Synopsis: In a country where women have no rights, two women fight for freedom. Sahar Al-Hijazi refuses to allow men to decide her destiny. Her best friend, Dawn Parnell, made the mistake of changing her religion and marrying a Saudi. He misled her into thinking he was a progressive thinker. Trapped in Riyadh, these women desperately seek a way to escape. Based in Pasadena, California, Crawford Enterprises with strong business ties to the Al-Hijazi family couldn’t care less about the plight of these women or any Saudi woman for that matter. Their main goal is to accumulate wealth and increase their earnings per share. With mystery and romance lingering in the air, the lives of Jason, Sahar and Dawn intertwine, giving readers a glimpse of life in the in the kingdom, from the crushing of the female spirit to the torture of foreigners from third world countries.
My Review: I would recommend this book for any person to read, not just women. It grabbed my attention from the very first page! Even though this is fiction, I could pick out realistic events. This book documents the injustices to women in all of Saudi Arabia. If someone has read the true story "NOT WITHOUT MY DAUGHTER" they will be equally enthralled with DAWN OF SAUDI. This book should stand as a reminder to all Americans just how fortunate we are to have our freedoms and a reminder to Americans that we lose our rights in some foreign countries. Sometimes there is absolutely no help available to us. I will put Homa Pourasgari on my list of authors to look for in the future. This is not a "feel good" story of romance, more realistic than fiction. This book created every emotion in me, smile, sad, scared, mad and pure joy that I live in the USA! Buy it, read it and send it to a friend.
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