"This novel is quite an innovation in this time-worn genre. I enjoyed the atmosphere of magic that ushers through the novel. Ancient history has always been one of my favorite subjects and I could tell the novel was well researched. Delisi brought the characters to life and made them fully human...And I liked how Hattie gradually grows into the role of the regal monarch, instituting changes that reflect modern sensibilities but were quite revolutionary at that time. I urge readers to pick up Lady Of The Two Lands, even if they are tired of the genre. This novel has given it new life. Elizabeth Delisi is an author to watch out for in the future."—Rebecca Durvin, Roundtable Reviews
"Compelling, profound, and intriguing...everything time-travel romance should be, and more!"—Deb Stover, award-winning author
"Entertaining, well-written, and filled with details of life in ancient times. Hattie is a delightful heroine, warm-hearted and caring, and you really want her to be successful. [Senemut]...is the kind of man a girl would want to bring home to mother. Or, to her apartment in Chicago."—Janet Miller, Science Fiction Romance
"...A fascinating in-depth journey to ancient Egypt...A solid time travel, it explores the journey of a woman ill prepared to deal with a culture that she is largely uninformed about...A very strong offering."—Briana Lambert, The Fiction Forum
"...Delisi has written a wonderful romp through ancient Egypt through the eyes of her heroine. I hope she will continue to write more books with ancient Egyptian settings...An engaging story from beginning to end."—Nancy E. Gibson, Word Museum
"4 1/2 Stars!...A captivating adventure rich in historical detail, vibrant characters and courtly intrigue. Ms. Delisi's style is clear and straightforward; the pace of the narrative remains consistent throughout the story. Though Hattie is attracted to Senemut from the first moment, their romance builds gently over time. It is obvious to this reader that the author did a great deal of research to breathe new life into actual historical figures. The result is a memorable read that has something special to offer fans of historical romance as well as time-travel romance readers. If you have yet to try time travel romance, Lady Of The Two Lands is an excellent way to start and a hard act to follow. Ms. Delisi clearly raises the bar for other authors of time-travel romance. I look forward to reading more from this talented author!"—Melissa Freeman, The Romance Reader's Connection
"...An intriguing look at Egyptian culture and time travel...Having studied a bit of Egyptian history, I'm impressed with Delisi's ability to capture the flavor of the time, penning strong characterizations and a fast-paced read that fans will find impossible to put down. Indeed, Delisi handles the inevitable time-travel challenges with finesse. A fascinating and enjoyable read...very highly recommended."—Cindy Penn, Word Weaving
"5 Stars!...Yet another book from author Delisi I could not put down! The research involved with this work was incredible. I was absolutely amazed at the depth of knowledge with Hatshepsut's reign and the knowledge of Egypt during her time. The facts fit the story and enhanced rather than distracted from the overall picture. Amazing. Truly amazing!"—Amy L. Turpin, ScribesWorld Reviews
"...An intriguing romance filled with fantasy, unexpected attraction, and the opportunity to set things right in an ancient and confusing world. Hattie Williams' time travel to ancient Egypt gives a whole new meaning to the term 'accidental tourist'...Delisi has researched the time and place meticulously...She has combined a wealth of facts and her imagination to offer a possible solution to an unanswered question what happened to Hatshepsut, the first female pharaoh. If ancient Egypt or romance or time travel intrigues you, check out Lady Of The Two Lands."—B. Lynn Goodwin, WriterAdvice—Hooked On Books
"Lady Of The Two Lands is perfection. Impeccable research mixes seamlessly with talented fiction writing, creating a completely believable tale of how a mere woman became the first female Pharaoh of Egypt. Fans of the myths and legends of Ancient Egypt will find Lady Of The Two Lands a breathtaking read."—Judith Rippelmeyer, The Word on Romance
"Ms. Delisi's writing is clean and masterful. Characterization leaps off the page...An absolutely enthralling, exquisite romance that I highly recommend reading. If you loved The Mummy, you'll love Lady Of The Two Lands. It has the same magical spirit, yet is a thoroughly unique story. I know I stand in a long line of anxious fans awaiting Ms. Delisi's next tale of ancient Egypt."—Elaine Hopper, KnowBetter.com
"Fans of time-travel romance that displaces a modern day independent female into an ancient culture will want to read Lady Of The Two Lands. Hattie is quite the 'little warrior' and Senemut is an intelligent hunk who would do well in any era. The court intrigue is well done so that sub-genre readers obtain a delightful tale in which Elizabeth Delisi forces her audience to have food delivered so as to complete the novel without interruption. Enthralling time travel for romance and history lovers."—Harriet Klausner, New And Used Books
"...A fascinating time-travel. I love the glimpse into the Ancient Egyptian life. From the Royal Physicians to the baths, this is an intriguing look into the life of the Royal Court of Egypt...A wonderful romance that leaves one with a warm fuzzy feeling...Definitely a book I recommend to anyone interested in this time period and in romance."—Chere Gruver Timeless Tales Book Reviews
"One-sitting read...I simply could not put this one down. Everything about this book was thoroughly enjoyable from the characters to the woo-woo aspect and most especially the ending! Elizabeth Delisi really captured the essence of ancient Egypt just to my reading satisfaction! I eagerly look forward to Elizabeth Delisi's next book!"—Kathy Boswell, The Best Reviews
"A delicious time-travel romance...Ms. Delisi has crafted a marvelous tale of ancient culture and formality...Her very modern heroine is likeable, and the romance with the hero is dreamy...Time-travel fans take notice: Lady Of The Two Lands is one of those stories that you stay up late at night to finish, and loathe having to put down when you have to get dinner on the table."—Ann Leveille, ParaNormal Romance Reviews
"3 1/2 Hearts!...An enjoyable read. I loved the way Ms. Delisi pointed out the inevitable disconnect between Hattie's homeworld and that of ancient Egypt. From bathing to ruling, Hattie has multiple adjustments to make, as do the people around her. The author humorously points out multiple small actions which we take for granted, and which we, too, would miss dearly. Cultural differences are highlighted, and add depth to the story. The portrait of Ancient Egypt is well drawn, and was my favorite part of the book. Where is that Raamses exhibit now?"—Renee L'Amour, The Romance Studio
"...A pleasurable quantum leap...With Lady Of The Two Lands, Elizabeth Delisi has gone back in time and brought back something that is definitely right...A remarkable tale of an ancient culture which has fascinated people for centuries. Hatshepsut is one of the greatest figures of Egyptian history, and the relationship she shared with Senemut has often been a topic of discussion for historians. Today, the whereabouts of Hatshepsut's and Senemut's bodies are still unknown. And for a history buff like myself, that is one of the factors that makes this story so intriguing. Too often writers of little skill strive to depict another period in history and fall into description quicksand. These writers spend so much time and use overly excessive wording in an endeavor to place the reader in a particular place and era, and in the end, they neglect the story itself. Elizabeth Delisi is not one of those writers. With detailed yet efficient accuracy, she vividly invigorates the past by adding to it a charming, feisty heroine of the present and a strong, charismatic hero from days gone by...does anyone ever want to see a good book end?"—Natasha, A Romance Review
"In this well-paced and admirably concise novel we see Ancient Egypt as it would appear to us through Hattie's eyes and watch as she tries to fit in with the times, all of which is very entertaining and makes a good story. Add the attractive and kindly Senemut, who is a world away from the alpha male of many romantic novels, and you have a highly readable and enjoyable story...the ending is particularly appealing and I look forward to the next novel from this author."—Rachel A. Hyde, MyShelf.com
"5 Roses!...An interesting tale that brings readers back through time...Unlike most authors, Ms. Delisi chooses to let the readers know who are the traitors from the beginning instead of letting the suspense loose in the book, then unfold the whole episode page by page. This reviewer finds this book well written, with a strong and likeable heroine, as well as a hero to die for. A highly recommended read for anyone who loves paranormal and time-travel romance!"—Rose Chastain, Love Romances
"4 Daggers!...You feel you are entering an old 'mummy' movie and you think you have been here and done this. But it doesn't take long until you are entwined in a story that certainly isn't another 'mummy' spoof. Ancient Egypt comes alive as the characters bloom within the setting. Well-researched and well-written, definitely enjoyable and well worth your time."—Barb Wright, All About Murder Reviews
"4 Daggers!...The book lives up to its premise. It's got everything—time travel, suspense, romance. Hattie is a real twenty-first century heroine stuck in this ancient land and the reader is with her all the way. Delisi sure did her research, too. All the little details that make Egyptian life so real are there and they are fascinating. This book is sure to appeal to readers of a variety of genres."—Christine Duncan, All About Murder Reviews
"...A fun time-travel filled with intrigue, ancient culture, and a good amount of romance. Hattie makes the best of her situation, and Senemut is one of the best parts of being stuck in ancient Egypt. She is surrounded by characters that seem to ring true no matter what the date is...Ms. Delisi provides quite a full and faceted story in just a few pages' worth of reading...For travel to a time not often seen in a romantic story, Lady Of The Two Lands is a sure bet for your reading pleasure."—Liz Ragland-Thompson, Romance Reviews Today
"...A spectacular novel, rich with impeccable detail, vibrant characters and history. The reader is immersed into Ancient Egypt and the life of Hatshepsut and her court. Characters and places come alive and remain with the reader long after the book is set aside. Ms. Delisi creates a beautiful time-travel, weaving together the past and present, even including a believable travel method. Every moment of Lady Of The Two Lands was remarkable; I didn't want to put it down. For me there is no other way to honor Lady Of The Two Lands and its talented author than by placing it on the keeper shelf, where it rightfully belongs."—Sharyn McGinty, In The Library Reviews
"Ms. Delisi writes an absolutely intriguing, enthralling, fast-paced read that will appeal to readers of all genres. Her characters are incredibly in-depth, the storyline is unique, and dialogue sings. Add to that a heartwarming and tender love story, and this is a book that you simply can't put down...I highly recommend Lady Of The Two Lands as a wonderful read, and a definite keeper!"—CSArpin, Amazon.com reviewer
"4 Hearts!...A touching and fast-paced romance novel...Ms Delisi brings to life an ancient land and although the time travel part of the story is fiction, many of the people did exist and many of the events did take place as described through modern Hattie's eyes...I did not want to leave behind the lives of Hattie and Senemut. A MUST read—one of the best of the genre."—Louisa Brown, Magical Romance
"4 Stars!...A remarkable trip back in time...A heartfelt tale with intriguing characters. The plot moves at a fast pace...A very enjoyable book and I highly recommend it."—Hope Richardson, About.com
...Hattie banged on the door. "Is anyone there? Let me out!" She shouted and beat on the door with her palms, but all was ominously silent. If someone had been watching her, they had no intention of helping her out of her dilemma.
At last, resigned to her fate, she returned to her sketchpad. "If I'm going to be stuck in here, I might as well finish my work," she murmured. "Tom's bound to come back—I'm sure he will." Her voice echoed unconvincingly in the dusty, claustrophobic room.
Picking up her pencil, she focused deliberately on copying the tiny hieroglyphics with extreme precision. Gradually, she became absorbed in her work and forgot her predicament. Minutes flowed by with the only sound in the room the scratching of her pencil on the paper.
At last, she completed the final symbol on her detailed drawing and set down her pencil with a twinge of disappointment. She was curiously drawn to the glittering possession of the ancient, yet strangely modern woman. Hatshepsut had ruled Egypt fifteen hundred years before Christ, at a time when women were considered no more important than servants or dogs. How had she managed it?
The vagrant breeze whispered past her face again, leaving a whiff of exquisite perfume in its wake. A rustle, like the caress of costly linen against bare skin, drew her attention. She felt a strong presence, though she knew she was alone in the tiny room.
The words were so faint, Hattie wasn't sure she'd actually heard them.
"Who's there?" she asked, though she didn't expect to get a response. The room was too small to hide anyone.
"Touch the necklace."
Hattie spun around, searching for the source of the barely audible words. "Tom, is that you? If it's you, I don't think this is funny! Open the door right now." She thumped it with her fist for emphasis.
There was no response.
Hattie turned back to the exquisitely fashioned falcon. Maybe it was her overworked imagination playing a trick on her, but the advice seemed sound. Perhaps if she touched the necklace, she could make a connection—psychic, empathic?—with the long-dead monarch. The necklace was strangely compelling, like a long forgotten yet treasured memory.
She reached out slowly, cautiously. As her fingertips gently grazed the golden bird, an electric shock pulsed through her and a sudden wave of dizziness sapped her strength.
"Come to me," the ghostly voice whispered, stronger now. "Come to me. I have need of you."
The sweet, cloying scent of incense filled Hattie's nostrils, and flashes of light exploded behind her eyes. Her vision blurred; she felt as if she were reeling, falling down a long, dark tunnel. Gasping, she reached out blindly for something, anything, to steady herself. Her fingers skimmed across the surface of the table and fastened around the necklace. Clutching it, she fell heavily to the floor as everything went black...