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Star of the East

(A book in the Lady Emily series)
A Novella by

From New York Times bestselling author Tasha Alexander comes STAR OF THE EAST, a Lady Emily holiday story that will enchant readers and keep them guessing until the very last page...

Emily and Colin Hargreaves make it a rule to spend as little time as possible with her parents in Kent, but are unable to refuse Lady Catherine Bromley's invitation to join them for a pre-Christmas party that includes the family of Ala Kapur Singh, a powerful Punjabi maharaja who has come to England after receiving the Order of the Star of India.

Lady Bromley, quite taken with the exotic beauty and spectacular jewels of the maharani and her daughter, Sunita, throws herself with abandon into her own version of Indian culture, planning a feast she is certain will be more spectacular than any seen on the sub-continent. When a priceless diamond maang tika and a simple gold bangle disappear from Sunita's room, a diplomatic incident seems imminent, particularly after the maang tika turns up in Emily's possession.

Emily may have what appears to be the more valuable of the two pieces, but the maang tika cannot be worn without the bangle, upon which is engraved the words necessary to ward off a curse placed on the set five hundred years ago by a princess forced to forsake the man she loved. Sunita must wear the maang tika at her wedding but cannot do so without the bangle. Can Emily convince the maharaja that she is not a thief? And, more important, can she and Colin find the bangle?

Genre: Historical Mystery    Get it on Google Play

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Kindle Editions

April 2018 : UK Kindle edition

Title: Star of the East
Author(s): Tasha Alexander
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: Star of the East: A Lady Emily Christmas Story (Lady Emily Mysteries Book 10)
Author(s): Tasha Alexander
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA