TITLE: From Cairo, With Love
AUTHOR: Nancy Campbell Allen
PUBLISHING: Mirror Press
RELEASE DATE: November 1st 2016
GENRE(S): HISTORICAL FICTION, Romance, NOvella
STAR RATING: 5 ∗∗∗∗∗
“MOVIE” RATING: G
I always struggle with novellas because the story is never long enough! I adored this book and loved that it was a historical piece of the Timeless Romance collection.
This novella follows Val as she goes on an adventure as a companion for the Contessa, her cousin’s mother-in-law. They journey to Cairo to uncover the mystery of several stolen artifacts and along with them comes Mr. Maxwell who also happens to be the brother of the one in charge of the digs. This novella certainly has a little bit of action, romance, and adventure in it and I finished it rather quickly.
Although these novellas are short, there was plenty of character development and plot without adding any extra fluff to distract from the pure idea of the novella. I enjoyed the chemistry between Max and Val and appreciated how clean it was, (though there definitely was some romantic suspense, regardless).
This is definitely a book that I recommend for anyone who enjoys an easy, fun read as well as little happy romance. I really have nothing bad to say about this adorable novella and am looking forward to more from the author because I’ve read many of her books and have fallen in love with her writing and characters.
I know this is one of my shorter reviews but there really isn’t much to say besides to just follow my advice and go read it yourself. It’s a great read for anyone!
ABOUT Nancy Campbell Allen:
Nancy Campbell Allen (N.C. Allen) is the author of 11 published novels, which encompass a variety of genres from contemporary romantic suspense to historical fiction. Her Civil War series, Faith of our Fathers, won the Utah Best of State award in 2005 and all three of her historicals featuring Isabelle Webb, Pinkerton spy, have been nominated for the Whitney Award. Her formal schooling includes a B.S. in Elementary Education from Weber State University and she has worked as a freelance editor, contributing to the recent release, We Knew Howard Hughes, by Jim Whetton.
Nancy served as the Teen Writers Conference chair in 2011 and 2012, and has presented at numerous conferences and events since her initial publication in 1999 with Covenant Communications. Her agent is Pam Van Hylckama Vlieg of Foreword Literary, and she is currently writing a series of Gothic Steampunk novels and other short novellas. Nancy loves to read, write, travel and research, and enjoys spending time laughing with family and friends. She and her husband have three children, and she lives in Ogden, Utah with her family and one very large Siberian Husky named Thor.