Waiting on Wednesday – The Satapur Moonstone by Sujata Massey

Posted May 8, 2019 by Heather B in Waiting on Wednesday / 0 Comments

by Sujata Massey

Waiting on Wednesday is a feature hosted by Breaking The Spine spotlighting upcoming releases we’re looking forward to.

This week’s can’t-wait-to-read selection is:

Title: The Satapur Moonstone

Author: Sujata Massey

Release Date: My 14, 2019

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India, 1922: It is rainy season in the lush, remote Sahyadri mountains, where the princely state of Satapur is tucked away. A curse seems to have fallen upon Satapur’s royal family, whose maharaja died of a sudden illness shortly before his teenage son was struck down in a tragic hunting accident. The state is now ruled by an agent of the British Raj on behalf of Satapur’s two maharanis, the dowager queen and her daughter-in-law.

The royal ladies are in a dispute over the education of the young crown prince, and a lawyer’s counsel is required. However, the maharanis live in purdah and do not speak to men. Just one person can help them: Perveen Mistry, Bombay’s only female lawyer. Perveen is determined to bring peace to the royal house and make a sound recommendation for the young prince’s future, but she arrives to find that the Satapur palace is full of cold-blooded power plays and ancient vendettas. Too late, she realizes she has walked into a trap. But whose? And how can she protect the royal children from the palace’s deadly curse?


I loved, loved, loved, the first book in this series, The Widows of Malabar Hill, and I am thrilled to check out this follow-up.

What about you? What are you looking forward to? Hit me up in the comments and let me know!

About Sujata Massey

Born in England to parents from India and Germany, Sujata was raised primarily in St. Paul, Minnesota, although her home for almost thirty years has been Baltimore, Maryland. She earned a B.A. in Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University and wrote features for the Baltimore Evening Sun newspaper before becoming a novelist.

Sujata welcomes correspondence from authors at her website; the Sujata Massey Author Facebook page; and on Instagram @sujatamasseyauthor. You can also learn more about the history and visual inspiration for her books at the Pinterest handle, Perveen Mistry Novels. To get an occasional newsletter from Sujata with events, giveaways, recipes and other news, sign up for the Sujata Massey author newsletter.


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