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Bestselling author Gay Courter outdoes herself with this exotic richly textured epic novel about At a very young age Dinah Sassoon finds her mothers body brutally murdered by her lover and as a result Dinah's position in her family and community is forever changed Being the daughter of a cheating weak willed opium addict who came to her ends in such a violent way leads the rest of her Jewish community to see her in a different light Her life has been touched by the evil eye and she is likely to follow in her mothers footsteps Poor un marriageable Dinah has to fight for her happiness She lives with the memory of her mother whom she dearly loved and the knowledge that her killer is still free while she also struggles with the fact that her family makes its wealth from the opium trade a drug that helped lead to her mothers downfallThis book really grabbed me from the very first page and kept me in its clutches until the very last The characters are well developed their struggles are very real and understandable The characters grow and change as the story progresses The story is tightly plotted and the narrative really moves along not a dull spot in sight I can't say enough good things about how much I enjoyed reading thisBuuuuuut This is one of the books where the ending just came too easily The story is written in first person from Dinahs point of view looking back on her life and you are told right from the beginning that she gets revenge on her mothers killer When it happens its just so anti climatic It's almost incidental to the rest of the story Throughout the story you are kind of lead to believe that all the events she goes through and all the experience she gains will help her bring her mothers killer to justice But that's not how it happens its almost accidental and Dinnah really had next to nothing to do with it other that she is there when it happens And then all of a sudden her mothers killer being brought to justice somehow magically wraps up some of the other loose ends at the end of the book The fact that this guy dies somehow helps bring an end to the family's business negotiations It's explained but it just seems too easy They were having all this trouble negotiating with the Chinese and all of a sudden because this one guy is dead everything falls into place Poof Even her marriage struggles are all resolved all on their own without her really having to communicate with her husband She just goes on a business trip and comes home to a perfect marriage Poof It's a solid 4 star read I nearly have it 5 stars anyway Great read I enjoyed the history of the Jews living in India I enjoyed the history about the opium trade Dinah is a wonderful character with strengths and weaknesses Just a wonderful book Really I can't say enough how much I enjoyed reading this I just wish the ending was a bit stronger It would have been nice if the events of Dinahs life had been what helped the story come to an end instead of it just kind of happening around her

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Flowers in the BloodRe portrayed as it tells the dramatic and stormy tale of Dinah Sassoon's uest for love and justi A very interesting discovery in to the world of the Anglo Indians and the opium trade A love story and historical novel that makes for an easy read Was so fascinated by the Jewish Indians that I wasn't until now familiar with

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READER ´ DOC Flowers in the Blood º 9780595242498 FREE Î REFLECTIONSLISBURNLTD ¹ Bestselling author Gay Courter outdoes herself with this exotic richly textured epic novel about a Jewish family in Victorian India Colorful and compelling it brings to life a world never before portraA Jewish family in Victorian India Colorful and compelling it brings to life a world never befo My husband and I read this 600 page book aloud while we were traveling and enjoyed it very much We enjoyed learning about the Baghdadi Jewish community in Calcutta Cochin and Darjeeling in India in the late 1800's; the customs the history the relationship with the Hindu population and the role that the Sassoon family played with the opium trade to China The main character Dina is a very fascinating figure We laughed at the Harleuinesue scenes of sex and romance his bronzed body and chiseled chin etc since it was not effective nor necessary for the likability of the characters and plot We enjoyed the intimate portrait of the events which unfolded in India and China They were vividly drawn and compelling