Lost in Thyme
A man’s dying wish unearths a tumultuous past and brings together two lost souls searching for the missing pieces that will make them whole again…each other.
Sami Amara has been plagued by visions of a mysterious red-haired girl that he just can’t place. When his father suddenly dies, he is confronted with a past that he never knew existed: a mysterious girl, now a woman, and promises unfulfilled.
Single mother Petra Haddad has grown accustomed to a life of routine, predictability and…loneliness. When a lawyer calls her up to discuss the last will and testament of a man she never even knew, her world is turned upside down.
Thrust together by fate, Sami and Petra begin a whirlwind journey that explores their families’ mysterious past, from America all the way to the precarious outskirts of Palestine. As their lives and histories entangle and intertwine, will they be able to forge a shared future together, or will fate once again intervene?
“So it is good to eat bitter almonds because they make the sweet ones taste even better?”
Heartbreaking and moving, Bitter Almonds is about displacement and exile, family duty and honor, and the universal feelings of love and loss. This is a book to break your heart, but it is also a book of hope and admiration at the resilience of the human spirit.
Omar is an orphaned Palestinian born into chaos, displaced by violence, and driven by forces beyond his control to find his place in the world. He only has one thing to hold on to: a love that propels him forward and gives him hope. Nadia is carefree and tries to be oblivious to the tough realities of her world in Damascus. But she is confronted with a cruel load thrust upon her by selfish and cowardly brother. Will she break out of her traditional social mould to create her own destiny?
Shadows Of Damascus
A story of intrigue, emotional upheaval, danger, hidden love, misunderstandings, and unexpected events.
Honor, pain, solitude. These are things Adam Wagener knows all about. Warmth, love? Those he never masters. But the war veteran is trying to make peace with his past, and he is one who keeps his word. Adam owes the man who saved his life in Iraq. He doesn’t question the measure of the debt, even when it is in the form of an emotionally distant, beautiful woman.
Yasmeen agreed to become the wife of a complete stranger so she could flee her war-torn country. She counted on staying in the US for a few months until she could safely return home. Beyond survival, there was one thing she did not count on: wanting more.
Is it too late for Adam and Yasmeen to overcome their circumstances?