This book is definitely going on my keeper shelf!
I've been waiting for Rafe's story for quite some time and Anne Gracie does not disappoint -- there's not only her characteristic deft touch with unwrapping people that are real and seem to be very much touched by the real world, but I feel that in this story she's outdone herself. Ayisha is a lovely heroine, not only in appearance, in intelligence, but she's a noble soul. I was on the edge of my seat trying to figure out her story and hoping that Rafe would make it better. The subtleties with how Aiysha and her mother was treated, along with her grandmother's initial reaction to her... I was held spellbound until the very last page.
Anne Gracie has been on my need-to-buy list since I read her first book and she's only been getting better with each new book. I can't wait for her next book to come out and although I would love to read more about the characters I've come to love, I wait with bated breath for new characters in a new world.
It was the perfect excuse to delay a dreaded marriage of convenience—head off on an exotic journey to track down a young lady missing in Egypt for six years. Rafe Ramsey, son of the Earl of Axebridge, is utterly besotted when he finally locates the beautiful and spirited Ayisha, who has taken a new name. But a mysterious past has made it impossible for her to return to England, and she is on the run from something far more serious than an unwanted betrothal.