Title: The Price of Glory
Author: Caroline Warfield
Genre: Historical Romantic Adventure, Historical Fiction
Richard Mallet comes to Egypt with dreams of academic glory. He will be the one to unravel the secrets of the ancient Kushite language. Armed with a license to dig, he sets out for Meroë, where the Blue Nile meets the White. He has no room in his life for dalliance or entanglements, and he certainly doesn’t expect to face insurrection and unrest. Analiese Cloutier seeks no glory—only the eradication of disease among the Egyptian women and children of Khartoum. She has no interest whatsoever in romantic nonsense and will not allow notions about a lady's proper role to interfere with her work. She doesn't expect to have that work manipulated for political purposes. Neither expects to be enchanted by the amorous power of moonlight in the ruins of Karnak, or to be forced to marry before they can escape revolution. Will their flight north take them safely to Cairo? If it does, can they build something real out of their shattered dreams?
A man on the hunt for academic glory, a woman determined to eradicate disease in women and children, yet the price of glory could get them both executed. In the heart of 19th century Egypt, Richard is a man on a mission to find artifacts. He’s finally obtained a special paper to dig, and he doesn’t have the time or inclination for love. When he meets the beautiful Analiese at a dinner party, he’s intrigued. She’s stunning, intelligent, witty, and has an incredible knowledge of medicine. She speaks her mind and her fervor for inoculating Egyptian women and children draws him to her. They travel separate paths but wind up in each other’s arms in Karnak. Nothing can prepare them for the political unrest and revolutionary sentiments roaming over the lands like the plague. They must flee but to escape, they must marry or die. Can Richard show Analiese a life with him is not a fate worse than death? Can they escape Egypt’s revolution, or will their bodies lay broken, just like their dreams?
The Price of Glory is an alluring romantic adventure set in Egypt. I connected with the characters right away. I found it refreshing to have a strong heroine who didn’t need rescuing and spoke her mind. Her passion for the health and medical care of women and children is admirable. The setting is a tumultuous time period for Egypt and through descriptive narration, I escaped easily into the story. Every detail, custom, and nuance is beautifully described with historical accuracy. As a reader, I felt a part of the story, immersed in the time period and it was thrilling. Caroline Warfield is a brilliant historical romance/fiction writer and her prowess is on display in The Price of Glory. This is a thinking woman’s romance consisting of intelligent characters, a fully developed plot, the realistic retelling of history, unexpected romance, consequences of actions, plus so much more. If you’re looking for a wonderful story about the political unrest in Egypt and one woman’s passion for medicine, pick up The Price of Glory. A must-read for every person, not just romance readers. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5 stars
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Traveler, poet, librarian, technology manager—award-winning and Amazon best-selling author Caroline Warfield has been many things (even a nun), but above all, she is a romantic. Having retired to the urban wilds of eastern Pennsylvania, she reckons she is on at least her third act, writing family-centered historical romance set mainly in the Regency and Victorian eras.
Caroline believes firmly that love is worth the risk; she sits in an office surrounded by windows and nudges readers to explore the riskiest territory of all, the human heart.
In addition to her weekly blog, But First Coffee, she hosts guests on her Highlighting Historical Romance series, and contributes to the SMPAuthors Blog, and (on a lighter note) The Teatime Tattler, a blog in the shape of a fictional nineteenth-century gossip rag.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N