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Lord of the Desert [Audiobook] [MP3 CD]

Diana Palmer , Amy Kaechele
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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28 Feb 2011
American Gretchen Callaway is hired as the personal assistant to Philippe Sabon, the sheikh of Qawi, but what she doesn't know is that the Qawi media believe she's Philippe's lover. What he doesn't know is that he's falling in love.... But when Gretchen is kidnapped by an international terrorist bent on revenge against Philippe, he must rely on his instincts and knowledge of the desert in order to bring her back to safety.
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  • MP3 CD
  • Publisher: Brilliance Corporation; MP3 Una edition (28 Feb 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1441883185
  • ISBN-13: 978-1441883186
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 13.7 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,295,918 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Diana Palmer excels once again 8 Oct 2000
By A Customer
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This book picks up the story of Sheikh Philippe Sabon who we met in her book "Once in Paris". Gretchen Brannon is the blonde and feisty woman who takes a trip to Casablanca with her friend maggie . Once the two meet the sexual chemistry begins . The book picks up pace ,but as with her other books , love doesn't run smoothly . I like this book because it ties up two more of her characters that we have been introduced to . She writes true to form and once more I could not put it down .It will make you smile and leave the reader spellbound at the end , eager for more .
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious 21 April 2001
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
The only way to enjoy this book is to approach it as slapstick. While on holiday in Morocco, Gretchen Brannon meets the handsome mysterious Philippe Sabon the Arabian/French Sheikh of Qawi. Gretchen who has led a sheltered life and is unsophisticated and innocent falls for Philippe. She goes to Qawi with him as his social secretary among other things, and gets involved in conflict with a singularly inept bunch of terrorists. These quys couldn't outsmart the average 4yr old. Gretchen, who is definitely not the sharpest knife in the drawer, gets a chance to do her gun toting Calamity Jane act. She is one stupid girl. Then there is Philippe. O boy. The name Lord of the Desert conjures up an image of a strong, powerful, interesting man. This man is about as interesting as cold porrige. No way is he believable as any kind of ruler. He put down an insurrection in his country? He wouldn't be able to organise a booze-up in a brewery. When Gretchen brings passion back into his life afer nine lonely years what does he do? He walks away and spends weeks trailing around after a now married, former girlfriend like a total prat. Another element in the story involves the hero and heroine relieving their frustration and anger with each other by beating up a hapless palace guard. This was presented as funny and seemed to be an effort to make the h/h more endearing. What delightful characters.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good service and book 2 Dec 2009
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this was very good and i can recomend it to any one. The book was in good condition i enjoy the read.
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Amazon.com: 4.4 out of 5 stars  67 reviews
45 of 48 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fans will like this new book by Palmer 28 Sep 2000
By Harriet Klausner - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Houston investment analyst Maggie Barton leaves Texas to work in Qawi as the personal assistant to the ruling Sheikh. On the way over, Maggie accompanied by her best friend Gretchen Brannon stop for a short vacation in Tangiers. However, after only one day in Africa, Maggie learns that her beloved Cord Romero was severely injured in an accident. Although she believes Cord will never love her, Maggie needs to return home to help him recover. Maggie tries to persuade a doubting Gretchen to continue on to Qawi and take her job.

Still in Tangiers, Gretchen accidentally runs into a handsome man, who enjoys her enthusiasm and gusto. He turns out to be Maggie's new employer Sheikh Philippe Sabon, who sees the ardent American as an answer to one of his problems. Both hide the truth from one another, but soon fall in love, leaving each one worrying over what will happen to their relationship without the foundation of veracity.

Best-selling author Diana Palmer provides her fans with a heated contemporary desert romance. The story line is fast-paced, but requires leaps of faith. Gretchen is a warm heroine and Philippe is a hunk of the highest order. The secondary cast adds depth that brings Mediterranean Africa and the Middle East to life. Although not one of Ms. Palmer's better novels, fans of Middle East romances will delight in LORD OF THE DESERT.

Harriet Klausner
23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Philip and Gretchen Perfect for each other 29 Sep 2000
By Patricia O'Connor - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Lord Of the Desert is a book that I highly recommend to fans of diana Palmer books and also those that may have not read her books. Philip and Gretchen are great characters because she made Gretchen strong, she was willing to stand up for what she thought was good and willing to fight and support Philip because she loved him. Gretchen speaks her mind and isn't afraid that it will shock people. This was great for Philip because he finally found his match. Someone who didn't care about any physical defects he might have and this helped Philip with some residual emotional problems stemming what happened to him nine years previous. Also if you've read the Once In Paris & Paper Rose, Diana Palmer updates you on those characters as well. I HIGHLY recommend this book. It's worth the read.
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wow! What a couple! 8 Oct 2000
By L. S. Tucker - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Convinced to take Maggie Barton's job in Qawi after she flies home to her injured stepbrother, shy Gretchen Brannon never expected to find love and danger. Prince Philippe Sabon had felt nothing sexually for nine years, the result of a landmine that horribly injured him. Then came Gretchen with her innocent delight in all she sees. Their love leads to danger from Philippe's most dangerous enemy.
Thank you, Diana, for giving Philippe his miracle and happy ending. Fast-paced action and vibrant descriptions make for an enjoyable read. Old and new friends weave in and out of the story, some of whom required serious memory jogging. Gretchen is just the woman for Philippe, even if he did try to sabotogue his own happiness.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars My first Diana Palmer book, but definitely not my last! 28 Sep 2004
By Anza Carrillo - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Gretchen Brannon was a small-town Texan who had lived a very sheltered, protected life. She had never done anything adventurous in her life - until she took a vacation to Morocco with her best friend Maggie, who is going to be the personal assistant of the ruling sheikh of Qawi. Maggie is called away unexpectedly, and insists that Gretchen take her place as the sheikh's personal assistant. Gretchen agrees, but before she goes to Qawi she intends to enjoy her vacation in Morocco. While at the hotel, she meets a charming man who goes by the name of Philippe. She finds herself falling for him, but little does she know that Philippe is her new boss!

Philippe knew right away that Gretchen wasn't Maggie, but he found himself completely charmed by Gretchen. He hired Maggie to play the part of his lover because he must appear powerful and virile even though he hasn't been a "true man" since a landmine accident nine years ago. As his feelings for Gretchen mature, even though he knows he can never have a "true" marriage or children, he finds himself offering her marriage so her reputation won't be sullied. His enemy, however, is shadowing Sheikh Philippe and he knows Gretchen won't be safe as long as she is by his side.

This book was really good, so good that I couldn't bear to put it down! Every time I was going to put the book away and do something else (like study for one of my college exams!), I promised myself that I would read "only one more chapter," and before I knew it I had finished the book. I was absolutely fascinated by the characters and the setting! Philippe, although he could be high-handed at times, was an incredible hero who made my mouth water :) After finishing the book, I really wanted to start all over from the beginning!

The only reason I gave this book four stars instead of five was Philippe's treatment of Gretchen once Brianne, his former flame, came into the picture. Quite frankly, he was a jerk, but he more than made up for it in the end :) The book was a captivating piece of escapist literature. If you want to relax for a few hours and escape from reality, this is an excellent way to do it.
12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WELCOME BACK 24 Oct 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I debated about buying this book. I am a Diana Palmer fan, but recently I felt her books has been lacking. I bought this book and read it in one day. I thought the story started too fast and the heroine was giving too much away in the beginning. However, I under estimated Ms. Palmer and she kept me intrigue throughout the book and I couldn't put it down. What I've enjoyed most about this story is that I always feel the hero and heroine are always fighting but in the end they fall head over heels in love. This story touch me like no other I've read from Diana Palmer. The characters took the time to communicate and develop a friendship and oneness that eventually give rise to a great love, dedication and protectiveness from both side. I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK WITH ALL MY HEART. Diana, Thanks for making my day and this has become one of my favorites to share with friends and read again and again.
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