Lavender Isis Press
Rating: 5 cups
Bess Hawkins is sixteen and the niece of Jason Trask. Everyone, including her uncle, treats her very badly. The child of hippies, Bess just does not fit in.
Rama Chandra is eighteen and has just moved his family to Sunbeam in order to escape the horrors in his home country. Loretta, Bess’s cousin, mistakes him for an Arab prince and sets her sights on him. Only he has eyes for someone else.
When Bess meets Rama for the first time, she really lets loose on him, thinking that because of where he comes from he abuses women. Unfortunately, this makes the other students more abusive in front of Rama. Rama thinks Bess is very attractive and he loves her legs. When he realizes she is being abused, he takes her home to protect her. It is not long before the two fall in love. There is only one problem; Bess is underage, and her uncle is mentally ill. Will these two be able to stay together, or will her uncle keep them apart?
I absolutely adored Liberation! It was so refreshing to see an author write about people of Arabic heritage with respect, truthfulness, and understanding. Ms. Ambrosia clearly has a true grasp of the many cultures that exist in the Middle East. Rama was perfect and had all the qualities one could ask for in a hero. Bess, with her down home southern charm, was a delight to read about. I liked how both Bess and Rama were willing to learn about the other’s culture and adapt. Rama’s family was a joy to read about. While I did not care for any of the Trask’s, I did like the author’s resolution for them. Liberation is a stellar read that I highly recommend to anyone who loves great multi-cultural romance!
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