It's Aline's first visit to Egypt - or is it?
As soon as Aline embarks on a Nile cruise, she experiences a mysterious sense of deja vu. The people she meets feel like more than just casual acquaintances, as if she has met them somewhere before...
There is the enigmatic Peter, who chides her and makes her laugh; Achmed, who is timeless; Jan, a motherly figure; and Gerald, an artist with a strange demeanour. Why does she feel so close to these people? Who really is the strange Nephthys who claims to be an ordinary businesswoman? Does the handsome man who keeps appearing on the horizon really exist, or is he merely a ghost from the past?
With the help of some mystical items, Aline travels back in time to discover a history full of danger and passion. Her adventures in both the past and the present are strongly linked, and only when she can at last find her lover and fight for his existence can she fulfil her true destiny.
This spirited adventure moves across Egypt, taking the reader on a journey down the Nile and through the Valley of the Kings, Karnak and many other temples. It is a captivating tale that will have fans of romance desperate to find out if Aline can find her long-lost lover and take her rightful place in history.
A member of the Society of Authors, Jo Franklin has won prizes for her short stories through the David St John Thomas competitions. Her work has been published both here in the UK in women's magazines and in books in the USA, and she has self-published a book of short stories. Shadows of the Nile is Jo's first novel with Matador and she has another waiting.