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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Superb storytelling

In 1859 with the death of her beloved father in Paris, Cecile Villier decides to leave France to visit the Sahara where she was born two decades ago. Her beloved late father left the desert grieving the death of his Bedouin wife in childbirth. She asks her late dad¿s ...
In 1859 with the death of her beloved father in Paris, Cecile Villier decides to leave France to visit the Sahara where she was born two decades ago. Her beloved late father left the desert grieving the death of his Bedouin wife in childbirth. She asks her late dad¿s friend Mr. Blackmoor for help in locating her foster father, Raga eben Haddal.------------------------ Blackmoor sends his son Matthew to meet her, but he learns she has been abducted by a caravan planning to sell her to the Caliph. Matthew rescues Cecilia but introduces himself as El Faris rather than the son of her late father¿s friend. He treats her like the lowest creature on the planet and leaves her at a Bedouin camp to learn the ways of the women of the desert. Although not easy, the courageous Cecilia wins the respect of those at the camp when she risks her life to rescue a child from a wolf. As she and El Faris fall in love, he takes her to meet Haddal, who plans to sell her as a wife to the highest bidding sheik. Matthew proposes, but when she fails to return from a trek into the desert, he assumes she died and marries another. When she finally returns to accept his proposal, she must decide whether she wants to be his second spouse.-------------------------------- CALL OF THE TRUMPET is not the usual historical romance as the Bedouin culture serves as the prime focus of this strong mid nineteenth century tale. Thus a westernized Victorian style relationship between the lead couple even when the male is a sheik does not occur instead the audience lives within the Bedouin camp and learns its ways along side of the heroine. Her struggles to adapt and her courage make for a rich saga as the audience will wonder will she willingly become the second wife, return to France, or be sold to the highest bidder.---------------- Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 9, 2008

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9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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I seriously wish i could give this book negative numbers, it really was that bad. This book had no transition from one scene to another. The author had some good ideas but the characters lacked depth and credibility. This book was just too high drama. For example just t...
I seriously wish i could give this book negative numbers, it really was that bad. This book had no transition from one scene to another. The author had some good ideas but the characters lacked depth and credibility. This book was just too high drama. For example just to name a few: it had spousal abuse, bigamy, slave trades, rape, naive young women, and backstabbing fathers. There was no real love connection between the characters. Trust me just do yourself a favor and pick another book. This one is a dud.

posted by Anonymous on August 30, 2007

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Superb storytelling

    In 1859 with the death of her beloved father in Paris, Cecile Villier decides to leave France to visit the Sahara where she was born two decades ago. Her beloved late father left the desert grieving the death of his Bedouin wife in childbirth. She asks her late dad¿s friend Mr. Blackmoor for help in locating her foster father, Raga eben Haddal.------------------------ Blackmoor sends his son Matthew to meet her, but he learns she has been abducted by a caravan planning to sell her to the Caliph. Matthew rescues Cecilia but introduces himself as El Faris rather than the son of her late father¿s friend. He treats her like the lowest creature on the planet and leaves her at a Bedouin camp to learn the ways of the women of the desert. Although not easy, the courageous Cecilia wins the respect of those at the camp when she risks her life to rescue a child from a wolf. As she and El Faris fall in love, he takes her to meet Haddal, who plans to sell her as a wife to the highest bidding sheik. Matthew proposes, but when she fails to return from a trek into the desert, he assumes she died and marries another. When she finally returns to accept his proposal, she must decide whether she wants to be his second spouse.-------------------------------- CALL OF THE TRUMPET is not the usual historical romance as the Bedouin culture serves as the prime focus of this strong mid nineteenth century tale. Thus a westernized Victorian style relationship between the lead couple even when the male is a sheik does not occur instead the audience lives within the Bedouin camp and learns its ways along side of the heroine. Her struggles to adapt and her courage make for a rich saga as the audience will wonder will she willingly become the second wife, return to France, or be sold to the highest bidder.---------------- Harriet Klausner

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2001

    It sizzles!

    This was an excellent debut novel. Celine is an admirable character, determined to make a success ofher life in Bedouin society. The man of her dreams is known as El Faris, the horseman, and the author demonstrates her incredibly detailed knowledge of horses with many excellent details. El Faris is a real Alpha male; though from England originally, he, like Celine's father, has come to call the desert his home, and has adopted its ways. The clash of cultures is one thing the couple have to work through; the other is their pride, which gets in the way of them admitting they were made for each other. The book will have you on the edge of your seat. I only hope Ms. Rosburg will be able to follow up with a sequel, or even a prequel!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2012

    Excellant book.

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    Posted April 17, 2012

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