I love how the couple grows--of course, it's all cliche, he being a reserved, brooding man, and she a friendly, bubbly woman. But there's something about the two of them together that had me reading the book all day long. And of course, there's drama. And the drama really spiced things up a bit.
What was most interesting was how Marguerite settled into her life as the wife of an Arab. She learned Arabic, respected the customs, and settled in living in the wadi, or valley, including using donkeys, selling items to tourists, and climbing up the jabal, or mountain.
I was a little jealous of Allegra's chance to make as much money as she does right out of school, while living in NYC, and "living the dream." But like anything, once you take a look under the surface, things are anything but a dream.
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There's something about the '50s that draws me to it. I don't know if it's because of watching I Love Lucy growing up, or because something about New York City in the 1950s is part of pop culture, but the decade holds a fascination for me.
What I enjoyed a lot of the story is the main character, Tea, has powerful skills, so powerful she raises her dead brother from the grave without realizing it, and yet though people celebrate her, they also turn their backs on her.
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A sweet novella about falling back in love when you forget why you fell in love in the first place.
Considering the lower Goodreads rating on this book (3.01 out of 5), I didn't have high hopes for this story. I ended up devouring it...