Apr 26, 2013

The Belly Dancer: A Novel by DeAnna Cameron

Friday 56 Rules: *Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader  *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you. *Post it. *Add your (url) post in Linky at Freda's Voice.

"I think I'm coming down with something." She kept staring. Three boys in short pants, screaming and batting at a ball with brooms, the sunlight bleaching the tops of their heads into halos.
"I know when you're ill, and you're not ill."
"You don't know everything."
"I know you."
Book description: At the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, with exhibitions from all over the globe, young socialite Dora Chambers is given the task of enforcing proper conduct in the Egyptian belly dancing exhibition. She accepts, trying to please her socially ambitious, aloof husband and earn the approval of the local women of high society—the World's Fair's Board of Lady Managers.

Dora is captivated and shocked by the Egyptian belly dancers and by their enigmatic manager, Hossam Farouk. Her eyes are opened to the world beyond her own life of social expectations and quiet servitude and she discovers the truth about her own desires and passions.

Title: The Belly Dancer: A Novel by DeAnna Cameron
Published March 6, 2012; Berkley paperback
Genre: historical fiction
Source: copy from the author, a book win from Naida at The Book Worm

7 comments:

Trish said...

This sounds like a good read. I've been immersed in late 1800s the last few months. For some reason I'm really drawn to this time period.

fredamans said...

LOL Sounds like a mom.
Love that cover. Looks so pretty!
I added you to the Linky!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I like the sound of this one....thanks for sharing; and thanks for visiting my blog.

The Bookworm said...

Happy reading :) The Belly Dancer does sound great.

Brian Joseph said...

I had heard good things about this book. I hope that you will write some commentary about it when you are finished.

Suko said...

Sounds like an exciting book, Harvee!

Meg @ A Bookish Affair said...

Ooo, I would really like to read this one! I've read Cameron's Dancing at the Chance and really enjoyed it!

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