The Lemon Tree- Helena Al-Khoury's lonely life as an immigrant hadbegun in the bustling of Liverpool and continued through the Chicago slums- until she met Joe in the Canadian wilderness. The moneylendersof Shahpur- Anasuyabehn longed to follow her heart rather than the wishes of her loving father. As soon as she set eyes on Tilak, the brilliant new professor at Shahpur University, she knew she could not marry Mahadev, the wealthy moneylender selected to be her husband. The moneylenders is a heartwarming story of a woman torn between passionate love and a deep religious belief. Yes, Mama- Alicia Woodman was born into a home that should have been filled with happiness- her mother is bright and vivacious, and her father is a prosperous businessman. But Alicia is not Humphrey Woodman's child and he will have nothing to do with her, and before long her mother, too, turns her back on her daughter. It is left to Polly Ford, widow of a dock labourer, to bring Alicia up and to give the child the love she so desperately needs. In a triumph of innocence over hypocrisy, Alicia learns that, though blood may be thicker than water, love is the most powerful relationship of all...
Used availability for Helen Forrester's The Lemon Tree / Moneylenders of Shahpur
November 1995 : UK Hardback