As a child in India, Sophie befriended Jag, the son of a servant. Their friendship grew and began to blossom into something more, but their union was never to be. Taken back to England, Sophie is married to Lucien, a diplomat who ten years later, is posted to India. Sophie has no desire to return to Delhi, her memories are too painful, but she is a dutiful wife and follows her husband. There, her marriage begins to disintegrate and Sophie must finally come face to face with her past.
Beautifully written, evocative of a forgotten age. Readers will be transported through time and space.