Lady Emily is a beautiful but melancholy young noblewoman, packed off to British India by her father in order to marry the tyrannical Governor of Bengal. Even before reaching Calcutta, she is kidnapped by ruthless pirates. Imprisoned on the lawless island of Ceylon, her fate now rests in the hands of two men: Colonel Charles Edward Fuller, an ambitious covert agent and Lady Emily's would-be rescuer; and the Colonel's handsome native lieutenant, Mr. Neelan. Neelan and Lady Emily will, against the odds, fall in love, but Colonel Fuller, and the Empire he represents, stand in their way...
Jewel of the East is a moving, masterful work of historical fiction, full of vivid characters, intense action, exotic settings, heartwarming romance, and wry humor. It will captivate you from Page One!
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"Dr. Waddy has written a riveting novel of historical fiction. The scenes of intense military combat, bureaucratic infighting, and tender romance are woven together seamlessly by the author."