Here are two of my heroines from Captured by Moonlight. On the front cover is my fictional Laine Harkness, a nursing matron with the Queen Alexandra Imperial Military Nursing Corp.
But picture # 2 is the true-life Pandita Ramabai, a former Hindu widow who became a Christian and was the equivalent of Mother Theresa. Ramabai developed the Mukti Mission in Puna India to care for widows and orphans. More about her on my blog story Ramabai, A True-life Heroine
Ramabai, who died in 1922, was the inspiration behind my fictional character Miriam in Book 1 Shadowed in Silk, but for Book 2 Captured by Moonlight, I featured the true-life person Ramabai actually in my novel.
This marvelous woman did so much for the Indian people to relieve suffering.
Pictures of Ramabai's Compound.
|Ramabai, who used to walk the Indian roads in search of widows and orphans who needed to be rescued.|
|Some of the young girls Ramabai rescued and brought to her compound to live and go to school and have a life of freedom and joy instead of persecution or abuse.|
|Some of the children today in the schools at Mukti mission. Ramabais work continues.|