Flowers in the Blood

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iUniverse, 2002 - Fiction - 628 pages
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Beautiful Dinah Sassoon, daughter of an affluent opium trader and pillar of Calcutta’s tight-knit Jewish community, sees her privileged future destroyed when her mother is mysteriously murdered. This tragic event leaves Dinah dishonored and virtually unmarriageable. After being thrust into a loveless marriage that soon disintegrates, she meets the irresistible Edwin Salem, who joins with her in a passionate but tempestuous union between equals. Although Dinah finds fulfillment, she must wrestle with the challenge—and the cross—of managing the family business: the growing and selling of opium.

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User Review  - MarthaJeanne - LibraryThing

A good story, but the author includes details about Judaism when it suits her, but ignores them when it would interfere with what she wants the story to do. The whole thing doesn't ring true. Read full review

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Beautiful, headstrong Dinah Sassoon belongs to one of the richest, most influential families in Calcutta. But even her family cannot protect her from the scandal and shame she must endure after her ... Read full review


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