So many people have asked me when they might download the 2nd of the three PRINCESS books. I’m happy to inform you that the day has finally arrived:
DAUGHTERS is now available on KINDLE and will be available on all e-book devices soon.
It seems like yesterday that I was writing this book. The princess and I had worked so hard on the first book, PRINCESS: A TRUE STORY OF LIFE BEHIND THE VEIL IN SAUDI ARABIA. We knew that the moment the book was published we should avoid the other; otherwise, her identity would be compromised. To her shock and horror, her brother Ali happened to be passing through the German airport when the book was released to wide acclaim in that country. Seeing from the cover and from questions asked in the bookstore that the book was about one of his royal female cousins, Ali picked it up and had it translated. He recognised himself from some of his sister’s childhood pranks! Princess Sultana’s secret was out so much sooner than we had feared! A family meeting was called and she found herself the center of an evening of anger of accusations. Strangely enough, although her family, including her brother, father, husband and half-brothers, knew that she was the rebellious princess in the book, she soon realized that none were of a mind to turn her into the authorities! She discovered that the chains that bound her, also bound her male relatives. They were embarrassed for their royal cousins to know that they could not control the women in their family.
It didn’t take the princess long before she contacted me, and to tell me that she had changed her mind, that she wanted her story to continue. We were both joyful to meet up again later that year at her home in London. Truthfully, I was surprised that she wanted to highlight the lives of her two daughters, two very rebellious girls in their own right. (I knew then that they took after their mother, rather than their father!) I also noticed that Princess Sultana was no longer nervous about the step she had taken. Several years later PRINCESS SULTANA’S DAUGHTERS was also released worldwide to great acclaim, and is still being read by many people, years afterward. So for those who are interested in a KINDLE edition of the book, please know that it is available AS OF TODAY.
PRINCESS SULTANA’S CIRCLE, the third and final book in the series, will be available as an e-book in the end of August, 2011. Readers might be interested in knowing that there will be a new chapter updating the life of the princess and of her children as well as the current happenings in Saudi Arabia.
Now the princess wants me to write a 4th book that will highlight once again a new generation. Time will tell if this book will come to be a reality. If so, I will announce it on this blog.
A heartfelt thanks to all readers who care about Princess Sultana and the plight of women everywhere.