1793 – India
Two Worlds Clash as a Young English Heiress and an Orphaned Boy, an “Untouchable,” Become Inextricably Entwined.
Coral Kendall is an heiress to the Kingscote Silk Plantation in northern India in the last decade of the 1700s. Breaching cultural boundaries and shunning the scorn of her wealthy English family, she adopts an young orphaned boy, an “Untouchable” from the bottom of the Hindu cast system, and brings him into her home. Despite their contrasting cultures and backgrounds, the bond of love that develops between them is that of a mother and son. But tragedy strikes when the boy is abducted.
Was there a reason to believe that Gem has not perished?
Was the boy’s true identity what she had been led to believe?
How could she discover the truth?
One man—the bold and handsome, British Major Jace Buckley, who desires freedom from the military to start his own tea plantation in Darjeeling—may hold the key to Gem’s disappearance. Can she gain the Major’s help in discovering the truth and win the struggle for the illusive adventurer’s heart?