Bride of the Rif Author:Margaret Rome Bride of the Rif — Sara's life had been a precarious one, touring the world with her grandfather, who lived on his wits to support them both. It was a way of life which was to have far-reaching consequences for Sara. — Once it would have seemed preposterous that she would become a "Bride of the Rif" with such wedding ceremonies as the "cleaning of... more » the wheat" and being painted with henna. But now...« less
This is a classic old-style Harlequin romance written in 1972. It features a totally improbable :), yet exciting story line that takes our heroine to Northern Africa where she encounters the handsome and somewhat domineering hero. Of course, they don't hit it off, which results in a series of misunderstandings, denied mutual attraction, a kidnapping, and a "forced" wedding out in the desert. Naturally, everything works out okay in the end.