posts on 10/16/2007 11:27:06 PM
I have read all of Jean Sasson's books
except The Rape Of Kuwait & Ester's
The Princess Trilogy is my big favor-
ite of Jean Sasson's books and the
life of Princess Sultana that has
everything except her rights as a
woman. The 3 Princess books are very
compelling & Jean Sasson tells the
story like it is happening as you read
it. A SUPERB WRITER!! I read the Tril
ogy 2 times & still refer to the 3
books for various things.A movie is
being made of Princess Trilogy if done
right it could receive awards. A must
read for anyone. Janie Abel In Texas
posts on 8/20/2007 2:17:27 PM
Hi, This is the first time I've been able to log on this site for nearly a year. I hope everyone is doing well and thanks for caring about my heroines. As far as BUDDHA: If you will check other sources you will see that it says that Buddha was born in ANCIENT INDIA, with the area now known in the modern world as Nepal, so in reality, both are correct. when Buddha was born, the land of his birth was considered Ancient India, but now, it is called Nepal. I hope this clarifies this point. Thanks so much for bringing it up as it is nice to make it perfectly clear. Take care, Jean
posts on 8/20/2007 12:47:02 PM
I read the Princess Sultana's Triology. All of them are good and Jean have done a good effort but Noone yet might have discover a great mistake that she did in the first book ' Princess'.
Appendix C, page 269- Buddha was not from India, Budhha was born in Nepal-Kapilbastu. She should correct it. She must not something which is wrong and, geopolitically she must have address it correctly.
posts on 8/17/2007 10:04:40 AM
I have read "Love in a Torn Land" and thought it was a great book. I was able to feel everything that Joanna was feeling. Very well written. A perfect book just like all of Jean's others.
posts on 8/16/2007 7:02:18 PM
I posted a very brief review of- Love in a torn land- on 2 May. I just wondered if anybody felt the same. I don't understand why the publishers and book stores have not advertized the book at all. It is even hard to find on the shelves. I have not read -The rape of Kuwait- but I will. It can be ordered at Amazon for only 91 cents and $3.99 shipping in the US. I read all her other books and Jean Sasson is definately one of my favorite authors. Anna
posts on 8/15/2007 2:47:10 PM
I love everything that Jean Sasson writes. Her books are so real and honest, and that is something we do not get fom the media.
I converted to Islam and I love the religion. I know it, like other religions, have been hijacked. I still pray to Allah that there will be peace in this world one day, and the world will be one. I respect all religions, but Islam works for me. The Talaban aka Saudi thugs do not represent Islam. The horrors that they have done to humans can only be forgiven by God.
I love good people and I will always love food people, and racists have nothing for me. We are only on this earth a short time, and God will judge you on what you did for others. Give with both hand, and stop killing people. Your soul will answer for all you have done on earth. Do GOOD!!
posts on 7/9/2007 9:15:18 PM
Although I am Lebanese, I was born in the United States, so I am pulled in two directions when it comes to the problems of the Midde East. I know so many sweet and kind Americans that it is difficult to reconcile these people with what I read in so many Middle Eastern publications that blame America for all their problems. That is simply not the case. We Middle Easterners need to get our own houses in order and quit blaming the world for our self-made problems. As far as this author and the books she writes, I have read all of the Sasson books other than THE RAPE OF KUWAIT, which I cannot find. Although I could not eat or sleep until I finished each of the books -- once started -- I was most taken with Ester's Child. It is an intriguing look into the lives of Palestinians and into the lives of Israelis. Perhaps this is because that conflict is the reason my own family had to flee the area because of the horrific civil war in my beloved country. Jean Sasson's book on that topic makes one think about the individuals that we are taught to hate. Most people in the world can do little with their governments, but we can connect with individuals. After Ester's Child, I loved the PRINCESS books the most, and then MAYADA. Although MAYADA was a beautifully written book, all that horror endured by the women in prison made me so sad that I spent most of the time weeping. I agree with Jessica that the author Sasson is obviously a genius to pull the reader in to such a degree that one feels one is actually living the life of the person being written about. This is very unusual and no one tells a story better than this author as it becomes completely personal. I have not yet read the last book mentioned about the Kurds but I will do so within the week and report back my thoughts to the poster named Anna.
posts on 7/9/2007 9:51:53 AM
I just discovered this discussion board and I am glad I did as Jean Sasson is one of my favorite authors. I just finished reading her latest book about the Kurdish woman (LOVE IN A TORN LAND) and to answer Anna's question, I thought it was outstanding, just like Mrs. Sasson's other books. In each of the books she seems to know how to tell the story perfectly to draw the reader in. With the PRINCESS books, I shared the anger of the princess over the plight of women in Saudi Arabia. With the book on MAYADA ALASKARI I felt the fear and the sorrow of Mayada and the other women wrongly imprisoned. With this latest book, I felt the youthful love and hope of a young girl who lived to endure the terror of being targeted by her own government. So I for one believe that the author writes perfectly for each of her heroines, presenting the heroine and the story line in a manner that makes the reader feel whatever it was that the heroine was going through. If this is not genius writing, then I don't know what what is. I recommend all of this author's books as it is an experience one will not soon forget and the heroines will stay with the reader for a very long time. Thank you for asking the question Anna as it made me think about this aspect of this particular author and made me appreciate her, and her writing, even more. She has a hand of beauty when it comes to description that pulls the reader right into the story. Thank you, Jessica
posts on 7/5/2007 9:04:40 PM
Has anybody read Jean's new book yet? Does anyone have a comment, how they found the book, the writing and so on?
Just curious. Anna
posts on 7/5/2007 5:04:10 PM
Jeannette - Have you ever been to Jordan? How long has your husband lived outside of it? Did you discuss these things before you got married? Does he refuse to talk about the honor killings because he is ashamed/embarassed, or because he doesn't want to put negative ideas in your head? Having absolutely NO knowledge of your situation, I would NOT go to Jordan. I would not want to visit any country that denied me essential liberties. It's just not worth the risk.
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