Valentine Baker longs for adventure, so when the opportunity comes to travel to Venice and be a companion for the unconventional Contessa, she takes it--but they don’t stay in Venice long. Valentine finds herself on a ship bound for Cairo so the Contessa can hunt down a thief at one of her archaeological digs there. Before they ever get close to the coast of Egypt, however, the ship is threatened by a violent storm and someone has an ulterior motive for sticking close to the Contessa and her traveling companions.
Mr. Maxwell is assigned to protect the Contessa and the charming Valentine. He tries to keep his distance, but her warm nature and easy laugh draw him in. He soon comes to cherish their time together, until someone attempts to drug him, and the aftermath reveals serious consequences for Valentine. He’ll do anything to keep her safe and her reputation intact, yet with treachery on board and his heart at stake, Mr. Maxwell must make a choice that will change his life forever. Can he win the woman of his dreams or will whoever wants to hurt them get close enough to take away his one chance for love?
Most novellas leave me wishing for more, but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed From Cairo, With Love. Kudos to Nancy Campbell Allen for being able to write a novella that doesn't feel rushed or lacking in detail. The character development was very strong as well.
It was a perfect read while I was on vacation. It held my interest and was very entertaining with its fun adventure and enjoyable romance.
Valentine and Maxwell were such fun characters to follow. This story is so different from most in the same time period that I've read, and I really enjoyed that.
I would recommend From Cairo, With Love, and plan on reading it again.
Well, just like a novella is short and sweet...this review will follow that pattern :) I liked this story. It was fun and enjoyable, albeit predictable (but I don't mind predictability). The characters were well written and it was fun to read a regency set in a different place. I haven't read many regencies on a boat, so that was fun.
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Author: Nancy Campbell Allen
Publisher: Mirror Press
Published: November 2016
Source: We received eCopies in exchange for an honest review.