'When Meera Sen comes to the city of Melbourne to become a microbiologist, all she has with her are the traditional values of her culture and the idol of lord Krishna given to her by her uncle. When Meera meets Brian for the first time, she hates him - but Brian falls in love with her instantly. Even as he desires her, Brian, consumed with his own insecurities, risks driving her away instead. Living in Australia, and then returning to her homeland to reconnect with her family and the obligations waiting for her, will leave Meera no stranger to heartbreak. And when it seems this world has failed her, will Meera find fulfilment elsewhere? Inspired by the life of Mirabai, our Meera's been best owed with not one but with two lovers who fight to win her love: a mortal Brian seeks to rescue Meera and take her back to the temporal world, whilst the immortal Krishna invites Meera to his permanent world. Meera Rising is the unforgettable story of an ordinary woman who dares to become an immortal saint - the extraordinary 'modern Mirabai'.'
Source: Publisher's blurb.