Escape from Behruz
Over the mountains to Iran--with her baby, her puppy, her secret, and the man she is forbidden to love.
A true-to-life contemporary romance (no sheiks at all) featuring a young American woman living in the Middle East.
Two years ago, abandoned, despondent, and pregnant, Olivia was pressured into letting her sister and her sister’s husband--Abu-Khan, who is the ruler of Behruz--adopt her baby and pretend he’s their natural child. Her sister died soon after the baby was born so Olivia has been able to raise her son after all. Abu-Khan lets her stay in the palace, but if she ever reveals the baby’s true parentage, he’ll make sure she never sees the child again.
Now rebellion threatens the country. And the baby’s real father, Rashid, has returned. He arranges for Olivia and the baby he doesn’t know is his to escape with him to Iran, traveling under cover of the nomad migration.
Can Olivia spend nights in a tent with Rashid without succumbing to the attraction that has always drawn her to him? Can she survive the trip without revealing her secret and without losing her heart to him once again?
She was outrageous—with her
ponytail, her jar of semen, and her
T-shirt that proclaimed,
"Midwife at Your Cervix."
Escape from Behruz, Judy's first romance novel, will be released by The Wild Rose Press on April 21, 2017.
Judy is working on the sequel, Midwife in Behruz.
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Tome Tender's review of Midwife in Behruz
Midwife in Behruz by Judy Meadows is a humorous and light-hearted look at one woman’s brief stay in a fictional Middle Eastern country. Follow Layla as she meets a man who will change her life over a jar of royal semen, yep, really. (Shhhh, whose it is, is a secret!)
Layla was caught between two worlds, the land where she grew up and the land she was born in, so it only seemed right to have one last adventure before settling down with her All-American, blonde fiancé. Little did Layla know that her journey to Behruz would capture her heart in more ways than one!
Follow Layla as she delivers babies, helps one Royal attempt to conceive and endears herself to one family by simply shopping for them at a local pharmacy! That Layla may have found the magic her heart was missing back in the United States is like the frosting on this light and fluffy romantic tale.
Judy Meadows avoids the pitfalls of high angst and feeling alienated in a strange country through her feisty and endearing character, Layla. Definitely a fun read that still holds some thoughtful tidbits about the differences between cultures around the world, not to mention some great T-shirt logos that few could say were not pretty funny!
Through the mountains - with her
baby, her puppy, her secrets, and
the man she's forbidden to love.
Midwife in Behruz:
She was outrageous—with her ponytail, her jar of semen, and her ridiculous T-shirts.
Layla’s trip to her father's country is meant to be one last adventure before she joins her dreamboat fiancé in Texas. But Behruz casts a spell on her. Her knowledge as a midwife is needed there. Serving women’s health in a country where no one talks about “such things” presents interesting and amusing challenges.
Majid, an American-trained doctor, is back home in Behruz serving his people. He’s ready to settle down, but because of an old family bias, American women are forbidden to him. That’s no problem until Layla walks into his clinic with a sassy smile, a jar of semen, and a blond fiancé back home.
Judy Meadows, Writer of Fun, Spicy Romance
Praise for Escape from Behruz:
***** Totally Hooked - Can't Put It Down. Everything was here!
(Between the Pages review by Lynda Coker (Click here to read entire review.)
I loved the descriptive passages as Rashid, Olivia and Jamal make their escape, the sights sounds, smells and people all culminating to paint a picture to delight the senses. -eBook Discovery review by Margaret Watkins (here)
It's sweet, but with nice sexy bits. Kind of a Middle Eastern twist on some old classics! Good writing with lots of detail. Love the bit with the puppy. I will definitely check this author out again! -Amazon five-star review
What a fun read! I sat down this morning and read this in one sitting, smiling all the way through. Very likeable, believable characters, exotic locale evoked with convincing detail, and a plot that moves right along and a fully satisfying ending. Loved it! -Amazon five-star review