Thursday, April 08, 2010

Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors

The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum built by the Emperor of Hindustan in the 17th century as a monument to his beloved wife.  The Emperor's daughter, Princess Jahanara, tells the story to her two granddaughters many years after the fact, and also tells about her forbidden love for the architect.  The author does a good job of making the events and characters real.  The further along I read, the better the story got, until near the end, I couldn't put it down.  I rate it 4 out of 5.  This is my sixth book for the New Author Challenge.


Kathy A. Johnson said...

That sounds like an interesting book, Cheryl. It's always good to find new authors.

Anne said...

Hi, Cheryl! Have you read Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See? I think you would like it.