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A virile chieftain kidnaps a young Englishwoman and takes her to his desert enclave in this 1977 classic captive-in-love-with-captor romance that is one of the many derivatives of The Sheik. Several of Lindsey's classics (she is another of the original "Avon Ladies") are being reprinted.
Readers will be sad to note that Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, the writer who launched the "Hot Historical" craze with the publication of The Flame and the Flowerin 1972, passed away on July 6, 2007, in Princeton, MN. She was one of the six original "Avon Ladies," and her books are often mentioned by readers as the ones that started them reading romance. She was completing her latest novel, Everlasting(Morrow, Oct.), at the time of her death. Coincidentally, Avon will be reprinting a number of her earlier titles in upcoming months. NB: These are classic works from the 1970s and will read somewhat differently from the historicals currently being published.