Anyway, the book in question this time was In the Kingdom of Men by Kim Barnes. I love Kim Barnes. She writes effortless, fluid prose that immerses readers in her books, and In the Kingdom of Men is one of those great reads. The main character is Gin Mitchell, a girl who grows up in a small town in Oklahoma, but sees an opportunity for escape into a larger world when she marries her high school sweetheart Mason. Mason signs on with an oil company and after a few years, the couple accepts a transfer to the Aramco compound in the middle of Saudi Arabia.
|The Aramco Compound in Saudi Arabia|
Don't make me hold a gun to your head.