Glad I got this on sale, because I didn't care for it at all. I did not like the Arab story line, the veils or the turbans. The story was confusing an..Show More »d not engaging. The heroine was to wimpy and I did not finish this book. Peacocks, elephants and tulips?? Really?....... The narration was good, no complaints there, it was the story. Credit worthy? No not in my opinion.
"Emerald and Sapphire" is a strange story. Kudos to Ms Parker for writing something quite different than the norm in the Historical Romance genre, but..Show More » perhaps it was a little TOO different. I listened to it all the way through, hoping for something exciting to happen, but found it lacking in substance. The characters were well defined, but not very likable, other than the Heroine, Cassandra (Cassie), whom I felt sorry for.
It is a story of survival, of a naive innocent, and an unscrupulous, yet kindhearted thief, gambler, actor who helps others in need....about a con man who falls in love.
One thing that bothered me was the author's unrealistic creation of a character with an eye-patch who masqueraded as different personalities, and got away with it. Whether he wore it on his right or left eye it would be noticeably, and the Hero, Merlin, and his other personas, discovered.
The ending was unsatisfactory...one can only assume a HEA,