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A rich, evocative novel of dreams and daring in exotic Senegal, a country steeped in timeless traditions, where the old and the new produce a stirring panorama of luscious temptations. . . . Against her family's wishes, Mississippi-born filmmaker Lorraine Barbette breaks her engagement to a man she doesn't love and flies to gorgeous Senegal to shoot a career-making cultural documentary. Then the devastatingly handsome diplomat Momar Diallo captures her attention. Strong-willed and fiercely protective of his country, Momar is wary of the film, yet drawn to Lorraine by a powerful desire. But as love pulls them closer, their clashing careers and cultures pull them inexorably apart. Only by listening to the magic that whispers in their hearts can they defeat their differences and claim the destiny that is theirs to share. . . .