ABOUT THE BOOK:
It seems that fate holds vicious challenges for Dennis and Myriam. When the world is against them and their love, is there anything else they can do about it? Readers will witness their journey through all of it in author Beatrice Fairbanks Cayzer’s Romeo-and-Juliet-like love story between an American adventurer and a Saudi Arabian heiress.
Dennis McLeary was sexually abused at age 6. At 18, he accepts sexual advances of a 14-year-old girl hoping to prove to himself that he is a normal man. Jailed for 17 years for having sex with the underage girl, he is abused in prison by fellow inmates and the prison chaplain. Free at 35, he determines to better himself and hopes to have a normal marriage. Ensared in a messy event, he escapes more prison time by becoming a waiter on a passenger freighter. He gets leave from his ship to swim in Turkish waters, where he meets and falls in love with Myriam al-Montee, a half-Turkish half-Saudi Arabian Muslim woman. Instant adoration is reciprocated. Myriam elopes with Dennis and they are married in his ship’s captain. She does not tell Dennis that her fanatical father, who hopes to use her to found his dynasty, is known to behead any person showing fondness for her. When three women were beheaded at her father’s orders, she warns Dennis that he could be next.
They hide from her father in Alexandria and in Cairo, but are located by her father’s agents in Jerusalem. Kidnapped, she is brought to her father in Saudi Arabia. He orders for her to be locked in a cell-like room in a desert house where recently a cousin has starved to death. After three months, she got help and rescued by Alf, an oil field worker, who tries to rape her. Dennis, agonizing for her, would travel anywhere including to a country where they would behead him in order to reach Myriam. Will they ever find each other, with a long winding road between them?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Beatrice Fairbanks Cayzer comes from an illustrious family. Her two ancestors who came to Upper Virginia in 1620 helped found their community. She founded the Cayzer Museum for Children in England where she was the wife of Stanley Cayzer, a grandson of Sir Charles Cayzer, founder of shipping companies that evolved into Caledonia Investments, and nephew of Admiral Lord Jellicoe, the second Governor General of New Zealand. Then she turned into writing.
In Oxfordshire, she wrote The Princes and the Princesses of Wales. In Guernsey, she wrote The Royal World of Animals. Returning to the USA, she wrote nine Rick Harrow novels, winning Book of the Year Award from the Horseracing Writers’ Association. In 2016, she had a sell out with The Secret Diary of Mrs. John Quincy Adams and in 2018 had another sell out with New Tales of Palm Beach.