Title: Captured by Moonlight (Twilight of the British Raj #2)
Author: Christine Lindsay
My rating is 5+ stars.
The main character of the novel is Laine Harkness a nurse in the British service who finds herself being reassigned after breaking a previous warning and being hunted by the authorities. There are also peeks into the lives of fictional people we meet in book one, Shadowed in Silk. Whether you know anything of the events in India regarding British rule or not, you’ll find yourself magnetically drawn to these books.
The Word of God is spread liberally throughout the story along with interesting interactions between believers and those who practice Hinduism. The author really has done her homework in telling us a complete tale that encompasses the spiritual, political, historical, and flavor of a culture that is unique. In corresponding with the author, I learned she put in over 300 hours of research before writing the first book.
The tension climaxes between those who are British and the Indians with various religious systems as they clash because India wants self-government. However, though not all on either side see a clear solution to releasing the growing fear these issues create as people aren’t sure how India will be partitioned off or when it will occur. Readers will become engrossed in the personal interactions and challenges that stem from the previous war. Some of the tension is due to differing spiritual beliefs and the caste system that holds India’s people without hope.
I have really enjoyed Shadowed in Silk and now the sequel Captured in Moonlight. Soon I will share with you the conclusion of the story in the third book titled, Veiled at Midnight. After you read the books, go on YouTube and watch the movie Flame over India, starring Lauren Bacall that is from the same time frame and about the same nations. I think you will gain such understanding and a heart for those who are trapped in the caste system as well as serving a false god.
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