Elle Newmark: Author

Book 1  The Sandalwood Tree: A Novel

It is 1947 ~ Americans, Evie and Martin, are stranded in a colonial bungalow by India's bloody war of Partition. One day, while scrubbing a brick wall, Evie discovers old letters, which hint at a scandal in 1857. Chasing down clues, Evie leads us through the bazaars and temples of India as well as the dying society of the British Raj. She struggles to save her marriage while India struggles toward independence. Bursting with lavish detail and vivid imagery, The Sandalwood Tree is a powerful story about betrayal, forgiveness, fate, and love.

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Book 2 The Chef's Apprentice: A Novel

It is 1498, dawn of the Renaissance, and Venic teems with rumors about an ancient book believed to hold monumentous secrets. Some will stop at nothing to find it; others will die to protect it.

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QUOTES From Readers

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"Elle Newmark beautifully captures the sights, smells and sounds of India and the cusp of change, all while spinning a richly layered tale." ~ Cathy Buchanan, Author of New York Times Best Seller

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"...escalates tension by weaving intricate stories together. I could not help but keep reading." ~ Jeff H.

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"Highly Flavored... A richnesss of atmosphere that...brings the city sparkingly to life." ~ The New York Times

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