Cairo Diary is a riveting historical narrative filled with ancient texts, romance and political intrigue. Best-selling author, Dr. Linda Lambert, recounts the journeys of two women separated by two millennia who are each seeking personal freedom: the Virgin Mary, living with her family in Old Cairo; and Dr. Justine Jenner, a modern-day anthropologist, whose mother is Egyptian and whose father is American.
Mary is a reflective, insightful woman who imparts her wisdom to her eight-year old son, Jesus, and chronicles the historic challenges Jews faced in a Roman-Egyptian world. Two thousand years later, Justine arrives in Cairo to take up the work of UNICEF Community Schools for Girls. During a violent earthquake, she becomes trapped in the crypt under St. Sergius Church in Old Cairo, originally the cave that served as the Egyptian home to the Holy Family. When the shaking stops, an ancient book lies at her feet. With the help of a team of Egyptian and French investigators, Justine explores the profound secrets of the codex, which turns out to be the personal diary of the Virgin Mary. What is recorded in this diary threatens the foundation of religious beliefs, beliefs that are revealed to be a finely textured mythology.
Dr. Linda Lambert became enthralled with Egypt as a young girl, when her mother enchanted her with tales of her own alleged reincarnation from Egyptian royalty. In 1989, Linda moved to Egypt and began two decades of passionate exploration of this fascinating culture. During a visit to the ancient crypt that is believed to have housed the Holy Family, Linda experienced an epiphany that inspired her to write Cairo Diary, her first historical novel.
Linda has written several internationally-recognized books in the field of educational leadership. Her seventh book, Women's Ways of Leading, was released in 2009, integrating her global work in leadership with feminine and historical themes that take center stage in her novels as well.
Dr. Lambert is an experienced administrator, history instructor and international consultant. She is now Professor Emeritus at California State University, East Bay, and lives full time on The Sea Ranch, California, with her husband, Morgan Lambert.
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About the Author
Linda Lambert, Ed.D. is Professor Emeritus from California State University, East Bay, and a full-time author of novels and texts on leadership. During Linda’s career extensive career, she has served as social worker, teacher, principal, district and county directors of adult learning programs, as well as university professor, state department envoy to Egypt, and international consultant. Her international consultancies in leadership have taken her to the Middle East, England, Thailand, Mexico, Canada, Thailand, and Malaysia.