Sometimes the most precious treasures exist in the most barren and inhospitable of places …
Harriet Montague is definitely too much of a gentlewoman to be frequenting the backstreet taverns of Algiers. But her father has been kidnapped whilst on an expedition to the tomb of an ancient desert queen, and she’s on a mission to find the only person who could save him.
It’s just unfortunate that Lucas Saintclair, the man Harriet hopes will rescue her father from scoundrels, is the biggest scoundrel of the lot. With a bribe in the form of a legendary pirate treasure map, securing his services is the easiest part – now Harriet must endure a treacherous journey through the desert accompanied by Saintclair’s band of ruffians.
But on the long, hot Saharan nights, is it any wonder that her heart begins to thaw towards her guide – especially when she realises Lucas’s roguish façade conceals something she could never have expected?
A fabulous read
Wow! Another fabulous historical romance from Marie Laval. I’m always in awe of the way she can combine such great characters, storylines and locations. Queen of the Desert does all that in spades. We meet another member of the Saintclair, a hero to die for, and the feisty who needs his help in finding her father. A real page turner from start to finish. Thank you Marie.
Exciting story of love, revenge and treasure in the Sahara
Very exciting story set in the Sahara. Harriet’s archaeologist father has been kidnapped whilst exploring in the desert. Harriet and her father’s protege Archie hire a local guide to try to ransom her father. However can they trust their guide, Lucas, and can looks be deceptive. Thoroughly enjoyed this thrilling story and its unforgettable characters.