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From a Heaven of Passion to a Hell of Pain....
Voluptuously lovely Alexa Whittier was raised in the sheltered paradise of a sultan's harem where her English mother was a treasured captive. Nothing had prepared this untouched beauty for what awaited when she was plunged into the world of violent conquest and callous cruelty that was fifteenth century Spain.

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Paperback, 378 pages
Published June 3rd 1980 by Signet (first published 1980)
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I have to through in the towel on this one....or wave my white flag, it's just that bad. This is the first time that I really didn't like the heroine. I have read books were I didn't really care about any of the characters but this one I just really can't stand. She's an awful person and I keep waiting for her to redeam herself but after 75% into the book and still no luck on that, I gave up. Now I just don't care if she suddenly sees the light or has a personality tran...more
Time Early 1400's

At an early age (4 or 5 yrs. old) the ship her family had taken from England to Spain was captured by slave traders. From that early age until she is 17 years old, (h) Alexa Whittier and her mother have lived in the Moorish harem of the Sultan Abdul Hasan in Granada. Head strong, spoiled and pampered, Alexa dreams of the wonders of the mysterious outside world, refusing to quietly reconcile her fate to a life forever lived behind perfumed silk walls.

In chapter 1, Alexa's d...more
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