In the heat of the desert, a scorching love rises between a restless viscount and a beauty in disguise in this novel by a New York Times–bestselling author.
Desperate to find safety in England, Zenia, the descendent of the Queen of the Desert, dresses herself as a Bedouin boy. For protection, she agrees to guide Arden, the Lord of Winter, through the wilds of her dangerous desert homeland as he searches for a legendary Arabian mare. Consigned by her mother to live disguised, Zenia hasn’t the courage to admit her sex to Arden. Yet, as they cross a merciless desert, she comes to yearn for this fearless, untamable man to know the feminine heart beating beneath her Bedouin rags.
Lord Winter’s loneliness and adventurous spirit have always driven him to the empty, brutal places of the Earth. With Zenia at his side, his loneliness recedes. One night of terror will bind their souls together, but when the princess escapes her homeland for the comfort and safety of England, his yearning will lead him to invade her sanctuary . . .
The Dream Hunter is a suspenseful, adventure-filled tale that establishes Laura Kinsale as “the gold standard in historical romance” (Lisa Kleypas).
“Laura Kinsale’s work is unfailingly brilliant and beautiful.” —Julia Quinn
“No one—repeat, no one—writes historical romance better than Laura Kinsale.” —Mary Jo Putney, New York Times–bestselling author of Sometimes a Rogue
“Laura Kinsale creates magic. Her characters live, breathe, charm, and seduce, and her writing is as delicious and perfectly served as wine in a crystal glass . . . If there is one thing I wish for every romance reader, it is to experience the singular and extraordinary pleasures of a Laura Kinsale novel.” —Lisa Kleypas, New York Times–bestselling author
Laura Kinsale is the award‑winning and New York Times–bestselling author of The Shadow and the Star, Seize the Fire, The Prince of Midnight, Flowers From the Storm, For My Lady’s Heart, and The Dream Hunter. She and her husband divide their time between Santa Fe and Dallas. Shadowheart won the Romance Writers of America Rita Award for best long historical romance of 2004. Kinsale also won best romance novel of 1990 for Prince of Midnight. Kinsale was 1987–1988 Career Achievement Award Winner from Romantic Times Magazine. She was also Regency Historical Romance 2004 Career Achievement Award Winner from Romantic Times Magazine and the Innovative Historical Romance 1994 RRA Awards Nominee for Best Historical Romance Author.