Friday, August 21, 2015

Blog Tour: Whispers From the East by @amietheauthor #review

Historical Fiction / Literary Fiction
Date Published: 7/1/2015

Ammi, a pregnant 24-year-old, flees New Delhi with millions of Muslim migrants in the early hours of the 1947 Partition of India, clawing her way through a controversial caste system and into the heart of Lahori society. 

A family broken by betrayal. 
Two of Ammi's beloved sons immigrate to the United States and secretly marry dazzling, contemporary American brides. One bride converts to Islam. The other commits apostasy, the sin of all sins. 

Three women who stand to lose everything. 
The collision of two belief systems—two worlds—come to a head as Ammi, Carolyn, and Ivy fight to keep their own marriages, families, and futures secure. 


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This novel is really in a league of its own. I can't really compare it to anything I have read before. It is powerful with a great message. The writing style was easy to follow and really seemed to flow naturally. 

These women are all so different yet so strong and its a great look into marriages such as these. 

There is a bit of back and forth as it centers around multiple main characters and multiple stories and issues, but I think Amie Ali has done a great job of separating the three for the reader. 

About the Author

Amie Ali's stories focus on the lives of Western women who find love among the cultural breadth of Middle Eastern, North African, and South Asian countries. Weaving western expectations of love and family with extensive cultural and religious differences, she enjoys writing stories that bridge divides and offer a peek into these diverse, often controversial relationships.

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Twitter: @amietheauthor

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