Burning Love by Nan Ryan
Alone in Arabia, a young woman finds love and adventure among the dunes
The thought of another summer in Europe is torture to a brash young American like Temple Longworth. In turn-of-the-century society, she flits from party to party, until every soirée blends together, and every man she meets is just another dour old bore begging for her hand. As yet another young Englishman grovels for her affection, she realizes she does not want marriage—she wants adventure. And so, without a chaperone, and without a man, Temple sets out on the journey of a lifetime. She makes her way to Arabia, where she sees sights she never could have imagined. And when she’s kidnapped and finds herself in the oasis palace of the mysterious sheik El Siif, she finds that love and desire go hand-in-hand, and that passion’s flower grows even in the desert.