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The Sandalwood Tree - A Novel

Elle Newmark

In 1947, American historian and World War II veteran Martin Mitchell wins a Fulbright Fellowship to document the end of British rule in India. His wife, Evie, convinces him to take her and their young son along, hoping a shared adventure will mend their marriage, which has been strained by war. But other places, other wars. Martin and Evie find themselves stranded in a colonial bungalow in the Himalayas due to violence surrounding the partition of India between Hindus and Muslims. In that house, hidden behind a brick wall, Evie discovers a packet of old letters, which tell a strange and compelling story of love and war involving two young Englishwomen who lived in the same house in 1857. Drawn to their story, Evie embarks on a mission to piece together her Victorian mystery. Her search leads her through the bazaars and temples of India and the dying society of the British Raj. Along the way, Martin's dark secret is exposed, unleashing a new wedge between the couple. As India struggles toward independence, Evie struggles to save her marriage, pursuing her Victorian ghosts for answers. Bursting with lavish detail and vivid imagery of Calcutta and beyond, The Sandalwood Tree is a powerful story about betrayal, forgiveness, fate, and love.

In 1947, American historian and World War II veteran Martin Mitchell wins a Fulbright Fellowship to document the end of British rule in India. His wife, Evie, convinces him to take her and their young son along, hoping a shared adventure will mend their marriage, which has been strained by war. But other places, other wars. Martin and Evie find themselves stranded in a colonial bungalow in the Himalayas due to violence surrounding the partition of India between Hindus and Muslims. In that house, hidden behind a brick wall, Evie discovers a packet of old letters, which tell a strange and compelling story of love and war involving two young Englishwomen who lived in the same house in 1857. Drawn to their story, Evie embarks on a mission to piece together her Victorian mystery. Her search leads her through the bazaars and temples of India and the dying society of the British Raj. Along the way, Martin's dark secret is exposed, unleashing a new wedge between the couple. As India struggles toward independence, Evie struggles to save her marriage, pursuing her Victorian ghosts for answers. Bursting with lavish detail and vivid imagery of Calcutta and beyond, The Sandalwood Tree is a powerful story about betrayal, forgiveness, fate, and love.
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In 1947, American historian and World War II veteran Martin Mitchell wins a Fulbright Fellowship to document the end of British rule in India. His wife, Evie, convinces him to take her and their young son along, hoping a shared adventure will mend their marriage, which has been strained by war. But other places, other wars. Martin and Evie find themselves stranded in a colonial bungalow in the Himalayas due to violence surrounding the partition of India between Hindus and Muslims. In that house, hidden behind a brick wall, Evie discovers a packet of old letters, which tell a strange and compelling story of love and war involving two young Englishwomen who lived in the same house in 1857. Drawn to their story, Evie embarks on a mission to piece together her Victorian mystery. Her search leads her through the bazaars and temples of India and the dying society of the British Raj. Along the way, Martin's dark secret is exposed, unleashing a new wedge between the couple. As India struggles toward independence, Evie struggles to save her marriage, pursuing her Victorian ghosts for answers. Bursting with lavish detail and vivid imagery of Calcutta and beyond, The Sandalwood Tree is a powerful story about betrayal, forgiveness, fate, and love.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Justine Eyre

Length:

11h 25m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:30


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

21:53


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:32


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

20:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:39


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

26:24


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

24:22


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

22:55


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:47


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

22:06


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:15


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

13:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

14:18


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

20:15


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:27


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:11


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:51


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

15:15


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

12:34


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

26:18


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

19:39


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:21


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:35


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

28:28


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

15:24


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:20


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:54


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:32


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

14:20


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

10:18


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

10:53


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

00:23