Zemindar Author:Valerie Fitzgerald A magnificent love story unfolds against a backdrop of exotic spendor and stirring deeds as young Englishwoman Laura Hewitt journeys 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.... more »
Subect of Britain's Queen, but also a son of India, he walks the tightrop 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 splendor and torn by dispair.
Larua 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 ingulfs even the enchanted reaches of Oliver's estate, Laura is forced to confront her own divided loyalties, her own mutinous heart.« less