Many readers have requested that I alert them when the 3rd book in the triology becomes available as an e-book. That day has finally come. PRINCESS SULTANA’S CIRCLE can be now read as an e-book through Amazon or other e-book outlets.
Others has asked that I give them a hint as to what is in the 3rd book. So, here goes:
Princess Sultana’s Circle consists of a variety of stories about some of the females in Princess Sultana’s family, as well as stories of other women she came to know, courageous women who work to achieve equality of their lives, whether in personal or professional matters.
Here’s a brief description of only a few stories in the book:
Munira, Sultana’s niece, is the very shy and lovely daughter of Sultana’s evil brother Ali. Munira is to be married to Ali’s equally evil childhood friend, Hadi. Sultana and her sisters conspire in the hope to stop the marriage, for they know that Munira will not be a match for a much older, and extremely mean Hadi.
As Sultana’s one son and two daughters grow up, needing her fewer hours in the day, she becomes bored and listless. During this lonely time in her life, she withdraws while starting a very harmful habit that will be discovered by her husband, Kareem.
Sultana’s youngest daughter Amani learns from one of her mother’s western friends about the joy of loving animals. But Amani has a personality that takes everything to the extreme. The end result is a series of hilarious incidents whereby the family home ends up with so many rescued animals that a family blow-up occurs.
Princess Sultana reveals the horrific story of a young American girl whose Saudi father fled America to Saudi, stealing a young girl from her mother. (Author’s note: Even today, innocent Heidi is still in Saudi Arabia and has been kept from her mother since that fateful day, other than three or four brief visits arranged by the Saudi Embassy. It’s a tragic tale repeated over and over.)
All of Saudi Arabia is in an uproar when two British nurses are tried and condemned for murder. The women are sentenced for beheading. It’s a tense time in the kingdom and Sultana describes what it is like being Saudi during this dramatic stand-off between the Saudis and the British.
Nearly every Saudi Arabian love the desert and most families leave the cities and travel into the desert on occasion. The beauty of Saudi Arabia and of the desert culture is revealed when the entire family goes to the desert for a holiday. Descriptions of ornate tents and visits to bedouin villages are a delight. Tragially, the trip is ruined for Princess Sultana when she discovers a terrible event occurring in her own family. Once again, the princess and her sisters try to save a woman from a life of anguish and even terror.
If you get to read the third story about Princess Sultana, please feel free to write and ask the author questions about the book.
Happy Reading to you all! Jean Sasson