The Emerald Affair (The Raj Hotel Book 1) (English Edition) –

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 Lydias home Esmie is at first concerned for Toms shell shock, then captivated by his charm, but its effervescent Lydia he marries, and the pair begin a new adventure together in IndiaWhen marriage to Toms 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 guestsAs 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 shes always been, or risk everything and follow her heart Janet MacLeod Trotter is the author of numerous bestselling and acclaimed novels, including The Hungry Hills, which was nominated for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, The Tea Planters Daughter, which was nominated for the Romantic Novelists Association Novel of the Year Award, and In the Far Pashmina Mountains, which was shortlisted for the RNA Historical Romance of the Year Award Much informed by her own experiences, MacLeod Trotter was raised in the north east of England by Scottish parents and travelled in India as a young woman She now divides her time between Northumberland and the Isle of Skye Find outabout the author and her novels at janetmacleodtrotter