Escape from Behruz

Escape from Behruz

by Judy Meadows

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BN ID: 2940157241919
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication date: 04/21/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 524 KB

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Escape from Behruz 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Kerry Blaisdell 10 months ago
There's a lot to like in this book. The characters are believable, with real emotions, and the conflict makes sense in the context of the clash between Western and Middle Eastern worlds. The world-building itself is extremely well-done - I really felt transported to a distant land, and could very much picture the sights, sounds, smells, and overall feeling of being in "Behruz," and later, the mountains bordering Iran. If I have one criticism, it's a very minor one. Given the setup of Abu Khan's anger, power, and determination to keep his "son," the resolution felt a little too pat. And it was all handled off-camera. But as this was a shorter novel, it needed to be wrapped up more quickly. So it didn't really bother me, I just would have like to see a bit more struggle before the final obstacle was overcome. Other than that, the writing flowed very well, and I thoroughly enjoyed this book!
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite Escape from Behruz by Judy Meadows is a quick read, a contemporary romance with a unique setting in the Middle East. This is a love story set in difficult times and challenging social and political climates. Olivia and her child, Jamal, are in great danger and Rashid is there to help them escape the violence in Behruz. Follow the trio as they undertake a difficult trek across the mountains. Two souls who once felt connected to each other; now that they are so close, can that attraction be rekindled and can friendship grow into intimacy? Can Olivia conquer her fears and tell Rashid the truth about Jamal, and does Rashid have the courage to risk his heart again? This is a sweet romance, a story more of the heart than one that is action-driven. The title may make one feel as though they’d be reading about an escape journey with an elaborate and sophisticated plot, but what they will encounter is two ordinary and well-developed characters with strong backgrounds. Navigating the labyrinths and the landscapes of their hearts is interesting. I enjoyed the fact that the love between Rashid and Olivia grows with time and readers can understand how they nurture it. The writing is real and it takes place in a beautiful setting, capturing great images from the landscape and powerful social and political moments. I enjoyed the portrait of the nomadic life. The writing might not be stellar, but it is engaging, infused with insightful moments and images that are cinematic. Escape from Behruz by Judy Meadows transports the reader into the inner workings of the hearts of the characters, allowing the reader to feel their fears and anxieties, their hopes and secret longings, a journey that culminates in a satisfying denouement. Overall, it is a great read.
Boundlessbookreviews More than 1 year ago
I voluntarily received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  This story reminded me a little of 1991 movie Not Without my Daughter, in a very broad sense.   This is a story of fighting for love, family, and survival through incredible odds.  Rashid is on a mission to Save Olivia and find out what went wrong two years ago after their one night together and she disappeared from his life.  Oliva a virtual prisoner in the Buhruz Palace and must keep her secrets safe from Rashid or risk losing it all.   When civil unrest threatens the palace’s safety Rashid convinces Olivia to go away with him to where he can keep her safe.  On the road together, living as man and wife the old feelings bubble to life and everything Oliva holds secret threatens to break her and Rashid apart.  Will they escape Behruz together or apart?   The story was sweet, and I would have liked a little more grit and realism for an escape story during civil unrest in a Muslim country.   However, the writing was excellent, very vivid with the details of the landscape it felt like I was there.    
JenniferSoppe More than 1 year ago
A truly riveting read. Olivia, the American sister-in-law to the Sultan of Behruz, is hiding a secret from Rashid, the Sultan's nephew and her childhood crush. As the story evolves the reader learns about the rich culture and social unrest of Behruz; the hidden secrets of Olivia, Rashid and the Sultan; and the lengths one will go to for love. I am voluntarily reviewing a copy of this book that I received for free.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Get ready to embark on an adventure of a lifetime with Olivia and Rashid. Escape from Behruz is a journey into the unknown that awakens the world traveler in a wandering soul but also highlights the danger of foreign lands. Prepare to get caught in love lost and hope found with a second chance thrown in. Secrets unfold, danger is all around and attraction is rearing it's fangs in this tale of courageous risk and new beginnings.
HeyerF4n More than 1 year ago
Escape for a couple of hours with this story. Olivia is the American sister-in-law of a despotic sultan, trapped into staying in Behruz after the death of her sister, in order to have contact with her child. The political situation in the country becomes highly volatile and even though Rashid thinks she rejected him two years previously, he is determined to get her to safety by fleeing the country but first he has to get her trust and agreement (kidnapping her wouldn't be the way forward!) However, Rashid is unaware of the reasons why Olivia has remained in Behruz and how downtrodden she has become from constant bullying. Highly recommended story. I received a complimentary copy of this book from eBook Discovery. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.
mathphilosopher More than 1 year ago
Judy Meadows' "Escape from Behruz" is a standalone read. It's sweet, but with nice sexy bits. Kind of a Middle Eastern twist on some old classics! Good writing with lots of detail. Love the bit with the puppy. I will definitely check this author out again!