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Posted August 23, 2005
The Book of the Seven Delights
After being relegated to the basement of the British Museum, Abigail Merchant is determined to prove she is worth more than being an employee whose presence is merely on sufferance. Finding a clue to a treasure, she sets off to find a lost library of hte ancient world. Her quest begins on rocky footing, as Abigail is promptly seasick. The only one willing to tend her in her distress is the most annoying and handsome Apollo Smith. He assumes the role of protector/ thorn in her side across exotic locales, barely a step ahead of danger. Mutual hate turns to lust and something deeper as they journey, and Abigail learns that the true treasure is love. ............... If Indiana Jones landed in a Regency Romance, then this would be the result. Fast paced adventure will sweep you along until the dramatic end.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 7, 2005
A Great Adventure Romance
This book kept me up all night reading! Traveling from England to Northern Africa and back again! It was fast paced, colorful and passionate. While it doesnt have many sex scenes that is perfectly all right if you prefer a good story instead. I recommend it for those who like a good tale!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 13, 2005
To think a tree was cut down to publish this book is a crime. But then this is not a review of the book (even the publisher's weekly assessed it as a 'stale romance')-it is an opinion. Pw was being charitable--it would have to be fresh to begin with to become stale.On a sensual scale of 1-10 it doesn't even rate a 1 the only thing steamy in this book was the desert.The only 'delightful' part was eventually it ended. Abigail the librarian-is a book-smart, life-dumb woman and apollo a lukewarm male-there were so many trials and tribulations both had to endure (along with the reader)-the book could have been name the perils of pauline. Both charecters lacked depth.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 9, 2008
strong historical romantic suspense thriller
In 1899, American librarian Abigail Merchant obtains a job with the prestigious British Museum due to the influence of her estranged scholarly father. However, the chauvinist management has problems with a female working in a museum so they assign her to the basement to catalogue the zillion donations received over the decades. Though upset with the position Abigail accepts it as a foot in the doorway. --- After several of weeks monstrous monotonous classifying, Abigail uncovers the suitcase given to the library by Professor Thaddeus Chilton five decades ago. Inside is scholarly information that provides clues to where someone could find the remains of the ancient Library of Alexandria destroyed by the Romans. Abigail travels across the Mediterranean towards Casablanca on the Star of Persia, but becomes ill. The crew refuses to deal with an infidel female, so passenger Apollo Smith nurtures her back to health. In Northern Africa they follow clues but others wait to steal any artifacts they find while even worse problems plague them as rogue legionnaires want them dead.--- Readers who treasure strong female protagonists starring in historical romantic suspense thrillers will take immense delight in Betina Krahn¿s fabulous late Victorian tale. The story line starts off by introducing the audience to the intrepid, energetic but bored Abigail struggling to escape the restraints the chauvinistic English scholarly-library community imposes on women regardless of experience, education, or intelligence. The plot abruptly picks up speed at sea and becomes hyperspeed in Africa where the two lead characters go from one escapade to another while falling in love.--- Harriet KlausnerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 4, 2009
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