Whispers in the Sand

Whispers in the Sand

eBook - 2011
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"Originally published in 2001, this book is a wonderful look at the exotic world of Egypt now and long ago. The evil surrounding the bottle in ancient Egypt is just as powerful today. Erskine never disappoints." - Historical Novels Review. "A gripping time-slip suspense story." "The images she creates are fantastically interwoven in a mysterious romance. I couldn't stop reading." "Great! Chilling and full of betrayal, revenge, and heat." "All Barbara Erskine's books have the excitement, detail, slight historical slant, and twists which make the reader look over their shoulder." "I found myself gripped by the story of Anna and her ancestor, Louisa. The two stories are skillfully threaded together with a magical blend of the stunning descriptions of Egypt and the love stories that enfold the two women." "It is a mystery that is unfolding before your very eyes. A real page-turner."-- The Bookseller.
Recently divorced, Anna Fox decides to cheer herself up by retracing a Nile cruise her great-great-grandmother, Louisa, made in the mid-nineteenth century. Anna carries with her two of Louisa's possessions -- an ancient Egyptian scent bottle and an illustrated diary of the original cruise, a diary that hasn't been read in a hundred years. As she follows in Louisa's footsteps, Anna discovers in the diary a wonderful love story from the Victorian past -- and the chilling, more distant secret of the little glass bottle. Meanwhile, two men on the cruise are developing an unfriendly rivalry for Anna's attention -- and a disturbing interest in Louisa's things. Most frightening of all, Anna finds herself the victim of a threat that grows in strength and darkness as the dramatic stories from three different eras intertwine along the mysterious waters of the Nile. What Readers are Saying
Publisher: [Naperville, Illinois] : Sourcebooks, 2011
ISBN: 9781402261763
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (496 pages)

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KarenW
Nov 09, 2015

While most of Barbara Eskine's novels are a guaranteed good read for me, this one really stunk. It seems that if you write something creepy in an exotic setting and include a diary that everyone else wants to get their hands on then add in some real odd characters to converse with, you would think that would make for a great read. But then you start repeating the plot over and over and over with nothing moving forward and everything just becoming more clouded with blah. And there you have it! The worst book I have read in a long time, and by one of my favs!

librarylil Sep 26, 2009

one of my all time favourite forays into para normal activity

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