Rukmani, the youngest of the Kamboj royal family, has always had her way and she thinks she would too when the question of her marriage arises. But when she expresses her wishes, her world comes crumbling down because it seems aristocratic affairs matter more than her heart. Who can she run to but the strongest ruler of the region, Deveshwaraya?
Devesh finds himself torn between duty and desire. He is drawn to her yet being with her jeopardizes everything he has worked for. When even protecting her invites trouble, how can he let his heart become involved?
When the walls of monarchical politics rise high between them, will passion prevail?
The Story of Kamboj Princess Rukmani is a compact, historical read set in the Early Middle Ages in India. This sensual and passionate romantic story is woven around the impetuous and reckless rajkumari Rukmani, who is attracted to Deveshwaraya, a commoner who has risen to be a king. She finds that the path of desire and love is not easy, even for a princess who must face the hindrance of the imperial affairs.
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“A historical romance filled with yearning and discovery. Great character, setting and depth.”
“There is much to love about the story of Kamboj princess Rukmani and royal ruler Devesh. The story moves along at a brisk pace, encompassing romance, tragedy, action and even a few healthy doses of philosophy and politics. The author managed to make the setting and characters come alive by painting a picture in rich detail without ever letting the plot slacken.”
“Fabulous and engaging! I absolutely loved the story. Rukmini is even more fabulous than the cover of the book suggests. She is every inch a princess – an imperious beauty, and spirited as they come. She is easily a match for the King of Kings – Devesh. Determined not to be browbeaten by her father and brothers, she gets into one scrape after another, reminding me of other feisty historical heroines brought to life by another author that I love so well – Georgette Heyer.
The language of the story teller is engaging – not a misstep anywhere! The historical aspects of the story – the era, the clothing, the behavior – all sounded just perfect….”
“It is a light hearted historical romance and she has got the vibe of the nerve of the tradition and culture of those days many aeons ago. She has depicted the situations and the lifestyle and environment so beautifully. The robes, the palaces and the hunt, the traditions are all penned in a manner that flows with the story of the book."
“Love, passion, desire, power, politics, royalty are all blended to take the reader back in time with the Khamboj princess, Rukmani and the Royal Emperor Devesh. Summerita’s writing is vibrant and lucid and the reader can almost see the tale unfold before their eyes.”