Before the Rains by Dinah Jefferies. Published by Viking UK 

After the death of her husband in 1930, Eliza, a photographer, is living alone in Rajputana, India, trying to find a way to make a living and make a name for herself . She thinks she’s lucked out when the British government sends her to photograph a royal family. While at the family’s home, she meets the prince’s brother, Jay. Eliza and Jay share a passion for helping those less fortunate and they also share a passion for each other. Their peers and society in general don’t agree with their union. Is there love strong enough to withstand society’s conventions? No one writes about Colonial India like Jefferies. Her novels are beautiful, sumptuous romps

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