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September 12, 2016



PUBLISHED 15th September 2016 by Legend Press

When Rebecca Laurelson, an English doctor, is forced to leave her post in an East African field hospital, she arrives at her aunt’s house on the Indian Ocean and is taken into the heart of a family she has never met before. Amongst the all-night beach parties and cocktail receptions, her attraction for her much younger cousin grows.

But the gilded lives of her aunt Julia’s family and their fellow white Africans on the coast are under threat – Islamist terror attacks are on the rise and Rebecca knows more about this violence than she is prepared to divulge. Will she be able to save her new-found family from the violence that encroaches on their seductive lives? Or, amidst growing unrest, will the true reason for her hasty exit from her posting, be unmasked? 
Jean McNeil is a prolific fiction and non-fiction author. The Dhow is Jean’s seventh publication. The Dhow house is a novel about forbidden passion and terrorism on the Indian ocean coast of east Africa. The majority of place names in this novel do not exist. The names for ethnicities and political factions are also fictitious. However, the bird, animal and tree species named are generally those found in coastal or upland East Africa. The story of a once privileged family, its passion, safeties and neglects, and forbidden love in dark times. Jean McNeil is an award- winning author with a huge on-line readership. I think that any one who has links to East Africa would be interested in reading this novel.

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