The Moonlit Cage

The Moonlit Cage

Book - 2005
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Set in 1850s Afghanistan, and moving from there to India and London, Linda Holeman's second novel is an epic story of one woman's escape from persecution and search for a better life. Darya is the beautiful, passionate fugitive escaping a vicious husband and the wrath of her remote Afghani village. When she stumbles across a mysterious young stranger in the mountains whilst escaping from her husband she is captivated - and falls in love.

But David, the young man she meets, is not perhaps the answer she seeks for David's story began long ago, and both he and Darya will have to overcome many obstacles in their search for happiness.

Publisher: London : Headline Review, 2005
ISBN: 9780755324613
0755324617
Branch Call Number: FIC Holem 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 468 p. :,map

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clairea
Apr 16, 2013

I have read afew of her books and enjoyed them all. Even though fiction, I like how she brings the cultures of the countries into the story. Good descriptive writing.

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erinsnest
Feb 28, 2013

Feb 28, 2013....just finished "The Linnet Bird," which I had read was the first book in a series, and this one was the second. I don't think that was correct, they look like two totally unrelated books.(Feb 28, they are related, the son is in this one.) Well, this one is on my bookshelves at home, and I'd like to get it read so that I can pass it on. Hope it is as enjoyable as "The Linnet Bird" was......Mar 20, well, I have read another book before really getting into this one, and I'm past the middle, and just am not excited about reading it. Just finding it kind of boring. Oh, well I will plod on and let you know if it gets any better. I can't say I agree with the description of "moving swiftly......to the streets of London." Seeing as I am well into the second 1/2 of the book and she is no where near London, I must protest! Mar 24, finished it, and it didn't get any better, I'm glad to move on! (I don't like it when the main character is supposed to be strong, and wise, but acts wimpy, and foolish!)

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Cabbage_Flower
Apr 28, 2010

The beginning was very similar to In a Far Country, but about halfway through it took on its own flavor. I found that she concentrated on the details of the less interesting parts and skipped over situations that would be interesting, like at the end, and what happens with her English man. Overall though, it was enjoyable.

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