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My rating: 4 of 5 stars
From the publisher of the USA TODAY bestselling & #1 Amazon bestselling Timeless Romance Anthology series in Clean & Wholesome Romance, comes the Timeless Romance Singles line.
FROM CAIRO, WITH LOVE: A brand new historical romance novella from bestselling author Nancy Campbell Allen.
Valentine Baker longs for adventure, so when the opportunity comes to travel to Venice and be a companion for the unconventional Contessa, she takes it--but they don’t stay in Venice long. Valentine finds herself on a ship bound for Cairo so the Contessa can hunt down a thief at one of her archaeological digs there. Before they ever get close to the coast of Egypt, however, the ship is threatened by a violent storm and someone has an ulterior motive for sticking close to the Contessa and her traveling companions.
Mr. Maxwell is assigned to protect the Contessa and the charming Valentine. He tries to keep his distance, but her warm nature and easy laugh draw him in. He soon comes to cherish their time together, until someone attempts to drug him, and the aftermath reveals serious consequences for Valentine. He’ll do anything to keep her safe and her reputation intact, yet with treachery on board and his heart at stake, Mr. Maxwell must make a choice that will change his life forever. Can he win the woman of his dreams or will whoever wants to hurt them get close enough to take away his one chance for love?
Other books by Nancy Campbell Allen:
My Fair Gentleman
Beauty and the Clockwork Beast
Autumn Masquerade (Timeless Regency Collection)
European Collection (A Timeless Romance Anthology)
I really enjoyed this introductory novella to the new line of books, Timeless Romance Singles. It was a sweet, historical romance that kept my attention but was a quick read.
I really liked both of these characters. Valentine may appear to be snobbish when you first meet her but she's really only trying to feel her way in a new world. And I admired that about her. Instead of being clueless and acting all naive, she was smart and a fast learner. And her sweet personality draws people to her. Mr. Maxwell may be a little on the rough and tough side but he's an honorable man who has worked hard to get where he's at and is determined to protect this lady that has stolen his heart.
A well written novella with a little bit of mystery and danger and a really sweet romance. You'll be glad you picked up this Timeless Romance Single!
*I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not paid or required to write a positive review and all opinions stated are my own.*
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Nancy Campbell Allen (N.C. Allen) is the author of thirteen published novels and several novellas, which span genres from contemporary romantic suspense to historical fiction. Her Civil War series, Faith of our Fathers, won the Utah Best of State award in 2005 and two of her historicals featuring Isabelle Webb, Pinkerton spy, were finalists for the Whitney Award. Her steampunk novel, Beauty and the Clockwork Beast, was released August, 2016, through Shadow Mountain. She served on the 2015 LDStorymakers Conference Committee and currently serves as the Teen Committee coordinator for The Teen Writers Conference. She has presented at numerous conferences and events since her initial publication in 1999.
Her formal schooling includes a B.S. in Elementary Education from Weber State University and she has worked as a ghost writer and freelance editor, contributing to the releases, We Knew Howard Hughes, by Jim Whetton, and My Life Encapsulated, by Kenneth Brailsford.
Her agent is Pamela Howell of D4EO Literary Agency.
Nancy loves to read, write, travel and research, and enjoys spending time laughing with family and friends. She and her husband have three children, and she lives in Ogden, Utah with her family and one very large Siberian Husky named Thor.
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