Beautiful, dark-haired Lily has been abandoned in a Birmingham slum as a tiny child. With few clues as to her identity she endures a childhood of loneliness and loss. At eighteen she applies for a post as nanny with the family of a Captain Fairford, a soldier in Ambala, north India and his highly strung wife Susan. Lily is drawn into the emotional life of the Fairford family and adores her charge, two year old Cosmo.
When, in 1907, Captain Fairford orders a new Daimler car, it is brought out by a young motor mechanic, Sam Ironside. Sam and Lily fall deeply in love, and it is only later that Lily learns that Sam is married and feels utterly betrayed. When Cosmo is later sent home to school, Lily finds another post with a Dr. McBride and his invalid wife, in a beautiful Himalayan hill station. The place is idyllic, and Lily settles for a quiet life. However, she is unprepared for the pain and misunderstandings that follow and force her to run from everything she has known...
Where Earth Meets Sky takes us from Edwardian England and the British Raj, through the darkness of the Great War to the glamour of Brooklands Race Track in the 1920s. Spanning two continents, it is a story of enduring friendships and two hearts which cannot be kept apart.
©2007 Annie Murray (P)2014 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd
I enjoyed the setting of this melodrama - India, early 20th century - but, OMG,the dialogue and plot were just too melodramatic ! It was difficult to stick with the story, it was just too long and too much of a soap opera. I don't think I'd read this author again.
"loved this book"
I really could not put this book down just wanted to hear the next chapter.
"A comfortable listen"
I am a big fan of Annie Aldington, so yes. Probably would not try another book by Annie Murray unless strongly recommended.
Yes, but they would have to speed it up a bit
Started off well, ups and downs in the middle and dragged out in the end. The story is a little frustrating sometimes, non of the characters are particularly exciting. The main male character is weak and got on my nerves a bit.
"A good long read a bit slow"
Some of the book was good but some bits tedious a lot about car machinery not my thing
yes they was not lot in the book
Go see Indian
the book was long but ok
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