Spotlight On. . .Forbidden Jewel of India by Louise Allen

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A little later than I planned. I’m still being careful about how long I sit in front of my computer. So far, I’ve been doing pretty good.

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When it came time to pick a historical romance, I realized I had a problem: what to choose.  I have a huge backlog — and that’s not even including Georgette Heyer. The easiest part was narrowing the field down to just Harlequin imprints.  The paranormal and the contemporary romances were from that publishing house, so I thought I’d make it three for three — a secondary/mini theme for the month.  Besides, Harlequin is known for romances, so it was fitting.

Most of the historical romances I own are set in the Regency era.  I picked this book for several reasons.  First, it is not a Regency — it’s Georgian (late 1700s).  Secondly, it’s set in India.  And finally, the heroine is half Indian/half English — the daughter of an Indian princess and a British aristocrat. I read the author’s notes in the back and the book sounds interesting.  I added the book to my Spring Reading List, so I hope to read it sometime soon.

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Forbidden Jewel of India (Louise Allen)

Forbidden Jewel of India
(Louise Allen)

Title: The Forbidden Jewel of India
Author: Louise Allen
Series: Harlequin Historical #1121
Published: 2013
Genre: Historical Romance

From the back: Anusha Laurens is in danger. The daughter of an Indian princess and an English peer, she’s the perfect pawn in the opulent courts of Rajasthan. Even so, she will not return to the father who rejected her.

Arrogant angrezi Major Nicholas Herriard is charged with bringing the alluring princess safely to her new life in Calcutta. Nick’s mission is to protect, to serve—but under the searing Indian sun an initial attraction unfurls into a forbidden temptation.

This beautiful, impossible princess tests the very limits of his honor—especially when Nick is left with only one option to keep Anusha safe: marriage. But the fast-flowing waters of the Ganges determine a different fate, and duty may separate them forever.

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