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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,770 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Julia Gregson Narrator: Tania Rodrigues Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2009 ISBN:
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Autumn 1928. Three young women are on their way to India, each with a new life in mind. Rose, a beautiful but naive bride-to-be, is anxious about leaving her family and marrying a man she hardly knows. Victoria, her bridesmaid couldn't be happier to get away from her overbearing mother, and is determined to find herself a husband. And Viva, their inexperienced chaperone, is in search of the India of her childhood, ghosts from the past and freedom.

Each of them has their own reason for leaving their homeland but the hopes and secrets they carry can do little to prepare them for what lies ahead in India... Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ally Budd | 2/14/2014

    " Had to start this book so many times but eventually got into it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 2/1/2014

    " Not particularly deep and the romance(s) were fairly routine, but a well-told story that I hated to put down once I got into it. Always a nice feeling. This is set in India during colonial times and tells the adventures of three English women who travel there - one to get married, one for adventure, and one for somewhat mysterious personal reasons. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chelsea | 1/24/2014

    " Slow start but overall a good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 1/19/2014

    " A 4-star book, maybe 3.5 stars, shoved to the top of the ratings heap by a bang up narration by reader Tania Rodrigues (Clipper Audio production). I guess one could call this Chick Lit (main characters are three young women who "grow up" during their travels to and lives in late '20s India), but it's really more plain old quality Lit. The '20s time period in India naturally draws in politics and the imminent changes in the country as the Empire continues to break into pieces, and this background, of turbulent [political] youth, is a fitting backdrop for the youthful heroines who are yanked into adulthood and maturity by circumstances. Highly recommended for anyone who (like me) loved Paul Scott's "Raj Quartet," immortalized as "The Jewel in the Crown" Masterpiece Theater series in the 1980's (and vice versa - any lover of this book should move directly to Paul Scott's series). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colleen | 1/17/2014

    " It took me awhile to get into this book, about three British women travelling to, and then living in India in the 1930's. But by the time I was done I felt like I was saying goodbye to friends. Maybe that's just because it was kind of a long book! Ultimately, a nice story about self-discovery, being open to possibility, and learning to deal with disappointment. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 JQ | 1/16/2014

    " This book went on way too long. Too many subplots that when all was said and done - who cared about any of all that extra stuff? The main character wasn't very likable, and I found myself not really caring what happened to her. She spent most of her time whining inside her own head, and I don't know why any of the characters who cared about her did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bernadette | 1/8/2014

    " I learned about an interesting time in India's history. The stories of the women who travelled from Britain to India were well told. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 E10699 webb | 1/5/2014

    " Entertaining and fun read, kept me intrigued till the very end "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn Johnson | 12/13/2013

    " Very absorbing story of three women who travel to India in the late 1920's to find husbands among the British men working there. Well written and believable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon | 12/1/2013

    " Excellent read about India during the British Rule. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cathy | 11/25/2013

    " I wished I liked this book more - the period of history the author focuses on is interesting but it's too long and I wished the characters were more developed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cat | 11/17/2013

    " I felt transported by this book. I could smell the sights & sounds. That is always a good thing. I've also read it twice. I recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The | 7/22/2013

    " Three young British women set off for Bombay in 1928. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda Dwyer savage | 11/17/2012

    " This is an easy enjoyable read- you get to know and like the characters very early in the book. And I found the subject of British young women moving to India quite fascinating. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberley | 11/16/2012

    " I think I enjoyed it in the end. Not one I would rave over, although I really enjoyed the last half. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jasmine | 11/4/2012

    " Loved this book! a great story of female friendship. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen Schrader (Wenke) | 10/8/2012

    " First half is great, last half is somewhat of a letdown. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Siegfried | 8/13/2012

    " Really liked this book- had some slow moments but for the most part moved along very nicely. This is the first book I have ever read on the subject of the "Fishing Fleet" but not the first about the British "invasion" of India. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janene | 6/16/2012

    " Given to me by my friend Sara Jane. Was highly recommended. So far, so good! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tamara Blair | 10/6/2011

    " This was not as good as I had hoped. I will read just about anything set in India, and this book has been done before- and far better. Both the writing and the plotting were pedestrian, and the characters had little dimension. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debby Egerton | 8/18/2011

    " Well, I really couldn't quit reading this book, though it started out slow in the beginning. I think as the characters and story developed it got me hooked. A good book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 6/13/2011

    " Very good, longer read. I read in approximately 14 hours. A little history, a little love. The author put out some very recognizable Indian culture. There was a strong sense of romance-but nothing repulsive or smutty, and finding "home". Like-able characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Naz | 5/9/2011

    " The fact that I read it recently, but can hardly remember all that happened, shows its lasting effect on me. Some parts stretched more than necessary. However, it was good for an easy-read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 5/6/2011

    " It started out quite slow and I stopped reading it for about two months, but once I started it again, it got a whole lot better and I didn't want to put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherrill | 4/25/2011

    " I loved this book. Adventure, drama, and romance all rolled into one. The details are beautiful and the characters have depth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jules | 3/16/2011

    " Vivid characters, vibrant writing, and a few pathways strolled into the human heart. Really a three-and-a-half star read, but since it helped me pass a few happy hours aboard a plane, I'll give it another half. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 3/1/2011

    " First half is great, last half is somewhat of a letdown. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Niki | 2/26/2011

    " Very good read! Well written and you feel like you are in India with the ladies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chelsea | 2/25/2011

    " An engrossing and delightful story about friendship, loss and love. I enjoyed it so much and am going to read her other book right away. I was sad when this one ended. I wish it kept going, or had a sequel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 2/23/2011

    " I love her tone, she writes beautifully-could have spared some foul language but an exciting get away novel.
    It made me crave curry dishes & left me wanting to wear a sari! If India is truly as beautiful as it sounds in this book then I can't wait to go.
    My fav character is Tor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 2/10/2011

    " Very good novel about life in India in the late 1920s for three young women who come from England looking for love, adventure, and some meaning in their lives. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renee | 1/20/2011

    " This is a fun read, not too deep, but plenty of action. Would be great on a trip, but is quite long. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 1/19/2011

    " I enjoyed this book. It is for sure a very wholesome read. No violence, sex, drugs... It was a refreshing read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 1/10/2011

    " This was a one of a kind book. I was sad when it was over. I felt as though I had become friends with the characters in the book. Simply a wonderful read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ingrid | 12/29/2010

    " Thoroughly enjoyed this read. "

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