Meet Me in Bombay is a breathtaking story of separation, tragedy and fierce love set against the exotic world of colonial Bombay and the tragedy of the First World War.
'An epic love story full of exotic charm and rich historical detail . . . Meet Me In Bombay will sweep you away to another time and place.' Red Magazine
'Powerful and evocative' Woman & Home
All he needs is to find her. First he must remember who she is.
An injured soldier has lost everything, even his past. His dreams hint at his old life; flashes of a woman. His only wish is to return to her, but will his broken mind let him? And will she still be waiting for him, if it does?
Back at the start of 1914, at a party on the shores of Bombay, Madeline Bright and Luke Devereaux meet. Strangers in a foreign world, in the sweltering heat and colour of colonial India they fall in love. They want to believe nothing can come between them, not even the disapproval of Maddy's mother. But war looms and Luke, like so many, has no choice but to fight.
Maddy's mother urges her to move on. Yet still she clings to the promise Luke left her with: that the two of them will meet again in Bombay...
Meet Me in Bombay is a story of fierce love set against the exotic and colourful world of colonial Bombay and the tragedy of the First World War. Perfect for fans of Dinah Jefferies, Lucinda Riley and Kate Furnivall.
'Moving and beautifully written, this enchanting story of love and loss touched my heart' DINAH JEFFERIES
'Emotional, evocative and enthralling' KATE FURNIVALL
'An epic, bittersweet love story that will draw you in and grip you to the last page' GILL PAUL
'An exquisite love story, sumptuous and so moving. A WONDERFUL book!!' TRACY REES
From the first intriguing chapter I was hooked. I felt as if I was there in the sparkling night-time scenes, or breathing in the heady scents of the market, avoiding the pungent alleyways, and feeling the heat of Bombay, a heat that catches in your throat. Moving and beautifully written, this enchanting story of love and loss touched my heart.
One of those rare and wonderful books that truly draws you into another place and time, word perfect, pitch perfect, detail perfect... Anyone who truly loves historical fiction should run to buy a copy of Meet Me in Bombay today. - New York Times Bestselling Author
Gorgeous writing, lush setting, and three-dimensional characters that make up the rare unputdownable novel... Meet Me in Bombay is the kind of book that will give readers a book hangover long after they've turned the last page, leaving them aching for more. - New York Times Bestselling Author
I loved everything about Meet Me in Bombay, from its profound sense of time and place to its vivid characters and lyrical voice, taking the reader on an exhilarating journey from colonial India to the battlefields of the First World War to the intricate workings of memory. This is a novel both epic and intimate, in which grand historical forces are played out on the territory of the human heart. Ashcroft delivers a stunning story that echoes long after you turn the final page. - New York Times bestselling author of The Golden Hour
Meet Me in Bombay is brilliantly plotted, exquisitely written, poignant and perfect. I finished the book with tears rolling down my cheeks, and it will stay with me for a long time. I'm sure it will enchant readers far and wide
Beautifully written and impressively researched, Island in the East is a stunner. Emotional, evocative and enthralling. - on ISLAND IN THE EAST
A moving, stirring love story, and so richly atmospheric. I could practically feel the sweat prickling on my skin - on ISLAND IN THE EAST
An evocative, absorbing story... A rich and satisfying read. - on ISLAND IN THE EAST
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.
Jenny's first three books - Beneath A Burning Sky, Island in the East and Meet Me In Bombay - were all ebook bestsellers.