this series and now the characters we met in the first book Shadowed in Silk have grown up and are now working in India as the country is in riots and the British returning the rule of the country.
We see mass murders and crimes against each other in the name of religion, heart breaking, and unfortunately it is still happening in our world. This is where Pakistan is in the making, and the Muslims fighting to have their country without the rule of India.
We are reminded of our beloved Miriam from the first book, and her namesake Miriam is helping with the casualties of this war. Her brother Cam, in British service along with her Dad, is fighting his deepest demon of alcohol, it has consumed his life, and we fear it will take his life.
Dassah has also returned in this story and Cam is enamored with her, but can the stigma of races between them be over come? This is their story, along with the struggles and rioting going on around them. The conclusion to the Twilight of the British Raj series, and it is a compelling page-turning read. You will almost smell the flowers and the scents of the food cooking, the beautiful lakes and buildings, but what will be left after the British leave?
Don’t miss this one it can be read alone, but you would be depriving yourself of similar historical and capturing reads. Enjoy!
I was giving a copy of this book for my honest opinion and was not required to give a positive review.


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