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PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Speech of Angels How far can a special ability take you from your roots without damaging or destroying you .
Jyothi is growing up on the streets of Bombay when she is rescued by an affluent Western couple their contribution to the starving of India But she soon finds adapting to the orderly middle class English way of life to school and to rules and regulations hard She feels a misfit .
But then by chance it is discovered that she has a rare musical talent Words might never be easy but music flows from her The delicate girl with her extraordinary looks and her unique talent takes the world by storm And the rootless Indian waif Jyothi becomes the international superstar Jade .
But she and her family discover the burdens of fame too and Jyothi becomes torn between the urge to re find her original roots and wanting to become that western girl with that lifestyle those men those values And running through her mind is the vision of a high light room looking out over green hills a man s clear candid gaze with the memory of a music of enchantment
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i One woman One impossible choice Her daughter or her happiness i br br When Caroline meets Kamal the attraction is instant He s enchanting charismatic and she can t wait to set up a new life with him in India Both their families are against the union but Caroline is convinced they ll come round especially when she gives birth to a beautiful daughter Asha br br Asha is an adorable child but Caroline homesick and beginning to hate the remote Indian village they live in struggles with motherhood Kamal is hardly ever there and she feels more and more isolated In the grips of severe depression Caroline flees back to America leaving Asha behind br br i Ten years later i br br Caroline recovered from her illness is consumed by thoughts of the daughter she abandoned Desperate to find Asha she reunites with Kamal intent on tracking her down Will they ever be able to find their lost daughter If they have any chance they must confront the painful truths of the past and a terrible secret that has been kept for many years until now
South America A time of racial tension and poverty A time where forbidden love must remain a secret br br Winnie Cox lives a privileged life of dances and dresses on her father s sugar cane plantation Life is sweet in the kingdom of sugar and Winnie along with her sister Johanna have neither worries nor responsibilities they are birds of paradise protected from the poverty in the world around them br br But everything can change in a heartbeat br br When Winnie falls in love with George Quint the post office boy a darkie from the other side she soon finds herself slipping into a double life And as she withdraws from her family she discovers a shocking secret about those whom are closest to her Now more than ever Winnie is determined to prove her love for George whatever price she must pay and however tragic the consequences might be br br A breath taking love story of two people fighting to be together in a world determined to break them apart br br Acclaim for Sharon Maas br br A terrific writer Barbara Erskine br br A page turning story full of humanity crossing cultures and continents reminiscent of Andrea Levy Katie Fforde br br A beautiful story about tragic love and ultimately about forgiveness with powerful messages about love life and learning to let things go in order to be happy br Life With Joy br Rich in detail and emotion and has the most beautiful and real description of loss I have ever read Shaz s Book blog br br Wow what a very touching story that was filled with super characters and important real life issues br AJ Book Review Club br br If you are fond of family dramas that span generations continents and cultures you will find this to be a worthwhile read I found the shift in attitudes toward gender and ethnicity across generations and cultures to be particularly interesting janetursel com
b A breathtaking and unforgettable story of a woman torn between her family and the man she loves b br br British Guiana South America Winnie Cox is about to marry George Quint the love of her life Born into a life of luxury and privilege on her father s sugar plantation Winnie has turned against her family by choosing to be with George a poor black postman from the slums br br Winnie may be living in poverty but she s got what sister Johanna doesn t have a loving husband and a beautiful family And despite Johanna running her family s sugar plantation Winnie will always be their mother s favourite daughter a bitter pill for Johanna to swallow br br Then Winnie s son falls ill and she must travel to Venezuela desperate for a cure With her sister away Johanna finds herself increasingly drawn to George But he only has eyes for Winnie Johanna stung by the rejection and the fragile state of her own marriage is out for revenge no matter how devastating the consequences br br A compelling and evocative story of betrayal temptation and buried secrets that will captivate fans of Dinah Jefferies and Kate Furnivall
Thirty years of family secrets Three generations of women One family heirloom that could change everything br br When she ran away from her childhood home in Guyana Rika swore that she would never return Cut off from her family she has fought hard to make a life for herself and daughter Inky in London br br Now over thirty years later Rika s cantankerous wheelchair bound mother Dorothea arrives in London But as old wounds re open Dorothea and Rika are further apart than ever br br Inky soon learns that her grandmother is sitting on a small fortune As she uncovers the secrets of the past one by one she unravels the tragedy that tore her mother and grandmother apart But nothing can prepare her or Rika for Dorothea s final unexpected revelation br br An epic mesmerizing tale of tragic loss the strength of words left unspoken and the redeeming power of love
Monika and Jack Kingsley are desperate for a child of their own On a trip to India they fall in love with Jyothi a small shy girl whose family has been ruined by poverty br br Jyothi has been living on the streets of Bombay seeking comfort in the music she hears around her When her mother is involved in a tragic accident Jack and Monika are determined to adopt the orphan child br br Eventually they return to England but Jyothi finds it difficult to adapt to her new home She feels more alone than ever and music becomes her solace once more Even when Jyothi s extraordinary musical talent transforms into a promising career she still doesn t feel like she belongs br br Then a turbulent love affair causes her to question everything And Jyothi realises that before she can embrace her future she must confront her past
Another magical saga by the author of Of Marriageable Age How many of us think as adults we ve lost the vitality of childhood And how many manage to find it again This is Rita Maraj s dilemma Living in a ramshackle house in Georgetown leader of the local neighbourhood gang Rita collects people like she does dogs cats ants and even an unwanted police horse But then her father remarries her stepmother is determined to tidy up house husband and stepdaughter and move into respectable society Rita s charm and liveliness become compressed by the pressure to conform and the duty to find a suitable husband But then a messenger arrives searching for a possible heir to the distant family estates Suddenly liberated and determined to search for her roots Rita s sense of adventure is reawakened first by the formidable personage of her distant relative but even more by the tragedies of her long lost romantic cousin Her early life saving half the wildlife of her neighbourhood is only preparation for the destiny that awaits her Dramatic and vivid moving and exotic Peacocks Dancing is a captivating story a joy to read
How far can a special ability take you from your roots without damaging or destroying you br br Jyothi is growing up on the streets of Bombay when she is rescued by an affluent Western couple their contribution to the starving of India But she soon finds adapting to the orderly middle class English way of life to school and to rules and regulations hard She feels a misfit br br But then by chance it is discovered that she has a rare musical talent Words might never be easy but music flows from her The delicate girl with her extraordinary looks and her unique talent takes the world by storm And the rootless Indian waif Jyothi becomes the international superstar Jade br br But she and her family discover the burdens of fame too and Jyothi becomes torn between the urge to re find her original roots and wanting to become that western girl with that lifestyle those men those values And running through her mind is the vision of a high light room looking out over green hills a man s clear candid gaze with the memory of a music of enchantment
An unputdownable story about a woman in search of the truth the man she falls in love with and the devastation of the Second World War br b Georgetown b br br All her life b Mary Grace b has wanted to know the truth about who her parents really are As the mixed race daughter of two white plantation owners her childhood has been clouded by whispered rumours and the circumstances of her birth have been kept a closely guarded secret br br b Aunt Winnie b is the only person Mary Grace can confide in Feeling lost and lonely her place in society uncertain Mary Grace decides to forge her own path in the world And she finds herself unexpectedly falling for charming and affluent b Jock Campbell b a planter with revolutionary ideas br br But with the onset of the b Second World War b their lives will be changed forever And Mary Grace and Jock will be faced with the hardest decision of all to fight for freedom or to follow their hearts br br An utterly compelling and evocative story about the heart breaking choices men and women had to make during a time of unimaginable change Perfect for fans of i b The Secret Wife b i and i b Island of Secrets b i
A baby abandoned A queen dishonoured And a cataclysmic war that would end the Third Age of Mankind br br This is a new version of the magnificent Indian epic rewritten as an epic novel The Mahabharata is a grand and timeless story yet to be discovered in the West it s a book that has endured the millennia a perennial best seller a story as enthralling as it is moving as thrilling as it plucks the emotional chords br br The story in a nutshell br Karna sired by the Sungod Surya is born to the unmarried princess Kunti She abandons him to the river he is found and raised by a low caste couple br br Spurned by all Karna finds a friend and ally in the avaricious and wicked prince Duryodhana But Duryodhana s worst enemies just happen to be the five brothers the Pandavas the noblest warriors in the world And their mother is Kunti that princess who still grieves for the child she gave away as a young girl br br Karna and Arjuna the middle and mightiest Pandava each vow to kill each other without knowing they are brothers As tensions mount so does their hatred for each other until in the cataclysmic war that will wipe out the entire warrior caste they meet in the inevitable facedown This is war in which no one can be the winner br br This is a story of super heroes super warriors in a fantastical world where a supernatural weapons are powered by mighty mantras where a curse can bring down doom and destruction and the spoken world can grant the power of life over death There is Bhishma who owns the boon of indestructibilty Amba the wronged princess who changes sex in order to avenge herself on Bhishma Arjuna the mightiest archer and his arch enemy Karna the doomed son of the Sungod There is the fireborn Draupadi who marries all five of the famous Pandava brothers and whose word is their command It s a world of demons and gods celestial beings and monsters of superhuman strength a magical marvelous world that somehow seems as real as our own with characters whose passions and priorities are echoes of our own br br SONS OF GODS MAHABHARATA is kaleidoscopic in its beauty and intricacy The hurdle of the tale s massive scope has always daunted translators and the difficulty of prising the right tone from an ancient grand epic to suit a modern and Western audience has relegated it to largely academic obscurity What s saved it for us is that Sharon Maas knows full well that love betrayal lust envy pride devotion and heroism never go out of style SONS OF GODS is a literary soap opera with a soul that spans the full horizon Jamie Mason author of Three Graves Full and Monday s Lies br br Sharon Maas is the author of the best selling HarperCollins novel Of Marriageable Age and two other novels Of Marriageable Age is soon to be made available as an e book