I’ve been searching for a book I read
years ago. I picked it up at a used book sale in the early nineties. It had
a plain green cover with no descriptions etc… I’m not really sure why I
picked it up even! My Mom then noticed it later and said it had been one of
her favorite books and she had read it sometimes in the 70’s (early 80’s
maybe). I don’t remember the title or the author but I would like to find
it again (my husband got rid of it the last time we moved).
It was a rather long book (more of an epic) about one woman. She married a man and they had
a rather tumultuous relationship and I think they were forced to marry. The
did quite a bit of traveling and somehow ended up in Africa (Egypt maybe)
where they encountered a “prince” who was really a woman. One of their
traveling companions stayed behind with the Prince because he had red hair
and their had been a foretelling of the prince giving birth to a red-headed
child. Somehow they then were captured by some type of nomad/indian/sultan.
He of course kept the wife and put the husband in bondage. The wife then
turned out to be pregnant by the husband. When the woman had the baby they
drugged her and told her it had died, when they actually gave it away.
The husband then got free and managed to get the baby and then raise it. The
mother then is somehow freed and then encounters the husband with the child
years later, not knowing it is her child. Not much to go on by I know. I
think the title was a very simple title (one word only) or maybe a woman’s
name. Any help you could give me would be great. I would like to find this
book for my Mother since she is not well and reading is one of the few
things she can still do. Thank you again for any help you can give me.
Brandy, I hope your mother makes a full recovery, but I’m not sure a book this crazy will help! Or who knows, maybe it will!