Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Starcursed by Nandini Bajpai

I've been burying my nose into many books and wanted to highlight Nandini Bajpai's historical novel STARCURSED. What a beautiful setting -- 12th century India -- and peopled with fascinating characters that leap to life. This is one of the most romantic stories I've ever read, with a smart and lovely heroine and a hero worthy of her love. I highly recommend this to any teenager interested in historical romance. Nandini has promised an interview ... so stay tuned. But in the meantime, I wanted to share a little bit of Indian art, called mehendi. It's henna paste that is drawn upon the palms or feet (esp. for special occasions like weddings and of course there is a little description of this in Starcursed!) and Dagny made this beautiful lotus design on me
for Pentecost.  
Full disclosure: I won a copy of this book from the SE Asian Women's Writers Blog


Mirka Breen said...

As soon as I read in this post the word "Historical," I was interested. I know *nothing* about 12th century India. Here's to changing that.

Vijaya said...

I didn't know much about 12th century India either except for the Muslim invasions, which I could never keep track of ... This book has so much depth! You will love it.

Nandini said...

Thanks for this review, Vijaya!! And what a lovely mehndi design. :) So sorry I haven't sent the interview answers back as yet--things have been crazy with the foster animals. We're settling into a pattern now so I'll get back to you soon.