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Publisher's Summary

To love him is to face her deepest fear...
In search of a legendary mare, Lord Winter enters the crucible of the red sands, forging unbreakable bonds of loyalty and trust with his young companion in the desert. But hidden beneath the ragged costume of a Bedouin boy is a remarkable young woman: Zenia Stanhope, daughter of the extraordinary Queen of the Desert.
Zenia wants nothing of the danger that Lord Winter lives for. She wants only to reach England, far from the blood and sand of the desert. But in one night of terror, condemned to death, their lives are irrevocably bound. Zenia escapes to an English world of elegance and comfort, leaving behind the lonely, fearless man who has changed her life and conquered her heart... until he returns to invade her sanctuary.
Now she must choose between safety and love, but can she find the courage to be the person she was truly born to be?
©1994, 2013 Hedgehog Inc (P)2013 Hedgehog Inc
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4 out of 5 stars
By Janice on 09-15-13

Love in anguish

Laura Kinsale knows how to build a character, strong, free spirited, and emotionally screwed up. Nicholas Boulton narrative is spot on, he brings the characters emotional mess to life. This story went somewhere that my mind has not planned, and I like that. Be it the 18th, or the 21st century, people have been screwed up for a long time. This story is a not so smooth journey through the land mines and emotional road blocks that people put up against getting hurt, and the anguish of not knowing how to get the love they desire. I love this author, and this narrator, you will enjoy this to the very end and then be a little sad when it is done.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mouse Calendar on 07-11-14

Oh flipping WOW!

Read everything this woman writes. She is a master. I had long since gotten over my historical phase when I discovered this author, and I still listen to everything she has on Audible gratefully. She is amazing, this story is amazing and very well read. I highly reccomend it.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Stephanie on 09-11-17

Excellent story telling

It's as if LK lived in the times she writes about, every detail is believable. Some of the storylines are a bit out there, but then again, they are proper rollicking adventures, and I found myself happily going along with them. The greatest pleasure though, is Nicholas Boulton's fantastic range, his perfect voice. Bliss.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Veteran Listener on 08-09-16

What a disaster

This book has been wrongly titled. It should be “you will leave me” alternative “I won’t let you take Elizabeth” or something else to that effect. Minute after minute, hours after hours the same phrases all over again and again and again and again and again and again until the last minutes. I fast forwarded the last hours, and every time I started listening the same phrases all over again and again and again and again.

Not worth a credit, that’s for sure.

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