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every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the
book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the
sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
Remember to include the title of the book and the author's
Today's First Sentences Come From...
Heather Worth sat propped against her washboard, listening to her husband's light snores. Gideon could sleep anywhere. Out on the hard ground of a battlefield. In a tent with her on washer row
I have to laugh because I feel like my husband is the same way! It doesn't seem where we are or what position he's in, he can go to sleep so quick. I'm looking forward to reading more of Heather's story to see other ways we can relate.
The British empire draws to an end... but the turmoil has only just begun.
The Partition of India has sent millions to the roads, instigated riots
as uncontrolled as wildfire...and caught up in its wake Captain Cam
Fraser, his sister Miriam, and the beautiful Indian Dassah.
has never been able to put Dassah from his mind, ever since they played
together at the mission as children. But a British officer and the aide
to the last viceroy cannot marry a poor Indian woman, can he?
a while, Dassah believes that Cam loves her. But as the impossibility
of a future with him becomes clear, what choice does she have but to
run? He may hold her heart but she cannot let him break it again.
rails against the separation of the land of her birth, and as British
forces prepare to leave India, she struggles. She finds purpose in
teaching, in helping...but is Lieutenant Colonel Jack Sunderland her
soul mate or a distraction from what God has called her to do?
history that has been in this series was very fascinating, but
especially in this one! I did not realize that India had such a
tumultuous and at times sad history. I learned quite a bit of the unrest
that was just among the Indian people during the time period Christine
wrote in (even if this story was fictional). I really enjoyed
the banter between Miriam and Jack! It brought such a light-heartedness
that I desperately needed in this book. I felt this one had the most
descriptive violence out of all three books and being pregnant I was
really sensitive to it.
There were also numerous positive Gospel messages that I can imagine almost any reader could relate too or be encouraged by.
this was a good final ending to the series! It was great to have Cam
back and getting to know Miriam despite that it wasn't an easy journey
for either one of them.
I give Veiled at Midnight 4 out of 5 stars!
*(I received this novel from the author
in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts expressed are my own and I
was not required to write a positive review.)*
About the Author
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.
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 multi-award-winning series Twilight of the British Raj.
Pacific coast of Canada, about 200 miles north of Seattle, is
Christine’s home where she lives with her husband, Like a lot of
authors, Christine’s chief editor is her cat.
I really enjoyed reading Captured by Moonlight. It was great to hear more of Laine’s story, but
I especially liked hearing more of Eshana’s since she was one of my
favorite character’s from book one.
The beginning opened up
exciting and instantly grabbed my attention. The momentum kept up for
the majority of the read (with Laine living in the jungle it certainly
brought some excitement!) and kept me turning pages even when I should
have been asleep.
I felt there wasn’t a lot of tension in the
novel except from Eshana’s story. She blew me away in her devotion to
the Lord and seeking Him during trials rather than giving up when she
felt like it. Her cousin became a quick favorite for me as she
interacted with Eshana. However I will admit that I was not quite as
satisfied with her ending as I was Laine’s. I wanted a little more, but
will not say of what since I don’t want to spoil it.
This is another novel in the Twilight of the British Raj series that I would recommend to anyone who likes a romantic adventure!
I give Captured by Moonlight 4 out of 5 stars!
received this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.
All thoughts expressed are my own and I was not required to write a
About the Author
Christine Lindsay's latest release is a romance novella LONDONDERRY
DREAMING of the Passport to Romance line with Pelican Books, inspired by
the fact that she was born in N. Ireland not far from the city of
Londonderry. Christine loves to write Christian novels with strong love
stories and equally strong family life themes such as her
multi-award-winning 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 Irish ancestors who served in
the British Cavalry in Colonial India.
CAPTURED BY MOONLIGHT is
Book 2 in this series Twilight of the British Raj, and she is currently
writing VEILED AT MIDNIGHT the third book to this series which will be
released August 2014.
Adding to Christine's Irish pride is the
fact that her great-grandfather and her grandfather both worked as
riveters in the Belfast shipyard and one of the ships they built was the
The Pacific coast of Canada is Christine's home, and like a lot of writers, her cat is her chief editor.