Desert Rose

Rated 3.67/5 based on 3 reviews
Can a desert princess find love with a foreign king? - Johari lives in the shadow of her beautiful sister until a foreign king notices her, but in her haste to prove herself worthy of affection she finds herself compromised and on a difficult journey to make things right. More
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Published by AltWit Press
Words: 8,530
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301190294
About J. L. Mbewe

Writing as J. L. Mbewe, Jennette is an author, artist, mother, wife, but not always in that order. Born and raised in Minnesota, she now braves the heat of Texas, but pines for the Northern Lights and the lakes of home every autumn. She loves capturing the abstract and making it concrete. She is currently living her second childhood with a wonderful husband and two precious children who don’t seem to mind her eclectic collections of rocks, shells, and books, among other things.


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Review by: Cianna Reider on Sep. 13, 2013 :
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Grade: A (Five Stars)

Beginning this story, after Dragon Thief, let me down a bit.. possibly because it didn't involve dragons, but the character we meet in the beginning is so selfish and conceited that I had trouble connecting with her the way I did with the characters in the other book. But the science fiction elements in this book are quite interesting, so I'm excited for that.

This book is just as well written, organized and thoughtful as the previous story. It draws you in, even as I said I didn't expect to be pulled in by this one, I was. I felt for her, she loves, and all she wants in love in return and a family. This struggle the main character goes through is so heartfelt and realistic that you tend to forget you are in a fantasy realm. The fantasy elements are weaved in so well with the human interest side of the story, I couldn't help but feel what the character was feeling in this story. This story did have an ending, unlike the previous one, but this ending hurt. I was so sad at the end of this book, but am glad there's a full length book coming, and mentions of a 3rd story, because I must know what happened!

** I was given a copy of this book via NerdGirl from author for review **
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Emerald Barnes on June 11, 2013 :
This book had me almost in tears! It's a heart-wrenching introduction into the world of Nalu by J.L. Mbewe.

The main character is pregnant, hoping to have a lovely union with the man she loves, but she ends up tossed aside. Without giving away the entire story, I have to say, this story held my attention until the end. I'm already captivated by this new world.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Joy Teachout on April 18, 2013 :
This is a "book"of maybe 80-100 pages. I'm estimating high. It seems more like 25-30. The book has a great plot, but I believe it needed to be taken much further. I was thrown into the beginning of this having no clue what was happening. By the end, I had no better idea. I would give it no stars, other than the fact it had a truly magical creative plot.
A young woman has a great decision to make on her hands, one that will effect multiple destinies in ways she cannot yet see. Magic is her life; desert is her body. Leaving it and being abandond by the one she loves most ......
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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