The Star of India by Diana R Chambers is a work of historical fiction based on real-life story. The book weaves a spirited tale of a strong-willed woman whose fate was deeply entwined with the momentous birth of modern India. Published by Penguin, an e-version of the book is now available.
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Hollywood, 1946. When Nancy Valentine meets the dashing crown prince of Cooch Behar, sparks fly almost instantly. Sporty-as she lovingly nicknames him-is like nobody the beautiful young actress has ever met before. She is swept away to Sporty’s kingdom in India just as the country is caught up in a tumultuous freedom struggle. And before she knows it, Nancy is entangled in a whirlwind of intrigue, espionage, and attempted murder.
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History. Romance. Mystery. An absolute page-turner! . Based on a real-life story, THE STAR OF INDIA contains all the elements for a great epic—true love, attempted murder, a disapproving Maharani, the curse of the Mughal ruby, and the people of a nation who’re overturning the rule of the white man. . Get your copy of this unputdownable read at a bookstore near you or visit the link in the bio. . #TheStarOfIndia #OutNow @dianarc1
Sporty comes under great pressure from his elegant and formidable mother, who believes his marriage to a foreigner will weaken the family’s position with their people-and make them vulnerable to a government takeover. Amid growing opposition to the couple’s union, the state’s fabled Mughal Ruby disappears, and its curse will shadow them all.
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