Veils of Silk Book Summary and Study Guide

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Ian Cameron was rescued from a harrowing imprisonment in central Asia. The torture left him sightless in one eye and impotent. Intending to resign from his army in colonial India, he first delivers a bible to Laura Stephenson, the niece of his fellow prisoner who was executed. When Ian meets Laura, born Larissa Alexandrovna, she is alone and destitute after the death of her stepfather. Laura, for reasons she will not tell Ian, fears physical contact with men. Because they both feel affection for each other, Ian proposes a marriage of convenience giving them both companionship but no threat of sex.
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Ian must return home to Scotland but first they try to solve coded secrets hidden in the bible. The secrets are the key to avoiding the outbreak of war. As they journey through India, Ian discovers his impotence was temporary and he wants to make love to his wife, but first he and Laura must overcome her fears of intimacy.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Difficult/unusual lover?    -   Yes How difficult?    -   very shy/inexperienced    -   He's impotent Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   political intrigue

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age/status:    -   20's-30's Unusual characteristics?    -   Very naive/shy - Doesn't know where to put weiner

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   unemployed Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   India

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths What % of story is romance related?    -   70% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   1-2 sex acts

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