Lady Helen Finds Her Song

Lady Helen Finds Her Song

by Jennifer Moore

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Lady Helen Finds Her Song by Jennifer Moore

Spring 1813 --The exotic splendors of India are legendary, and the colorful sights of her new home in Calcutta immediately captivate eighteen-year-old Lady Helen Poulter. Whereas many of her fellow British expatriates despise the culture they see as barbaric, Helen sees excitement in the unusual locale. It is in this vibrant, bustling city that she finds a kindred soul in Captain Michael Rhodes, an Englishman whose lifelong love of India runs deep. Their friendship quickly grows, yet despite their undeniable connection, she could never think of Captain Rhodes as more than a dear friend. Her love, in truth, has been captured by dashing British Lieutenant Arthur Bancroft. This handsome soldier represents the embodiment of all she’s dreamed of in a husband. Preoccupied by her growing affections, Helen never dreams that beneath the glamor of the city, hostilities are reaching a boiling point. When battle ultimately threatens both of the men in her life, she must make a choice: pursue the man who symbolizes her British past, or let herself love a man who promises an unknown future in the land she loves. But amid the casualties of war, will her declaration of love come too late?

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ISBN-13: 9781524400477
Publisher: Deseret Book Company
Publication date: 04/01/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 450,016
File size: 980 KB

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Lady Helen Finds Her Song 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous 8 days ago
I love the setting and the cultural details. I could picture in my mind what she was describing. I grew to love all the characters. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
amybooksy More than 1 year ago
Lady Helen Finds Her Song is a wonderful story. I have enjoyed every book written by Jennifer Moore and this one is no exception. I love Helen and found her story to be unique. And who would not love Captain Rhodes? Sigh.... I thought this book to be written beautifully, taking a reader back to historical India. Highly recommended. 5 stars.
Utemom5 More than 1 year ago
Growing up in England, during school I learned a fair amount regarding British rule in India, during the days of the Empire. It wasn't something I particularly enjoyed, nor was India a place I could imagine I'd want to visit. Along with that I tend to also avoid stories set in this location & era. However, Jennifer Moore writes consistently well, and it was enough to persuade me to give 'Lady Helen Finds Her Song' a try. I actually found the parallels between my own feelings about India, and those of the ladies as they arrive on the boat to be similar. It created a connection, that developed into intrigue & interest as Jennifer tells this story with such attention to detail, it leaves you being 'Wowed' by the sheer effort she must have put into researching and writing this novel! Such a delight to read, the final few chapters are worth the wait, and the genuine approach that both Lady Helen & Captain Rhodes feel towards India is 'enlightening' to the reader. I learnt a lot from this book, a new gratitude for my own history & a renewed sense that Jennifer Moore is one of the best LDS historical fiction writers out there. I also enjoyed the small snippets in which there is a nod towards God, no matter how you worship Him, no matter your religion. Sometimes I feel it's a little bit lacking in the LDS book market. Many Christian writers include inspirational messages within their novels, and it is something I enjoy & appreciate. Who can not love a spiritual boost within the pages of a wonderful novel?! Great read, thanks to Netgalley & Covenant Communications for the digital copy in return for my honest review.
foxreads11 More than 1 year ago
I swear to you when I finished reading this book, I caught myself in a big sigh! It was wonderful! It was also an amazing adventure in India. And watching Lady Helen fall in love was priceless. Okay maybe I have been watching one too many commercials but it was wonderful and I did catch myself in a sigh! And if I didn’t have a huge pile of tbr books, I would reread it right now!! Lady Helen is the daughter of Lady Patricia. When her father died Lady Patricia married General Stackhouse. He was much more a father to her than her own father had ever been. He loved her and protected her. Lady Helen went with them to India where Lady Helen saw everything with the glass half full. She loved the colors, the customs, the people and she desired to learn and see more. Captain Rhodes has been in India for some time. He lost part of a leg in battle. He is around ten years Lady Helen’s senior. He is a good man. Captain Rhodes has a monkey that found him when he was in the hospital and has stayed with him and helped him heal.I think of him like a working dog. The monkey thinks he is human and is quite cute and funny. Captain Rhodes has always treated Lady Helen with respect and admires her views of India and life. They form an easy friendship. Lieutenant Bancroft is young full of life and everything Helen ever wanted in a husband. He likes to hunt and is always talking about hunting and saying it in such a manner that offends Lady Helen. He is kind to her and does the general token of sending her flowers to show his affection for her. These are times with unsteady politics between the British and India. Talk of war and showing respect brings Helen, General Stackhouse, Lieutenant Bancroft and many more in the troops for a show of respect in the Prince’s palace. But the lack of respect shown back to them is obvious and Lady Helen is frightened. The tigers are chained but are on the front porch of the temple. It is Captain Rhodes who comes to her aide and protects her time and time again. Captain Rhodes sees that she cares for Lieutenant Bancroft and knows she would never see him as any more than a friend. Especially with his damaged leg. Helen always finds herself in his company and able to talk easily with him and she feels safe with him. But the writing is what keeps me glued to my chair. It flows easily and the descriptions make me want to get on a plane and go to India myself. Although I do not want the bugs, bats, snakes, and scorpions described! Wait, never mind- I think I will just read about India! The characters are portrayed so that I can see them and understand them in my own mind. I admire the characters and find myself rooting for them all. Well, almost all of them! Lady Helen had a song on her piano forte for everyone but herself. She has been looking for her own song that describes who she is and that is part of her own journey. Here is one of my favorite moments between mother and daughter…. “With Jim, I am safe.” Lady Patricia said. “Not simply from physical harm, but I trust him with my heart and know without a doubt he would never hurt it. I am safe to say anything or be anything with him, and he will not think less of me. That is what love is, my dear. And I did not know it until I met him.”
lilacqueen75 More than 1 year ago
India has always sounded so exotic, especially from the perspective of an English lady during the 1800s. The beautiful, and sometimes horrifying, imagery that is described in this book is very vivid and caused me to picture it all so clearly. Add to that some great, yet flawed, characters, and a charming story is born! Lady Helen is accompanying her mother and step-father to India and has a great attitude to change. She is willing to learn, adapt, and accept the customs and people around her. I find that to be a refreshing view from a refined lady. Lady Helen is very likable and the Captain and the Lieutenant couldn't agree with me more. Both men are delightful and each has imperfections to overcome, but those qualities are what really draw me to them and it makes me like them all the more. The adventures, mishaps, and relationships in the story are very engaging and I couldn't read it fast enough. I love a good, clean romance, as well as strong family ties. There are a few twists that surprised me, but overall, it is a satisfying and gentle read. The pacing is spot on, as things keep moving, but not so fast that the reader can't get to know the characters. I can't wait for more! Content: mild romance; mild violence and moments of peril. Clean! *I received a copy through the publisher in exchange for an honest review*