1942: Saba Tarcan is a talented young singer with big dreams. So when an opportunity arises to entertain the troops in the Middle East, she jumps at the chance, cutting short a burgeoning love affair with a young RAF pilot, Dom. It soon becomes clear that entertaining won’t be Saba’s only mission. It's a move that will jeopardize not only her own safety, but also the love of her life.
©2012 Julia Gregson (P)2012 W F Howes Ltd
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"a lovely story beautifully narrated"
Saba a lovely Welsh girl unaware of her own beauty and gifted with an extraordinary voice. The entertainment corps in wartime Egypt - an aspect of WWII I knew little about. Characters and places brought to life by an excellent narrator. Not just a wartime story - not just a love story but a tale of a woman really finding herself. I was drawn in and seduced by this book. A very satisfying read and I wanted to tell everyone how much I enjoyed it afterwards.
"A lovely story very interesting too."
This is a lovely book. Visiting various countries and following the life of two people. I was totally immersed in the book and could not "put it down", (turn it off). A book that can be re-listened to again and again. As usual beautifully read by Julia Franklin. I have had a lot of books read by her and each one her voice is different to change the characters.
yes, it was a lovely story, and a wonderful escape to a jasmine scented land
The book moves at a good pace with charactors that you feel for and believe in.
The descriptions of the life and times in wartime Egypt and the Desert.
The enthusiasm she was able to bring to the reading, it helped to bring the characters to life.
"It was ok"
This is first book I read by this author and dont know if I would go for another. The story was interesting in part and then became not so interesting and I continued to the end as I did not wish to give up. The subject matter really drew me in at the beginning and I thought it would make a really good story but it didnt seem to go anywhere really for me and while the ending was nice it was just that OK but not memorable and I looked forward to the end so I could move onto next book.
I really enjoyed the narration and would read another book by this reader and would recommend her.
Others have given it good reviews so maybe it was just me not enjoying it. Good luck with it if you decide to try it.
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