London, Christmas 1914
Nineteen-year-old Carrie Dobbs has a secret that’s tearing her apart. When her parents discover her condition, Carrie’s mother takes matters into her own hands and arranges a marriage for her to get her out of Whitechapel. Arnold Bateman, a man Carrie could never love has been posted to India…a country she only knows from an atlas. She is terrified she will never see her family and her beloved best friend, Pearl again. Feeling she has no choice she travels to India with a heavy heart, wondering if she will she ever return to the place she calls home? India is a mystery to her, but this strange and vibrant country gets under her skin, and when someone she admires is kind to her, Carrie wonders if she will find love again.
Read Carrie’s heart-rending story in the first part of 99 Nightingale Lane and fall in love!