Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Rebel Queen

While on vacation, I read a book in my favorite genre, historical fiction.  I've always enjoyed the novels by Michelle Moran and Rebel Queen was no exception.

My Goodreads review:

I don't think I would hesitate to read anything by Michelle Moran - in any time period, involving any character.  She's a wonderful writer of historical fiction.  I don't have a lot of interest in India - and I'm not a fan of the British Empire - but the premise of this novel sounded intriguing...  Girl power and all that.

Moran did a lovely job introducing the main character, Sita, and explaining the religious views of Hindus in 19th century India.  I was ashamed bu how little I knew.  Sita quickly finds herself in the employ of Queen  Rani Lakshmi, who will become India's last queen before the British arrive.

This story is riveting and I found myself flying through this novel.  Sita was a lovely heroine and the dynamics of court life were enlivened by Moran very well.  The atrocities committed by the British made me truly ashamed to be a part of Western culture.

A great read!

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