Date: June 2003
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Historical Romance [1834 India]
Rachel A Hyde
of the Winds
Julia Lockwood is a disgraced member of a well-off family who, after
being raped by her cousin's fiancé, is packed off to India
to work at Miss Violet Buckley's Till-He-Cometh mission. Through
a chance encounter on the ship she becomes the wife of a kind and
enlightened man, and falls in love with a dashing (and married)
army officer. But many testing experiences are before her as well
as happiness and fulfillment.
to love the thrilling tales of Victoria Holt, and since her death,
nothing quite like her novels of romance, exotic locations, and
adventure has existed for UK readers. This is a story with a gothic
thrill but with the added dimension of being more to the taste of
modern readers. It is not a cozy story and the characters are certainly
put through their paces but this does not make it a depressing read,
as there is much romance and adventure to counterbalance the tribulation.
The result is a chewy, well-rounded story that ought to appeal to
all fans of historical romances as well as people who think that
romances are fluff. I do hope this author goes on to pen many more
novels if they are of this calibre.