Monday, July 6, 2009
72. East of the Sun
Rated 5 Stars
Both Beth and Jani recommended this book and Jani gave her review a Perfect Ten. So I knew when I started that I was going to love this book and I did. It was also a good change of pace from the Moreland Series which held me spellbound for three books in a row.
East of the Sun is the story of three women who travel from England to India during the turbulent 1920s when India's and England's relations were in flux. Rose is going to get married to a soldier she met at a party in England the year before. Tor is accompanying Rose and will be Rose's maid of honor. Viva is hired as a traveling companion for Tor and Rose and also is hired just before embarkment to be a traveling companion for a expelled 16-year old boy returning to his parents for the first time in 10 years. Each of the women has distinct personalities which portends the resulting relationships with men. Each woman has secrets she wishes to keep deeply buried.
Well-written. Easy read. Definitely a page turner.