Before the Rains

by Dinah Jefferies

eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction Sagas and Romance

Before the Rains Synopsis

1930, Rajputana, India. Since her husband's death, 28-year-old photojournalist Eliza's only companion has been her camera. When the British Government send her to an Indian princely state to photograph the royal family, she's determined to make a name for herself. But when Eliza arrives at the palace she meets Jay, the Prince's handsome, brooding brother. While Eliza awakens Jay to the poverty of his people, he awakens her to the injustices of British rule. Soon Jay and Eliza find they have more in common than they think. But their families - and society - think otherwise. Eventually they will have to make a choice between doing what's expected, or following their hearts...

Before the Rains Press Reviews

'Packed with colour, history, atmosphere and plenty of twists and turns, this is a lush, escapist read' Sunday Express

'Beautifully written and heart-rending' -- Katie Fforde on 'The Tea Planter's Wife

'Dinah Jefferies has a remarkable gift for conjuring up another time and place with lush descriptions, full of power and intensity' -- Kate Furnivall on 'The Silk Merchant's Daughter

'My ideal read - I couldn't put it down' -- Santa Montefiore on 'The Tea Planter's Wife'

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ISBN: 9780241978832
Publication date: 18/05/2017
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Book Information

ISBN: 9780241978832
Publication date: 18th May 2017
Author: Dinah Jefferies
Publisher:
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Genres: Books of the Year 2017, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Sagas and Romance,
Categories: Historical fiction, Historical romance,

About Dinah Jefferies

Dinah Jefferies was born in Malaysia and moved to England at the age of nine. She has worked in education, lived in a commune and exhibited work as an artist. Dinah's first novel,The Separation, was published by Viking in 2014; The Tea Planter's Wife is her second novel. She is a contributor to the Guardian and other newspapers and lives in Gloucestershire with her husband.

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