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Shadow of the Moon by M.M. Kaye
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Jan 31, 09

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Like another reviewer, I read this book in high school when it was only a couple hundred pages long and loved it. I always wanted to read it again and a couple of years ago, I found the full novel (612 pages) at a secondhand bookstore in Charlottesville, VA called Read It Again Sam.
As an aside, this bookstore is great - huge, very well organized and, best of all, a really knowledgeable owner.Highly recommended!
But back to the book. While it's obviously fits into the romance genre, the main attraction for me was the period of India's history surrounding the Sepoy Rebellion. M.M. Kaye was always passionate about India and she was never more so than in this book. Her words painted a very vivid picture so that I actually could "see" events as they unfolded.
Even though there are some teeth grinding cliches (for which I took off a star), this book delivers in every other way and is a superlative example of what historical fiction should be.

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