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Anahita and Princess Indira became inseparable after Indira wanted Anahita to live with her family at the palace. THE MIDNIGHT ROSE tells their marvelous, admirable story.
How lucky could a girl get? Moving from a small village to a palace to be friends with a Princess. Was it lucky forever?
THE MIDNIGHT ROSE moves from present day back to a diary that Anahita kept of her life in India as well as her life in England.
You will feel badly for Anahita and feel her shame and pain. Indira is a character that you want to dislike at times because of her selfishness but can't. Donald will make you mad as well as feel sorry for.
THE MIDNIGHT ROSE is different from Ms. Riley's other books, but equally as good. It took a few pages to get into the gist of it, but once England meets up with India and the story of Anahita’s life is revealed, THE MIDNIGHT ROSE will have you quickly turning the pages to see what happens next. The secrets rolled off the pages and made THE MIDNIGHT ROSE a book you won't want to put down.
THE MIDNIGHT ROSE allows these secrets to be revealed through Anahita's diary. Diaries and digging into family history is one of my favorite things to read about. The reader will be transported back and forth from present day to life in an English household in the 1920's and then back to India.
THE MIDNIGHT ROSE also allows you see the inner workings of the lifestyle of a wealthy English household along with a beautiful love story. The descriptions of India's beautiful landscape and the lifestyle of its residents was amazing and takes you to India’s abject poverty as well as the oozing wealth.
Don't miss this new book of Ms. Riley's. Even though it takes a few pages to get involved, the storyline is amazing and the ending pages of Anahita's diary are superb. 4/5
This book was given to me free of charge by the publisher in return for an honest review.