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Desert Jewel by Natalina Reis
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Oct 23, 2016

really liked it

**Copy provided by Author/Tour Host, in exchange for an honest review**

***** 4.25 STARS *****

Desert Jewel is a captivating read of love and survival. It’s mellow, but intriguing and original. Milenda and Jaali met unexpectedly, but their love started fast and strong. The way they fell in love and stayed in love was sweet. Milenda is a princess who had to choose a winner from a dangerous trial that could kill any contender. But being a contender means, having a chance of being chosen as Milenda’s husband. Being a husband of the princess means a better life, compare to the hard and poor life of an ordinary human. So instead of sitting on the side line Jaali entered in the trial to make sure that he gets a real chance of being with Milenda, the woman he loves. How will the trial end. Read and find out.

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I enjoyed this adventurous and calming read of surviving for love. Jaali and Melinda were so in love, that they couldn’t get enough of each other. They met and spent time together every chance they got. Jaali loved Melinda so much, that he rather die than being without her. They were a perfect match that had so much to offer the future of not only themselves, but Melinda’s people. Melinda and Jaali’s love was strong, that nothing can stop them from being together.

WARNING: This story can get a little confusing with some of the African Swahili words, but make sure you read up on the little Glossary so you’d know exactly what they are saying. My favorite is “wimbo wa moyo”, which means heart’s song. Which is what Melinda and Jaali called each other in the book.

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Reading Progress

October 21, 2016 – Started Reading
October 21, 2016 – Shelved
October 22, 2016 – Finished Reading

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