Today, I'm hosting a book blog tour stop for the amazing book, "The Sandlewood Tree," by Elle Newmark.
About The Book:
From incredible storyteller and nationally bestselling author Elle Newmark comes a rich, sweeping novel that brings to life two love stories, ninety years apart, set against the rich backdrop of war-torn India.
In 1947, American historian and veteran of WWII, Martin Mitchell, wins a Fulbright Fellowship to document the end of British rule in India. His wife, Evie, convinces him to take her and their young son along, hoping a shared adventure will mend their marriage, which has been strained by war.
But other places, other wars. Martin and Evie find themselves stranded in a colonial bungalow in the Himalayas due to violence surrounding the partition of India between Hindus and Muslims. In that house, hidden behind a brick wall, Evie discovers a packet of old letters, which tell a strange and compelling story of love and war involving two young Englishwomen who lived in the same house in 1857.
Drawn to their story, Evie embarks on a mission to piece together her Victorian mystery. Her search leads her through the bazaars and temples of India as well as the dying society of the British Raj. Along the way, Martin’s dark secret is exposed, unleashing a new wedge between Evie and him. As India struggles toward Independence, Evie struggles to save her marriage, pursuing her Victorian ghosts for answers.
Bursting with lavish detail and vivid imagery of Calcutta and beyond, The Sandalwood Tree is a powerful story about betrayal, forgiveness, fate, and love
Combining the two stories together, of Evie and Martin, and Felicity and Adela, Newmark blends the tales together for a reading experience that will linger long after the last word is finished.
I highly recommend this beautiful book!
About The Author:
Elle Newmark is an author whose books are inspired by her travels. Her work has been published into 16 languages and she lives in the hills north of San Diego with her husband, a retired physician. She has two grown children and five grandchildren.
To find out more about Elle or learn about her books visit http://ellenewmark.com/
I am giving away TWO copies of The Sandlewood Tree. (These are ARC editions)
Leave a comment here, with your name and email address, and I'll draw for a winner on Sunday, May 15th!
My thanks to Pump Up Your Book Promotion for including me on this blog tour, and Atria Books for the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.