Song of the Nile
by Hannah Fielding
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Pub Date 14 Feb 2021 | Archive Date 15 Sep 2021
Luxor, 1946. When young nurse Aida El Masri returns from war-torn London to her family’s estate in Egypt she steels herself against the challenges ahead.
Eight years have passed since her father, Ayoub, was framed for a crime he did not commit, and died as a tragic result. Yet Aida has not forgotten, and now she wants revenge against the man she believes betrayed her father – his best friend, Kamel Pharaony.
Then Aida is reunited with Kamel’s son, the captivating surgeon Phares, who offers her marriage. In spite of herself, the secret passion Aida harboured for him as a young girl reignites. Still, how can she marry the son of the man who destroyed her father and brought shame on her family? Will coming home bring her love, or only danger and heartache?
Set in the exotic and bygone world of Upper Egypt, Song of the Nile follows Aida’s journey of rediscovery – of the homeland she loves, with its white-sailed feluccas on the Nile, old-world charms of Cairo and the ancient secrets of its burning desert sands – and of the man she has never forgotten.
A compelling story of passion and intrigue – a novel that lays open the beating heart of Egypt.
Egyptian-born writer Hannah Fielding is an award-winning travel and romance author whose unique, timeless style has prompted the press to liken her novels to ‘epic romances like Hollywood used to make’. Song of the Nile is her eighth novel. For more information on the author, please visit her website.
Average rating from 33 members
Hannah Fielding does it again with this wonderful evocative story of post war Egypt. Aida and Phare as children from neighbouring families had grown up together and it was always thought by both families that they would marry. However when Aida was eighteen her father was accused and tried of stealing ancient antiques and found guilty.upon the verdict he suffered a heart attack and died. Aida had been told by a servant that it was infact Phare.s father who had stole the artefact. Feeling devastated she left Egypt and went to stay with family in England. Following the Second World War where she has trained and worked as a nurse Aida returns to Egypt to try and clear her fathers name and restore the family estate. What follows are the trials and tribulations of Aida and Phare and if they are able to resolve their differences and find love. Beautifully written with beautiful descriptions of the Nile and Luxor. One of those books you just can’t put down