Published April 5, 2011
Hardcover, 368 pages
In 1947, Evie Mitchell, along with 5 year-old son Billy, follows her historian husband Martin to India as he documents the end of the British Raj. Their marriage is suffering ever since Martin returned from the war in Europe, emotionally scarred and reclusive. Evie is lonely until she discovers hidden letters of two English women, Adela Winfield and Felicity Chadwick, who had lived in India in the same house almost a hundred years ago during the Sepoy Revolution in the 1850s. In time she also discovers journal entries, and reading about their lives has a profound effect on her.