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Critical Praise

“[A] compelling, scandalous tale in 1940s India, set against the dynamic backdrop of Kashmir.”
   — Publishers Weekly

“Rosie Thomas has the rare and wonderful ability to create stories and characters that take you instantly into another world --- one you are most reluctant to leave until you have reached the end.”
   — Penny Vincenzi, bestselling author of NO ANGEL

"An avid traveler and thorough researcher, Thomas brings the flavors and colors of India to life with vivid detail and develops characters so real one feels a kinship. An engrossing, intelligent, and satisfying read, this publication is the American debut of a UK best-seller."
   — Booklist

"A finely wrought story of emotional and geographical displacement."
   — Kirkus Reviews

"Mystery, intrigue, a great love, passion, and a terrible sorrow all come together to make this a very touching and satisfying read.”
   — Barbara Taylor Bradford, bestselling author of LETTER FROM A STRANGER