This story is told using three different time periods, and is about Anna and her great great grandmother's separate vacations to Egypt. This is a really good ghost story also with information on another land. It was scary at times, and kept me wondering how things would all turn out. This will be a good book for you if you like ghost stories, stories about Egypt or legends, etc. There was also an element of love story as well.
The story is good, the characters believable. Anna newly divorced from a man that had ruled her whole life without allowing her to develop her talents or interests. She has a scent bottle that had belonged to her artist great-great-grandmother and has newly come into possession of the diary that she kept on a journey through Egypt. Suddenly she's seeing ghostly presences from gods that had been guarding the bottle. The diary appears to somewhat parallel what is happening in Anna's life as she some of her fellow travelers want to involve themselves in her life. Anna gets jerked about with the jerk that wants to take the diary away from her and tells her the bottle is a fake and puts down Serena who claims to also be able to see the spooks as well. There is the artist that is kind but as the jerk puts him down and Anna does not know who to trust. This isn't Erskine at her best as sometimes I just wanted to scream "get with it" as it seemed to languish at times. The premise is good, the characters well-developed and believable.