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Arlier and to the extraordinary friendship of two very different young womenAnd as Evie's fascination with her Victorian discoveries deepens she unearths powerful secrets But at what cost to her present already fragile existence. This was an annoying book Right from page 2 when Evie Mitchell refers to Gandhi as a skinny little man in a loincloth I wondered how Indian readers would regard this One narrative is set mid 20th C with Evie and her husband and son travelling to India on a Fulbright Scholarship She appreciates the purpose behind the scholarship to foster a global community little in the rest of the book indicates she the scholarship is doing that for her And little time is devoted to her husband Martin to indicate he is experiencing this eitherAnd then there is the other narrative of two women in the mid 19th C much of their story is told through letters and a diary All of this appears in the edition I read in italics Italics is very annoying font to read And either the author or the publisher should give the reader a little credit We learn very uickly that Evie is in the 20 century and Adela and Felicity are in the 19th We do not need italics to help us make that discrimination I kept putting off reading this book A very bad sign Then I just picked it up and flipped through to the end And what a tidy ending it was

Review The Sandalwood Tree

The Sandalwood Tree

Y unbearable wartime memoriesWhen Evie finds a collection of letters concealed deep in the brickwork of their rented bungalow so begins an investigation that consumes her allowing her to escape to another world a hundred years e. Historical fiction is my favorite genre that being said this was a good story

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It is 1947 and Evie and Martin Mitchell have just arrived in the Indian village of Masoorla with their five year old son But cracks soon appear in their marriage as Evie struggles to adapt to her new life and Martin fails to bur. I think The Sandalwood Tree is a humdinger of a story Of course I wrote it so I might be biased It involves two love stories 90 years apart set in war torn India The research for this book was fascinating We Americans do not ordinarily study Indian history world history is usually limited to Europe and reading about the drama and pageant that was the British Raj was colorful and gripping I topped off all that reading with a trip to India driving around northern India to check facts and collect sensory details for a feeling of authenticity Writing The Sandalwood Tree was an adventure and my life is richer for it


10 thoughts on “The Sandalwood Tree

  1. says:

    What I liked best about this book was the beautiful descriptive writing Just a few pages in and I was there in India seeing what Evie sees as she first arrives in India flowers trees the market and the people I was glad to be reading it on my kindle so I could easily look up the flowers and trees mentioned as well as some of the

  2. says:

    I think The Sandalwood Tree is a humdinger of a story Of course I wrote it so I might be biased It involves two love stor

  3. says:

    I had high hopes for The Sandalwood Tree as I love historical fiction set in India and I'm pleased to say that it didn't disappoint me at allThi

  4. says:

    Historical fiction is my favorite genre; that being said this was a good story

  5. says:

    Overall I was disappointed in this novel The characters and the idea of the story were brilliant but the executi

  6. says:

    A Slumpbreaker Particularly enjoyed the ending

  7. says:

    THE SANDALWOOD TREE is the second and final novel by late author Elle Newmark who passed away the very year that this book was published Given this sad coincidence reading the book was all the poignant as it's imbued with t

  8. says:

    This was an annoying book Right from page 2 when Evie Mitchell refers to Gandhi as a skinny little man in a loincloth I wondered how Indian readers would regard this One narrative is set mid 20th C with Evie and her husband and son travelling to India on a Fulbright Scholarship She appreciates the purpose behind the scho

  9. says:

    35 The strength of this novel is the descriptions of the sights and sounds and smells of India Absolutely atmospheric made me want to be there A

  10. says:

    Rich in details and history The Sandalwood Tree will keep the reader turning pages A book that teaches while telling a great story is worth reading and this book meets that criteria Martin Evie and Billy leave Chicago to live in India

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