I recently had a reader suggest the book Veil of Roses by Laura Fitzgerald (Fiction). Being an avid reader and just finishing up another a book I headed over the library to see if I could find it. The local library carried it and I took it home. I honestly could not put this book down once I started. I finished all 307 pages in a matter of two or three evenings.
Synopsis: Veil of Roses is about an Iranian girl who comes to the United States on tourist visa. In order to stay in the U.S. she must find a husband within three months. Throughout the three months she explores her new found freedoms and makes new friends in her English as a second language class and with the cute boy, Ike, at the coffee shop.
I won’t give away all the details. I really enjoyed this book and was left craving for more at the end. Always a good sign for a book! I do want to point out that the author’s only connection to Iran is through her husband who lived there until he was about ten. Needless to say it has tainted Western stereotypes but if you can look past them it really is a good read.
So thank you Jade for recommending it. I now recommend it to all of you. Hit up your local library or get it shipped to you. This is something you must read if you are interested in learning about other cultures and the challenges that come with finding a husband.
If you have any other book suggestions I’d love to hear them!