Beneath a Marble Sky - A Novel of the Taj Mahal
McPherson, 2004, 24.95, 324 pp.
Someone named Jahanara tells the truth of her lineage to her disbelieving grandchildren. Back in 1632, her father, the Emperor of Hindustan, Shah Jahan, mourned the loss of his beloved love buddy, his wife Mumtaz Mahal, one of many spouse in his harem, but to him she was his primary wife. He depended on her wisdom in all matters including war and politics. Foreseeing the future, Taj, as the Empe... Beside a Burning Sea
The survivors of a shipwreck in the South Pacific decide the priorities of their lives during WWII. A wounded Japanese soldier falls for his American nurse aboard a WWII hospital ship. The nurse's brother-in-law is a bumbling captain who cannot handle even a lowly hospital ship, let alone commanding a group of survivors on an island. The ship's traitor is a thin character whose every move is so predictable that the only surprise is that the captain is ...