This book has it all, romance...adventure. After years of estrangement Ross and Juliet comes together on a quest to find her brother and to repair the damage to their marriage. It is bittersweet because you can't help but feel the loss of all that time wasted over a misunderstanding that tore them apart. But the ending is definitely worth all the pain and suffering that these two went through.
Juliet, Ross's estranged wife, lives in the desert in the middle of Persia, having cut off all contact with her friends and family. But she accidentally encounters Ross when her brother's life is in danger and Ross agrees to try to save him. Long-dormant feelings for Ross emerge, and she cannot allow him to go into danger alone, so she insists on accompanying him into the most dangerous part of Asia to try to rescue Ian, her brother.
On the journey, both Ross and Juliet discover that, however they may feel about each other, strong attraction still lurks between them. Can they somehow overcome the problems which caused Juliet to leave Ross, and the anger Ross still feels at her abandonment of him?
Thoroughly enjoyable. Shows how easily secrets can build and tear apart lives. But, in the end when honesty unfolds the truth binds them together, even after years of being apart.
From Publishers Weekly: "Set in the Near East of the Great Game, this sequel to Putney's Silk and Shadows switches focus from Mikhal Khanauri and Sara St. James to the adventures of Sara's cousin Lord Ross Carlisle. Carlisle, now Marquess of Kilburn and heir to the duchy of Windermere, is headed for Bokhara (currently Uzbekistan) for word of the missing Ian Cameron, brother of Ross's young wife who ran away 12 years earlier. En route he is rescued from maurauding Turkomans by his long-lost bride, Juliet, rather improbably dressed as a Saharan Tuareg and the accepted leader of a small Persian fortress. The two embark for Bokhara together, fighting the desert, hostile factions and each other...Juliet is a spunky, happily flawed heroine and nice counterpoint to the godlike Ross." Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.