During the glory days of the British Raj, Englishwoman Emma Whitefield sets out to claim her inheritance—a plantation in the wilds of India. Only one man can help her search for her elusive dream: Alexander Kingston, a man as exotic and mysterious as India itself. In the proper world of the Raj, any sort of liaison with a rogue of Mr. Kingston's reputation would be shocking and forbidden. Yet he is the only one who seems even vaguely familiar with the whereabouts of her land. Unbeknownst to Emma, her inheritance lies at the very heart of 'Sikander's' own hidden empire...and he will never allow this bold, heedless spinster to seize and destroy all that he holds most dear.
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Reviewed by Kathryn Bennett for Readers' Favorite Wildwood by Katharine Kincaid takes readers to the days of glory of the British Raj. Emma Whitefield has set out to get what belongs to her, a large plantation in the wilds of India. However, she needs help and can't do it alone; she needs the help of one man - a man named Alexander Kingston - a mysterious man who is a rogue. Emma does not know the land she seeks to claim as her inheritance is in the heart of “Sikander's” empire, one that is hidden, and he will die before he allows her to claim this valued piece of land. This book turned out to be a curious one for me. I was not sure what I would make of the setting, but as I generally like historical books I was willing to give it a go and I am glad that I did. Overall, I really enjoyed it. The descriptions that Katharine Kincaid has created are amazing; you will swear you see and smell the place and feel the heat of India. I enjoy the flow of this book and the way that all of the details unrolled and gave a fantastic story to follow. I really felt enveloped in this world that Katharine Kincaid created here. I loved the determination of Emma that, even given the general social strictures of the day, she was willing to work with a rogue. A well written book. You can tell a lot of love and passion went into this work and I would recommend it to any reader.
Reviewed by Heather Osborne for Readers' Favorite Wildwood by Katharine Kincaid is a vivid historical romance about a woman, Emma Whitefield, who travels from dreary Shropshire, England, to the vibrant country of India in search of a plantation left to her by her mother. After her father’s death, Emma ends up in Calcutta at the home of her friend, Rosie, who desperately wants to find Emma a proper British husband. Emma defies normal British conventions and manipulates a man, Alexander Kingston, into taking her to search for her mother’s beloved Wildwood plantation by forcing him to accept her as his children’s nanny. Sikander, as he is called in India, is a half breed, part Indian and part British, struggling to fit in with society despite a scandalous reputation. Throughout their journey through the jungles to Sikander’s plantation, Paradise View, feelings blossom, but can Emma still love the man who may hold the key to her mother’s legacy? Miss Kincaid does not disappoint for a single minute! I was immediately drawn into Emma’s story and I felt such a strong connection with the headstrong young woman. I loved how she and Sikander came to love each other not only through their lust for one another, but their intellectual attraction. Emma was determined to seek out that which was left to her by her beloved mother. I was almost reminded of The King and I with the way the pair came to love and admire each other, despite their obvious mutual stubbornness. Wildwood is definitely a wonderful read for anyone craving a historical romance in an exotic location.