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Prisoners to their own broken dreams…After a daring rescue goes awry, Laine Harkness and her friend Eshana flee to the tropical south of India…and headlong into their respective pasts. Laine takes a nursing position at a plantation in the jungle, only to discover that her former fiancé is the owner…but fun-loving Laine refuses to let Adam crush her heart like he had yearsPrisoners to their own broken dreams…After a daring rescue goes awry, Laine Harkness and her friend Eshana flee to the tropical south of India…and headlong into their respective pasts. Laine takes a nursing position at a plantation in the jungle, only to discover that her former fiancé is the owner…but fun-loving Laine refuses to let Adam crush her heart like he had years ago. Eshana, captured by her traditional uncle and forced once more into the harsh Hindu customs of mourning, doubts freedom will ever be hers again, much less the forbidden love that had begun to flower. Amid cyclones, epidemics, and clashing faiths, will the love of the True Master give hope to these searching hearts?...

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Captured by Moonlight Reviews

  • Loraine
    2018-10-16 13:59

    SUMMARY: Prisoners to their own broken dreams… After a daring rescue goes awry, Laine Harkness and her friend Eshana flee to the tropical south of India…and headlong into their respective pasts. Laine takes a nursing position at a plantation in the jungle, only to discover that her former fiancé is the owner…but fun-loving Laine refuses to let Adam crush her heart like he had years ago. Eshana, captured by her traditional uncle and forced once more into the harsh Hindu customs of mourning, doubts freedom will ever be hers again, much less the forbidden love that had begun to flower. Amid cyclones, epidemics, and clashing faiths, will the love of the True Master give hope to these searching hearts?REVIEW: Once again, Christine Lindsay has captured the senses with the sights, sounds, and descriptions of India and the heart with a wonderfully captivating storyline. This is definitely a worthy sequel to the first in her Twilight of the British Raj series.The adventure carried me along from start to finish as India erupts with clashes between the various religious segments populating the country. The author's historical research helped me understand the reasoning behind these clashes and the resulting violence. The spiritual theme throughout the book was deep and realistic. Showing how even those who have had a strong faith can begin to question when tough times take place. The double romance is reminiscent of MM Kaye's books that also focus on the British Raj. The characters from the previous book Shadowed in Silk have grown up and now the focus is on Laine and Adam and Eshana and Jai. Each of these characters has depth and interest. They are all beset by their past that have affected who they are are now and the actions they are taking amidst the struggled between the religious sects. Each one fights their own demons as they fight for their future place in India. An excellent read for anyone who likes historical romance especially during the time period of the British Raj decline. FAVORITE QUOTES: "It would be much easier for me to say there are many roads to God. The idea of many roads sounds so charitable. But is it loving of me to encourage others in something that I believe will not save them? Or is it more charitable to risk offending people by telling them of the One whom I know has the power or authority to save them?""You have mistaken the gentleness of Christ, thinking that He does not care whether you follow Him or not. ...His heart breaks for you to follow Him to life. But He will not force this upon you.""It is good to swim in the waters of tradition, but to sink in them is suicide." (Ghandi as quoted in this book) I received this book for free in the hope that I would review it. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

  • Mikal Dawn
    2018-11-12 20:50

    My thoughts:This book was beautifully written. I may have found it a bit slow at times, but quite honestly, the descriptions of the Indian jungle, and the palaces in Madras were so beautiful—almost poetic—that I didn’t notice the slow portions.The characters of Laine and Adam were so passionately written, and their development was fluid. The secondary characters of Eshana, Jai, Rory, and John, were also well written, and were so likeable that I want to read all their stories to their conclusions! Ms. Lindsay writes with obvious passion and love. She provoked me to do research on my own of the characters she used as pillars of Christian faith in India (and yes, I found out three of them are real people, though I had never heard of them prior to her book); she also spurred me to do some research on World War I injuries and masks—it’s very, very fascinating! And to me, the hallmark of a great writer is someone who can encourage me through their work to learn more on my own.Though I didn’t have an opportunity to read the first book in this series (Shadowed in Silk), I fully intend to go back and read it. I didn’t feel like I was missing part of the story, though there were obvious references to the first book in Captured by Moonlight.My advice? Read this book. Please. With, as my daughter says, sprinkles on top. It’s a lively, poignant story of pain, forgiveness, redemption, and hope. And so worth it.*I was given this book for free through The Book Club Network in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

  • Narelle
    2018-11-03 16:57

    I loved reading Captured by Moonlight and enjoyed journeying with a few of the characters from Book 1, Shadowed in Silk. The book can be read as a stand alone story but I recommend reading Shadowed in Silk first to fully appreciate Captured by Moonlight. The beautiful and exotic post-World War 1 setting in India adds colour and flavour to the story.Laine and Eshana are courageous characters who are prepared to endanger their lives to save others. Adam is a war veteran and successful plantation owner who is tormented by many secrets. He was Laine’s childhood sweetheart and he broke her heart when he called off their engagement during the war. In the years since the war ended, Laine hasn’t found a man who compares to Adam. Eshana’s Christian faith is challenged when she is punished by a cruel uncle because she refuses to follow the Hindu customs of her caste.The story deals with a number of big issues from the tumultous early 1920′s in India. Ghandi and other historical figures are mentioned. The cultural backdrop, including characters from various castes and religious backgrounds, adds authenticity and depth to the story.Captured by Moonlight is an engaging and beautifully paced story. It’s a good story for writers to study if they are looking to understand how subplots intertwine and enhance the main plot in the story. I highly recommend this book to those looking for an exciting and inspiring historical romance.Many thanks to the author for providing a review copy.

  • Iola
    2018-11-07 18:10

    It is 1921, and Laine Harkness is an Army nurse stationed in Amritsar, India, where she works at the Queen Alexandra hospital and assists at the a local Christian mission. Laine assists Eshana to rescue a 14-year-old temple prostitute who is unlikely to survive labour without professional medical care. They save the girl, with the assistance of the handsome Dr Jai Kaur, but the women have been identified and the mob is out for vengeance to those who dare to disrespect Hindi beliefs.The women flee: Eshana takes their recovering patient to the Ramabai Mukti Mission in Madras. Here she comes face to face with her past, in the form of the uncle who abandoned her in an ashram as a grieving 13-year-old widow. Laine is assigned to a remote medical outpost where she is reintroduced to Adam Brand, who forbids her from visiting his estate and refuses to give any explanation for the letter he wrote breaking their engagement. One ongoing thread through the story is Laine’s lack of faith. It’s not made clear why an English woman with no personal faith would assist at a Christian mission run by and for Hindi child widows, and the question of Laine’s faith is, in my opinion, never satisfactorily resolved. This is a weakness made even more obvious by the strength of the Eshana/Jai subplot.The other weakness was minor, and had to do with the editing. At first I was impressed by the use of vocabulary and word order to show the different accents of the English, Indian and American characters. Then I realised there were no American characters, despite the use of Americanisms such as ‘gotten’. Oops. There were also a small number of irritating typos and homonym errors.Apart from that, the research and writing was excellent. The author managed to give a real sense of time and place with only a few well-chosen words. I could easily believe I had been transported to 1920’s India, and was especially impressed the way contemporary events (such as Ghandi’s peaceful protests) were woven into the conversations between the characters. Captured by Moonlight has everything: a unique plot, an exotic location, two heroines from two very different backgrounds and cultures, and a hero with a secret, and a second hero who must abandon everything he holds dear in order to win the woman he loves. Recommended for those who want something a little different from the standard American Christian romance.Thanks to the author and ACRBA for providing a free ebook for review.

  • Lisa Johnson
    2018-11-14 20:47

    Title: Captured by Moonlight (Twilight of the British Raj #2)Author: Christine LindsayPages: 274Year: 2013Publisher: WhitefireMy rating is 5+ stars.The main character of the novel is Laine Harkness a nurse in the British service who finds herself being reassigned after breaking a previous warning and being hunted by the authorities. There are also peeks into the lives of fictional people we meet in book one, Shadowed in Silk. Whether you know anything of the events in India regarding British rule or not, you’ll find yourself magnetically drawn to these books.The Word of God is spread liberally throughout the story along with interesting interactions between believers and those who practice Hinduism. The author really has done her homework in telling us a complete tale that encompasses the spiritual, political, historical, and flavor of a culture that is unique. In corresponding with the author, I learned she put in over 300 hours of research before writing the first book.The tension climaxes between those who are British and the Indians with various religious systems as they clash because India wants self-government. However, though not all on either side see a clear solution to releasing the growing fear these issues create as people aren’t sure how India will be partitioned off or when it will occur. Readers will become engrossed in the personal interactions and challenges that stem from the previous war. Some of the tension is due to differing spiritual beliefs and the caste system that holds India’s people without hope.I have really enjoyed Shadowed in Silk and now the sequel Captured in Moonlight. Soon I will share with you the conclusion of the story in the third book titled, Veiled at Midnight. After you read the books, go on YouTube and watch the movie Flame over India, starring Lauren Bacall that is from the same time frame and about the same nations. I think you will gain such understanding and a heart for those who are trapped in the caste system as well as serving a false god.Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255. “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

  • ASC Book Reviews
    2018-11-02 19:15

    Captured by Moonlight is an excellent journey! It starts in a way that to me was a little confusing and hard to figure out, but by page two it had grabbed my full attention and wouldn't let go!!! From one amazing action packed scene to the next Captured by Moonlight is filled with intrigue from start to finish. I enjoyed learning of the great Christians from India and many of their works. Many of these characters are dear to my heart and the suspense was woven beautifully by Christine's way of writing. Within these pages you will learn about what females have suffered in India, how, though you may be imprisoned, Jesus will always set you free but in His way and His perfect timing, and that love isn't deserved but freely given all you need to do is accept it. Many scenes are beautifully written and many things are wonderfully expressed. I highly recommend you read Captured by Moonlight. It has made it to my Favorite Books list, it may just make it to yours. ;) I have always wanted to read Shadowed in Silk (the first installment of this series), but now it's a must! I'll have to go back and dive into Christine Lindsay's previous writings :)My songs for Captured by Moonlight are: "Down in Zanzibar" by Rhapsody Quintet, "Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor: I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso - Allegro con spirito" by Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, "As the Deer" by Daywind Studio Musicians, "Theme From Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto" by Ray Conniff & His Orchestra & Chorus, "Untitled Hymn (Come To Jesus)" by Chris Rice, "Carried Away By Love" by Peter Deiwick & Marla McLean, and "Someone Handed Me The Moon" by Marla McLeanRomans 6:4~ASC

  • Catherine
    2018-10-31 17:09

    Captured by Moonlight, the highly anticipated sequel to award-winning author, Christine Lindsay's first novel, Shadowed in Silk, does not disappoint! Once again, her descriptive prose pulled me into an amazingly detailed story world that made me want to stay until the last page was turned. I was immediately transported back to old India, the landscape, sounds and smells so rich I could almost taste them. Lindsay's attention to detail, witty prose and moving story line all blend together to create a treat for the senses, leaving the reader satisfied and completely satiated by the end. Colorful characters and a haunting love story will lure you in, but won't let go for a long while afterward. Lindsay leaves her readers with much to think about, and much to be grateful for.

  • Kenneth Winters
    2018-10-22 18:12

    This is an outstanding book, accurately portraying the culture of India in the 1920's and the challenges faced by Christian converts there. The author's grasp of this period and place in history is astounding, and her characters are vividly drawn. Danger from diseases, wild animals and the traditional Hindu traditions face the main and secondary characters constantly. Add the impact of WWI on some of the characters and unrequited romance, and you have the makings of a wonderful novel. And Captured by Moonlight by Christine Lindsay is, indeed, one of the best novels of any genre that I have ever read.

  • Amy
    2018-11-01 17:08

    This was a wonderful tale of four people searching and finding hope in India. This story caught my attention from the first page on. It did not let up. From poverty streets, kidnappings, forbidden love, remnants of war, snake bites, cholera, cyclones, etc. I was very caught up in these character lives. I also learned more about India some of their religious customs and their time during the British Raj. Pick up this book, you will not be dissapointed. This is the second in a series but reads as a stand alone. I already have the first book so I will be reading it soon.

  • Sandra
    2018-10-24 13:50

    I really enjoyed this book. It felt like visiting and learning about another country with a good friend. There was plenty of suspense & lots of adventure. This was my first Christine Lindsay novel but it won't be my last. Just loved it. Would recommend to anyone. Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book through the Readers Only Group at BookFun.org in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. No monetary compensation was received as a result of my review. Thank you to Fred St Laurent, BookFun.org.

  • Kathryn Svendsen
    2018-10-19 15:54

    Captured By Moonlight captured me right from the beginning with the kidnapping of a young temple prostitute about to give birth. This is the effort the two heroines of the story. Eshana works at a mission dedicated to helping widows and orphans. Laine is a nurse. They kidnap the young woman (actually, a 14 year old child) as she is living in deplorable conditions, is there against her will, and needs medical attention.Lindsay's novel continued to hold my attention throughout its well-written pages with words that created visually vibrant images in my mind as I read. The characters have depth. I wanted to shake some sense into Adam as he struggled with his sense of duty and responsibility. I applauded Eshana as she worked through her struggle of faith, keeping the Lord first and foremost in her life, trusting God to work out the details for His purpose.Inspired by the real-life Pandita Ramabai, founder of the Mukti Mission in India, this novel has as its backdrop the Hindu social issues of child-brides and ostracization of widows and what the Christian missions did in the 1920's. The historical aspect of this novel is made more real as it includes a number of references to actual historical figures and events. It is an illuminating dip into another culture and time.I thought that this book, although it did not win any awards as the previous book in the series "Shadowed in Silk", was even better than its predecessor. It does well as a stand-alone novel, but readers who enjoy this book will want to read the first book of the series as well as the third "Veiled at Midnight" which is due to be released in February 2014.This book fully deserves 5 stars!

  • JoAnn
    2018-10-19 17:47

    Christine Lindsay's second novel in her Twilight of the British Raj series proves there's no so-called "sophomore slump" in this author's ability to produce a well-written, captivating story. What I like most about her writing style is how I was not only entertained, but I came away feeling invigorated with the love of great writing and I learned something--in this case, I was enthralled with reading a story set in a crucial period in India's history about which I might otherwise have known very little. With her visual imagery, vibrant characters and vivid dialogue, I wanted to know more and the threads of intrigue, heartbreaking emotion at times, mystery, humor and romantic undercurrents kept me turning the pages with the right touch of both internal and external forces and conflicts. Nurse Laine is one of the spunkiest, most stubborn, articulate, intelligent and well-rounded heroines I've read in recent memory. She's flawed but you root for her all the way. Her dear friend, Eshana, is so strong in her Christian faith and, as a reader, my heart hurt for her so many times, longing for her--as well as Laine--to find what they were each seeking in terms of spirituality, life, love and in every other way. The heroes of this book are just as I'd expect: strong and sometimes equally stubborn, flawed and real, and perfect for our heroines. This is a book that will ultimately leave you with a smile and a sigh on your lips....and eagerly anticipating the third book in this extremely well-written, epic trilogy. Highly recommended.

  • Maureen Timerman
    2018-10-28 14:07

    This is the second book in this series that I have read, and equally amazing, I loved it. We are in India, the age of Gandhi, and just after WW1. The descriptions of the beauty of the Country, made me feel like I was there. Watching the beautiful birds, and smelling the glorious flowers. We do see the differences in people living in the Caste system. Fine if you are at the top, but who wants to be the untouchable? To give aid and comfort to one so low, is punishable by law. I asked an Indian Dr once about the Caste System...he loved it, said it was necessary...guess where he was in it? Of course, Laine Harkness and her friend Eshana, don't let the law trouble them when they felt called to help an unfortunate girl. How the things that were happening to her could be allowed...ugh! They enlist Dr Jai, in their need for medical help for the girl. Sparks fly between Eshana and Dr Jai, but she is a Christian and he a Sikh.Then there is Lani who loved Adam with her whole heart, but he was killed in the war. Or was he?? Here is a man do indebeted to another, for saving his life, that he has given up his own for the others sake.You will become so enraptured with this story, even when it is finished you crave more. I for one never wanted it to end. It is wonderful!I received this book from the Author, and was not required to give a positive review.

  • Sara Goff
    2018-11-11 21:06

    Captured by Moonlight is the story of Laine and Eshana, two friends who must let go of their dreams and ambitions and mend deep wounds before they can love again. I hung on to every sound of the jungle, every scent of the market, every glimmer of the palaces and shadow among the ruins in this British Raj novel. The two friends' separate journeys, though winding and strewn with obstacles, read like poetry. Good-humored Laine and stubborn, yet sensitive Eshana become like living people whom you trust, care for, and want to spend time with. Christine Lindsay is a master of her craft.India in the late 1940's, searching for its true identity, mirrors the characters' plight, the nurses and soldiers struggling to move on with their lives after the war. But change beckons all, and even the sacred Hindu tradition of banishing widows from the family gives way to a mother and father's love for their daughter. The vibrant writing aside, Christine Lindsay's confident handle on the time period aside, the swiftly changing scenes and Laine and Eshana's parallel storylines make Captured by Moonlight a gripping read.

  • Jude Urbanski
    2018-10-24 20:56

    I haven’t read book one in Christine Lindsay’s series about the ‘Twilight of the British Raj’ in colonial India, but book two easily captured my interest. It’s a historical, it’s a love story or love stories to be precise, it’s suspense and excitement. Abby and Geoff from book one appear and then move on to new adventures.The book is set in India just after World War I as Laine Harkness, a heart-sick, but spunky, British military nurse, strives to reinvent happiness, believing Adam, her life-long love, has been lost to war. The plot thickens quickly as Laine and Eshana, Hindu-friend-turned Christian, challenge Indian traditions and customs and must flee for safety. The book only gathers momentum from here.Ms. Lindsay is superb in her setting descriptions, resplendent of writer M M Kaye in her famous book, The Far Pavilions. The faith of Eshana can only impress and prove inspirational when we’re found in dire circumstances ourselves, but the story is full of surprises which will keep you turning the pages and asking if book three is coming.

  • IrenesBookReviews
    2018-10-20 18:52

    This is the second book in this series by Christine Lindsay. If you have not read Shadowed in Silk please go read it! It is an excellent book. This book is also a must read and I highly recommend it.I gave this book 5/5 stars. The characters are very well written and the setting is superb. You will find yourself cheering for the right characters to be together. The conversations are excellent and definitely fit the characters. The settings were well written and you can really picture what she is writing about. I would compare this book to a great movie where the story captures you and carries you away! I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading great Christian Historical Novels. I can not wait to read the next book in this Twilight of the British Raj series!I would like to thank the author and publisher for a copy of the book I enjoyed reading. I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read.

  • Caryl
    2018-10-31 20:54

    Spectacular! I was drawn into the story from the beginning. The detail and imagery brings such a depth to the story.Ms. Lindsay masterfully addresses the trauma of war. There is danger, suspense, compassion and hope.I enjoyed Laine and Adam's story and you will too!

  • Janet Sketchley
    2018-10-26 19:08

    Captured by Moonlight is the second book in Christine Lindsay's India-based Twilight of the British Raj series. Readers who enjoyed book one, Shadowed in Silk, will be glad to get hold of book two, and if you missed the first one you can jump in here.Shadowed in Silk was predominantly Abby's story although it did introduce Laine Harkness and Eshana, the heroines of Captured by Moonlight. Abby doesn't play a significant part in this novel, but readers who count her a friend will appreciate seeing what's going on in her life now.The series is set in the early 1920s as the British rule in India is faltering and as Gandhi's teachings are gaining hold. Historical figures are occasionally mentioned, but the central characters are fictional. Captured by Moonlight opens with Laine and Eshana rescuing (the authorities call it stealing) a pregnant Hindu temple prostitute who's only 14. They've done this once before, but this time they're seen.Laine, a military nurse, could face disciplinary action. Eshana, a Christian who was once Hindu, could face much worse, especially if her family gets hold of her. To them she's an offense: according to tradition, as a widow she should be hidden away, garbed in white and with a shaved head, not running a Christian mission.Laine and Eshana leave the city of Amritsar in a hurry, Laine to work with two missionaries doing cholera research in Madras and Eshana to deliver the recovering temple prostitute to another mission where the girl will have a chance to gain an education and a happier life.Both women encounter people they would have avoided at all costs: Laine meets her former fiancé, Adam, who broke off their relationship during the war. Eshana meets her uncle, who imprisons her. When Eshana's friends realize she's missing, Doctor Jai Kaur leaves Amritsar to search for her. He's a devout Sikh, and she's a Christian, each seeking God as they understand Him and each wishing the other could see God their way so they could be together.Eshana is physically a prisoner, and her struggles to encourage herself in her faith are authentic and inspiring. I love how she dances her praises in her tiny room. Adam is a self-imposed prisoner on his estate with his former army troop, trying to keep his ongoing feelings for Laine at bay. Eshana longs for release, but Adam clings to his "cage". Both will need help to walk into freedom.The romances of Laine and Adam, Eshana and Jai, play out against a lush and dramatic setting involving tigers, cholera, monsoons, poisonous snakes and the after-effects of war. Captured by Moonlight is a richly detailed and evocative read, and I look forward to the third installment in the series, Veiled at Midnight, releasing in 2014.You can read an excerpt from Captured by Moonlight or learn more about award-winning Christian author Christine Lindsay by clicking the links in this sentence. You can also find Christine Lindsay at her Facebook page.[Review copy from my personal library.]

  • Violet
    2018-11-08 15:03

    Though Lieutenant Laine Harkness is not committed to the religious beliefs of Miriam’s Mission, she is a nurse, committed to alleviating pain and suffering. And so it makes perfect sense for her to accompany devout Eshana in her quest to rescue the teenage girl about to give birth in the prostitute hut near Amritsar’s Hindu temple. That rescue gets Captured by Moonlight — Christine Lindsay’s second book in the "Twilight of the British Raj" series — off to a riveting start.Just days later Laine finds herself on a train to a less prominent posting until the brouhaha dies down, but not before she and Eshana manage to spirit away with them the young girl they have helped.The place of Laine’s new assignment near Madras contains more than one surprise. For her part Eshana has never imagined the things that await her after leaving the 14-year-old ex-prostitute at the Ramabai Mukti Mission to return to Amritsar.This well-crafted and beautifully written story held me captive from beginning to end. The Indian setting came alive with colors, smells, sounds, and a multitude of Indian words that lent it a feeling authenticity: “Laine’s nerves calmed somewhat and she began to eat of the pachadis and sambars, rasams and curds” (Kindle Location 2987).Lindsay places the story firmly in history, dating the beginning “Late October 1921” and referring to various historical people and events including the Christian convert Sundar Singh, the Vellore Hospital, the Ramabai Mukti Mission, the rise of Gandhi and his non-cooperative movement, the riots surrounding the visit of the Prince of Wales, and the cholera pandemic of 1899-1923, that ended up killing more than 800,000 people in India.The inspirational aspect of the book is subtle but deep and foundations the entire story. I found the character Eshana especially compelling. She struggles with the meaning of a difficult circumstance (“I have much work to do. Why do you lock me away when I could be working for your Kingdom?”- Kindle Location 2236) but ends up demonstrating the kind of selfless love that reminds us of the Saviour she follows.There are romances too, but as romances go, the two here are not saccharine but tough and grounded, with resistance from most parties. Perhaps the most compelling romance is the love the characters sense from their creator, seen here through the eyes of Eshana’s friend, the young Sikh doctor Jai Kaur:“What sent an arrow of fear into his heart was the sensation that he was being unceasingly pursued by someone other than these gentle women. Someone far greater …" (Kindle Location 2576).For a captivating yet thoughtful historical, populated by strong interesting characters that will sweep you away to the India of the 1920s, Captured by Moonlight is hard to beat. Though it is the second book of a series, it easily stands alone and readers do not need to have read book one (Shadowed in Silk) to understand the story. Discussion questions at the end of the book make this an excellent choice for book clubs.Captured by Moonlight Book TrailerThis review was first published at Blogcritics.

  • June Foster
    2018-10-30 13:53

    Captured by Moonlight is the marvelous sequel to Shadowed in Silk by Christine Lindsay. After I read Shadowed in Silk, I commented to many of my author friends about the intrigue of the story and the exceptional talent of the author. But now, I have to say, though Shadowed in Silk was outstanding, Captured in Moonlight is superb.Laine Harkness, a lieutenant in the Queen's Nursing Corp, is an English woman serving in India in the early 1900's. The story opens in Amritsar at the same four-story building we encountered in Shadowed in Silk where the founder of the Christian mission, Miriam, had died in a massacre. Laine and the Christian Indian woman Eshana, who we recognize from Shadowed in Silk, rescue a young teenager, Chandra, who was subjected to a horrific life at the Devadasi Hindu temple as a prostitute. The action begins with a breathless escape when Laine and Eshana must save Chandra from more abuse and possible death by skirting her away on a train and to safety in Madras.We get a brief glimpse into the lives of Geoff and Abby Richards from Shadowed in Silk. Christine Lindsay weaves many other intriguing characters into the story. Dr. Jai Kaur, a devoted doctor and Sikh, Eshana's cruel Uncle Harish, Dr. Rory Johnson and his sister Nurse Bella, all play a part in weaving this exotic tale.At the very heart of the story is Englishman Adam Brand who has suffered the ravages of war along with his fellow soldiers. He longs to reconnect with Laine, the woman he once loved, but an impenetrable barrier stands between him and Laine. Though the beautiful English nurse was attracted to Adam once again, she can't understand why he seems indifferent. Christine Lindsay tells a tale filled with excitement, intrigue, and suspense. My heart pounded as I sat on the edge of my chair while I experienced the sights, sounds, and smells of the country of India. A city skyline filled with Hindu temples and Sikh domes of Muslim Minarets highlight the story where people suffer under a cruel caste system. Contrast that with night air which offers scents of lemon, jasmine, and exotic spices. The spattering of Indian words brings authenticity to the story.Most importantly, though, Christine displays her Christian faith as she writes about characters who find the living and true God, the Lord Jesus Christ in a predominately Muslim and Hindu country.

  • Tracy
    2018-11-02 19:12

    Captured by Moonlight is the second gripping instalment of Christine Lindsay’s “Twilight of the British Raj” series. This second book follows Eshana’s next season and focuses on Abby’s friend, Laine Harkness, as she escapes from Amritsar and those who seek to punish the British woman who stole one of the temple girls.I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Laine better, after meeting her in Shadowed in Silk. Laine is a complex character whom Lindsay portrays brilliantly. Her grit and determination are threaded with the colours of old wounds and a delicate tenderness that makes her a diligent, skilled nurse. She works and fights hard, and cares deeply. I felt like I was right in the room every time Laine and Adam were together and Laine’s inner turmoil was palpable.I was particularly taken with Eshana’s journey throughout this book. I’m not sure I would have endured all she did with such grace and dignity, especially when treated with such disrespect. Eshana’s circumstances reminded me of the apostle Paul and his willingness to surrender his will to God’s purposes. I loved the little rays of sunshine that Eshana’s visitor, Ruchi bring to her whilst she is imprisoned. She infused a sense of brightness and hope that balanced the darkness of those days for Eshana.As well as beautifully depicted characters this book is awash with mystery, intrigue and life-threatening events. Christine Lindsay’s ingenious craftsmanship as a storyteller is clearly obvious as she develops her characters as well as the plot lines that had me completely and fully engaged. There was just no way to extricate myself from this story, even when asleep! I was desperate to know if the cholera epidemic would be contained, and whether my favourite characters were safe. I wondered if Laine and Adam would ever be able to heal the wounds between them. The mystery behind the men living on Adam’s plantation simply had to be resolved!I am incredibly impatient to read the third and final instalment of this series, Veiled at Midnight, which is scheduled to release in August this year. If the first two books are any indication Christine Lindsay will again weave her literary excellence and all my remaining questions will be delightfully resolved.

  • Melanie
    2018-10-20 19:04

    Review on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/review/R2ZAKT6Q...Review on my blog (to be posted 10/28): http://christianbookshelfreviews.blog...2.5 starsCaptured by Moonlight is the second book I've read by Christine Lindsay and, while I didn't enjoy it quite as much as Shadowed in Silk, it was still an interesting read that broadened my knowledge of the Indian culture.I liked the characters in Captured by Moonlight, but I don't think I have a favorite - though I really liked Adam. The romance story between Adam and Laine was sweet, but I did get a little frustrated with the flip-flopping emotions/feelings that Laine felt. I also thought the subplot romance story was good. Another thing I liked was how the main characters from book one were in this book a little bit and we got updates on their lives. :)There were a couple tense scenes in Captured by Moonlight, which I thought really added to the story. The one real negative I personally had was how some characters heard replies from God and/or saw a vision. It's just a pet peeve of mine and something I don't like.All in all, Captured by Moonlight was a nice one-time read. I did enjoy the story, there were just a couple things that annoyed/frustrated me, personally.*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.*

  • Mark
    2018-10-27 16:59

    This is the second book in the Twilight of the British Raj Trilogy. When the author asked me to review these books, she said even though they look like women's books; she has a lot of male readers. And though I rarely read a romance novel, I am very much enjoying this series. Book two picks up the story of Laine, an English nurse living in India. She ends up in the middle of nowhere helping out at a clinic where they try to treat people of all levels of India. I learned a lot about the caste system and some other of India's beliefs and tightly held traditions such as child brides and what even child widows have to go through if their husband died. Major portions of the book revolve around a cholera outbreak, and it was interesting to read how they dealt with it and treated it during that time period and in a location where the facilities were less than ideal. The differences between the Hindu and Christian religions are shown in the book, and it was of interest to me to see what a Hindu converting to religion might have to go through if they took that step. Captured by Moonlight is full of drama, romance, intrigue, and even some suspense. I enjoyed this read as much as the first, and found myself alternating between cheering for the hero and heroine and wanting to smack them alongside of the head.... and this from a non-romance guy. The book came to a satisfying conclusion, and Christine can be proud of this second book. It was definitely worth reading, and I am looking forward to reading book 3.

  • Debbie
    2018-11-02 20:47

    "Captured by Moonlight" is a historical romance novel set in 1921 in India. It's the second in a series. You don't have to read the previous book to follow this one, but this book revealed how the romance of the previous one turned out.This story had two romantic pairs, but each character had their own issues to work through before the romance could truly happen. They also encountered physical danger from the weather, animals, disease, and other humans. The historical and setting details helped to bring the story alive in my imagination. I'd recommend this novel foremost to fans of suspenseful historical novels as the author did a good job with this.The characters were varied and interesting. Laine felt she had every right to know things and go places that Adam clearly wanted to be kept private. She'd go off in a huff when he wouldn't give in to her. While she was generally nice, there were times I didn't like how Laine treated people.I occasionally wondered at the motive behind an action, like when Eshana was determined to return to the mission even though doing so would put her life in danger. A dead person can't help the mission, but she wasn't willing to wait for things to die down.The Christian element was how various characters surrendered their life or plans to God. There was no sex or bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this book to fans of historical novels. I received this book as a review copy from the author.

  • April
    2018-10-22 15:00

    As I sit here, contemplating this wonderful novel I just finished, I sit amazed at the beautiful way Lindsay wove the story and brought it to completion. Captured by Moonlight, slowly but sweetly drew me in. The characters and setting are all too real. At time causing me aggravation with them and really with our human condition; the way we try to protect ourselves or take on more than the Lord would burden us with. So much of their heart ache and ours could be avoided if we would not pridefully think we can handle it all on our own. This novel will sweep you away in time and location, and firmly entrench you within its' pages. This series has been a delight! Just like Book 1, Captured by Moonlight packs in not only a well told story but so many life applying, spiritual truths to ponder. Truths written and woven into the fabric of the story that seem seamless and not contrived. As you turn the last page, I believe you too will find such a sense of satisfaction and delight with a novel well done. Also, I believe you will be as eager as I to begin the final book in the series, Veiled at Midnight.*** This novel was given to me to consider and review. These thoughts stated are my own honest review.

  • Laura A. Grace
    2018-11-03 20:58

    I really enjoyed reading “Captured by Moonlight.” It was great to hear more of Laine’s story, but I especially liked hearing more of Eshana’s since she was one of my favorite character’s from book one. The beginning opened up exciting and instantly grabbed my attention. The momentum kept up for the majority of the read (with Laine living in the jungle it certainly brought some excitement!) and kept me turning pages even when I should have been asleep.I felt there wasn’t a lot of tension in the novel except from Eshana’s story. She blew me away in her devotion to the Lord and seeking Him during trials rather than giving up when she felt like it. Her cousin became a quick favorite for me as she interacted with Eshana. However I will admit that I was not quite as satisfied with her ending as I was Laine’s. I wanted a little more, but will not say of what since I don’t want to spoil it.This is another novel in the Twilight of the British Raj series that I would recommend to anyone who likes a romantic adventure!*(I received this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts expressed are my own and I was not required to write a positive review.)*

  • Beverly McClure
    2018-11-12 20:03

    Do you enjoy traveling back to another time, another place? Does learning about other people and their cultures interest you? If your answer is yes, then I’d like to recommend Author Christine Lindsay’s historical novel CAPTURED BY MOONLIGHT Book 2 in her series.The year is 1921; the place India. Nurse Laine Harkness and Eshana rescue a 14-year-old pregnant temple girl, resulting in Laine and Eshana becoming the hunted because of their interference with the customs. Christine Lindsay takes the reader on a journey of discovery, lost love, and faith as the characters face one challenge after another. In this story, I learned so much about the country, the people, and their beliefs.The author took me along with the characters as they faced danger, decisions, and memories, some pleasant, some not so pleasant. CAPTURED BY MOONLIGHT made me appreciate the “little” things in life that I take for granted: like food, shelter, and the right to have my own beliefs with fear of dying for them.I have the other two books in the series and look forward to reading them.###

  • Cherie Kasper
    2018-10-29 13:53

    I found this book a little slow to read at first but it finished very nicely. There is a lot of historical things going on in India during this story and the characters travel quite a bit. Not knowing anything about the country, sometimes it was a little hard to follow. I did love all the descriptions of the settings and the characters were well developed. To me this book has a lot of suspense in it also. It keeps you on the edge of your seat once you get about half way through. Loved the finish though. I had no knowledge of how many British were born and raised in India, how many were wounded in the battles of war. Friends were made with people from India at colleges back in England. That is amazing to me. I probably seem naive to some, but I don't have much education in that part of the world.I really do enjoy reading new books by authors I haven't read and about places I haven't read about. I feel like I am transported there with them in the story.

  • Shirley Corder
    2018-10-17 14:55

    This story hooked me from the very beginning and I had trouble putting it down. As I read the descriptions of Colonial India I began to feel as if I knew the country. Christine Lindsay has captured the atmosphere of the caste system, the harshness of the law, and the richness and splendor of the affluent. I had never heard of the “untouchables” and my heart bled at the thought of young girls being forced into marriage to a Hindu god. The book is full of tension, excitement and survival, well seasoned with romance. The reader faces the challenge of faith working out in the most difficult of situations. Although I was given this book by the author for an honest opinion, I have no hesitation in awarding it 5/5 stars.

  • Carol McClain
    2018-10-14 19:59

    Christine Lindsay knows how to tell a story. This is the second of her series set in India during 1920s. She portrays two women who must confront their pasts--and through their trials, we, the readers become a part of their lives.I've found myself especially inspired by Elshana, a Christine missionary who had been a Hindu widow. Faced with her culture and her new faith, life becomes, for me, an unbearable obstacle. Yet her faith has caused me to pray like Elshan prays.Lindsay has it all: a phenomenal story, history in a format I love, faith, theme, romance.You will not regret reading this book.