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A captivating WW2 love story from the bestselling author of EAST OF THE SUN, a Richard & Judy selection.
1942 and the world is at war. It is a war that has already shattered families and devastated countries. But for some, it will also mean the greatest of adventures.
In a burns hospital in Sussex, a beautiful young singer performs to a ward full of injured soldiers. Saba is captivating and one pilot, Dom, shudders as her gaze turns his way. He can't bear her to see his scars but resolves to write to her once they have healed.
The world is on the brink of enormous change. Saba's journey as a singer with ENSA takes her to the fading glamour of Alexandria and the heat and decadence of Turkey. On the glamorous Middle Eastern social circuit, Saba rubs shoulders with double agents and diplomats, movie stars and smugglers. Some want her voice, some her friendship, and some the secrets she is perfectly placed to discover...
JASMINE NIGHTS is a tale of decadence and destruction, of love and of danger. It is the captivating love story set in an extraordinary world.
This steamy, sweeping historical draws readers into the seductive world of WWII Egypt. Half Turkish and half Welsh by birth, Saba Tarcan is a young British singer. Performing at a hospital in southern England for convalescing soldiers, she meets Dom Benson, a British pilot injured in the war. She leaves home to join the Entertainments National Service Association, which supplies entertainment for the British armed forces, a move that leads her parents to disown her. Once signed on, she's sent to Egypt, where she meets up again with Dom. Their romance is cut short by Saba's secret intelligence mission in the Middle East, about which she cannot tell Dom, who, feeling rebuffed, leaves on a combat mission. Saba risks her life and Dom, shot down, is presumed dead. Gregson's latest (after Band of Angels) displays the author's command of wartime fiction. Saba is a modern woman struggling with old-fashioned ideas and Dom is a surprisingly complex hero. Seen through their eyes, the wartime Middle East is a heady, intoxicating place and readers will be swept away by the lush prose.