Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors
Ever wonder about the story behind the Taj Mahal? I knew that an Emperor, stricken by grief, had it built as a tomb for his beloved wife. Yet I didn’t know about Hindustani history and the constant warring occurring between the Pakastanis, Deccans and Hindustani.
This is the story of a family; a happily married husband and wife and their children. There is the peace-loving poet son, the war-loving angry younger son, and the cunning and intelligent daughter. The story follows the life of the daughter Jahanara, the best suited for the throne, aside from her gender. Her love for her parents, her siblings and her secret lover are the true story of this tale.
This is a romance and a glimpse at a period and place in history not often written about. If you like historical fiction I would suggest giving this one a try.