My rating: 5 of 5 stars
It's hard to describe what makes City of Jssmine so entertaining without giving too much away, but I loved this book. If you like larger-than-life adventure with spys, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" style relics, handsome desert sheikhs, nefarious villains, Brits with upper lips so stiff they could be used for 2x4s, Restoration England poetry, parrots, imperialist politics, eccentric aunties, and last, but not least, a couple absolutely made for each other, then this is the book for you.
There was even a wink and a nod to characters from Ms. Raybourn's previous novels.
I found it City of Jasmine vastly entertaining and enjoyed every minute of reading it. A good, old fashioned rousing tale of adventure, romance and derring-do.
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