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Another great Victoria Holt book!
on May 31, 2000
This book far exceeds the expectations set before it. However, I must warn you, it is typical Holt fashion and therefore not appealing to some readers. If you like suspense and romance, even if it is very predictable, then I highly reccomend this novel and anything else by Victoria Holt. But do not be fooled, there is no real curse as another customer mentioned, simply the paranoia of the characters. That is what makes each of Ms. Holt's books so exciting, though. The evil exists only in the minds of worried characters and when they realize that they are allowing it to overcome them, they come to their senses and you have a fairy tale ending.
Judith is a romantic young girl with a passion for two things: archaeology and an archaeologist, Tybalt. Unfortunately, she's a woman and they don't get to do much digging and Tybalt doesn't even know she exists, or so she thinks. When everything wonderful that could possibly happen does, the adventure begins. Rumors of a curse keep Judith fearful for Tybalt's safety and her own. She and Tybalt are both forced to ask which is more important- archaeology or each other? The journey is long but enjoyable and the ending is no less than what one would expect of Victoria Holt.