A barnstormer. A Wild West trick shooter. A mathematician.
When archaeologist Anna Baring announces the founding of the Lady Adventurers Club in May 1923, none of the other three members expect to ever meet again. After all, they live halfway around the world from each other. What could possibly bring them together once more? Then they each receive an unexpected letter. Anna has found a tomb that promises to be even grander than that of King Tutankhamun, and she wants them to come to Egypt for the opening.
It’s the find of the century. The tomb will make old Tut look like a pauper. But will the women of the Lady Adventurers Club get to see it? Egypt is a political powder keg. Unscrupulous criminals keep shooting at them. And weird, unnerving things seem to happen wherever they go. As the women race across Egypt, their friendship will be tested as they fall deeper into danger. They’re not the only ones after a pharaoh’s treasure.
FROM THE AUTHOR
"The Lady Adventurers Club was inspired by the fearless, groundbreaking, often under-celebrated women of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Each of the characters is modeled in part on an actual woman who lived during that time period, meaning she could have been in a real-life Lady Adventurers Club.
Egypt in 1923 was a natural setting for this book because the world was still caught up in Egyptomania and the aftermath of the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon. Egypt was simultaneously a popular tourist destination and a country shaking off the yoke of imperialism, holding its first elections and seeking to chart its own course independent of European control.
I love the characters of this book because they represent the drive and achievement of women of this time period. A barnstormer, a Wild West trick shooter, a mathematician and an archaeologist aren’t just tropes, but they really existed at this time. And it’s even better when they get to come together and enable their skills to work in harmony for a wild ride across the desert!"
Kathryn M. - I loved the women of The Lady Adventurers Club, it was such a great read. It had what I was looking for in a historical novel and from this genre of book. The characters were interesting, and I was invested in the adventure that was going on. I really enjoyed reading this, and I hope the women have another adventure.
Kaye C. - Fun beginning of what I hope is a new series. This is an adventure to read, think Indiana Jones but with a team of talented women.
Cheryl W. - For those looking for an action/adventure story and a little romance, this is the book for you.
Betty H. - I had a lot of fun reading this book. If you love adventure, intrigue, romance, and a bit of the paranormal in your historical fiction novels, then give this book a try.
The Lesbian Review
If you enjoy your romance mixed with a rip-roaring adventure, then this is the book for you. Karen Frost allowed her characters to become more than they ever could as individuals. By joining together as the Lady Adventurers Club, they found strengths they could never have imagined. For some, they found a love that they never knew existed. I was swept away with them.