Captured by Moonlight
by Christine Lindsay
Trade Paperback: 270 pages
Publisher: WhiteFire Publishing
Released: May 15, 2013
Source: Review copy from the author.
Book Description, Modified from Back Cover:
After a daring rescue goes awry, Laine Harkness and her friend Eshana flee to the tropical south of India…and headlong into their respective pasts.
Laine takes a nursing position at a plantation in the jungle, only to discover that her former fiancé is the owner. Eshana, captured by her traditional uncle and forced once more into the harsh Hindu customs of mourning, doubts freedom will ever be hers again, much less the forbidden love that had begun to flower.
Amid cyclones, epidemics, and clashing faiths, will the love of the True Master give hope to these searching hearts?
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.
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