‘The Widow and the Sheikh’ by Marguerite Kaye

twats mkSTORY: Rescued by the sheikh! 

Abandoned in the desert, Julia Trevelyan finds herself at the mercy of Azhar, an imposing yet impossibly handsome Arabian merchant. Determined not to be intimidated by her rescuer—or their sizzling attraction!—she asks for his help…

But Prince Azhar is in fact the rightful heir to the Qaryma throne, returned from exile to take back his inheritance! He knows a dalliance with the enticing English adventuress is out of the question, yet he can’t deny the temptation to claim both his throne…and Julia!

REVIEW: Kingdom of Qaryma Arabia – 1815

Azhar is traveling across the hot desert seeking to finish his business there and get on with his life. He had been tasked to do these things by his father who has died.

Julia Trevelyan is in the desert and awakes to find she has been robbed and abandoned. She has been collecting plant specimens and now finds they are also gone. She had promised her husband she would do this before he died. Her husband, Daniel, had been a scientist. When she hears a stranger arriving, she is perplexed to learn that she is trespassing for her papers show she is allowed to visit another area than where she actually is. As a widow, Julia is used to having to defend herself and her female rights.

Julia teams up with this man to continue traversing the desert experiencing the beauties and difficulties that it offers. They soon arrive in the Kingdom of Qaryma and Julia meet Sheikh al-Farid, the Crown Prince Azhar Qaryma. Julia is quite take with the garden of the Sheikh and the different roses and succulents that she has never seen before.

She is allowed to stay and collect specimens as she awaits her papers allowing her to leave. Living in her lush surroundings, Julia is quite taken with it all. Soon, she and the Sheikh spend more time together and an attraction grows. What can become of their relationship?

A different type of novel from this author. She is very descriptive in her writing which takes the reader far away. Perhaps it was the different names and places, but I admit being a bit lost at times reading this.

Complimentary copy provided by the author

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