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- Print Length: 169 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Indireads Incorporated (March 12, 2014)
- Publication Date: March 12, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00IZ3XD3K
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,206,196 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Butterfly Season Kindle Edition
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When Rumi and her sister Juveria lost both of their parents, Juveria was already married and Rumi was the only one left at home. Rumi went to live with her uncle in Pakistan. Her uncle is a Pakistani conservative. Even though Juveria, Rumi's sister, lives in England, it amazes people how she is still a conservative Pakistani. On the other hand, Rumi, living in Pakistan, is very liberal and comfortable living in the western world.
Mahira, Rumi's best friend in England, and her husband Faizan, invited her, and Faizan's friend Ahad, to dinner and that's where Rumi's world was turned upside down! Ahad is a handsome successful gentleman who enjoys the company of beautiful ladies. Rumi was smitten by Ahad's charm. The dinner party was a success. Everyone had a great time. Rumi really did like Ahad, but knew it was forbidden to date without a chaperone according to Pakistani tradition and this would displease her sister.
Ahad just could not get Rumi out of his mind. Being quite the ladies' man with a reputation of liking a certain type of woman; Ahad could not understand his own feelings. What is it about this girl? She is young and Pakistani! Ahad and Rumi had several dates. Each date made her have a strong desire to be with him.
I love the way the author made me believe in this relationship. These two people were from two different worlds, with different values but were destined to be together. Rumi was a little nervous the relationship was moving way too fast and she was unclear about how Ahad felt.
This book kept me turning pages wanting to know how Rumi would handle all the tough situations she had to face if she was to date Ahad. How was she to deal with her family when they tried to force her into unthinkable Pakistani conservative ways? Was she to move on in life and be willing to accept her family's humiliation due to her behavior? Could two people from two different worlds be able to withstand all the pressures life has to give?
Not only is this a great story, I love the way the characters are true to life. I would recommend reading this book if you love romance and mystery. The message this book gives is "We're not so different. At the end of the day, we have so much common ground." I would love to see a series made from this story.
Review by Monica McDaniel for eBook Review Gal
Octavio Paz Lozano, a Mexican poet-diplomat and writer, has been quoted as saying:
“Every view of the world that becomes extinct, every culture that disappears, diminishes a possibility of life.”
This is what the primary central idea of the book, Butterfly Season is about. The author has skillfully woven a mesmerizing tale across the boundaries of Islam religion. Two liberal-minded unmarried human beings are when destined to meet, problems are bound to arise following the society's conservativeness and narrow-mindedness, resulting in being out casted by the society.
Natasha Ahmed has proficiently penned this tale in way that it challenges the society's behavior towards such issues and a Asian/Muslim woman should behave in a society solely depends on the society and if those women do not go by the society's norms and standards , then they are out casted from the society.
Thanks to the author, Natasha Ahmed, for giving this opportunity to read and review her book.
Rumi, a young and educated Pakistani woman, travels back to London after 6 years to visit her family from Karachi. Soon she comes across the handsome and hot Pakistani publisher, Ahad, who was born and brought up in London. Eventually sparks fly and an epic love-story evolves between Rumi and Ahad. And in their courtship, they managed to behave quite liberally, thereby landing up on trouble from their family members.
The authors prose and dialogues will keep you engaged till the very end. Rumi's character is like any other every day character you happen to bump into on your way to work or grocery store; she is the voice of very woman from those countries where traditions come before emotions. India and Pakistan is one of those countries where the society expects the woman to behave like a respectful woman, not at all liberal, instead way too conservatively. But the author has boldly and smartly put a slap on the face of such a society and their narrow-minded ideals to show that a woman has a right to get involved physically with a man with whom she is emotionally involved.
Ahad is way too open-minded from dating English girls to doing every possible thing like the liberal-minded people of the West. Their chemistry is sizzling and hot and quite passionately unfolded right in front of our eyes. The social in-differences which challenged their relationship to a dead end have been very skillfully portrayed by the author.
Do read this book to get a glimpse on a woman's painful fate when she is expected to behave like a robot by the society's standards and norms.
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