Friday, June 07, 2013


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.

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