Image of Teatime for the Firefly


Image of Teatime for the Firefly

Patel takes readers on a vivid tour of 1940s India, exploring the attitudes of the day and the traditions of the tea-growing region of Assam. The story ebbs and flows gracefully, sure to keep readers actively engaged and fervently enticed. Simply stated, Teatime for the Firefly is a true treasure.

Layla Roy is a strong-minded girl who believes she is fated to live a life without love. All that changes when Manik Deb steps into her life, breaks his arranged marriage to another and keeps his ties with Layla as he pursues adventurous work at a tea plantation. Despite the growing political strife in the region, and the dangerous career that takes Manik on a new path, Manik and Layla stay committed to one another, proving that true love withstands all obstacles. (MIRA, Oct., 427 pp., $15.95)
Reviewed by: 
Debra LiCausi