This finicky reader of historical fiction finds only one flaw with Christine Lindsay’s debut novel—I WANT MORE. Laurie Alice Eakes
also from Laurie Alice Eakes, "For anyone who loves historical fiction set in India, be assured that Shadowed in Silk launches Christine Lindsay as a worthy successor to the great M. M. kaye."
"Any reader who loved M.M. Kaye's blockbuster bestsellers, Far Pavilions and Shadow of the Moon, set in British-ruled India during the first and second Afghan wars, will enjoy this debut novel by a talented new author. Its backdrop the final days of the British Raj during the third Afghan war, Shadowed in Silk brings vividly to life the sights, sounds and smells of early 20th century India while at the same time telling a beautiful story of a heavenly Father's redemptive love and forgiveness."
--Jeanette Windle, author of Veiled Freedom, Freedom's Stand, Tyndale House Publishers.
Shadowed in Silk took me away to a time and place I'd never been and immersed me in an intriguing story. Political unrest, suspense, romance, well-developed characters, and a strong spiritual thread. What more could a reader ask for? I highly recommend this book.
--Lena Nelson Dooley, award-winning author of Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico and Maggie's Journey, book one of the McKenna's Daughters series.
In her remarkable debut novel, Shadowed in Silk, Christine Lindsay immerses readers in the sights, smells, and sounds of 1918 India. Most of all, Lindsay brilliantly captures the strict social structures that ruled every life, rich or poor, under the British Raj. What a wonderful way to learn about this tragic time in history we hear so little about.
Louise M. Gouge, award-winning author of At the Captain’s Command and others
Shadowed in Silk by Christine Lindsay is undoubtedly one of the better debut novels I’ve ever had the privilege to read. To be asked to endorse it only doubles the honor. Lindsay has not only done her homework to bring this charming story to life, but she skillfully transports her readers to another place and another time as naturally as if she’d been doing so all her life. Though this may be Lindsay’s first novel, I trust it won’t be her last. A new voice worth reading—and watching!
***Kathi Macias www.kathimacias.com is an award-winning author of more than 30 books, including the popular Extreme Devotion (international fiction) series from New Hope Publishers
Shadowed in Silk is one of those rare sweeping novels that takes hold from the start and doesn't let go, even long after you've reached the final page. A beautiful and poignant story of life in India under British rule in the early 19th Century. Realistic characters who aren't afraid to face life's challenges and deal with the sins they struggle with create a strong spiritual takeaway. Beautiful descriptions, heart-stopping suspense at times, lovely dialogue and a wonderful love story all blend together to make Shadowed in Silk a book you won't soon forget. A brilliant debut novel from a very talented author! ---- Catherine West - Author of Yesterday's Tomorrow
Shadowed in Silk will keep you up long past your bedtime—each time you want to put it down, you tell yourself, just one more page, just one more page…
Ruth Axtell Morren author of Love Inspired Historicals like A Gentleman's Homecoming.
Lindsay has written of two characters, Major Geoff Richards and Abby Fraser who grab you from the beginning and don’t let go until the last page. They are in an impossible situation which only gets more difficult, but the reader roots for them from the moment they meet on board a ship bound for India, he to take up his old post after surviving the horrors of World War I and she to return to her childhood home.
You’ll fall in love with Geoff—the strong, silent hero with a tragic past, who proves to be a wonderful surrogate father to Abby’s young son, and a quiet protector to Abby when she is faced by more danger than she knows.
And you’ll feel for Abby, trying to do what’s right when her life seems to have ended before it has a chance to begin and coming finally to that place of acknowledging that she can’t do it on her own.
There’s a wonderful set of secondary characters, especially those Indian Christians who endure the loss of everything for their newfound faith.
The Indian backdrop with its sights, smells and sounds and the increasing turmoil under the British raj only add to the allure of this story. For those who love The Far Pavilions and The Jewel in the Crown, with the addition of a strong Christian theme and a wonderful romance, this book is for you!~