Book length - 235 pages
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Anne Pierson was a top-notch Washington journalist until a liaison with the wrong man implicated her in scandal. Years later, she’s hiding out in backwoods Turkey, working as a translator near the ancient Hittite site of Karakuyu, determined to keep her past a secret and avoiding personal relationships. But her quiet little world is turned upside down when she meets American archaeologist Renaud Townsend.
Renaud knows little about this foreign country or the project he’s been sent to manage after the former boss disappeared. Anne’s refusal to be his translator troubles him, but instinct tells him he can rely on her. Or is that only desire speaking? A lusty love affair for the duration of the summer dig would definitely help him adjust.
When Anne’s reputation links her to stolen artifacts and murder at the site, their budding romance comes skidding to a halt. To clear her name, she must sacrifice her safety and reach out to trust Renaud. But is there enough time to give love a second chance?
THE TURKISH AFFAIR by J. Arlene Culiner is a mystery and a romance novel all rolled into one. Because of her past, Anne does not trust easily and wants to avoid relationships as they only ever end disastrously. But when Renaud shows up, she cannot help feel that frisson of attraction, even if he infuriates her along the way. But with her friend's disappearance, and valuable artefacts vanishing, Anne and Renaud will find themselves in dangerous territory. But can they trust each other? Anne is a strong character and I really liked her grit and determination. Rich in detail this book is ideal for history and archaeology buffs, and while I did find certain parts of the story a little drawn out, overall the story is well-paced. THE TURKISH AFFAIR by J. Arlene Culiner is an easy read brimming with intrigue, and I enjoyed reading it.
BOOK RATING - 📖📖📖📖 4
Born in New York, raised in Toronto, J. Arlene Culiner has spent most of her life in England, Germany, Turkey, Greece, Hungary and the Sahara. She now resides in a 400-year-old former inn in a French village of no interest and, much to public dismay, protects all creatures, especially spiders and snakes. She works as an actress, a photographer, a contemporary artist, a musician, writes mysteries, history books and perfectly believable romances. Her heroines are funny and gutsy; her heroes, dashingly lovable; and all are (proudly) over the age of forty. For more information:
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger from Ireland. Oh and also a wife and mother!
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