by Linda Lee Chaikin, L. L. Chaikin


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ISBN-13: 9781556612480
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Publication date: 03/28/1993
Series: Heart of India Series
Pages: 348
Product dimensions: 5.55(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.99(d)

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Silk 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I was little, Mom kept a bunch of her books in the top drawer of my dresser because we didn't have a bookcase. Every once in a while, she would pull them out and I would look at their covers. One of them always caught my eye because of the colorful cover. A beautiful girl in a beautiful dress, a handsome hero, elephants strung along the front and intricate designs, a fierce tiger and pink birds made me remember that book for years. Mom eventually gave the book away, but just this year I was able to find it at our library. It was called, "Silk" by Linda Chaikin. The exotic location appealed to me. I didn't know much about India, or its missionaries when I started it. So sometimes the historical facts, native words like "ghazi" or "Dak", and some of the characters had me confused and took me a bit to sort out. But a glossary in the back of the book helped me out, and I also recommend watching the movie, "Candle in the Dark" (about the missionary-to-India William Carey) first, as some of the history and characters will be mentioned in "Silk". Overall, I thought this was fun, light read. Family intrigue, and dangerous exotic circumstances (storms at sea, a man-eating tiger, Indian gurus, and kidnappers) create interest. The story covers a span of 6 years time, so some chunks of the timeline are lightly skipped over by the author. In some ways, this kept it from being laborious, but it might have provided some depth to the story if they were dwelt on a bit more. The story doesn't end with a nice neat bow. It obviously continues with the next book in the series. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in a "different" setting for a change, missionaries, Christian fiction, and a heart for children.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once I first found the series last year at my school, I couldnt put it dow and i refused to read any other book until i had finished the series!!!! I am a Christian and I was looking for a good Christian book that wasnt all bible verses. I found it and it wasnt just one book, it was a whole series!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is so refreshing to read a book that has an amazing love story that isn't tarnished by the world we live in today. It is a page turner. I couldn't put it down. It is the same with all her books. Romance, Adventure, Mystery, all with God at the center. Really enjoyable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was incredible!! The plot grabs you from page one and doesn't even let you go at the end!! You have to keep reading throughout the series to really find the outcome. I love it!! Especially that handsome Jace Buckley character who spices up the story :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first saw the book in the school library; I thought it would just be another boring love story. I started reading it and i couldnt put the book down. I really liked Major Jace Buckley because of his character as a major, captain, and Javed Kasam. This is the best book ever!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Silk depicts the young silk heiress Coral Kendall who adopts an orpaned untouchable only to have him ripped out of her loving embrace when he is abducted and killed three years later. While she is ill in London, she is put under the medication of Doctor Ethan Boswell, her family's chioce of a suitor. Some information involving the question of Gem's death puts her at odds with her family's wishes of closing the matter of Gem. Will the handsome Major Jace Buckley help her locate the truth about her son? Will she capture the heart of the adventurous man who is willing to help her? Find out by reading this best-selling series!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Silk is the best book I have ever read. I could not put it down. The fist exiting thing that happened was a man-eating lion. Then a married worker gives birth to her first, but then finds out that her husband was killed by the lion. As she is giving birth she dies, asking Coral to adopt him only when she is sixteen. Her son Gem is then abducted three years later, and found dead in a river.Or is it her son? Wondering what happens?
Guest More than 1 year ago
Despite vague warnings of danger and the disapproval of her affluent English relatives, silk heiress Coral Kendall chooses to adopt an orphan baby, an untouchable; the lowest rank in the strict Hindu caste system. A special love develops between the young Englishwoman and the Indian child Gem, but three years later, Gem is abducted and his body found in a river, torn beyond recognition by crocodiles. After her initial devastation, Coral discovers clues that seem to indicate that the body in the river was not Gem's. Could he be alive? Who would wish her to believe that her son is dead and why? Had Gem truly been an untouchable? Struggling through webs of deceit and intrigue, Coral searches for the answers, and her son. Silk is one of Linda Chaikin's best books. The characters are realistic and interesting, and the suspense won't let you put it down!