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Number of Pages: 278
Vendor: Whitefire Publishing
Publication Date: 2014
|Dimensions: 9.02 X 5.98 X 0.63 (inches)|
Debbie from ChristFocusHarrison, ARAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Interesting and suspenseful settingJanuary 27, 2016Debbie from ChristFocusHarrison, ARAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4"Veiled at Midnight" is a historical suspense novel set in 1946 to 1947 in India. It's the third in a series. You don't have to read the previous books to follow this one, but this book revealed major events from book one and how the romance turned out in book two.
The historical details about the 1947 Partition of India were interesting and added suspense as the characters repeatedly found themselves caught up in the violence and rioting. The characters were interesting, and several changed and grew throughout the book. Cam started out a mess and not very likable. He's obsessed with Dassah and is willing to marry her, but he's also an alcoholic and unwilling to stand up to the pressures that they'll face as a "mixed" marriage.
Tikah is convinced that Cam hasn't legally married Dassah and convinces Dassah to run away from Cam. Unable to find his wife and feeling guilt for letting her down, Cam hits rock bottom. His family is there to help, and God gives him strength to face his alcoholism and become a man worthy of Dassah. It's just a matter of finding her in the midst of upheaval while his rival is trying to win her heart.
I liked that God was an active part of the story by giving people strength and comfort. There were no sex scenes or bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this historical novel.
I received this book as a review copy from the author.
lcjohnson1988IndianaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5the fantastic conclusion to trilogyJanuary 21, 2016lcjohnson1988IndianaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Here is the final book of the trilogy, which is by far the best of the best! We are introduced to India, her people, politics, religious sects, and flavors of food and more that excite the heart. When I started reading the book a couple of hours ago, part of me was sad because it was the last novel of the series. I enjoyed the constant adventure and action, friendships forming, hearts mended and lives redeemed.
The story in this novel takes place a little over a decade from the events in the first book, Shadowed by Silk. The main focus is on Cam who is now a young man. He returns to India and longs to express his long-held feelings for Hadassah whom he met at the orphanage years before when they were but wee ones. Cam has served in British Intelligence and has been keeping his broken heart and alcoholic problems a secret. On a whim, Hadassah agrees to marry Cam even knowing the future will be anything but easy coming from two different nationalities.
The tension grows even more in India when the exodus of the British along with the land division is moved up from years to mere weeks. There is also a flavoring of a mystery as to who has been really transformed by Christ and those who may no longer live as if they believe. With the geographical boundaries changing many wonder how that is going to affect the ability to teach women, share the gospel or how many lives may be lost or harmed in the change.
Above all, I loved the way the author kept me turning pages as I wanted to see how various plots concluded whether on a national scale or personal ones. At the time in history when these stories take place there is none of the latest technology which many rely on so much today. Letters would or could take weeks in the story whereas now we can send a note over the internet in seconds.
I love historical fiction because there is much to learn anew. With so many things happening around the world at the same time other tales get lost for awhile. I am reminded how the enemies of Christ are deceived and the strength it takes to share the gospel when death could be imminent. I fell in love with the people who were created uniquely and saw life so colorful, especially if they knew Christ. I cant state it enough that reading these novels will definitely touch your soul, heart and mind. So enjoy Shadowed of Silk, Captured by Moonlight and finally Veiled at Midnight!
MaureenTSyracuse NYGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Ravaged IndiaDecember 30, 2015MaureenTSyracuse NYGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is book 3 in this series and now the characters we met in the first book Shadowed in Silk have grown up and are now working in India as the country is in riots and the British returning the rule of the country.
We see mass murders and crimes against each other in the name of religion, heart breaking, and unfortunately it is still happening in our world. This is where Pakistan is in the making, and the muslins fighting to have their country without the rule of India.
We are reminded of our beloved Miriam from the first book, and her namesake Miriam is helping with the casualties of this war. Her brother Cam, in British service along with her Dad, is fighting his deepest demon of alcohol, it has consumed his life, and we fear it will take his life.
Dassah has also returned in this story and Cam is enamored with her, but can the stigma of races between them be over come? This is their story, along with the struggles and rioting going on around them. The conclusion to the Twilight of the British Raj series, and it is a compelling page-turning read. You will almost smell the flowers and the scents of the food cooking, the beautiful lakes and buildings, but what will be left after the British leave?
Dont miss this one it can be read alone, but you would be depriving yourself of similar historical and capturing reads. Enjoy!
I was giving a copy of this book for my honest opinion and was not required to give a positive review.
Amy CVAAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Veiled at MidnightDecember 24, 2015Amy CVAAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Veiled at Midnight is the third installment to the Twilight of the British Raj series. I thought this story was great and my favorite of the series. Just like the cover, the historical details are beautifully written.
I would highly recommend this book!
JoAnn DurginAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Absolutely enchanting and captivating!February 26, 2015JoAnn DurginAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Christine Lindsay riveted my interest, heart and soul from the start of this beautifully written novel. Each book in the Twilight of the British Raj Series has been captivating and enchanting but uniquely stands on its own. The cover of this Book 3 is breathtaking and the story grabbed hold of my attention immediately and never let go until I reached the last page. I will not recount the events for you MUST read this book and experience Ms. Lindsay's vividly told and intricately woven literary masterpiece for yourself. You will be swept into the lives of these well-drawn characters and not want to let them go. Although I'm sad to see this series end, I'm eagerly anticipating more novels from this extremely gifted author. This novel gets my highest recommendation.
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 grandfatheryes father and sonwere 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. Stories of my ancestors who served in the British Cavalry in Colonial India inspired my multi-award-winning, historical series Twilight of the British Raj, Book 1 Shadowed in Silk, Book 2 Captured by Moonlight, and Book 3 Veiled at Midnight. Currently I have also written Londonderry Dreaming, my first contemporary romance set in N. Ireland, and soon to be released is Sofi's Bridge.
I live on the stupendously beautiful west coast of Canada with my husband and our grown up family. My cat Scottie is chief editor on all my books.
What was your motivation behind this project? Veiled at Midnight was inspired for 2 reasons. First of all I felt that the first book in this series Shadowed in Silk needed a continuation from that ending. There had to be a redemption for the alcoholic in that first book. So I wrote that redemptive ending in Book 3. But this book was also inspired by the journey from alcoholism to sobriety that my brother took. I saw the struggle up close. I felt the despair, the anger toward my brother for wasting his life, but then I saw the renewal of life when he turned it all over to Christ.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? I hope readers will enjoy the BIG LOVE STORY that I wrote for this book. That they will hold on to hope when the dark times unfold in this story as England hands independence over to India and the new country of Pakistan is born--a terribly traumatic time in history. I hope they'll laugh at the funny parts which I sprinkle in to lighten the way through the dark passages. But most of all I hope readers will be inspired that nothing can separate us from the love of God through Christ his son.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? As with all my stories, they come from true-life experience. I rejoice in the redemption that I see in my family members out of God's goodness. As I write stories to reflect that redemption, my own faith is strengthen and I end up praising God.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? The biggest influence on my writing is Francine Rivers. I love her Mark of the Lion series, and I try to write big epic stories like that. Stories that take the reader through some very dark times, but show the light at the end, that light that gets bigger and brighter with each step with each page.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: I am a happy, happy woman with a wonderful husband, 4 fantastic children (one of whom is my birth daughter who I relinquished to adoption and was reunited with 20 years later). I am also the happy grandmother to 4 grandsons. Learn more about me on my website.