Caressa Horvath, raised in the corrupting atmosphere of a traveling carnival, marries an anthropologist named Jacob Bowman, who takes her on a journey to North Africa. Jacob gets himself killed by a band of Bedouin who spare Caressa’s life. The only one of her party left alive, Caressa is forced to join the caravan on a harrowing journey across the African desert.
©1992 Dorothy Gilman Butters (P)1992 Recorded Books
After listening to ALL of this author's "Mrs. Polifax" series - back to back - I hungered for more stories of ordinary women doing extraordinary things in places far from home. I first tried "Uncertain Voyage" but it was nothing but "chick-lit", not worthy of Dorothy Gilman. Just a neurotic woman with loose morals who barely completed her "unexpected mission" because she was always moaning and whining over some man who wasn't worth a dime. But in this book and the Mrs. Polifax books, the reader gets to experience dangerous situations in foreign locales. Gilman is either well-traveled or an outstanding researcher who speaks all manner of languages. When you listen to one of her books, you feel that you are going places, dodging bullets, escaping from inescapable spots, meeting new and interesting people, and beating the odds. Well worth the price of a ticket to ride!!!!
I'm thrilled to find this book in audio form having read it several times years ago.
The narration is perfect and adds another dimension to this amazing story. The wisdom that unfolds warms my heart.
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