Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Leap of Faith

by Queen Noor.

Quickie recap: A young American just out of college, Lisa takes a job as an urban planner in Jordan...and then just like that she falls in love with an older man who happens to be the King, and who happens to have 8 children and who happens to ask her to marry him 3 weeks after they first meet. Fun, right? She says yes...and then...well, royal stuff happens.

Quickie review: I found it historically interesting to get her perspective on the political turmoil of the time while also getting a personal account of what goes on behind the palace walls...but her writing was at times very dry, and I think she missed a lot of opportunities to make her story really come alive.

Quickie recommendation: Meh.

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