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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (506 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laura Fitzgerald Narrator: Angela Dawe Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2011 ISBN:
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Knowing she could never be happy in Iran, Tamila Soroush took her mother's advice to Go and wake up your luck and joined her sister in the United States, where amazing freedoms awaited her. Now, after a spur-of-the-moment exchange of I do's with her true love, Ike Hanson, Tami is eager to start her new life.

But not everyone is pleased with their marriage, and Tami's happily-ever-after is no sure thing. As tensions escalate, Tami's sense of self-worth takes a beating, especially when her earlier attempts to find a husband on a visitor's visa return to haunt her. And there are her parents, stuck behind in a country that betrayed them. How can she be happy when they are not?Tami is beginning to understand that freedom is not for the faint of heart. With so much stacked against her, and her immigration interview looming, she wonders whether she's got the right stuff when it comes to love, American-style. Maybe her luck is running out... or maybe she'll step up to the plate and claim her American dream.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie Russell | 2/3/2014

    " I really liked this book it's so refreashing to read an American writer give a great modern American Islamic women. I loved that about this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lea | 1/31/2014

    " Sequel to Veil of Roses, it shows the amazing powers of love, freedom and the American Dream. Tami and Ike find not everyone is happy for their union, some will stop at close to nothing to send her back to Iran. They struggle through their new relationship, family issues, his past girlfriend, her former almost-fiance, Immigration, and new business ownership. She struggles to find very American feelings of self-confidence and self-worth. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer Haynes-clark | 1/27/2014

    " Pretty light (lite?) fluffy stuff. At least I finished the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 1/22/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book about an Iranian girl coming to America to get a husband, then true love happens. The ups and downs of immigration and becoming a US citizen. I did not know this was a sequel, so now I will have to read "Veil of Roses". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne | 1/21/2014

    " Laura Fitzgerald, where have you been all my life? First of all, I did not pay close enough attention that this was a sequel. And I did not wait to read the first one. Oh my gosh, I cried and cried and laughed and cried some more. I finally found a character I can cheer for. This is a story about Tami, an Iranian young woman who finds herself being sent back to Iran after her visa expires if she doesn't do something drastic. I think I hit just about every emotion with this book. (I still do not like Ike's mom...evil woman). I feel sorry for whatever I read next, it certainly couldn't compare to this one. Wow! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bobbie | 1/14/2014

    " This is a beautiful story of the yearning for the freedom that so many of us take for granted. It's a page turner that left me with misty eyes and a smile on my face. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 11/30/2013

    " Cute story-sequel to A Veil of Roses. Tami, from Iran, married Ike just before her visa runs out, and even though they truly do love each other, they have many obstacles in their way to happiness-including the dreaded immigration interview. Easy read, beach read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 C. | 11/20/2013

    " This was a great, fun read about personal strengths and cultural differences. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tashya Dennis | 8/16/2013

    " The first book was way better! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kim D | 2/15/2013

    " When I selected it, I wasn't aware it was a sequel to "Veil of Roses." If you haven't read VoR, this one will not make much sense, as it's a continuation of the story line. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoria | 4/22/2012

    " This book was a very good surprise, considering I found it in the bargain bin at a bookstore! It was full of all emotions under the sun, and kept the reader at the edge of their seat to find out what would happen next. It was full of plot twists, and, best of all, a truly happy ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jamie | 1/19/2012

    " This book kept putting me to sleep. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valerie | 1/5/2012

    " I loved this book! It was such an easy read, and I highly recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 9/11/2011

    " A coming of age story of a young woman from Iran in America on a visitor Visa. She is bright, insightful and courageous. In today's an America with its blemishes showing - it was affirming. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christina | 8/1/2011

    " If you've read veil of roses, you should probably read this one, just to tie up all the loose ends nicely. Cute, but the writing was weak and rather dull at times. It feels very formulaic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joelle | 6/28/2011

    " Loved it. I was bawling! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tanya | 5/19/2011

    " Not as great as the first one, but still very enjoyable! i also love a happy ending which it had :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shana | 4/5/2011

    " I thought it was a terrific sequel to Veil of Roses...loved how she continued the story and how she described the struggles all of the characters were going through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bobbie | 3/30/2011

    " This is a beautiful story of the yearning for the freedom that so many of us take for granted. It's a page turner that left me with misty eyes and a smile on my face. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 3/29/2011

    " I didn't like this one nearly as much as the first. I know it was probably accurate given that she is from an oppressed nation, but man, she was wimpy and wishy washy. It drove me crazy. You know I can't take that sort of thing. Stand up, woman. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 3/25/2011

    " I really liked this book it's so refreashing to read an American writer give a great modern American Islamic women. I loved that about this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 3/16/2011

    " I did not read the first book but this second one was definitely an eye-opening novel about the struggles on immigrants in America and I hope to read the prequel now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 3/6/2011

    " Nice book, worth the read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glenette | 2/28/2011

    " This was a great book. Made me appreciate my freedoms even more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonia | 2/18/2011

    " What I loved most about this book is how much the author loves America. "

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About the Narrator

Angela Dawe is an actor and improviser working with the Annoyance Theater and Second City in Chicago. Her career has encompassed stage, television, and film work, in addition to award-winning audiobook narrations, which include young adult, suspense, romance, and historical fiction titles. She is the winner of two AudioFile Earphones Awards.