March 1, 2012

Review & Giveaway - The Dawn of Saudi: In Search for Freedom by Homa Pouragari


ABOUT THE BOOK:

This poignant mystery is about three people whose lives intertwine in a tale that depicts the oppression of women and the human rights abuse under the pretext of religion. Dawn Parnell made the mistake of marrying a Saudi; Sahar Al-Hijazi is forced to marry a man she doesn't love; Jason Crawford has business ties to the Al-Hijazi family. As the lives of these three people cross paths, the story takes the reader on a dangerous journey from Saudi Arabia where women are considered the property of a man, to United States where women are independent.





MY THOUGHTS:

The Dawn of Saudi is a gripping mystery that holds your interest.  I enjoyed  getting to know Sahar Al-Hijazi and felt the undeniable emotion tugs as I read about her life.  I've was born and raised in the US and it still shocks me how women are treated in Saudi Arabia.  This is a touching romance that will stick with you long after you have you have stopped reading.

AUTHOR BIO:


Homa Pourasgari resides in Los Angeles, California. She received a degree in Business from Loyola Marymount University, after which she left to live in Paris for one year and attended the University of Sorbonne, focusing on literature. Multilingual, she has been traveling since the age of 5 and has experienced many different cultures. Homa has worked in various industries such as marketing, retail, banking, accounting and fitness but has always returned to her true love – writing. She is currently working on a new book. Lemon Curd is her first novel.

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Disclosure: I received a free copy of The Dawn of Saudi: In Search for Freedom by Homa Pouragari through Business 2 Blogger for review purposes. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

31 comments:

  1. I like the human rights feature.

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  2. It took the author three years to write.

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  3. 'The Saudi clerics, the judges who decide the sentencing of the prisoners, the religious police of
    vice and virtue and the government are untouchable. They have been getting away with crimes
    against humanity for centuries by instilling fear in people.'

    Astounding thing in this day and age when you think about it.

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  4. I learned that Homa Pourasgari's first novel, Lemon Curd, is a romantic fiction that takes place
    in Los Angeles and London between two executives who
    work in the marketing industry.

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  5. I learned from one of her interviews that she has never used a formula in her work. She thinks formula books are tedious and readers can see right through them.

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  6. I was amazed and sickened at the lack of rights that people have in Saudi Arabia.
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  7. I like that the website has interviews with the author.

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  8. It is unbelievable how woman can be considered property.

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  9. I learned the book won a Reviewers Choice Award.

    Cindy Brooks

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    Cindy Brooks

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  12. I like how the website tells what is not fiction about the subject of the book.

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  13. About 80% of the story which is about the Saudi culture, customs, laws, social issues, difficulties people face on a daily basis,
    forced marriages, child abuse and lack of freedom is true

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  19. I learned that The Dawn of Saudi is a mystery about the oppression of women and the human rights abuse in Saudi Arabia.

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  29. I learned that The Dawn of Saudi is a mystery.
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  30. would love to read this.thanks robelady@hotmail.com

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  31. I found the Human Rights section very interesting, but very depressing.
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