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Number of Pages: 274
Vendor: Whitefire Publishing
Publication Date: 2013
|Dimensions: 9 X 6 X 0.62 (inches)|
Series: Twilight of the British Raj
lcjohnson1988IndianaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5the story continues to get better from book #1January 21, 2016lcjohnson1988IndianaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The main character of the novel is Laine Harkness a nurse in the British service who finds herself being reassigned after breaking a previous warning and being hunted by the authorities. There are also peeks into the lives of fictional people we meet in book one, Shadowed in Silk. Whether you know anything of the events in India regarding British rule or not, youll find yourself magnetically drawn to these books.
The Word of God is spread liberally throughout the story along with interesting interactions between believers and those who practice Hinduism. The author really has done her homework in telling us a complete tale that encompasses the spiritual, political, historical, and flavor of a culture that is unique. In corresponding with the author, I learned she put in over 300 hours of research before writing the first book.
The tension climaxes between those who are British and the Indians with various religious systems as they clash because India wants self-government. However, though not all on either side see a clear solution to releasing the growing fear these issues create as people arent sure how India will be partitioned off or when it will occur. Readers will become engrossed in the personal interactions and challenges that stem from the previous war. Some of the tension is due to differing spiritual beliefs and the caste system that holds Indias people without hope.
I have really enjoyed Shadowed in Silk and now the sequel Captured in Moonlight. Soon I will share with you the conclusion of the story in the third book titled, Veiled at Midnight. After you read the books, go on YouTube and watch the movie Flame over India, starring Lauren Bacall that is from the same time frame and about the same nations. I think you will gain such understanding and a heart for those who are trapped in the caste system as well as serving a false god.
Debbie from ChristFocusHarrison, ARAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Suspenseful historical novelJanuary 17, 2016Debbie from ChristFocusHarrison, ARAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4"Captured by Moonlight" is a historical romance novel set in 1921 in India. It's the second in a series. You don't have to read the previous book to follow this one, but this book revealed how the romance of the previous one turned out.
This story had two romantic pairs, but each character had their own issues to work through before the romance could truly happen. They also encountered physical danger from the weather, animals, disease, and other humans. The historical and setting details helped to bring the story alive in my imagination. I'd recommend this novel foremost to fans of suspenseful historical novels as the author did a good job with this.
The characters were varied and interesting. Laine felt she had every right to know things and go places that Adam clearly wanted to be kept private. She'd go off in a huff when he wouldn't give in to her. While she was generally nice, there were times I didn't like how Laine treated people.
I occasionally wondered at the motive behind an action, like when Eshana was determined to return to the mission even though doing so would put her life in danger. A dead person can't help the mission, but she wasn't willing to wait for things to die down.
The Christian element was how various characters surrendered their life or plans to God. There was no sex or bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this book to fans of historical novels.
I received this book as a review copy from the author.
Amy CVAAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Captured By MoonlightDecember 11, 2015Amy CVAAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Captured by Moonlight is the second installment to the Twilight of the British Raj series. I loved this book. A beautiful setting with rich historical details. I loved the characters of Laine and Adam. Such a wonderful story. 5 stars
JoAnn DurginAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5This book captivated me!February 26, 2015JoAnn DurginAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Christine Lindsay's second novel in her Twilight of the British Raj series proves there's no so-called "sophomore slump" in this author's ability to produce a well-written, captivating story. What I like most about her writing style is how I was not only entertained, but I came away feeling invigorated with the love of great writing and I learned something--in this case, I was enthralled with reading a story set in a crucial period in India's history about which I might otherwise have known very little. With her visual imagery, vibrant characters and vivid dialogue, I wanted to know more and the threads of intrigue, heartbreaking emotion at times, mystery, humor and romantic undercurrents kept me turning the pages with the right touch of both internal and external forces and conflicts. Nurse Laine is one of the spunkiest, most stubborn, articulate, intelligent and well-rounded heroines I've read in recent memory. She's flawed but you root for her all the way. Her dear friend, Eshana, is so strong in her Christian faith and, as a reader, my heart hurt for her so many times, longing for her--as well as Laine--to find what they were each seeking in terms of spirituality, life, love and in every other way. The heroes of this book are just as I'd expect: strong and sometimes equally stubborn, flawed and real, and perfect for our heroines. This is a book that will ultimately leave you with a smile and a sigh on your lips....and eagerly anticipating the third book in this extremely well-written, epic trilogy. Highly recommended.
Sara Goff5 Stars Out Of 5Beautifully Written...Gripping StoryFebruary 10, 2015Sara GoffCaptured by Moonlight is the story of Laine and Eshana, two friends who must let go of their dreams and ambitions and mend deep wounds before they can love again. I hung on to every sound of the jungle, every scent of the market, every glimmer of the palaces and shadow among the ruins in this British Raj novel. The two friends' separate journeys, though winding and strewn with obstacles, read like poetry. Good-humored Laine and stubborn, yet sensitive Eshana become like living people whom you trust, care for, and want to spend time with. Christine Lindsay is a master of her craft.
India in the late 1940's, searching for its true identity, mirrors the characters' plight, the nurses and soldiers struggling to move on with their lives after the war. But change beckons all, and even the sacred Hindu tradition of banishing widows from the family gives way to a mother and father's love for their daughter. The vibrant writing aside, Christine Lindsay's confident handle on the time period aside, the swiftly changing scenes and Laine and Eshana's parallel storylines make Captured by Moonlight a gripping read.
Author: Christine Lindsay
Located in: British Columbia Canada
Submitted: February 05, 2015
Tell us a little about yourself. I was born in Ireland, and am proud of the fact that I was once patted on the head by Prince Philip when I was a baby. My great grandfather, and my grandfather—yes father and son—were both riveters on the building of the Titanic. Tongue in cheek, I think it's fair to say that as a family we accept no responsibility for the sinking of that infamous ship.
I live on the spectacular west coast of Canada with my husband and our grown up family. My cat Scottie is chief editor on all my books--Shadowed in Silk, Captured by Moonlight, Veiled at Midnight, Londonderry Dreaming, and soon to be released Sofi's Bridge.
What was your motivation behind this project? Stories of my ancestors who served in the British Cavalry in Colonial India inspired my multi-award-winning, historical trilogy Twilight of the British Raj, Book 1 Shadowed in Silk, Book 2 Captured by Moonlight, and Book 3 Veiled at Midnight. Londonderry Dreaming is Christine’s first contemporary romance set in N. Ireland.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? Captured by Moonlight tells the spiritual story of a woman who must die to her ambitions, hopes and dreams, and once she has put on the funeral clothes for those dreams, she is ready to live the life Christ wants her to live---His life through her. This is what I have learned in my journey as a writer, as a wife, and as a mother.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? The story of Eshana is so inspiring even to me, that I hope one day I can be that kind of stupendous Christian---humble yet doing amazing things for the Lord through His power.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? My biggest Christian author influence is Francine Rivers. I strive to write big stories like she wrote, with flawed characters who find out that God can change their lives only when they relinquish their lives to Him.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: I am the happily reunited mother to my first child whom I relinquished to adoption when she was 3 days old. As of this date (Feb. 2015) I am currently writing the non-fiction account of that relinquishment and our painful reunion 20 years later. Look for that book later.