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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Romance / Historical / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:265
  • eBook ISBN:9780988865600

A Sahib's Daughter

by Nina Harkness

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Forbidden love finds expression within the confines of a unique social order: "A Sahib's Daughter" takes readers on an intriguing journey as three generations of women grapple with secrets, scandal and passions of the heart during the post-Raj era in India.
"A Sahib's Daughter," set in the dying embers of British imperialism in India, depicts the drama and conflict arising from the merging of the two social cultures. Love crosses racial boundaries in the lives of three generations of women: grandmother Prava, her daughter, Ramona and granddaughter, Samira, whose fates are transformed through their encounters with British tea planters. It becomes evident that tea is not the only seed being planted by the British sahibs. Englishman Charles arrives in India with a broken heart, seeking adventure and eventually falling in love with a local beauty. When Ravi, a dashing young Indian planter explodes into Samira's world on his red motor cycle, her life is never quite the same again. Her impulsive reactions lead her down a path of drama and disaster with Irishman Justin. As Justin's deception comes to light, Samira is faced with difficult decisions. Later, in Delhi, tempers explode and promises are broken just days before Radhika's society wedding. During the pandemonium that follows, Samira's brother, Mark arrives on the scene with a revelation that rocks Ravi’s world. In a final twist we learn the true identity of Ramona, a secret her mother will take to her grave. “- a fascinating glimpse into tea plantation society in India during the years following British imperialism....” “- captivating from beginning to end. Its unpredictability made it very difficult to put down." -- Jean Bricknell, Readers Favorite, Rating 5 stars “- a well written romance set in the years after India won independence from Great Britain....readers will have no trouble putting "A Sahib's Daughter" on their reading list." -- Alice D, Readers Favorite. Rating 5 stars
About the author
Nina Harkness lives in the peaceful resort town of Naples, Florida, where she enjoys playing tennis and writing books. A Sahib's Daughter, her debut novel, draws on her childhood memories of living in the privileged colonial traditions of post-independence tea plantation society in India. Harkness left the Himalayan region for London and Northern Ireland where she followed a career in public relations and freelance writing while raising a family. She has recently completed her second novel "The Jewel Daughters" set in Colonial India.