Rosie’s #BookReview Team #RBRT The Merchant’s Pearl by Amie O’Brien @merchantspearl #HistFic

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Today’s team review is from Eleanor, she blogs here

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Eleanor has been reading The Merchant’s Pearl by Amie O’Brien


The Merchant’s Pearl by Amie O’Brien

Set in a Turkish harem in the dying days of the Ottoman Empire, this novel explores how love can succeed against the odds, amongst themes of trust, sex and politics – the latter of the harem, royal court and the wider world. Leila, a slave harem girl, battles with her new station in life, dreaming of when she was free and trying to reconcile herself to the fact that she will probably never be free again. Told from Leila’s point of view, we watch how she battles harem politics and expectations, develops a deep friendship with Dariya, a woman who is also a harem slave to the same man and, how Leila falls in love with Prince Emre despite herself.

Prince Emre has…

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