Writing under the nom de plume Diane du Pont, New York Times–bestselling author Jacqueline Briskin presents a captivating, novel about a nineteenth-century American woman who embarks on a passionate, exotic journey when she is given an ancient necklace with strange erotic powers
Fleeing Washington in 1814 as the British sail up the Potomac and her powerful guardian prepares to make her his wife, Liberty Moore seeks refuge on a ship bound for France, determined to continue the work of her late father, a renowned Egyptologist. On the high seas, she falls passionately in love with an American naval hero named Stephen Delaplane, but a pirate attack alters her destiny.
Sold to the most powerful ruler in the East, Liberty must adapt to life as the newest member of her husband’s harem. When the pasha gives her a coveted, ancient necklace known as the Emerald Embrace, she begins to experience the passions of a woman who lived centuries ago. Swept into the dangers and temptations of a strange new land, Liberty must unlock a secret that dates from classical antiquity to determine her own future as two very different but equally alluring men vie to possess her for all time.