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Short Synopsis
Set against the lush, exotic European colonial outposts of the 1920s, City of Jasmine is the captivating tale of a woman who embarks upon a journey to see the world—and ends up finding intrigue, danger, and a love beyond all reason.

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Famed aviatrix Evangeline Starke never expected to see her husband, adventurer Gabriel Starke, ever again. They had been a golden couple, enjoying a whirlwind courtship amid the backdrop of a glittering social set in prewar London until his sudden death with the sinking of the Lusitania. Five years later, beginning to embrace life again, Evie embarks upon a flight around the world, collecting fame and admirers along the way. In the midst of her triumphant tour, she is shocked to receive a mysterious—and recent—photograph of Gabriel.

With her eccentric aunt Dove in tow, Evie tracks the source of the photo to the ancient City of Jasmine, Damascus. There she discovers that nothing is as it seems. Danger lurks at every turn, and at stake is a priceless relic, an artifact once lost to time and so valuable that criminals will stop at nothing to acquire it—even murder. Leaving the jewelled city behind, Evie sets off across the punishing sands of the desert to unearth the truth of Gabriel's disappearance and retrieve a relic straight from the pages of history. Along the way, she must come to terms with the deception that parted her from Gabriel and the passion that will change her destiny forever.

"[Listeners] will quickly find themselves embarking on an unforgettable journey that fans both old and new are sure to savor." ---Library Journal

"Raybourn's meticulous detail and adherence to history enliven this book-group-worthy tale of epic love and lust." ---Booklist

"Narrator Anne Flosnik has a sassy, bright approach to the main character and handles the other myriad personae in an equally strong manner." ---Library Journal Audio Review

City of Jasmine

Author Deanna Raybourn

Narrated by Anne Flosnik

Publication date Jul 23, 2014

Running time 11 hrs

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