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“Guilt is an emotion for which I have no time. It's exhausting, stops you from having any fun, and is the equivalent of one of those T-shirts that says ‘I went to [insert adventure] and all I got was this lousy T-shirt’.”

In recovery mode after a messy divorce from a non-Muslim man, Lara Abdel-Aziz is estranged from her family and out of touch with her best friend Samira.
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Kindle Edition, 411 pages
Published February 10th 2015
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K.J. Charles
Follow up to Courting Samira but much less of a romance. It's several years on; Lara the wild child friend from book 1 has got married, got divorced, and is doing a series of dead-end jobs. She's drifting, but an attack from her unstable ex tips her over the edge into a not-good mental place, and most of the book is about her taking a hard look at her life and a too-hard look at herself. (She has more self loathing than seems warranted by her actions--which is of course how depression feels.)

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Amanda Scott
I enjoyed this novel. It's setting is Sydney, 2015 and centres on Lara a 30 something Muslim woman. Lara is dealing with lots of issues...divorce from a man who continues to stalk her. She has many unresolved problems. I liked her and I liked seeing life from a new perspective. A good read.
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I enjoyed reading this book. The familiarity with the character struck me the most.
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