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Sep 20, 2013
Waiting for Summer's Return (Ollenberger, #1)Waiting for Summer's Return by Kim Vogel Sawyer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I would read this book again. It's a prairie romance in a very "Janette Oke - Love Comes Softly" type of way. Thoroughly enjoyed it! Interesting characters with an authentic German Mennonite background and enough emotional upheaval and uncertainty to keep you turning the pages. Not a new book, but any Christian bookstore can order it. (Or use Amazon if you must.) Suitable for all ages.
Sep 16, 2013
Shadowed in Silk (Twilight of the British Raj, # 1)Shadowed in Silk by Christine Lindsay
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I'm very much enjoying this series of books set in 1920s India under the British Raj. I love learning history through fiction! I knew nothing - used literally as no thing - about India in this period except that is was under British rule. I'm fascinated by the mention of Gandhi and how the British viewed him as opposed to the Indian people. And it's all tucked into the story in such an organic way that enhances the story without overpowering it.

Along with the history is the story of a young woman who marries in haste before the soldier goes off to war only to learn - years later - that she made a very bad decision. But some amazing people enter her life who show her that God has never given her over to her circumstances. His timing is always perfect, even when ours is not.

This is the first book in the series. I read them out of order - as I am wont to do - and both can stand alone quite well. However, I do recommend you read them in order for the sake of the history within.
Sep 3, 2013
Captured by Moonlight (Twilight of the British Raj, #2)Captured by Moonlight by Christine Lindsay
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Christine Lindsay delivers an exotic tale. The jungle, the monsoon, the smells and sounds, the rhythm of speech transports the reader to post-WWI India. The British rule but the country is anything but settled. Old prejudices and superstitions clash with modern medicine and Christianity. A war-decorated nurse and a veteran with a wounded spirit also clash - caught between memories and reality.

I read this without reading Shadowed in Silk, the first in the series, but I'm starting on that one tonight!