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The Jasmine Wife

The Jasmine Wife

Author(s): Jane Coverdale

Location(s): Chennai (Madras)

Genre(s): Historical, Fiction

Era(s): Early 1900s

At midnight where the jasmine blooms, a woman waits for her lover…

Sara Archer’s future as the dutiful wife of a British official in India seems assured, until a chance meeting with the gorgeous and powerful Ravi Sabran changes everything.

Under the heat of the Indian sun, the veneer of polite society wears off quickly and soon Sara realises that nothing is as it appears to be, especially her husband Charles…

But in the beautiful jasmine gardens of the Maharajah’s palace, Sara follows a forbidden path… away from her bullying husband, towards Ravi and the long-buried secrets of her own birth.

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A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

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