THE TUAREG - BLUE MAN OF THE SAHARA
June 20, 2009
675 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, New York 12603
Rating: 4 cups
Fleur Caldwell is a woman ahead of her time. She is bold and brassy when most women are meek. A fire at her family home kills her parents and forces her to leave America to live with her uncle, Whitaker Caldwell, in London. She is unaware of the plans her uncle has for her.
Omar is a young man when the reader first meets him. He is the son of a holy man who is murdered by bandits while he and Omar are returning from Mecca. As the story progresses, the reader discovers Omar has aged into a man of forty-two with four wives. He is the leader of his tribe of Tuaregs when he encounters Fleur.
After arriving in London and spending some time there, Fleur's uncle informs her they will travel to Africa. Whitaker Caldwell is an English slave trader with plans to return the family home - from which he was banished - to his greedy hands. He plans to give Fleur to a slave king in the Sahara. His plans are foiled when Fleur overhears his conversation and escapes. She is shipwrecked, kidnapped and stranded in the desert until she is rescued from certain death by Omar.
The thought and care that Mr. DiGuido has put into this novel is incredible. The sides of this story are told without bias. But he gives consideration to each point of view. History has collided with fiction to form this terrific book. There is so much to be learned by reading this tale. The adventure and the romance heighten the enjoyment for the reader.
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