Parade of Shadows

Parade of Shadows

eBook - 2008
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Sixteen-year-old Julia Hamilton is restless. Determined not to be left behind again?stuck in the cold house where her mother died ten years earlier, with only her dreams to keep her company?Julia begs her father to take her with him on his next expedition. When he unexpectedly agrees, Julia is intrigued. Will this be her chance at adventure and romance? Traveling across the sands of the ancient world known as the Levant, Julia meets a French antiques collector, a British horticulturist, and a dashing young student?each harboring secrets as elusive as a mirage. As she learns more about her companions and the dangerous world she's in, Julia must decide whom she can trust . . . and what she is willing to fight for.
Publisher: [S.I.] : HarperCollins, 2008.
ISBN: 9780061975868
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Deeply rooted in historical detail, Parade of Shadows is a fast-paced and compelling novel following strong-willed Julia as her world and mind are expanded in a journey through the Ottoman Empire.


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A fine book. Julia was impressively naïve, especially since the book was narrated from her perspective and you might expect there to be at least an acknowledgement of that aforementioned attribute!

Gloria Whelan's writing style was passable and at times elegant, but by no means deep--And her characterization is, however, worthy of a Middle-Eastern story set in the early 1900s.

The denouément was hurried... What with the convenient letter and Julia's realizations--seemingly abrupt. But, that is how it appeared to me! I did never guess the ending...

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