Monsoon Summer

Monsoon Summer

Book - 2016
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Oxfordshire, 1947. Exhausted by the war and nursing a tragic secret, Kit Smallwood flees to Wickam Farm to recuperate. There she throws herself into helping Daisy set up a charity sending midwives to India.

Daisy's plan is fraught with danger. With newly-acquired Independence, many of India's people furiously resent the English for withdrawing so quickly, blaming them for the riots that left millions dead. When Kit meets Anto, a handsome, complicated but charming trainee doctor nearing the end of his English education, she falls utterly in love.

Anto makes her laugh and marriage should be the easiest thing in the world. But when he informs his family that he is shortly to return home with an English bride, his parents are appalled. Despite being Anglo-Indian herself, Kit's own mother is equally horrified. She has spent most of her life trying to erase a painful past and losing her daughter to an Indian man is her worst fear realized.

As they journey to a new life in India, Kit begins to realize the seriousness of what she has undertaken. Thrown into the heart of a traditional Indian family in a rapidly changing world, Kit has much to learn about the nature of home and the depth of her love for Anto.

Publisher: London :, Orion,, 2016
ISBN: 9781409108122
Branch Call Number: FIC GRE
Characteristics: 374 pages ; 25 cm

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SquamishLibraryStaff Feb 21, 2017

A cross between Downton Abbey and Indian Summers. Set in post WWII, the book is about an English nurse who marries an Indian doctor, and the cultural clashes they face as they try to make their home in India. This was a great read and I learned a lot about midwives in India.

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Jan 08, 2017

Excellent, could not put it down.

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