My review of Julia Gregson – East of the Sun

I just got done reading the most fascinating book that kept me hooked I could not put it down the book is called Eat of the Sun- by Julia Gregson I will post little bit about what the book is about and tell you my comment about the book.

Autumn 1928. Three young women are on their way to India, each with a new life in mind. Rose, a beautiful but naïve bride-to-be, is anxious about leaving her family and marrying a man she hardly knows. Victoria, her bridesmaid couldn t be happier to get away from her overbearing mother, and is determined to find herself a husband. And Viva, their inexperienced chaperone, is in search of the India of her childhood, ghosts from the past and freedom. Each of them has their own reason for leaving their homeland but the hopes and secrets they carry can do little to prepare them for what lies ahead in India.
From the parties of the wealthy Bombay socialites, to the ragged orphans on Tamarind Street, EAST OF THE SUN is an utterly engaging novel that will captivate readers everywhere.

I must say to me the start of the book was kind of boar but I kept reading as it got into about chapter two or three I could not put this book down I was hooked! I will tell you this is thick book it has 50 some chapters to it but well worth it, if you wondering how much this book cost I got mine at boarders book for about $16.00 which is not bad I don’t think. I love the fact that this book was set in pre-depression and depression ear and world war two era as well as the Indian movement for Independence as well, this book is set in the late 1920’s in the the 1930’s which I love because it took you back in time if you know anything about India today this book is going to help you understand why India is the way it is today always changing and moving onto better things. There are Hindi words in this book which I did look up because I wanted to know how to say these words and some I wanted to know what they mean, also some of the English words in the book cracked me up at times. I would give to book to any book reader because it’s great read I have this book 5 ******’s . However I would have loved if there was epi log and something at the end of the book that said how everyone turned out or something.


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