- By Christina Courtenay

Monsoon Mists

  • Title: Monsoon Mists
  • Author: Christina Courtenay
  • ISBN: 9781781891674
  • Page: 287
  • Format: Paperback
  • Monsoon Mists It s and Jamie Kinross has travelled far to escape his troubled past from the pine forests of Sweden to the bustling streets of India In India he becomes a gem trader but when his mentor s famil

    It s 1759 and Jamie Kinross has travelled far to escape his troubled past from the pine forests of Sweden to the bustling streets of India.In India he becomes a gem trader, but when his mentor s family are kidnapped as part of a criminal plot, he vows to save them and embarks on a dangerous mission to the city of Surat.There he encounters Zarmina Miller a rich and beautifuIt s 1759 and Jamie Kinross has travelled far to escape his troubled past from the pine forests of Sweden to the bustling streets of India.In India he becomes a gem trader, but when his mentor s family are kidnapped as part of a criminal plot, he vows to save them and embarks on a dangerous mission to the city of Surat.There he encounters Zarmina Miller a rich and beautiful widow whose haughtiness has earned her a nickname The Ice Widow When they meet, Jamie is instantly tempted by the challenge she presents.But when it becomes clear that Zarmina s step son is involved in the criminal plot, Jamie begins to see another side to her a dark past to rival his own and a heart just waiting to be thawed But is it too late Monsoon Mists is the final in the series about the lives of the three Kinross men The first was Trade Winds followed by Highland Storms They can all be read as stand alone novels.Christina s prequel to this novel won the 2012 Historical novel of the year award Her novel The Scarlet Kimono won the Big Red Reads Best Historical Fiction Award and was short listed for the Festival of Romance Best Historical Read Award 2011 The Gilded Fan is shortlisted for the 2014 UK s Historical Romantic Novel Award.

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    1. Es un 2,5. Cuando leí la sinopsis de este libro, pensé que tenía que hacerme con él, que prometía! Sin embargo, no a conseguido engancharme de ninguna manera. La historia en sí es buena, original, pero me a faltado sentimiento; no lo he encontrado por ningún lado. Supongo que este libro no es para mí.

    2. If Monsoon Mists were a box of delicious chocolates I would have eaten the contents in one day. As it was, unable to stop turning the pages, and read it in one day.I like romantic historical fiction which has been so well-researched that I do not have to suspend my belief.In Christina Courtenay’s words “this book could not have been written without the superb diary of one man – Christopher Hinric Braad (b.1728- d.1781). A Swede who travelled with the Swedish East India Company on some of t [...]

    3. I rarely say this. Those of you who read my reviews know that I'm not really into heroes. I tolerate male POVs. They're okay. It's the heroines I really pay attention to thoBut Ms. Courtenay has created the perfect hero, and I have fallen absolutely in love with Jamie. He's a fighter, a lover, he's honorable and he has just the right amount of arrogance--just enough to ensure he's confident in himself and doesn't need to remind everyone constantly. He is a self-assured hottie. And he cares about [...]

    4. Monsoon Mists is a entertaining romp through romantic, exotic India of the 1700s. A Scotsman has left a tragic family situation to start afresh and determinedly learns the gem trade from the ground up. With a stolen maharajah's family talisman, pirates, villainy, a widow who is of two races and less in need of a husband than a friend, we get swept along in the excitement. I thought that, for the times, our hero is a little too aware of the niceties when taking a small street thief girl into his [...]

    5. Have you ever had friends that fancy each other rotten but won’t do anything about getting together? Jamie and Zarmina are a bit like that, but without the teenage ‘I’m too shy’ or the insecure person’s ‘What if he doesn’t fancy me?’ excuses. They are both confident, and well-off (which matters in their milieu), and well aware that the other at least finds them intriguing. But, thanks to their past histories, Jamie doesn’t trust women and Zarmina is afraid of marriage. In spite [...]

    6. Have you ever had friends that fancy each other rotten but won’t do anything about getting together? Jamie and Zarmina are a bit like that, but without the teenage ‘I’m too shy’ or the insecure person’s ‘What if he doesn’t fancy me?’ excuses. They are both confident, and well-off (which matters in their milieu), and well aware that the other at least finds them intriguing. But, thanks to their past histories, Jamie doesn’t trust women and Zarmina is afraid of marriage. In spite [...]

    7. 3.5/5I loved the reader with her different accents for the different characters. A pleasant listen with a bit of a predictable storyline.

    8. Yes it is a part of a series and yes you can read it as a stand alone. Book 1 is about his mother, book 2 is about his brother and this being book 3 is about him.There are evil women, and then there are Evil Women. Jamie was married to one nasty piece. But she died and he left to start a new life. It brings him to India. I can't say I have read a lot of books taking place in India during this time, honestly have I read a single one? Perhaps not about this century. The English are there, the Fren [...]

    9. What an atmospheric book! The descriptions of the setting were vivid an entrancing. I read Highland Storms (featuring the big brother of the hero in this book) and really enjoyed it. Monsoon Mists stars Jamie Kinross - whose story was hinted at in Highland Storms, but is explained in this one - and Zarmina Miller - beautiful, damaged and mixed race (which was a big deal at the time).I enjoyed the story a lot. Zar is spirited without being annoying and she's really, REALLY good at her job. I like [...]

    10. What an atmospheric book! The descriptions of the setting were vivid an entrancing. I read Highland Storms (featuring the big brother of the hero in this book) and really enjoyed it. Monsoon Mists stars Jamie Kinross - whose story was hinted at in Highland Storms, but is explained in this one - and Zarmina Miller - beautiful, damaged and mixed race (which was a big deal at the time).I enjoyed the story a lot. Zar is spirited without being annoying and she's really, REALLY good at her job. I like [...]

    11. Monsoon mists is third book in the epic Kinross series, that started with Trade winds and then Highland storms. It can be read as a stand alone, but I suggest you read them in order. I can guarantee you won’t want to miss any part of this majestic saga.Sweeping the globe, James reaches India, hoping to escape his troubled past. He meets Zarmina and their turbulent romance tries to gain a foot hold against all odds.Monsoon mists is full of intrigue and adventure, enough to keep any reader hooke [...]

    12. 4.5/5.0“Monsoon Mists” by Christina Courtenay is a beautiful story full of suspense, love, heartache, reality, and mystery. Read full review in the 2015 February issue of InD’tale Magazine.

    13. Somehow I didn't like the writing in this one as much as I think I did with the earlier ones - felt a little bit as if the descriptions came out of the tourist guide, but it's still a great story with good characters.

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