The British aristocracy is an inflexible judge. And for Amala, a lovely young Indian woman, that judgment is most keenly felt. Raised from a child by the wealthy Hepworth family following the murder of her parents, Amala grew up alongside the Hepworth's own daughter, Katarina, and was loved as both sister and daughter. The family is part of the charmed circle of the upper class, but Amala's place in society is tenuous. As an Indian woman, her life is marked by a sense of otherness and voices of prejudice. So when she embarks upon a sweet acquaintance with Henry Breckenridge, a white Englishman, Amala is both elated and terrified. She knows first-hand the opposition that an interracial couple would face, and courtship with Henry could destroy his standing in society.
Determined to spare the reputations of both Henry and her sister Katarina, Amala flees England with the hope that an extended trip will allow her time to heal her broken heart. But she never imagined the repercussions of that decision, and the heartbreak awaiting her. For when she returns to England, she finds those she holds dear facing unparalleled devastation. And now it is her love that holds the key to healing a broken family . . .
This was a really interesting read for me, I immediately became enthralled with Amala and her unusual life as an Indian woman living in England. Her circumstances were so unusual that her story just seemed to pull me in and hold me there. I loved watching Henry and Amala fall in love! Their connection was undeniable. I felt so sad, mad and frustrated all at once with Amala when she threw her feelings out the window and ran away. I mean how could she just run away from the love of her life because it would be hard? Life is hard! So I tried to understand her reasoning despite all of my frustrations with her! The book took a couple of very unexpected and surprising turns! I could not foresee how it ended and I do not think you will either. I truly enjoyed this unique story, I only wish the author had done more "showing" than "telling" throughout the book. This is a regency tale unlike any other you will read!
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