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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

"Shadowed in Silk" by Christine Lindsay

By Jennifer Hudson Taylor


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. 

My Review
Shadowed in Silk is a touching story that brings forth the realities of abuse, racial and social injustice, while weaving a tale of forbidden love that shows God's forgiving grace and healing power. It has a unique setting in the country of India where culture and class systems are very different. I enjoyed learning about these differences in a time shortly after the turn of the century as the intriguing story unfolded. 

The author handles the situation of a Christian man falling in love with a married woman without violating any biblical principles. It shows how one may have feelings for another, but can overcome the challenge of that temptation without giving in to sin. The realities are real and the characters do have their flaws. In fact, the heroine is abused by her husband and feels betrayed by the hero when he doesn't show her any outward interest. He has plenty of interest, but does his best not to mislead her or himself. As a result, the heroine makes a very foolish decision that puts herself and her young son in life-threatening danger.

This is a fresh Christian fiction novel that is unique and I'm pleased to have endorsed it. This is Christine Lindsay's debut novel and I'm looking forward to reading many more from her.

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