Before the Rains
I want to say a huge thank you once again to Julie Williams, who jumped at the chance to review this new one by Dinah Jeffries!
I was treated to another terrific novel by this wonderful author. Before The Rains is a historical romantic story that explores a whole host of emotions including: tragedy, heartache, manipulation, passion and love. These are beautifully displayed with a range of superbly written characters.
Having witnessed the awful death of her beloved father as a child, Eliza and her mother decide to leave India and return to England. But as time passes and now widowed herself, Eliza returns to India alone to pursue her passion of photography.
Eliza arrives in this colourful vibrant country as an insecure, vulnerable young woman but during her time here, she not only discovers the real captivating India, but also herself.
Dinah Jefferies brings this book to life with mesmerising details of the sights, sounds and smells that make you feel that you are actually there!
Dinah shows that India under British rule is so different to now, with the then traditions and customs which are explained and detailed appropriately.
Thanks to NetGalley and Julie for posting this review.