The January book of the month pick was easy! Our very own Pleasant Hill Book Club member, Jess Erin, published her first book in December. Wrapped Up in Lies by Jess Erin, which promises to be the first in a series.
Description: Emma Fortune, a modern 1920’s woman, never expected when she decided to travel to Petra, Transjordania, to find lost treasure; that she would spend so much of her time precariously perched atop an ornery camel. Especially one that can actually aim when he spits! She also didn’t bargain on then being whisked away by the Egyptian Museum’s Department of Antiquities to become a key player in an elaborate marketing ploy to lure wealthy tourists to Egypt’s ancient sites. Emma is often in de-NILE-l as she combats ancient mummy curses, annoyingly flirtatious coworkers, and too many hairy situations to count! She isn’t on this journey alone, though sometimes she wishes she were- enter Dash Darling, Egyptologist, who is eager to get his hands on a chest… any kind of chest; Amira, Emma’s elegant right-hand lady; Ali, a recent college art grad; Alistair, a BBC journalist, and Khalid, Emma’s mysterious Transjordanian guide. This team knows that they have to succeed or else risk being “wrapped up in lies” of their own making!
Stay tuned for a PHBC exclusive interview with the author! For now, check out this video interview with the author and keep track of her on Facebook.