Audio Book Review: The Cairo Curse by Pepper Basham

It was fun to jump back into the world and new marriage of Frederick and Grace from The Mistletoe Countess. I listened to the audio book version and enjoyed the narration.

There were many side characters and I did struggle a bit to keep everyone straight in my mind. That might also have been because I was listening to the audio version rather than seeing the various names in print as I read.

The romantic chemistry was still there between Grace and Frederick, but it felt a bit more subdued to me. Yet, I could still feel their devotion toward each other. Grace’s sweet observations provided opportunities to see the faith thread throughout the story when she occasionally shared her beliefs with others in various situations.

This was a fun sequel in a unique setting and I definitely want to read more mysteries about these two, so I am glad to know that another book will be following this one.

(4.5 stars)


Clue meets Indiana Jones with a fiction-loving twist only Grace Percy can provide.
Newlyweds Lord and Lady Astley have already experienced their fair-share of suspense, but when a honeymoon trip takes a detour to the mystical land of Egypt, not even Grace with her fiction-loving mind is prepared for the dangers in store. From an assortment of untrustworthy adventure-seekers to a newly discovered tomb with a murderous secret, Frederick and Grace must lean on each other to navigate their dangerous surroundings. As the suspects mount in an antiquities’ heist of ancient proportions, will Frederick and Grace’s attempts to solve the mystery lead to another death among the sands?
The Cairo’s Curse is a delightful sequel to The Mistletoe Countess by Pepper Basham.




Pepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes romance peppered with grace and humor. She currently resides in the lovely mountains of Asheville, NC where she is a pastor’s wife, mom of five great kids, a speech-pathologist, college instructor, and a lover of chocolate, jazz, and Jesus. She writes both contemporary and historical novels and sprinkles the love for her Appalachian heritage and her slight obsession with the UK into many of them. Her debut series, Penned in Time, has garnered recognition in the Grace Awards, Inspys, and the ACFW’s Carol Awards, with The Thorn Healer, listed as a finalist in the RT awards. Her contemporary romance novels have received high ratings from Romantic Times, with Just the Way You Are as a Top Pick for 2017. Her first experiment into true crime fiction placed her writing back home in Carroll County, Virginia, with The Red Ribbon and her adoration of Biltmore in Asheville, NC shines through in her split-time novel, Hope Between the Pages. Her sixteenth book, The Mistletoe Countess, released in September 2021 and combines Pepper’s love for humor, mystery, and England and places them within the pre-World War 1 era.

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About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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1 Response to Audio Book Review: The Cairo Curse by Pepper Basham

  1. Cindy Davis says:

    I read the physical book and struggled at the beginning with keeping all the characters straight too! I enjoyed the book though.

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