This week I'm reading the new novella by Nancy Campbell Allen called From Cairo, With Love. I am a big fan of Nancy's work and I've been looking forward to this one!
In this story, we meet Valentine Baker who wants to have an adventure, so she goes to Venice to meet up with her cousin Evangeline. While there, she is invited to be a companion for Evangeline's mother-in-law as she travels to Egypt to assess some thievery that's been going on at one of the archaeological digs that she sponsors. Valentine is thrilled, especially when she finds out handsome Mr. Maxwell will be accompanying them for protection.
Max and Valentine have already had some misunderstandings, but the ship voyage allows them to become friends and maybe more. This story has me riveted and I can't wait to find out if they get their happily-ever-after!
If you love romance and adventure, this is definitely the story for you. And since it's a novella, it's the perfect length to keep you captivated, but still able to make dinner for the family.
Here's the back copy:
Valentine Baker longs for adventure, so when the opportunity comes to travel to Venice and be a companion for the unconventional Contessa, she takes it--but they don’t stay in Venice long. Valentine finds herself on a ship bound for Cairo so the Contessa can hunt down a thief at one of her archaeological digs there. Before they ever get close to the coast of Egypt, however, the ship is threatened by a violent storm and someone has an ulterior motive for sticking close to the Contessa and her traveling companions.
Mr. Maxwell is assigned to protect the Contessa and the charming Valentine. He tries to keep his distance, but her warm nature and easy laugh draw him in. He soon comes to cherish their time together, until someone attempts to drug him, and the aftermath reveals serious consequences for Valentine. He’ll do anything to keep her safe and her reputation intact, yet with treachery on board and his heart at stake, Mr. Maxwell must make a choice that will change his life forever. Can he win the woman of his dreams or will whoever wants to hurt them get close enough to take away his one chance for love?
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