The Kashmir Shawl by Rosie Thomas

Author: Rosie Thomas

Category: Womens Fiction & Chic Lit

Regular price: $9.99

Deal price: $1.99

Deal starts: November 13, 2021

Deal ends: November 13, 2021


The beloved, bestselling author delivers “an epic tale . . . A complicated entanglement of family secrets, love during wartime and dangerous liaisons” (Red Magazine).
“Sorting through her parents’ possessions after their deaths, Mair Ellis discovers a Kashmir shawl that once belonged to her Welsh grandmother, Nerys Watkins. Nestled within the folds of this exquisite handwoven piece is an envelope containing a single lock of hair. Curiosity drives Mair to trace the history of the shawl, a quest that takes her from Wales to India. As she pieces together her grandmother’s past, the two women’s stories intertwine, transporting the reader between the Kashmir of WWII and the present day. The bulk of the novel belongs to Nerys, a missionary’s wife whose undemonstrative husband urges her to spend the winter in Srinigar with a friend while he spreads Christianity in remote settlements. Nerys is forever changed in this romantic city, blossoming in an illicit affair while being swept up in the dangerous unraveling of another’s. The consequences resurface nearly seven decades later, leaving Mair with a life-altering decision. An avid traveler and thorough researcher, Thomas brings the flavors and colors of India to life with vivid detail and develops characters so real one feels a kinship. An engrossing, intelligent, and satisfying read.” —Booklist (starred review)
“Mystery, intrigue, a great love, passion, and a terrible sorrow all come together to make The Kashmir Shawl a very touching and satisfying read.” —Barbara Taylor Bradford
“A spellbinding tale . . . Beautifully written, honest and compassionate.” —Daily Express
“A superbly written novel, marvelously descriptive and especially evocative of the war years . . . A gorgeous treat.” —Choice Read more