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The Professor and the Bird

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  31 ratings  ·  27 reviews
Professor Angelopoulos is a mature, experienced, and renowned archaeologist. Whilst working in the sweltering heat of the Kanesh desert, Turkey, he meets the true love of his life, Sally. Sally, a young Irish girl, arrives at the archaeological camp after being injured in a motorcycle accident. Whilst Sally is at the camp she uncovers one of the most important archaeologic ...more
Published September 27th 2016 by Olympia Publishers
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J.B. Richards
Mar 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
“The Professor and the Bird” is typical of most May-December romances, beginning with a chance encounter between a much older man—an archaeologist set in his ways—and a flighty, modernized younger woman who has just embarked on an exploration of life and what it has to offer.

Franklin’s plotline is steady and predictable, like a leisurely stroll through the park, until an unprecedented discovery is made which results in a major calamity for our two main protagonists. From this point forward, the
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The story starts with the true dedication and sacred purpose of the professor of archaeology and his trusted team, to unearth findings of Assyrian, Hattian, Persian and Hellenistic artifacts that would give our world a better understanding of the way of life, language, and civilization of those peoples who lived thousands of years before us.
The professor's expedition has come to an end as no more findings of significant historical importance have been unearthed.
It is then, that Sally, a young Ir
Nov 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Title: The Professor and The Bird

Author: Roberta Franklin

Length: 175 pages

Publisher: Olympia Publishers

Genre: Romance, Erotic, Fiction, Action

My rating: 3/5


The book is a love story between a renowned aged Archaeologist and a Young girl who is referred to as Bird in the title.

My Take:

I would like to thank booktasters and the author for providing me with a copy for reading and reviewing. I further like to state that the views are my own. When I came across this Title which is very unusual
Eva Pasco
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
A Lighthearted Romantic Escape

It’s been a while since I’ve elected to read a novel in the genre of romance. To my delight, Roberta Franklin’s ‘The Professor and the Bird’ offers a welcome escape from reality with the added dimensions of cultural enrichment, history, intrigue, and danger. This is achieved through the setting of an archaeological dig in Turkey’s Anatolian Desert.

Sure, the characters are simply drawn, easily categorized, and lack credibility: Sally - a 27-year-old adventurous Poll
Virginia Marks
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Many romance books portrait archeologists as dull, all buisiness, and not interested in love at all. This book however, shows them as just as interested in love even if they don't realize it for a long while.

Professor Nikolas Angelopoulos aka Nikos is the older male at the dig site and never looks at women for more than a moment. Even his very attractive assistant does not catch his eye. He knows that there is so much riding on this dig and he hasnt' anyone going to distract him. That is until
May 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cute story. I really enjoyed the archaeological setting, with the main character being a professor dealing with Turkish ancient artifacts. A young woman named Sally shows up at the dig in the desert one day, because her motorbike has broken, and she's stranded while trying to finish a race. It's quite the story, because immediately, all the young guys working with the Professor fixate on Sally as a new conquest. She ends up not being interested in any of them, but focuses on the Professor. It's ...more
Igor Eliseev
Apr 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Professor and the Bird is literally the most incredible romantic story I have read this year and I can’t wait for the world to get their hands on it. Roberta Franklin put her heart and soul into this story and it showcases every single bit of what makes us human, the story that touches your soul and makes you believe in humanity and finding that one true love.
I really do believe that this book is not only about people who are beautiful on the outside but people who are beautiful because of w
May 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this fast paced, intriguing, intelligent romance. True lovers of romance will fall to their knees over this sweet romance that proves love is just a number and when you meet your soul mate you do what ever you have to to be a part of their life. If you are not a romantic at heart you may have some difficulties with the story. The author did a great deal with character development and plot. Also loved the archeological side of this story. It added a bit of intellectual intrigue that really ...more
K.J. Simmill
Nov 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
A sweet romantic read, rich with history and written in an enjoyable manner.
Simi A.
Dec 16, 2020 rated it liked it
Thanks, @booktasters.

The Professor and the bird was.. nice? Professor Nikko is an archaeologist who meets this 27 year old girl that doesn't act her age. A bunch of characters in this novel felt bland and are just like what you've seen/read in Romance, in fiction.

When Molly--- the protagonist's bike breaks down, she stays around with the professor, gets interested in history and trys to find love? Goes to a man's house for a talk and few kisses? I rolled my eyes when the Professor came in as d
Vasiliki Mazis
Jun 18, 2020 rated it liked it
This is a light-hearted romance set within the heart of an archaeological expedition in Turkey. It tells the story of a young woman named Sally stumbling upon the locale where archaeologists are exploring and digging and uncovering treasures of the past. The head professor, a Greek by the name of Nikos, unexpectedly falls for Sally - after her numerous attempts to find love with the local boys - and their romance deepens and grows despite the turmoil they must face. Having discovered an artifact ...more
Dec 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
The book is about an unlikely relationship between Nikos, a professor and Sally, a high spirited girl who meet at an archeological site and fall in love. It's an easy read with an amazing explanation of archeology. I loved the book and noted a few things:

a) the amazing fact that age does not matter in this book made it more interesting. I however feel that it was a bit rushed. The romance between the professor and the young girl was without hesitation which felt quite unnatural to me. Regardles
Apr 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The professor and the bird is the story of an Archaeologist whom is a polite middle aged man, well over sixty , working on a desert with his team to find old pieces of nations that once lived or invaded there .. and he meets this beautiful young lady named Sally who fell from her motorbike while crossing a desert alone at first he has paternal insticts for this girl because she is about 27 yet I'd say quite kind and naive to some point and careless with young men around her . So Nikos ( the prof ...more
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I would like to thank Booktasters and Roberta Franklin for the opportunity in reading this delightful tale. The Professor and the Bird tells of a romance that blossoms between renowned archaeologist, Nikos, and free-spirited and adventurous Sally. It all started with a motorbike collision that first introduced the future couple. When Sally, along with the professor, discovers an ancient clay treasure, all sorts of hijinks commences when a shady American businessman scheme to get his hands on it. ...more
Mar 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
An easy to read, unique and fresh love story that kept me smiling all through. For starters I was never an archaeology nerd, in fact I know nothing about it apart from the basic, however from the first page of THE PROFESSOR AND THE BIRD Roberta has managed to immediately keep me fascinated. The scenery of the book is different and refreshing, I like the fact that they were in the middle of the dessert. Now I know how important Archaeology is and the potential it provides both on new information ...more
Maria Rivas-mc
Feb 07, 2019 rated it liked it
‘Eleven o’clock, and the heat in Kanesh was already becoming unbearable, even in early June’ – signalled a good start to the book and appeared to set the scene for an interesting story. I certainly liked the Professor’s character but found Miss Sally quite unbelievable. I can’t think of any 27 year old, motorbiking on her own in Turkey, who would be so naïve or unaware of customs in that part of the world as they relate to male/female relationships. But, perhaps I am wrong. I have never been muc ...more
Eric Staten
Jun 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the first romance book I’ve elected to read. Roberta Franklin’s ‘The Professor and the Bird’ offers more than romance and add in some dimensions of history, intrigue, and danger. Setting it in an archaeological dig in the desert.

Sally - A young adventurous Irish women and Nikos an old professor. The two fall in love. What I like most about it is the details of their lovemaking are really good without going into straight on porn which is one of the reasons I decided to give it a good rat
Sofia Khan
Apr 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
You got the moon, the fire and the tea ! So whats missing? A book?
To me this book will be "The professor and the bird ". Its a love story of an archeologist (the professor) and a young girl (bird).
When I started reading this book I thought that it was some kind of mystery involving some mysterious birds but it turned out to be a love story.
Roberta Franklin's way of writing also made it very interesting and a point came where I started feeling like the characters were actually alive...
The write
Zahra Mukhtar
The professor and the bird is a book about an over 60years renowned archeologist who is deeply in love with his work. He fell in love with a 27 year old lady who suddenly got interested in archeology and even found one of the oldest piece the professor has ever found. The professor and the bird is a novel portraying romance, history, a little action and adventure. It’s a very interesting novel worth reading
Oct 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Professor and the Bird is a good book.
Not only does it have the element of romance, it teaches you history.

Shows that the Author (now I wouldn't know if she's an historian), has done a great job of researching.

My favorite part about reading a book, which is not only about taking me somewhere else, is that I get to pick up/learn things from there.

From History, to different languages and of course, the crime detective amateurs!

It's dope!
Jun 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
What an interesting title.It threw me off a bit.For many years,the Professor had focused on his work and climbing up the ladder.He had not really paid attention to matters of the heart.He didn't even see his colleague of many years-Katerina.She was almost throwing herself at him....Until a young bird arrived....Things changed,drastically.
After that his life changed,dramatically,for the best.
Jatto Aishat
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I will like to thank the book tasters and the author for providing me with this book, the title of this book made me want to read it, the story started very well, I really love the history aspect of the book, I thought the love between the main characters was a bit rushed but it turned into a beautiful love, so all in all it was a great book
Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was ok
I think it just wasn't the book for me. It took me too long to finish it because nothing kept me reading. Some things in the books seemed a little forced to me, and I couldn't connect with the characters and their stories.
It was worth reading of course... but I wouldn't read it again.
Kelso Lang
Sep 23, 2020 rated it liked it
This was cute. Age gaps can be a little iffy for me sometimes and I think it’s because there’s often a power imbalance. Sally kinda came off of slightly immature even though she was like 27 I think. But the romance was cute and I enjoyed the adventure.
Z. Jakab
Apr 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received this book via Booktasters. It is a light romance story between an older archaeologist and a young girl. The book is well- written with interesting characters and a lovely story line. All in all, a nice light read if you just want to have a good relaxing time.
M.T. Miles
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
A sweet romance, between a young woman and her mature mentor, with a touch of Indiana Jones style adventure for good measure. A very enjoyable read.
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The story is a typical light romance, suspense and even a historical events. Although I expecting the love story but I got hooked with the historocal element of this book. Highly recommended👍👍👍👍
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I was born in Germany, studied English Literature and History at LMU Munich, and in 1998 I came to Greece where in 2000 I gave birth to my daughter Marianna. I've worked as a journalist, as social hostess on a cruise ship, as an insurance agent, teacher of foreign languages and translator. Since 2016, I've been sharing my time between Piraeus and London.
In 2016, my first novel was published: "The

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