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City of Jasmine - Deanna Raybourn
City of Jasmine
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Set against the lush, exotic European colonial outposts of the 1920s, New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn delivers the captivating tale of one woman who embarks upon a journey to see the world—and ends up finding intrigue, danger and a love beyond all reason. Famed aviatrix... show more
Set against the lush, exotic European colonial outposts of the 1920s, New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn delivers the captivating tale of one woman who embarks upon a journey to see the world—and ends up finding intrigue, danger and a love beyond all reason.

Famed aviatrix Evangeline Starke never expected to see her husband, adventurer Gabriel Starke, ever again. They had been a golden couple, enjoying a whirlwind courtship amid the backdrop of a glittering social set in prewar London until his sudden death with the sinking of the Lusitania. Five years later, beginning to embrace life again, Evie embarks upon a flight around the world, collecting fame and admirers along the way. In the midst of her triumphant tour, she is shocked to receive a mysterious—and recent—photograph of Gabriel, which brings her ambitious stunt to a screeching halt.

With her eccentric aunt Dove in tow, Evie tracks the source of the photo to the ancient City of Jasmine, Damascus. There she discovers that nothing is as it seems. Danger lurks at every turn, and at stake is a priceless relic, an artifact once lost to time and so valuable that criminals will stop at nothing to acquire it—even murder. Leaving the jewelled city behind, Evie sets off across the punishing sands of the desert to unearth the truth of Gabriel's disappearance and retrieve a relic straight from the pages of history.

Along the way, Evie must come to terms with the deception that parted her from Gabriel and the passion that will change her destiny forever….
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780778316213 (0778316211)
Publisher: Harlequin
Pages no: 354
Edition language: English
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Hooked on Books
Hooked on Books rated it
3.0 A surprising disappointment!
I can't believe I'm saying this about one of Raybourn's books because she is one of my favorite authors and I've really liked everything she has written but this one really didn't do a whole lot for me. I felt like the storyline was all over the place. It's like she couldn't decide what the main plo...
Malin
Malin rated it
4.0 #CBR7 Book 40: City of Jasmine by Deanna Raybourn
Five years after meeting the man of her dreams at a New Year's eve party and eloping with him, the first World War has ended. Evangeline "Evie" Starke is a celebrated aviatrix, flying across the seven seas of antiquity with her elderly aunt as a companion. Her marriage to dashing adventurer Gabriel ...
Reflections
Reflections rated it
4.0 A lightweight but entertaining escape
Famed aviatrix Evangeline Starke married her wildchild husband after knowing him just one night, and though it was a relationship full of passion they were on the verge of divorce when he died suddenly in the sinking of the Lusitania. Or did he? Five years later Evie discovers he just may be alive, ...
Bambbles Rambles
Bambbles Rambles rated it
2.5 My Review of City of Jasmine by Deanna Raybourn
My review for City of Jasmine is up at The Broke and the Bookish today. Overall, it was entertaining but really hard to get into. Once the book started (like 100 pages in), it was good. I liked the setting a ton and enjoyed how the main characters played off each other. Overall the book was inter...
Danielle's Reading Adventures
Danielle's Reading Adventures rated it
4.5 Hidden Treasure
I was nervous about this book, because I love this time period, but I don't care much for estranged married couple romance. However, Ms. Raybourn tackles both with beautiful grace. This book has wonderful atmosphere and Evie and Gabriel are both very endearing characters. The adventure was a much ap...
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