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Egyptian Heart

Egyptian Heart

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by Kathryn Meyer Griffith

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Maggie Owen is a beautiful, spirited and lonely Egyptologist. Even being in Egypt on a college grant doesn't give her the happiness she hoped it would. There is something missing. Love.

Her workmen uncover Ramose Nakh-Min's ancient tomb. An amulet hurls her back to 1340 B.C - where she meets noble Ramose, who faithfully serves the heretic Pharaoh Akhenaton and his


Maggie Owen is a beautiful, spirited and lonely Egyptologist. Even being in Egypt on a college grant doesn't give her the happiness she hoped it would. There is something missing. Love.

Her workmen uncover Ramose Nakh-Min's ancient tomb. An amulet hurls her back to 1340 B.C - where she meets noble Ramose, who faithfully serves the heretic Pharaoh Akhenaton and his queen Nefertiti.

She's fallen into perilous times with civil war threatening Egypt. She's mistaken for a runaway slave. With her blond hair, jinn green eyes and fair skin she doesn't fit in. Some say she's magical and evil. Ramose's favorite, Makere, attempts to kill her.

The people, angry the pharaoh Akhenaton set his queen Nefertiti aside and forced them to worship his god--Aton rise up against him.

Maggie's caught in the middle of it. Desperately in love with Ramose, can she stay alive and with him in ancient Egypt? Will she make a difference in his world and history?

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The soldier tackled me from behind and we tumbled into the dirt. I had to use the defensive moves I knew regardless of what he'd think of me. I had to protect myself.

The soldier hurting me wouldn't stop unless I stopped him and I was fighting for my dignity, my body, as well as my life. I had no choice but to fight and fight I did. I thought I was holding my own against him when abruptly, he ceased attacking me.

A heavy silence had suddenly settled over everything. No one spoke and nothing stirred. I was on the ground and glanced up to see slaves and soldiers alike frozen. For a moment I thought something weird had occurred again. My hand went to the amulet, but it was cold and dark. It wasn't that.

Then the soldiers bowed and everyone else fell face forward in the dirt. Ground statues. Hadn't I also seen this before in those old movies?

No one moved, except for one man.

He was high up on an exquisite snow-colored horse, peering down at me, curious interest mingling with disapproval in his eyes. Even on horseback he seemed larger than the other men. His skin was lighter than any of the other people around me but yet not as pale as mine.

He wasn't dressed in rags or soldier's gear as everyone else, he was dressed in rich gold cloth which shone in the sun like the jewels around his neck, arms and fingers.

There was color smudged above his jet-black eyes. His hair, covered in a swatch of dazzling white pleated linen, what I could see of it, was just as dark. The saddle he sat on and his bridle sparkled with silver. It was easy to see he was a person of wealth and power.

He was the most beautiful man I had ever seen. But his eyes ... full ofintelligent arrogance ... were flat and cold. Here was a man who cared for little.

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About Kathryn Meyer Griffith... Since childhood I’ve been an artist and worked as a graphic designer in the corporate world and for newspapers for twenty-three years before I quit to write full time. But I’d already begun writing novels at 21, over forty-four years ago now, and have had twenty-two (eleven romantic horror, two horror novels, three romantic SF horror, one romantic suspense, one romantic time travel, one historical romance and three murder mysteries) previous novels, two novellas and twelve short stories published from Zebra Books, Leisure Books, Avalon Books, The Wild Rose Press, Damnation Books/Eternal Press. Now days I self-publish only and all my 22 novels are now mine and self-published. My Dinosaur Lake novels and my Spookie Town Murder Mysteries are my best-sellers. My The Last Vampire and my Dinosaur Lake (book one) were 2012 & 2014 finalists in the Epic eBook Awards. I’ve been married to Russell for thirty-seven years; have a son, James, and two grandchildren, Joshua and Caitlyn, and I live in a small quaint town in Illinois, which is across the JB Bridge from St. Louis, Mo. We have a quirky cat, Sasha, and the three of us live happily in an old house in the heart of town. Though I’ve been an artist, and a folk singer in my youth with my brother Jim, writing has always been my greatest passion, my butterfly stage, and I’ll probably write stories until the day I die…or until my memory goes. 2012 EPIC EBOOK AWARDS *FINALIST* for my horror novel The Last Vampire-Revised Author’s Edition ~ 2014 EPIC EBOOK AWARDS *FINALIST* for her thriller novel Dinosaur Lake *All my Audible.com audio books here: http://www.audible.com/search/ref=a_mn_at_ano_tseft__galileo?advsearchKeywords=Kathryn+Meyer+Griffith&x=17&y=16 Novels and short stories from Kathryn Meyer Griffith: Evil Stalks the Night, The Heart of the Rose, Blood Forged, Vampire Blood, The Last Vampire, Witches, The Nameless One short story, The Calling, All Things Slip Away, Egyptian Heart, Winter’s Journey, The Ice Bridge, Don’t Look Back, Agnes, Before the End: A Time of Demons and Angels, The Woman in Crimson, Human No Longer, Four Spooky Short Stories Collection, Scraps of Paper, Dinosaur Lake, Dinosaur Lake II: Dinosaurs Arising and Dinosaur Lake: Infestation. My Websites: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kathryn-Meyer-Griffith/579206748758534 http://www.authorsden.com/kathrynmeyergriffith http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/889499.Kathryn_Meyer_Griffith

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Egyptian Heart 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
arlenadean More than 1 year ago
Review: "Egyptian Heart" by Kathryn Meyer Griffith was a different type of romantic read...through time travel all mixed up in the past (1340 BC) Egyptian life, culture and then brought in a romance of a woman from the twenty-first century. I really liked the way this wonderful author brings us another one of her good novels... that will captivate our attention for the reader to want more. The storyline was simply well written with lots of detail. This was definitely a page turner for me. Maggie Owens was a Egyptologist who was given a grant for three months to work in Egypt (Great Pyramids) to explore the areas around Gizah searching for the 'lost tomb.' In Egypt, its life has very harsh, hot and lonely...however, Maggie finds the ancient tomb of Ramose, Nakh-Min...and then finds the secret area that had a 'magic amulet.' Maggie had already been given a amulet for protection....everything was fine until the two amulets touched...and then 'Maggie falls and the past comes forth where she meets Ramose...who was the servant of Pharaoh Athenationa and Queen Nefertiti.' How did Maggie get there and will she come back? What was Maggie up against with the people? How does this 21st century woman deal with this situation...now in ancient time ....'of being a woman of lesser value ...and even slaves to the men?' Would Maggie find love in this place with all of the violence, turbulence and danger that was all around her? Being the master storyteller that this author is...... using historical references about the Egyptian pharaohs and the politicis delivering her message in the story to the reader. Now this is the part where I say you will have to pick up this good read to find out....I did and enjoyed the read! If you are in for a strong hero, great heroine and loss of action-pact with some real interesting characters from the time long-past....then I would recommend "Egyptian Heart" as a excellent time travel romance novel for you.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Author Anna del C. Dye. for Readers Favorite What a fun ride I have had reading this time travel romance! It is a great mix between ancient Egyptian life and culture and the romance a woman from our twenty-first century. It is beautifully crafted to please historians and romance lovers of every age. Although it is a romance book, I was very pleased to see that it is a clean, wholesome tale. The story is that of Maggie Owen, whose dream of being an Egyptologist and college professor digging into the sands of Egypt becomes a reality when she is offered a grant to spend three months digging near the Great Pyramids. All goes well until an Egyptian guide gives her an amulet to ward off evil, and then she finds an identical amulet in the tomb of Ranose, a great warrior of Egyptian times. She tentatively puts the two together and in the next moment she is standing in the long dead past¿Egyptian history before Christ. How she gets there and when she will come back are the least of her problems. At this ancient time, women are of a lesser value, even slaves to the men. How does a twenty-first century free woman deal with all those problems? Well, you will have to read this entertaining book and find out, like I did. I am sure that this adventure will easily become one of your favorites. This book teaches how a sweet person (be it a man, a woman or a child) can make a difference in the lives of many. I would recommend this book for readers older than fourteen, especially adults.
cproper More than 1 year ago
Entertaining read. Very much a book for escaping with on a rainy afternoon!
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BellaFallenAgels More than 1 year ago
Fallen Angels Reviews (Bella) said FIVE ANGELS and RECOMMENDED READ on June 30, 2008! Here's the review: Egyptian Heart All her life, Egyptologist Maggie Owen has wanted to experience Egypt in person. She's never had a chance to do so, until now. Given a grant to explore the deserts near Gizah in search of a lost tomb, Maggie, single and childless, jumps at the chance. She'll miss her family and cat, but she's not about to pass up the chance to see the land she's read about since she was a child. Life is harsh in Egypt. She's hot, lonely and sandy all the time.but wouldn't have it any other way. One day, on her dig, she uncovers the ancient tomb of Ramose Nakh-Min. While prodding the sarcophagus Maggie discovers a secret compartment containing a scarab amulet, very similar to the one she was given by a superstitious local for protection. When the two scarabs touch, Maggie falls-three thousand years into the past where she meets Ramose, a servant of Pharaoh Akhenaton and Queen Nefertiti. The darker locals don't know what to make of Maggie. With long blonde hair and pale green eyes, some consider her a jinn and stay away from her at all costs. Others, jealous of her fair skin and beautiful looks, wish her dead and make attempts on her life. In short order, however, Maggie acclimates to ancient Egyptian life and falls for the handsome and loving Ramose, all the while believing that she shouldn't marry him as she belongs to a different time. It's no secret that Pharaoh Akhenaton is falling out of favor with the people, as he's become monotheistic, demanding that his subjects toss aside their many gods to follow his example. It becomes clear that those attached to the Pharaoh by marriage, blood or association are in danger. Maggie, Ramose and the Queen, out of favor with the Pharaoh, find themselves on the run not only from the Pharaoh whose sanity is quickly slipping but also from Lord Haremhab, a man whose greed for the throne knows no bounds. Will Maggie be able to return to her own time? Will she even want to, now that she's finally found love? Loving all time travel tales and ancient Egyptian history, I eagerly delved into Egyptian Heart. I was not disappointed with what I read. It was clear that much research went into creating this wonderful tale. Lush descriptions of Egyptian palaces and feasts carried me away, and for a brief period of time, like Maggie, I was in another time and place. Ramose is fierce, but incredibly loving toward the woman who stole his heart. Maggie is courageous, treating all, including slaves, with respect and compassion. The tension of the perilous situation with Pharaoh and his people was the perfect element of suspense that kept the story quickly moving up until its satisfying ending. I highly recommend Egyptian Heart and thank Katherine Meyer Griffith for writing such a wonderful story. Reviewed by: Bella