About the Book
In a scary case of mistaken identity, Olivia Stone is threatened by Aga Kahn, a powerful Indian ruler, because she could pass as the twin of the missionary’s deceased wife. Kahn calls her the Sahar of Zanzibar who has returned from the grave to torment him and demands that she leave the island or face his wrath. She’d come to exotic Zanzibar in search of adventure, but she experiences much more.
A handsome widower, Missionary Eli Deckland, steps between Olivia and the angry Indian, rescuing her. There’s an instant connection between Olivia and Eli that escalates when he comes to her rescue again and again. Amid the chaos, Eli tries to prove Kahn murdered his late wife. After several attempts on Olivia’s life, she’s kidnapped. Eli joins the police to find her before it’s too late.
As every moment passes, Olivia’s life is in more danger… Will she be saved in time? If she is rescued, would it work between her and Eli? With an ocean keeping them apart, will their feelings fade? The answer is in the African skies…
In My Opinion
Do you enjoy books that are set outside of the US and getting to see a new part of the world through an author’s words? If you answered yes, then have I got a book for you. The Sahar of Zanzibar by Shirley Gould takes readers to the islands of Zanzibar off the coast of Tanzania in East Africa.
Gould gives readers a taste of what both the missionary life and the vacationers life are like, including some of the sights, struggles, and resorts. It’s a place few of us will get to see in person.
From the opening pages, I was invested in Olivia and Eli’s lives as they are both planning for their respective futures. Then come Aga Kahn—a man who will stop at nothing to get Olivia out of Zanzibar because he sees her as a threat to his Muslim ways.
There are moments of suspense, but The Sahar of Zanzibar leans heavier on the romance side of romantic suspense. Whether you lean one way or the other, the quickly blooming relationship between Olivia and Eli as well as the unique setting makes this a book worth reading.
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