The Lake Palace by Ann Bennett #NewRelease #TuesdayBookBlogs

India, 1944: Iris Walker, daughter of the British Political Agent in the princely state of Ranipur, is a volunteer nurse, caring for soldiers wounded fighting the Japanese on the border with Burma. One evening the maharajah invites Iris and her parents to a dinner at the Lake Palace, where she meets the enigmatic Edward Stark,Continue reading “The Lake Palace by Ann Bennett #NewRelease #TuesdayBookBlogs”

The Lake Pavilion by Ann Bennett #NewRelease

India 1935: Amelia Collins, a missionary’s daughter, left destitute by the death of her parents, leaves their home in the Himalayan foothills to find work in Darjeeling. There she meets District Officer Reginald Holden, a powerful older man, who spirits her away from poverty and prejudice to start a new life as his wife inContinue reading “The Lake Pavilion by Ann Bennett #NewRelease”

A Modest Independence by Mimi Matthews (Parish Orphans of Devon) #RBRT

Book Description He Needed Peace… Solicitor Tom Finchley has spent his life using his devious intellect to solve the problems of others. As for his own problems, they’re nothing that a bit of calculated vengeance can’t remedy. But that’s all over now. He’s finally ready to put the past behind him and settle down toContinue reading “A Modest Independence by Mimi Matthews (Parish Orphans of Devon) #RBRT”

Theodore and Eliza by Susan Harvard #FridayReads #RBRT

Book Description Theodore & Eliza is the first and only account of the eight-year marriage 1812-20 of the mixed-race couple, from whom Princess Diana was directly descended. The story is threaded through an extensively researched background of places and people in Yemen, Bombay and Scotland during the Napoleonic era. It is an unusually intimate accountContinue reading “Theodore and Eliza by Susan Harvard #FridayReads #RBRT”