by Kimberley Griffiths Little
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Just released: November 4, 2014
Genre: Historical, YA
Hardback: 400 pages
A sweeping, epic saga of romance and hardship, set against the dramatic backdrop of ancient Mesopotamia—perfect for fans of Cleopatra's Moon or the adult bestseller The Red Tent.
In the unforgiving Mesopotamian desert where Jayden's tribe lives, betrothal celebrations abound, and tonight it is Jayden's turn to be honored. But while this union with Horeb, the son of her tribe's leader, will bring a life of riches and restore her family's position within the tribe, it will come at the price of Jayden's heart.
Then a shadowy boy from the Southern Lands appears. Handsome and mysterious, Kadesh fills Jayden's heart with a passion she never knew possible. But with Horeb's increasingly violent threats haunting Jayden's every move, she knows she must find a way to escape—or die trying.
With a forbidden romance blossoming in her heart and her family's survival on the line, Jayden must finish the deadly journey to save the ones she loves—and find true love for herself.
This story enveloped me into life in the dessert with a nomadic tribe. Being introduced into the culture and relationship dynamics between men and women were interesting to see played out in regards to romance and love.
I liked learning about some of the women's day to day struggles of living in the dessert and how dance played a part in women's lives.
* review copy courtesy of Media Masters Publicity