This is one of my all-time favorite books. It is about David Bradford, originally seen in the book "The Trustworthy Redhead."
I thought this was an excellent book! It's on my keeper shelf.
This book (version 2008) was a very quick read. It was interesting and for me a different type of book. I like all the characters and the location in the middle east desert.
I liked David Bradford immediately and how loving, sensitive, yet manly he was. Billie was a mess of emotions and fears which made her very interesting but fun. I would recommend this book.
I read this book because I had read another of Johansen's books and found it to be pretty good. I didn't realize this was going to be a mindless romance story (and it was all I had to read on a long flight). If you like romance fiction with a pretty-boy hunk, this is for you. If you want any kind of a half-way believable plot with characters that might resemble real people, find another book!
An incredibly touching tale of two very special people who deserve a happy ending. It shows the best there is in being human. While in college, David Bradford experimented with some mind-expansion drugs that left him in a state of mental retardation--a child in a man's body. Years later, despite his regained mental prowess, he retains a childlike honesty, simplicity and gentleness that arouses a fierce protectiveness in the people around him. Beloved by everyone in the Casbah of Zalandan, Lisan's every wish is fulfilled. When he rescues Bille Calllahan from a desert sandstorm, he knows he's found his own true love. There's just one problem: orphan- brat Billie doesn't believe in forever. The beautiful sequel to "Capture the Rainbow" and "The Trustworthy Redhead."
Back cover: With a madcap's bravado and a gypsy's soul, Billie Callahan had escaped from wild situations before -- but when a sandstorm gathered around her in the Sedikhan desert, she felt like Pauline in silent-film peril. Suddenly through the shifting sands rose a dashing prince on a black stallion, racing to rescue her from premature burial in a sandy tomb! Was what she saw merely a seductive mirage conjured up by a lively imagination? No, the mystery man in the white burnoose was real! And he sent her spinning off the edge of the world, toward a passionate destiny her heart had secretly dreamed....
David's story! Billie Callahan had escaped from wild situations before, but when a sandstorm gathered around her in the Sedikhan desert, she felt like Pauline in silent-film peril. Sudently, through the shifting sands rode a dashing prince on a black stallion!