Author Jan Hudson brings to life a wonderful pair of lovers, who fate has tragically separated in the past, and who now must overcome additional obstacles if they are to finally share their eternal love. Top-notch reading.

Photographer Meri Vaughn is thrilled when her small company is chosen to do a photo layout of Egypt for the Mena House Hotel travel brochure. From the moment she arrives in Cairo, Meri feels a sense of wonder and attachment.

For years, Meri has had vivid dreams of a dark exotic lover whose love and adoration make her life complete. While shopping in the bazaar one afternoon, Meri stumbles across a small shop where she purchase a unique looking amulet. Shortly thereafter she is extremely disconcerted to see her dream lover in the flesh.

While the ancient amulet is the symbol of Meri and Ram's love, it is also worth a pharaoh's fortune, and there are those willing to kill to get their hands on it.

(May, 304 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith