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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Fantastic Read

Anna Fox is recently divorced and free from her controlling husband, but she doesn't know what to do with herself. Her aunt suggests she retrace a Nile cruise her great-grandmother had taken years before. She says yes, but doesn't realize just what awaits her in Egypt. ...
Anna Fox is recently divorced and free from her controlling husband, but she doesn't know what to do with herself. Her aunt suggests she retrace a Nile cruise her great-grandmother had taken years before. She says yes, but doesn't realize just what awaits her in Egypt.

Ms. Erskine writes a very solid novel. Every word she uses is there for a purpose and she weaves pictures of Egypt and its scenery, imbues you with a sense of danger, and makes you wonder if anyone is safe on this journey. Her plot is well thought out with lots of nooks and crannies for secrets to hide in. And she uses the diary from the past for good effect in this cruise in the contemporary time period. If you are at all familiar with Egyptian myths, they have gods they honor. Not all of them are nice gods, either. The gods are at work in this story also.

When Anna gets on the plane to go to Egypt, she meets her first odd character. He's not the least bit friendly or even socialable sitting next to her. But he has interest in her great grandmother's diary.

The author starts Anna out as a shy type after years of her husband controlling her and telling her what was appropriate for her life as his wife. As the cruise continues, she runs into other men of this type, but she starts to come out of her shell and lets them know she won't be treated that way. By the end of the story, after fighting gods and attempting to keep her artifacts from being stolen, Anna is returning to a woman with full confidence that can make her own decisions. The transition is fun to read about.

All the characters in the "diary" and in the current day are believable and strong. The gods follow the traditional legends and are just as nasty as they were in those stories. It's full bodied story with lots of twists and turns that holds your attention until the last page.

I especially enjoyed the Egyptian lore and the visit to the country. Why not get yourself a copy of this book and go on a Nile cruise, too?

Originally posted at The Long and Short of It Romance Reviews

posted by LASR_Reviews on June 24, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Cale Fox

"You rapists give RPers a bad name. Go screw off to por<~>n and leave the Nookiverse out of your twisted games you perverted sicko"

posted by Lucifer_Archdemon on September 3, 2013

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  • Posted June 24, 2011

    Fantastic Read

    Anna Fox is recently divorced and free from her controlling husband, but she doesn't know what to do with herself. Her aunt suggests she retrace a Nile cruise her great-grandmother had taken years before. She says yes, but doesn't realize just what awaits her in Egypt.

    Ms. Erskine writes a very solid novel. Every word she uses is there for a purpose and she weaves pictures of Egypt and its scenery, imbues you with a sense of danger, and makes you wonder if anyone is safe on this journey. Her plot is well thought out with lots of nooks and crannies for secrets to hide in. And she uses the diary from the past for good effect in this cruise in the contemporary time period. If you are at all familiar with Egyptian myths, they have gods they honor. Not all of them are nice gods, either. The gods are at work in this story also.

    When Anna gets on the plane to go to Egypt, she meets her first odd character. He's not the least bit friendly or even socialable sitting next to her. But he has interest in her great grandmother's diary.

    The author starts Anna out as a shy type after years of her husband controlling her and telling her what was appropriate for her life as his wife. As the cruise continues, she runs into other men of this type, but she starts to come out of her shell and lets them know she won't be treated that way. By the end of the story, after fighting gods and attempting to keep her artifacts from being stolen, Anna is returning to a woman with full confidence that can make her own decisions. The transition is fun to read about.

    All the characters in the "diary" and in the current day are believable and strong. The gods follow the traditional legends and are just as nasty as they were in those stories. It's full bodied story with lots of twists and turns that holds your attention until the last page.

    I especially enjoyed the Egyptian lore and the visit to the country. Why not get yourself a copy of this book and go on a Nile cruise, too?

    Originally posted at The Long and Short of It Romance Reviews

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2011

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    Love it

    Loved this book. Its really my kind of book. I could see Egypt setting on my couch.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2013

    Great story

    Loved the story. The whole journey down the Nile and having the journal to tell about the great-great-great grandmothers same trip was well written.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2013

    Highly recommended

    A very good read. You must check this out.

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    Posted September 3, 2013

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    0 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2011

    Flimsy characters and very unsatisfying

    0 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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