Item description for Call of the Trumpet by Helen A. Rosburg...
A tale of love, loyalty, and heartbreak, this book follows a young European girl, Cecile,as she travels to the Sahara desert to reconnect with her past and the memory of her mother. When she was aninfant, her French fatherfelt shattered whenhisBedouin wife died in childbirth, and thus fled the desert with Cecile. As Cecile gets older, she decides toleave thecountry she feels lost in,and return to the Sahara and its Bedouin culture. Faced witha physical, mental, and spiritual struggle, Cecile must deal with thedanger and the culture clashes as she learns about love, honor, devotion, and her past.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 4" Height: 6.75" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2007
Publisher Medallion Press
ISBN 1933836148 ISBN13 9781933836140
Availability 0 units.
More About Helen A. Rosburg
Helen A. Rosburg is a writer and owner of Medallion Press. She lives with her husband James and daughter Ali on a farm in Odessa, FL.
Helen A. Rosburg currently resides in Palm Beach, in the state of Florida.
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Interesting original historical romance Aug 22, 2007
In 1859 with the death of her beloved father in Paris, Cecile Villier decides to leave France to visit the Sahara where she was born two decades ago. Her beloved late father left the desert grieving the death of his Bedouin wife in childbirth. She asks her late dad's friend Mr. Blackmoor for help in locating her foster father, Raga eben Haddal.
Blackmoor sends his son Matthew to meet her, but he learns she has been abducted by a caravan planning to sell her to the Caliph. Matthew rescues Cecilia but introduces himself as El Faris rather than the son of her late father's friend. He treats her like the lowest creature on the planet and leaves her at a Bedouin camp to learn the ways of the women of the desert. Although not easy, the courageous Cecilia wins the respect of those at the camp when she risks her life to rescue a child from a wolf. As she and El Faris fall in love, he takes her to meet Haddal, who plans to sell her as a wife to the highest bidding sheik. Matthew proposes, but when she fails to return from a trek into the desert, he assumes she died and marries another. When she finally returns to accept his proposal, she must decide whether she wants to be his second spouse.
CALL OF THE TRUMPET is not the usual historical romance as the Bedouin culture serves as the prime focus of this strong mid nineteenth century tale. Thus a westernized Victorian style relationship between the lead couple even when the male is a sheik does not occur; instead the audience lives within the Bedouin camp and learns its ways along side of the heroine. Her struggles to adapt and her courage make for a rich saga as the audience will wonder will she willingly become the second wife, return to France, or be sold to the highest bidder.
Princess of the Desert Jul 13, 2001
Cecile Villier was a daughter of France but a child of the desert. Born to a rich Frenchman and a Bedouin beauty, the lovely woman found no comfort in the immense wealth of Parisian society. Intent on finding a home to call her own, she returned to her mother's birthplace: the Sahara. There she found freedom in a new way of life-and the most captivating man she'd ever seen. Matthew Blackmoore had become one with the desert and its people. To Cecile, the dashing young Englishman embodied this strange place: He blazed with passion, and in the horseman's embrace she knew she risked destruction. But the oasis of his kiss proved a haven from the dangers of the fierce wilderness, and the resourceful beauty was determined to make both the man-and the land-her own.