By Consuelo Saah Baehr
Hello readers!! I have been busy reading, now I just need to get a few reviews typed up. Where does the time go? If I had one wish I think I would ask for more time!! It is a cold evening here in Ohio and we are expecting between 2 and 5 inches of snow. You never know about mother nature. Just thinking about it makes me feel cold.
This is another e-galley from Netgalley that I read in exchange for an honest and fair review. It was published Nov. 25, 2014 by Lake Union Publishing. This is a longer book at 720 pages. If you have kindle unlimited this book is free.
From the fertile hills of a tiny village near Jerusalem to the elegant townhouses of Georgetown, Three Daughters is a historical saga that chronicles the lives, loves, and secrets of three generations of Palestinian Christian women.
Born in rural Palestine, just before the dawn of the twentieth century, Miriam adores her father and is certain his love will protect her, but she soon finds that tradition overrides love. Uprooted by war, Miriam enters a world where the old constraints slip away with thrilling and disastrous results. Miriam’s rebellious daughter, Nadia, is thrilled with the opportunity for a modern life that her elite education provides. But when she falls in love with an outsider, the clan reins her back with a shocking finality. Nijmeh, Nadia’s daughter, is an only child and the path her father, the sheik, sets for her is fraught with difficulties, yet it prepares her for her ultimate journey to America, where she finds her future.
Each woman, in her own time and in her own way, experiences a world in transition through war and social change…and each must stretch the bounds of her loyalty, her courage, and her heart.
This book is a family saga about three daughters. The writing style of this book reminds me of Ken Follet’s works. I felt that this book was a little long. It is not exactly action packed and is not a strong romance or historical fiction book. I found it to contain a ton of information about the family’s traditions, marriages, motherhood and family relationships. I would not recommend this book for younger readers though due to sexual content. I think maybe 17 and up for this one. Like Ken Follet this book has mature sexual content and I think that the book would have been fine without going there, or maybe tone it down a tad. The novel is more like 3 separate short books in 1, because the end doesn’t really tie in the first two daughters. What it did have is three strong christian women who are breaking with the traditional stereo types of the middle east. I actually like the cover below better than the top one. This is definitely worth taking a look at. I give this book a 3.5 out of 5.