Thursday, May 14, 2015

Mirage by Monica Burnes

Alexandra Talbot is determined to fulfill her father and uncle's legacy by finding the lost city of Per-Ramesses.  When the British Museum rejects her because she is a woman, she relies on her father's contact with Sheikh Mazir.  Little does she know but Shiekh Mazir is also Altair Montgomery, Viscount Blakeney.  In the desert, they find romance but also danger.  Once Altair's secrets are reveiled can Alex trust him to keep her safe.

I was initially intrigued by the synopsis.  The characters were wonderful.  Alex is a strong woman that knows what she wants and is going to prove that a woman can do what a man can in the field of archeology.  Altair is a man in limbo.  He is half British and half Bedouin.  As the story progresses, Altair realizes that without Alex he isn't complete.  I loved the mystery in the novel.  I can't say enough how much I enjoyed this novel.  It is one that I will re-read over and over.

This novel is a reprint, but does not date itself.  I do like the cover of the new edition better than the original.

I received this novel as an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you.

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