Zemindar Author:Valerie Fitzgerald A magnificent love story unfolds against a backdrop of exotic splendor and stirring deeds as young Englishwoman Laura Hewitt jorneys to the East-and to the fabled fiefdom of the Zemindar, Guardian of the Earth. — He is Oliver Erskine, hereditary ruler of his private kingdom, commander of his own native army-and brother of the man she loves. — Subj... more »ect of Britain's Queen, but also a son of India, he walks the tightrope between treason to the Crown and betrayal of his own beloved land.
Challenging Laura to discover "the real India," he guides her through a world both beautiful and dangerous, lit with spendor and torn by despair.
Laura is alternately bewitched and repelled by Oliver's world-and by the Zemindar himself; arrogant and demanding, lustful and compassionate,tender and persuasive. He infuriates her, invades her soul-and claims her as his own. Then, as a tidal wave of rebellion engulfs even the enchanted reaches of Oliver's estate, Laura is forced to confront her own divided loyalties, her own mutinous heart.« less