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The Jasmine Veil

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INDIA: a land of teeming millions under the power of a handful of British officials, and about to explode into savage violence.
INDIA: a world of strange contrasts, fabulous wealth, and utter degradation, where the stench of squalor is intermingled with the scent of seductive sensuality.
INDIA: where beautiful and bold Claire Cottington came from Victorian England to marry a
Paperback, 377 pages
Published April 6th 1982 by Signet (first published 1982)
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Claire Cottingham is a scandal-chasing girl. She wears bloomers in the presence of Queen Victoria and is banished in disgrace to the countryside. Her family's solution is to get her married, and fast. She wants to snag Lord William Rutherford from under her society rival's nose, but her dad is all too happy to get a letter from his old army buddy in India, Maxwell Todd. Luckily, Claire had a crush on him as a young girl (even though Todd is approximately 30 years older) and she decides the adven ...more
"Claire Cottington had done many a daring thing, but nothing so daring as what she planned tonight." And thus we receive our introduction to our adventurous and head strong heroine and the stage is set for the rest of the story. Claire just simply can not seem to do as she should. Despite her best intentions she continually seems to find herself involved in scandal after scandal after scandal and has her parents at their wits end as to what to do with her! When a letter comes from an old family ...more
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