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The Emerald Affair (The Raj Hotel Book 1) by [MacLeod Trotter, Janet]
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The Emerald Affair (The Raj Hotel Book 1) Kindle Edition


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As the night draws in, there’s nothing I like more than an epic love story (envisage the drama of The English Patient) that sweeps you away to a wonderful setting and leaves your heart full and ultimately uplifted. In The Emerald Affair, Janet MacLeod Trotter delivers just that, pure indulgence!

At the end of World War I, Esmie McBride meets Captain Tom Lomax and forms an instant attraction, but it is her vivacious friend, Lydia, who charms Tom to marry her. Desperate to leave his war scars behind, Tom is seeking new adventure with a hotel investment in India. Unsure of her next steps yet still drawn to Tom, Esmie agrees to marry Tom’s friend Harold, and the two couples set sail for new horizons.

The Raj Hotel is a charming and vibrant backdrop to the hopes and dreams of these two newlywed British couples, but beneath the colorful and exotic surface, loyalty and friendship are tested by local dangers and conflicting emotions.

Among the beguiling sights, smells, and atmosphere that the author depicts, tensions between Esmie and Tom grow, as does their breathtaking draw to one another. As Esmie battles whether to give way to her emotions and embrace the attraction she’s been fighting, you’ll be unable to resist wondering whether love or duty wins the day.

- Sammia Hamer, Editor


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In this evocative tale of life in India between the wars, friendships will be tested and loyalties torn. But can love win the day?

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In this evocative tale of life in India between the wars, friendships will be tested and loyalties torn. But can love win the day?

In Scotland in the aftermath of the First World War, nurse Esmie McBride meets handsome Captain Tom Lomax at her best friend Lydia’s home. Esmie is at first concerned for Tom’s shell shock, then captivated by his charm, but it’s effervescent Lydia he marries, and the pair begin a new adventure together in India.

When marriage to Tom’s doctor friend Harold offers Esmie the chance to work in India, the two sets of newlyweds find themselves living wildly different lives on the subcontinent. Esmie, heartbroken but resolved, is nursing at a mission hospital on the North West Frontier. Lydia, meanwhile, is the glamorous mistress of the Raj Hotel, where Tom hopes his sociable new wife will dazzle international guests.

As Esmie struggles with her true feelings for Tom and the daily dangers of her work, Lydia realises the Raj is not the centre of high society she had dreamed of. And when crisis strikes both couples, Esmie faces a shattering choice: should she stay the constant friend she’s always been, or risk everything and follow her heart?


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3454 KB
  • Print Length: 551 pages
  • Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (1 January 2020)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07G8L8HKT
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #181 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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