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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (13 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sandra Lee Narrator: Lise Rodgers Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The first week I arrived in Australia, I went to the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. He always wanted to go there. And I said, 'I hope you will see me. Your children are safe. I will be faithful to you....We will always love you.'

When Guzin Najim met Ra'ad Said at university in Baghdad, she knew she had found the love of her life. After a traditional Iraqi wedding, their world became the international diplomatic circuit. The arrival of their two children, Lina and Mohammed, made their happiness complete. But then Saddam Hussein came to power and their world changed.

On the eve of the first Gulf War, Ra'ad was recalled to Iraq and sent to work at the Foreign Ministry in Baghdad. One day his limp body was dragged from a government car by two of Saddam's henchmen. He was burning with fever, his eyes bloodshot. As he gasped for air, tears streaming down his face, he made Guzin promise to take their children out of Iraq and never return. Four days later, Ra'ad was dead, murdered by the brutal regime he was forced to serve.

Only Guzin's love for her children gave her the strength to face what was to come. Placed under house arrest, the family endured a relentless campaign of terror, until a chance at freedom came and they fled across the desert in a daring overnight escape. Guzin stepped off the plane in Sydney knowing that risking everything had been worth it: and her promise to Ra'ad would be honored.

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About the Author

Sandra Lee is an Emmy-winning and internationally acclaimed expert in all things kitchen and home. She has predicted and changed the trajectory of American lifestyle with her signature “smart and simple” philosophy. She is the host of Food Network’s Sandra’s Money Saving Meals and Semi-Homemade Cooking, a veteran program on the network in its fifteenth season, as well as the host of HGTV’s Sandra Lee Celebrates, a series of holiday primetime specials. Sandra has launched several lines of home, garden, and craft products and produced a successful DIY home improvement series. Her new home products line, Sandra by Sandra Lee, launched at Sears and Kmart in spring 2012. Since 2002 Sandra has written more than twenty cookbooks and a memoir, Made from Scratch, which all together have sold over four million copies.