Monday, May 23, 2011

Christine Lindsay's "Shadowed in Silk" in eformat

Title: SHADOWED IN SILK
Publisher: WhiteFire Publisher

Cover blurb: She was invisible to those who should have loved her. After the Great War, Abby Fraser returns to India with her small son, where her husband is stationed with the British army. She has longed to go home to the land of glittering palaces and veiled women . . . but Nick has become a cruel stranger. It will take more than her American pluck to survive.
Major Geoff Richards, broken over the loss of so many of his men in the trenches of France, returns to his cavalry post in Amritsar. But his faith does little to help him understand the ruthlessness of his British peers toward the Indian people he loves. Nor does it explain how he is to protect Abby Fraser and her child from the husband who mistreats them.
Amid political unrest, inhospitable deserts, and Russian spies, tensions rise in India as the people cry for the freedom espoused by Gandhi. Caught between their own ideals and duty, Geoff and Abby stumble into sinister secrets . . . secrets that will thrust them out of the shadows and straight into the fire of revolution.

1) How did this story come to you?
Stories of my Irish ancestors who had served in the military in India during British rule. And as a teenager I devoured the blockbuster novels by MM Kaye, Far Pavilions, Shadow of the Moon, that were set in India. It was such a flamboyant, exotic era in British Colonialism.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
Shadowed in Silk won first place in the ACFW 2009 Genesis for historical, but most of major houses passed on it due to my being a debut author with an exotic setting. Plus the story has a slightly edgy topic. My character isn’t a Christian at the beginning of the story and she struggles with a moral decision because her husband is abusing her, although I’ve been told I handled this situation with delicacy. WhiteFire Publishing prefers this sort of realistic journey providing the story points back to Christ. And of course, that’s the reason I write.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
Prince Philip patted me on the head when I was a baby in my pram. My great-grandfather and my grandfather both worked on building the Titanic in the Belfast shipyard. And I made the hard decision when I was 21 years old to give up my first child to adoption. I was unmarried at the time, and I wanted her to have a father as well as a loving mother.

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
Finishing the writing of Sofi’s Bridge—a historical set in Washington State, 1910, and the sequel to Shadowed in Silk, which is called Captured by Moonlight.

5) Parting comments?
Shadowed is the kind of book I enjoy reading. A sweeping adventure, danger, intrigue, and a love story that seems impossible. I hope people will be entertained while being encouraged no matter what the difficulties in their own lives.

6) Where can fans find you on the internet?
http://www.christinelindsay.com/

17 comments:

  1. I'd like to check this book out. :)

    joyfulhutch[at]msn[dot]com

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  2. Definitely a suspenseful book I'd like to win! Hard issues as well!
    desertrose5173 at gmail dto com

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  3. Shadowed in Silk sounds so intriguing! Thanks for a great interview and sharing your heart.

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  4. I'd love to give Christine's book a read. Looking to fill my summer reading queue. And this historical sounds fascinating.
    ~Naomi
    muschfarm(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. Thanks Dawn for having me as a guest. And thank you Michelle for your interest, and for leaving a comment. I hope that if you win a copy, or get to read SiS sometime that you'll enjoy it.

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  6. Thanks for the information about the book. Looked so interesting, I went ahead and bought it from Kobo books.com since it was an affordable price. I love books set in unusual settings with people going through real and hard situations. Can't wait to read it!

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  7. This sounds like the kind of book I enjoy reading....I love historical fiction, maybe that is why I enjoy teaching history to 5th graders. : )S

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  8. The combination of location, ethical issues, and faith certainly sounds intriguing. I'll look out for this.
    sheiladeeth at hotmail dot com

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  9. A new author for me.
    Thanks for the chance to win this book!

    Many Blessings and Smiles:)
    Charlotte Kay
    Charlovesmark at gmail dot com

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  10. Sounds like a good read!

    twinwillowsfarm at gmail dot com

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  11. Thank you all for such encouraging interest in Shadowed in Silk. It was a labor of love, so I hope that whenever you get a chance to read it, that you'll like it. Through the research I've come to love India and her people. It was a highlight of my life to go there last year. I'd go back in a flash to this fascinating place.

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  12. Really sounds great.

    Lourdes11743[at]gmail[dot]com

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  13. It sounds like a very good book! Please enter me.

    seizethebookblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. Can't wait to read it. Definite add to my to read list on Goodreads.
    Sign me up.

    avidreader at middleswarth dot net

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  15. Wow, thank you all for your interest in Shadowed in Silk. All I can say is, I wrote the kind of book I like to read. We don't all like the same stuff, but I hope that you do enjoy it if you read it. A lot of my heart is in there in various issues. My characters are far from perfect. Like me. :o)

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  16. Looking forward to reading this.....sounds like an awesome read!
    Blessings.....Joy
    ibjoy1953{at]yahoo[dot]com

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  17. And the winner is from right down at the bottom of the comments----Joy of slapshesofjoy. I'll contact her right away.

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