It is 1914 and Caressa's anthropologist husband is dead. She has been captured by fierce Taureg tribesman. Her only weapons are her severe independence, brilliance, and imagination will. Full of adventure, brilliant plot twists and deep stabs at traditional morality, this book is interesting and disturbing.
very interesting story; more of an adventure than a romance
Really fun period adventure story with elements of magical realism. Second time I've read it - it's that good!
Full of adventure! I like Mrs. Pollifax better, but an easy, quick read.
With her anthropologist husband murdered and their caravan stolen by fierce Tuareg tribesmen, Caressa's choices are death or a life of slavery. Concealing her dangerous beauty beneath the faded robes of an Arab boy, she embarks on the adventure of her life, harassed by vicious nomads, slave traders and the envious witch doctor, Isa. Only a handful of carnival magic tricks stand between her and oblivion. Then she discovers an inner magic so mysteriously compelling that the desert people call her a sorceress. With it she will secure her freedom and discover the love of her life....