The Belly Dancer

The Belly Dancer

  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101082119
  • 320 Pages
  • Berkley
  • Adult


At the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, Dora Chambers volunteers to enforce proper conduct on the Egyptian belly dancing exhibition to earn the approval of the World Fair’s Board of Lady Managers, and appease her socially ambitious husband. But Dora finds herself captivated by these exotic women and their enigmatic manager, Hossam Farouk–and discovers the truth about the desire and passion in her own heart…


“The characters in this novel will dance right off the page and into your imagination! Cameron’s representation of late nineteenth century Chicago is rich and evocative, and the whispered echoes of old New Orleans in Dora’s fragmented memory left me hoping this author goes there with her next novel.”
-Brenda Rickman Vantrease, author of The Illuminator and The Mercy Seller

“A beautifully written page-turner with characters that leap off the page, THE BELLY DANCER transports readers into an exotic and sensual world within a world, as plucky but initially nanve Dora Chambers fights Chicago society’s conventions and her husband’s indifference to discover, in the thrall of the Egyptian Theatre, a passion beyond her wildest dreams. Will she risk security and society’s approval to live what many would think a dissolute life? Cameron keeps us guessing until the end. I loved it…(and picked up a few useful tips about seduction in the process!).”
-Lynette Brasfield, author of Booksense pick NATURE LESSONS: A NOVEL (St. Martin’s Press, NY, 2004)
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