Published: August 15, 1999
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0312203616
ISBN - 13: 9780312203610
From the Publisher
Set in the late 19th century, in the remote northern outreaches of the British Indian empire, Shalimar is an epic love story set amidst the lush Kashmir mountains and the intrigue of the Great Game. Emma Wyncliffe is a disaffected, 23- year-old British woman living with her family in Dehli. She is fiercely independent, willful, and intelligent. It is not until her younger brother, a soldier in the Northern forces, suffers heavy debts, that Emma is forced into a marriage to Damien Granville, a man with dangerous secrets who is rumored to be a spy. It is Emma's search for the truth, and Emma's search for love, that comprise the narrative of this grand novel set along India's fabled Silk Road -- the trade route between the West and China.
From Our Editors
Sometimes love is bigger than the rumbling events of history. In this novel, Emma Wyncliffe's search for love and truth unfold against the British activity in India during the late 19th century. Emma's brother is in gambling trouble, forcing her to enter into a sickening agreement with a suspected spy. Soon, in Shalimar, these troubles grow much bigger in her mind and heart than the political events happening around her, but they add an extra dose of tension for the 23-year old woman.