What was available through ILL was Rebecca Ryman's only other book - Shalimar. Once again, we visit the exotic locales of India, and I have to say I am enjoying it very much, particularly the interactions between the two main characters, Emma and Damian.
Emma Wyncliffe is a disaffected, twenty-three-year-old British woman living with her family in Dehli. She is fiercely independent, willful, and intelligent. But it is not until her younger brother, a soldier in the Northern forces, suffers heavy gambling debts, that Emma is forced into a marriage to Damien Granville, a man with dangerous secrets who is rumored to be a spy.
It is Emma's search for the truth, and love, that drives the narrative of this grand novel set along India's fabled Silk Road -- the trade route between the West and China.
Readers of historical fiction will be captivated by this sweeping tale of love, strength, and deception.
Some time ago Alex compiled a list of books with this fabulous setting which included this book. You can find Alex's post Why I Love Historical Fiction Set in India by clicking on the link.