The Desert Between Us a novel by Phyllis Barber
Description: An engaging love story set against the historic backdrop of the attempt to use camels to build a road in the Southwest -- the origin of Route 66.
"Barber's exquisite prose captures the beauty and the grandeur of the arid red rock country as well as Sophia's longing for human connection and her struggle with duty and desire. Geoffrey Scott reminds her of how love can change a person and her world, and the camel takes it all in, placidly watching -- as immovable as the desert."
- Michele Morris, author of The Cowboy Life