First sentence: Edwina Hardingham stared, transfixed, as the rain pattered relentlessly on the enormously tall windows of her sister’s home in the city of Calcutta in India.
About the story: When Edwina Hardingham meets the dashing Mr. Grayson, she soon finds herself and her heart tangled in a blossoming romance. However a mutiny breaks out with the rebels seizing control of the Indian government ammunition and property. Edwina and her family are now dreading the fate of their family.
My thoughts: The way Love and Mutiny: Tales from the British India was written reminded me a lot of one of my favorite authors…Jane Austen. It made me enjoy the story even more. There are some books that put me in awe as I read, and I’m pleased to say this is one of them. Anne George has a way of taking you back in time to the 1800s. The book was written through the eyes of a British family who made their home in India. The characters are very well-developed, and the storytelling was even more so. The suspense kept my attention from the beginning until I reached the ending. It was very obvious that Anne George has done her research on the historical aspect. If you love the old-fashioned way of writing with a bit of romance and danger mixed within, then you won’t regret picking up this book. I know I’m glad I read it, and I’m looking forward to more releases from this author!
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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A little bit about the author: Hello and welcome! I am so glad you stopped by. I am a newly published author and have just released my maiden novel, “Love and Mutiny: Tales from British India.” I hope you have had the opportunity to read it. If you read it, I hope you liked it! I constantly tend to imagine myself in the shoes of the people I read about, much to the chagrin of my family (it makes for some drama when I read something sad). Perhaps this is why I love reading historical fiction. The human experience appears to have common threads across distance and time that weave our worldviews collectively. Putting myself into the shoes (or corsets) of people from times and places faraway crystallizes their life experiences in my mind. This might also explain why I love art and literature that is full of joy. When I read for pleasure, I wish to be entertained, above all else (I do read for enlightenment, but that is a different subject all together). Is it because of the hectic pace of modern living? Perhaps we have so little time and are forced to condense moments of joy into intense little segments. Consequently, when I write, I hope to paint a picture for my reader that evokes joy and tranquility. When they read my books, I wish for them to enjoy, very simply, the story. I hope to keep writing the kinds of books that you prolong the reading of, savoring each page, like a delicious morsel of dessert that you allow to linger on your tongue for just a second longer, before you swallow it. I hope you will take the time to connect with me about my book. You are also welcome to visit my website at http://www.annegeorgebooks.com.