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In the dying days of the Raj, can paths divided by time and circumstance ever find each other again?

In 1930s Northern India, childhood friends Stella and Andrew have grown up together in the orbit of the majestic Raj Hotel. Spirited Stella has always had a soft spot for boisterous Andrew, though she dreams of meeting a soulmate from outside the close-knit community. But life is turned on its head when one scandal shatters their friendship and another sees her abandoned by the man she thought she loved.

As the Second World War looms, Andrew joins the army to fight for freedom. Meanwhile in India, Stella, reeling from her terrible betrayal, also throws herself into the war effort, volunteering for the Women’s Auxiliary Corps, resigned to living a lonelier life than the one she dreamed of as a child.

When Andrew returns to the East on the eve of battle with Japan, the two former friends are reunited, though bitter experience has changed them. Can they rekindle what they once had or will war demand of their friendship the ultimate sacrifice?

©2020 Janet MacLeod Trotter (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Beautiful second book in the series

I thoroughly enjoyed this read. It's comforting, emotional and a beautifully written account of the characters from the first book in their adult years.

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  • Freya
  • 24-12-2020

Phenomenal

I have been reading as many Books by Janet MacLeod Trotter as possible after my introduction by reading the India Tea series. The Raj Hotel series is no different, it is consistently captivating, excellently written with a plot and characters that sucks one in! I am so hoping that there's a third book as I was so disappointed to get to the end of the Sapphire Child!
I am also particular about narrator's and Elizabeth Knowelden does an absolutely smashing job of reading it.

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  • Christiane Hepfer
  • 26-12-2021

well researched

A story playing before and during world war 2. The British in India, the good, the bad and the ugly of a time long past.

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  • She-ra
  • 23-06-2021

Totally enjoyed both books.

The narration was very well performed and the storyline emotionally touching yet educational. I will definitely listen to more from this author.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-06-2021

Spoiler alert

I enjoyed listening to this long book. Interesting storyline throughout. I have one complaint: after the long awaited HEA, I would like the author to add the joy of the 2 sweethearts having a child together. 😊

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  • Evelyn Schumacher
  • 17-05-2021

Excellent

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  • Etoile NEOhio
  • 17-02-2021

Feel good story set in WWII India

Feel good story set in WWII India, sequel to The Emerald Affair. Where the first book was beautifully written literature, this was a more simply told romance story. Most of the plot "twists" were obvious, but hoped for. In true Bollywood style (and paraphrasing John Lennon) "Life is like a film, it always has a happy ending and if it's not happy then it's not yet the end."

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  • Ms C M Cook
  • 29-05-2021

A beautiful story

I enjoyed this book so much. I felt transported to the various parts of India and Scotland and love the characters. It was also beautifully read. Many thanks

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