A journey into the unknown. A rebellion against family, culture, and society. A love against all odds.
From Scandinavia to the Middle East, a young woman travels to discover herself and finds a world of passion and history, war and peace. A whirlwind romance takes a dramatic turn, leaving Olivia caught between countries, belonging nowhere, and with the love of her life in danger far away.
From the award-winning author of The Cosmopolitan Islander comes an uplifting tale of adventure, conflict, and reconciliation that never shies away from brutal reality, yet sparkles with the sheer love of life.
Desert Skies, Rebel Souls is a bittersweet coming-of-age story set under the desert sky against the backdrop of the music of the nineties and stunning scenery – to be enjoyed by adventurous globetrotters and readers longing to escape.
“M.P. Tonnesen has created something really beautiful in Desert Skies, Rebel Souls – a flowing, immersive narrative with a warm heart, gorgeous settings and a feeling of youth, optimism and zest for life.”
Freda Warrington, author of the Blood Wine series
Awarded the Readers’ Favorite Five Stars Seal in November 2017.
Shortlisted for the BooksGoSocial Readers’ Choice Book of 2017 Award.
Available on Amazon
“Beautiful Story of Self-Discovery and Romance”
Five Star Review on Amazon by Christie72
Desert Skies, Rebel Souls is a beautiful, emotional, and breathtaking story of love, adventure, and self-discovery. Olivia is leaving her home in Scandinavia for an adventure in the Middle East. Little does she know that this trip will take her on a journey that will completely change the direction of her life.
Olivia craves freedom from her family and first love, Daniel. She wants to explore the world, and she thinks this trip will do both for her. Not long after arriving, she meets Chaim, an Israeli, who is awaiting his orders to join the army. Through him, her eyes will be opened in ways she never imagined. She experiences adventure and danger. Little things that mattered to her like her grades, exams, which university to attend will seem like small things as she experiences the dangers of the Middle East.
As she and Chaim fall in love, they have to find a way for their love to survive. He is committed to the army, and she will have to return home. Their love will be put to the test in every imaginable way. Olivia becomes a different person just in the time she has spent away from her family. She isn’t sure where she fits in anymore. She will have to search within herself to determine the person she is meant to be and the direction her life will take.
I have never read anything by M.P. Tonnesen before, but I’m glad I discovered her. Desert Skies, Rebel Souls is well-written. Her characters come to life, and she writes in a way that made me become a part of the story. I felt like I was with Olivia every step of the way on her journey of self-discovery. While the story doesn’t end in a cliffhanger, I do hope we get to see more of these star-crossed lovers. It seems like they have many more adventures to explore.
About the Author
M.P. Tonnesen is an award-winning writer living on the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea. She authors contemporary fiction with an adventurous twist and writes business and lifestyle articles for magazines.
She has a Master’s degree in International Business and Intercultural Communication. She has also studied Creative Writing at London School of Journalism, Faber Academy and Isle of Man College.
She is originally from Denmark, but grew up in a multicultural family and has lived in Brussels, the Middle East, and London before moving to the island with her family in 2011. Her novels are inspired by her experiences working, living and traveling around the world.
She enjoys reading and telling good stories, going on adventures and eating dark chocolate. She also dabbles in yoga, running and juggling two kids.
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