Best historical novels about British in India

I’ve recently taken part in an exciting new book project with who are on a mission to discover the best books! “We ask authors to share their favorite books around topics and themes they are passionate about and why they recommend each book. We want to create an experience like wandering around your favorite bookstore but reimagined for the online world.

I chose my passion – historical novels about the British in India. From E.M. Forster to Shona Patel, I recommend five very different books that fired up my interest in India.



My first two novels in The Raj Hotel Series are on a special price with this month ***99p***

THE DIAMOND DAUGHTER goes out into the world!

Today is publication day for my new novel, THE DIAMOND DAUGHTER – the third novel in THE RAJ HOTEL SERIES.

1946: lively Jeanie Munro is returning to a post-war India, a country on the cusp of momentous change – and to a husband she hasn’t seen for over six years. While she tries to recapture their former loving relationship, Jeanie’s world is rocked by the discovery of long-buried family secrets and betrayal that threatens to destroy her future.

Available in ebook and paperback through Amazon

STOP PRESS: This month, the first two in the series: THE EMERALD AFFAIR and

THE SAPPHIRE CHILD are available for 99p!

Come and discover THE RAJ HOTEL …!

I’m exited to share with you that my novel THE EMERALD AFFAIR (Book 1 in the new RAJ HOTEL SERIES) has been chosen as an Amazon First Reads for December (ahead of its publication on 1st January 2020) so is now available on Amazon.UK and Amazon.AU

As the night draws in, there’s nothing I like more than an epic love story (envisage the drama of The English Patient) that sweeps you away to a wonderful setting and leaves your heart full and ultimately uplifted. In The Emerald Affair, Janet MacLeod Trotter delivers just that, pure indulgence! – Sammia Hamer, publisher

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For those not in the UK or Australia, it’s available on pre-order.

Hope you enjoy it!

All the best




I just wanted to share the new cover for my forthcoming novel – THE EMERALD AFFAIR.

Personally, I think it’s fabulous and hope you like it too!

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Set in Scotland and India, the novel is the first in the new RAJ HOTEL SERIES and will be published on 1st January 2020.

For more details and pre-order go to THE EMERALD AFFAIR