The Emerald EmbraceWriting 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.
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About the author
Jacqueline Briskin (1927-2014) was the New York Times-bestselling author of fourteen historical novels that reflect the tumultuous changes in American society that she witnessed over her lifetime. Complete with dynamic storylines, vibrant characters, and passionate romantic relationships, her novels have sold more than twenty million copies worldwide and have been translated into twenty-six languages.
Briskin was born in London, England, the granddaughter of the chief rabbi of Dublin, Ireland. Her family moved to Beverly Hills, California, to escape Adolf Hitler and religious orthodoxy. A few years later, she married her best friend and the love of her life, Bert, whose family was deeply embedded in Hollywood and the movie business. When Briskin's three children were little more than toddlers, she attended a class at UCLA entitled "The Craft of Fiction." To her surprise, it was a class about writing fiction rather than reading fiction. And so her career began.
Over the next forty years, many of Briskin's books topped the New York Times bestseller list. Her adoptive home of Los Angeles and her husband's old stomping ground of Hollywood often play a prominent role in her meticulously researched books.