"The haunting song of a distant era calls the beautiful graduate student to her subject, the enigmatic Captain Blackwell.
Across the centuries, she is drawn by an inexplicable passion into a realm of mystery and danger--to be imprisioned in an opulent world of harem intrigue and sensuous slavery.
And now Blackwell is with her--patriot, privateer, heroic commander of the U.S. merchantman the Pearl--the dream, the desire made achingly real. Imperiled captives of fate, they are united by a power far greater than time--and by a passion that could destroy them both . . . or forever change the course of history.
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1 . Weak Heroin
Posted January 06, 2012 by Lynn , Ontario, CaliforniaI normally love Brenda Joyce, but I must say, the heroin in this book was a totally weak character and her reactions to events was nauseating.
The premise is that she is a 20th century woman thrown back in time 200 yrs into middle-east Tripoli and how she has to learn to accommodate the differences and how she has to suppress her American 20th Century independence.
Then when it comes to the hero she looses all sense endangering herself, her hero and her slave and can't manage to think clearly enough to avoid walking into and creating new dangerous situations. REALLY? How on earth was I supposed to believe that she was both independent and strong, but weak willed to the point of stupidity? A smart heroin would have better suited this story line; instead of a wishy-washy idiot.
I love to read and it is the one thing I do for myself; I get to relax and enjoy a silly romantic story, but I feel on this book like I wasted 5 hours out of my life just to finish this book, which the ending wrapped up into a very quick fix that left everyone with a happy ending.
Sorry, not one of Ms. Joyce's best efforts........
March 21, 2011
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