By: Lisa Gordon. Format: Paperback. Read: November 2013.
Valda just arrived in Dubai and is ready for a fresh start after a horrific breakup. She is ready to begin her new life as a singer in the nightclub, Flanagan’s. Things were going okay for her, until the night she met the club’s owner… Sheikh Abdullah bin Rashid Al Khaimah. The Sheikh asks Valda for a favor, which she reluctantly agrees to and she is rewarded with a new car. Along the way, Valda realizes she may be too deep in the Sheikh’s business, so she consults a local astrologer. Larissa and Valda not only resemble each other, but they also form an immediate strong bond of friendship. Will Larissa be able to help Valda, before it is too late?
The author demonstrates how far friends will go to help one another in a time of need. She also uses her knowledge of astrology in this book to establish the connections between current relationships and the past. Unfortunately, the author uses a tremendous amount of exclamation points in her writing, which is quite distracting. For American readers, there are a few phrases and terms that are not as easily understood. The story is told mostly from Valda’s point of view, with an occasional short amount from Larissa which can be confusing at times. Overall the premise of this story is very intriguing, but the punctuation errors weaken the flow of the book.
I enjoyed the set-up of this book and the main plot-line. If you could move anywhere in the world, to start a fresh life, where would it be and why?
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