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They balance each other beautifully and Ms. Shomer weaves their lives together in a very simple way.
We get all the details of their lives in Egypt, that's a matter of good research and lots of research (and Shomer sure did her homework in that area).
Was so looking forward to reading this book----but found it to be very slow starter, so slow and boring that I haven't been able to keep reading it.
This is one of those odd books where all the reviews - both positive and negative - are right! Good historical setting & characterization, s-l-o-o-w story line, explicit sex... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Michael Gunther
This was a book group selection, so not my choice. That said, it seemed like an interesting idea, and was, for about the first 200 pages. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Miss Jane
This novel has great potential. It should have been better. I wanted to know about this time in the world and of Egypt. The characters were a great draw. The writing is plodding. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Marlo Faulkner
The sites and mysteries of ancient Egypt make an intriguing back drop for a journey of self discovery for Florence Nightingale. You could never predict where the story was going.Published 14 months ago by Peter A. Clarke
Stylish prose and spectacular dialogue sucked me into the characters' story world and kept me there. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Arne
maybe Florence and Gustave never met in this world but they did somewhere in the Multiverse, and Enid Shomer has captured something real and true.Published 16 months ago by richardvjohnson
Good writing. Found it a little difficult to read. But it was quite interesting, how they describe the Nile and the times they travelled.Published 16 months ago by patricia valencia
I couldn't get through this book. I found the lifestyle depicted and Flaubert's thoughts very off-putting. Read morePublished 17 months ago by M&T
A good read with interesting contrasts between the two groups of characters. Not really good for those who might take offence at visiting brothels.Published 17 months ago by Anne Willis