Top positive review
1 May 2017
'The Lioness of Morocco' is an incredibly interesting story and a well-researched book - I have to admit I was intrigued by the cover and the book synopsis when I was offered it as an ARC. That being said what I really appreciated about the book is its lovely descriptions of Moroccan culture especially from the perspective of lives of women in harems. Very different to anything I've read before - but still transcendental hence I bought it to store in my Kindle library.
This book is about Sibylla Spencer, the daughter of a wealthy merchant, who has aspirations of travelling the world. Of course, set in the 1800's, Sibylla is too modern thinking for her time. At the very ripe age of 23 years old Sibylla decides to take matters into her own hands and find a husband who won’t try to dominate her. Enter Benjamin Hopkins, her father’s shady purchasing agent who will do anything to improve his position in life.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Set largely in Morocco, the story follows the exploits of Sibylla, as she and her husband, Benjamin, live in Morocco during the 1800s. Get ready for an emotional ride following Sibylla on her many adventures! She becomes a powerful businesswoman rubbing elbows with the very powerful and maneuvering lucrative deals with Moroccan Sheikhs.
Sibylla morphs into an incredible woman - amazing mother and later grandmother ... doing the best she can for her family and friends. This book Covers themes such as love, loss, secrets, and drama spread over more than twenty years...
By the end, one has to suspend belief and just go with this being a historical romance with a splash of mystery. This is a book that I highly recommend.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.