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East of the Sun by Julia Gregson
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Jul 28, 09


If you are looking for a historical fiction novel that you can really sink your teeth into, East of the Sun would be the perfect choice.

Set in India in the late 1920's, East of the Sun tracks the story of 3 women who meet on the voyage over. Rose is on her way to get married to an English soldier stationed there; Tor is Rose's best friend who is looking for her own husband and the odds in India are in her favor; and Viva who is their chaperone but is also on her way to finally bury her family's past and start a new life. Their stories are set against the backdrop of an India that is beginning to fight for their independence from Great Britain.

This is a book that is meant to be savored, it is not a fast read This is a book that you can lose yourself in and almost feel as if you are a part of the story, not just an outside observer. As you would hope a good book would do, it will spark your interest in wanting to know more about India's history.
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