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Meet Me in Bombay: A breathtaking story of betrayal, separation, and fierce love

Jenny Ashcroft

8 Reviews

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India, Second World War fiction, Historical romance, Historical fiction

Meet Me in Bombay is a story of fierce love, secrets and deception set against the opulent, exotic, and colourful world of colonial Bombay.

THE BRAND NEW NOVEL FOR 2019 FROM BESTSELLER JENNY ASHCROFT

Bombay, 1913


Twenty-two-year-old Madeline Bright is leaving England for colonial India, reluctantly moving back to the home of parents she hardly knows. But nothing can prepare Madeline for the life she'll find waiting for her in Bombay.

Meet Me in Bombay is a story of fierce love, secrets and deception set against the opulent, exotic, and colourful world of colonial Bombay, perfect for fans of Victoria Hislop, Dinah Jefferies and Kate Furnivall.

Praise for Jenny Ashcroft:


'Exotic and mysterious. I was gripped.' Dinah Jefferies
'Emotional, evocative and enthralling.' Kate Furnivall
'Beautifully described . . . a moving love story.' Tracy Rees
'I'm absolutely loving it.' Gill Paul
'This lushly detailed debut is a summer-must read.' Red
'Impossible to put this book down.' Kate Riordan
'Perfect escapism, beautifully written.' Emma Rous
'An incredibly special, unforgettable book. It's magnificent.' Iona Grey
'Absolutely brilliant.' Kerry Fisher
'Oh, whoever you are and whatever you like reading give this one a go. You won't regret it!' Rachel Burton
'A must for fans of first-class writing, brilliant characters, fascinating locations and gripping plots.' Tracy Buchanan
'Evocative, emotional, and thoroughly absorbing.' Amanda Jennings

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Praise for Meet Me in Bombay: A breathtaking story of betrayal, separation, and fierce love

  • Exotic and mysterious. I was gripped

  • An incredibly special, unforgettable book. It's magnificent.

  • Jenny Ashcroft's Island in the East is that rare thing: a dual narrative novel in which both strands of the story are as engaging and compelling as each other. The Singapore of the two different eras is a character in itself, and so deftly drawn that the heat and humidity seem to rise from every page. As the twin threats of invasion and social exclusion close in on Harriet, Mae and Ivy, it becomes impossible to put this book down.

  • Beautifully described . . . a moving love story

  • Absolutely brilliant

  • A wonderful novel, full of mystery . . . If you love historical fiction with a touch of epic romance, if you loved Beneath a Burning Sky then read Island in the East as soon as you can. Oh, whoever you are and whatever you like reading give this one a go. You won't regret it!

  • This lushly detailed debut is a summer-must read - Red on BENEATH A BURNING SKY

  • Jenny Ashcroft is a true talent, a writer who sweeps you away to distant shores and into the minds of vivid characters with her beautiful writing. Beneath a Burning Sky had me gripped from start to finish, I just couldn't put it down. Olivia and Clara were such wonderfully-drawn characters, and the romance between Olivia and Edward heart-stopping! This book is a must for fans of first-class writing, brilliant characters, fascinating locations and gripping plots

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Jenny Ashcroft

Jenny Ashcroft lives in Brighton with her husband and three children. Before that, she spent many years living and working in Australia and Asia - a time which gave her an enduring passion for stories set in exotic places. She has a degree in history, and has always been fascinated by the past - in particular the way that extraordinary events can transform the lives of normal people.

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