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  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Viking (23 Feb. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0241287081
  • ISBN-13: 978-0241287088
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 3.3 x 22.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 43,722 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Packed with colour, history, atmosphere and plenty of twists and turns, this is a lush, escapist read (Sunday Express)

Beautifully written and heart-rending (Katie Fforde on 'The Tea Planter's Wife')

Dinah Jefferies has a remarkable gift for conjuring up another time and place with lush descriptions, full of power and intensity (Kate Furnivall on 'The Silk Merchant's Daughter')

My ideal read - I couldn't put it down (Santa Montefiore on 'The Tea Planter's Wife')

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A romantic, heart-wrenching tale of love against the odds from the Number One Sunday Timesbestselling author

1930, Rajputana, India. Since her husband's death, 28-year-old photojournalist Eliza's only companion has been her camera. When the British Government send her to an Indian princely state to photograph the royal family, she's determined to make a name for herself.

But when Eliza arrives at the palace she meets Jay, the Prince's handsome, brooding brother. While Eliza awakens Jay to the poverty of his people, he awakens her to the injustices of British rule. Soon Jay and Eliza find they have more in common than they think. But their families - and society - think otherwise. Eventually they will have to make a choice between doing what's expected, or following their hearts. . .

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Amazing read.. Every one of her books is written with such authority. She knows her subject so well. Each book features a different country and this one is no different. I couldn't put it down. I learnt so much of the history of India while the British ruled...absolutely fascinating. History comes to life.
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Beautifully researched and written. India comes alive with such vivid descriptions. You feel as if you are there as an unseen observer, waiting for what will happen next. Brilliant stuff.
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An enjoyable book, with an intriguing storyline. I'd love to visit India one day, and this novel has some beautiful descriptions of the entrancing country's scenery and culture.

Thought provoking as to the way the British government ran the colonies.

A story with twists and turns !
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Absolutely beautifully written story, I was captivated, the sights and sounds felt real and so close as if watching a movie, I am a huge Dinah Jefferies fan, and this book did not disappoint.
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I loved this book and feel I have spent my nights in India as everything was so colourful and vivid and Jay sounded wonderful it is a shame there are not many like him about. He could rival Mr darcy
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Recently bought all 4 Dinah novels. This took longer to grip me but enjoyed.
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Yes - it's an easy read but fairly predictable storyline, typical of Dinah Jefferies. The descriptive details are lovely. I can't really fault the book.
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Great read, could not stop reading it, did not want it to end. Descriptions of flowers, skies, everything, made you feel as if you were there.
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