Istanbul defies description. Straddling Asia and Europe and with 15 million inhabitants, it’s a city that can be both tranquil and congested, historic and modern, secular and religious, gorgeous and painfully ugly all at the same time — it just depends where exactly you are.
The sun began to set behind the towers of Hagia Sophia when Lily, swathed in veils, stepped onto the boat that would take her across the Golden Horne. The fabled waterway that divided Stamboul, the Muslim quarter and seat of power, from Petra and the foreign quarter glowed orange in its light. She feared only her reception. Would Richard turn his back? Regency Historical romance