ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Christine Lindsay writes historical Christian inspirational novels with strong love stories. She doesn’t shy away from difficult subjects such as the themes in her debut novel SHADOWED IN SILK which is set in India during a turbulent era. Christine’s long-time fascination with the British Raj was seeded from stories of her ancestors who served in the British Cavalry in India. SHADOWED IN SILK won first place in the 2009 ACFW Genesis for Historical under the title Unveiled.
The Pacific coast of Canada, about 200 miles north of Seattle, is Christine’s home. It’s a special time in her life as she and her husband enjoy the empty nest, but also the noise and fun when the kids and grandkids come home. Like a lot of writers, her cat is her chief editor.
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About the Book:
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.
Read the first chapter here.
Shadowed in Silk is an epic tale of love lost and and love found set in exotic India during the political turmoil of the independence revolutions. Christine’s writing captured the essence of India’s vibrant culture and oppressive history. Her characters manoeuvre across racial and religious barriers without losing the reader along the way; instead the reader is educated about a world that for too long has been ignored in historical fiction. Christine’s characters did not have to compete for attention with a complex plot line because their strength and will matched that of a land striving for recognition and independence. There is a fine balance between showing and telling a story, but Christine allows readers to discover for themselves the secrets hidden behind the facade of the illustrious British Raj.
**review copy provided by author**