The Sworn Virgin by Kristopher Dukes audiobook

The Sworn Virgin: A Novel

By Kristopher Dukes
Read by Barrie Kreinik

By Kristopher Dukes
Read by Barrie Kreinik

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062660749

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Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781538453841

  • ISBN: 9781538453827

  • ISBN: 9781538453834

Runtime: 9.14 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Dukes's gripping historical novel tells the tale of a desperate Albanian woman who will do whatever it takes to keep her independence and seize control of her future...even if it means swearing to remain a virgin for her entire life.

When eighteen-year-old Eleanora’s father is shot dead on the cobblestone streets of 1910 Albania, Eleanora must abandon her dream of studying art in Italy as she struggles to survive in a remote mountain village with her stepmother Meria. Nearing starvation, Meria secretly sells Eleanora into marriage with the cruel heir of a powerful clan. Intent on keeping her freedom, Eleanora takes an oath to remain a virgin for the rest of her life—a tradition that gives her the right to live as a man: she is now head of her household and can work for a living as well as carry a gun. Eleanora can also participate in the vengeful blood feuds that consume the mountain tribes, but she may not be killed—unless she forsakes her vow, which she has no intention of ever doing. But when an injured stranger stumbles into her life, Eleanora nurses him back to health, saving his life—yet risking her own as she falls in love with him...

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Fascinating throughout; readers will definitely find it difficult to put this novel down.” San Francisco Book Review
“This novel touched me, often made me laugh out loud, and ultimately reminded me of how much people judge each other by gender to this very day.” Cathryn Michon, New York Times bestselling author
“A compelling, dramatic, romantic and at times hilarious read. I highly recommend this novel and eagerly look forward to more from this writer.” W. Bruce Cameron, New York Times bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: Kristopher Dukes

Author Bio: Kristopher Dukes

Kristopher Dukes was born and raised in Los Angeles. Her work has been featured in the bestselling book series Written in the Dirt and the fashion bible WWD and has been profiled in Fast Company and online at Vogue, Forbes, and the New York Times. The Sworn Virgin is her first novel. She lives in Manhattan Beach, California, with her husband.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 9.14
Audience: Adult
Language: English