January 2013 Book of the Month.
One of the Richard and Judy Spring 2013 Book Club selections.
Set in WW2 with star-crossed lovers, espionage and exotic locations, Jasmine Nights is a captivating and enjoyable read from the award-winning author of East of the Sun. The author really brings the characters and locations evocatively to life and it's easy to get lost in the story.
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The author of the bestselling, award-winning EAST OF THE SUN returns with a sweeping new novel about a young singer recruited to work for the British Secret Service at the height of World War II. At twenty-three, Saba Tarcan is a talented but naive singer who dreams of being more than just another act playing in small clubs in Wales. So when the opportunity arises to join a group entertaining the troops in the Middle East, she jumps at the chance, leaving behind her overprotective family and cutting short a burgeoning love affair with a young RAF pilot, Dom. Despite being shot down and wounded, Dom is addicted to flying. He follows Saba to Cairo and their affair resumes. When it becomes clear that Saba is uniquely qualified for a secret mission of international importance, she is forced to conceal her new role from Dom. But it's a move that will jeopardize not only her own safety but also the love of her life' Based on the stories of the many female entertainers used as unofficial spies during World War II, JASMINE NIGHTS is a powerful story of danger, beauty and love set amidst some of the most exquisite and dangerous cities of the Middle East.
|Publication date:||3rd January 2013|
|Publisher:||Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co|
|Primary Genre||Historical fiction|
Closing date: 05/06/2022
Julia Gregson is the prize-winning author of three novels, one book of non-fiction, and several short stories. Her novel, EAST OF THE SUN, was chosen for the Richard and Judy TV Book Club and became a SUNDAY TIMES bestseller in the UK. It won Romantic Novel of the Year and the Prince Maurice Prize and has since been translated into more than twenty languages. Previously a journalist, for the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, THE TIMES, GOOD HOUSEKEEPING, and ROLLING STONE in the USA, she is married and lives in Wales. Author photo © Paul StuartMore About Julia Gregson