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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Before the Rains by Dinah Jefferies, read by Naomi Frederick.
A gripping, heart-wrenching tale of love against the odds from number one Sunday Times best-selling author Dinah Jefferies.
Rajputana, India, 1930. Since her husband's death, 28-year-old photojournalist Eliza's only companion has been her camera. When the British government sends her to an Indian princely state to photograph the royal family, she's determined to make a name for herself. But when Eliza arrives at the palace, she meets Jay, the Prince's handsome, brooding younger brother. Brought together by their desire to improve conditions for local people, Jay and Eliza find they have more in common than they think. But their families - and society - think otherwise. Eventually they will have to make a choice between doing what's expected and following their hearts.
©2017 Dinah Jefferies (P)2017 Penguin Audio Books
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Critic Reviews

''Beautifully written and heart-rending, Dinah Jefferies has a remarkable gift for conjuring up another time and place with lush descriptions, full of power and intensity.'' (Kate Furnivall on The Silk Merchant's Daughter)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Rachel Hendrickson on 04-09-18

perfectly romantic

I absolutely loved this book. it painted such a beautiful scene. I highly recommend it!!

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5 out of 5 stars
By veronica cochrane on 08-01-18

Cochrane, Glasgow

I enjoyed this beautifully written book and the lovely description India towards the end of the Raj. This is the second book by this author I have listened to and the narrator has a good range of believable voices.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anne maitland on 12-09-17

Pleasant surprises

Kept me enchanted and wanting to learn more of India. Well written and read. Superb.

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