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3.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 5 3.88 (34 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laura Fitzgerald Narrator: Angela Dawe Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2011 ISBN:
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Tamila Soroush wanted it all. But in the Islamic Republic of Iran, dreams are a dangerous thing for a girl. Tami abandons them...until her twenty-seventh birthday, when her parents give her a one-way ticket to America, hoping she will go and wake up her luck. If they have their way, Tami will never return to Iran...which means she has three months to find a husband in America. Three months before she's sent back for good.

From her first Victoria's Secret bra to her first ride on a motor scooter to her first country line-dance, Tami drinks in the freedom of an American girl. Inspired to pursue her passion for photography, she even captures her adventures on film. But looming over her is the fact that she must concede to an arranged marriage before her visa expires. To complicate matters, her friendship with Ike, a young American man, has grown stronger. And it is becoming harder for Tami to ignore the forbidden feelings she has for him.

It's in her English as a second language class that Tami finds a support system. With the encouragement of headstrong Eva, loyal Nadia, and Agata and Josef, who are carving out a love story of their own, perhaps Tami can keep dreaming - and find a way to stay in America.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abby | 2/8/2014

    " What a beautiful read, from the cultural references to the protagonist's flashes of memory. The author moves seamlessly from scene to scene, and I was sad to finish this book. I hope to read more of Laura Fitzgerald! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chelsea Malcolm | 2/8/2014

    " I liked this alot! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara Jo | 2/7/2014

    " This story was beautiful. Tami is so innocent, yet so brave and a very compelling character. She felt so real that I often thought I was reading a non-fiction book. Learning more about the way of life in Iran made me immensely grateful to be an American. The end of the story seemed very rushed and I wanted to know more about Tami & Ike!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 V C | 2/1/2014

    " Good recommendation Kim! This book is a great read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tonya | 1/30/2014

    " This was mostly light reading. It was also interesting because it explained some interesting things about Iran and Iranian immigrants to the U.S. I really enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 1/29/2014

    " This book was pretty good. It was an easy read that and it kept my interest. It made me think a lot about how lucky I am to be born an American woman. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberley | 1/7/2014

    " Great story - I couldn't put this one down! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alyssa | 12/30/2013

    " it is chick lit with culture. loved it. super easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenifer | 12/25/2013

    " Wonderfully touching look at American life from the perspective of a newcomer to this country from a place where freedom is not an everyday word. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allyson Kuykendall | 12/23/2013

    " When I finished this book I felt as though I had lived the experiences in it. The detail is so amazing and the characters touch your heart. Witty and heartfelt. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 12/20/2013

    " Quick, feel-good read - made me laugh out loud a few times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 GiGi | 12/20/2013

    " I seriously enjoyed this book. This would make a great romantic comedy movie! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 12/19/2013

    " Loved this book. Such and interesting perspective and story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 11/25/2013

    " My heart resides in Tucson so I really enjoy her fiction -- plus I believe she is a very talented novelist! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mairin | 11/16/2013

    " unbelievably well written. I laughed and cried (all while on a plane - a little embarrassing). Makes you appreciate what we have while not going overboard. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alison | 10/29/2013

    " I must say.....a bookclub pick.... I usually always (99.5%) finish any book I start....not this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 6/28/2013

    " Quick read. Good, fun, chick-lit. Ending was a little rushed but still enjoyable. Made me realize things I take for granted as a natural-born American citizen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emi | 10/28/2012

    " It was beautiful, funny, and sad. I've had the book on my shelf for many years. Just ordered book 2 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carola | 7/6/2012

    " It was a good read, but not as "deep" as I had hoped for. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 1/20/2012

    " This is not a book I would have picked up on my own. I am so glad a friend gave this to me. I loved it and couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yoselin Tario | 1/16/2012

    " I loved that this book opened my eyes to a culture I didn't know anything about. Immigration is something I definitely knew about, but not from an Iranian woman's point of view! I found myself enjoying the twists and turns L.F. laid out for this girl, and consistently rooting for her happiness! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie | 12/9/2011

    " Decent read, a nice love story with interesting cultural insight. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenneen | 9/30/2011

    " I enjoyed this book. The storyline reminded me of a modern Jane Austen. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Moonface | 9/27/2011

    " If you want a nice romantic story read this. If you want a story about women who wear veils, Iranian , Muslim women DON"T. It is far from being realistic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cknot1sk | 9/21/2011

    " it was a quick read with a happily ever after ending (which i found rather unlikely). while it was enjoyable to read, i clearly sensed that the author never grew up in iran and touched upon too many cultural cliche notions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammy | 9/20/2011

    " Funny read with underlying deep feelings! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 9/3/2011

    " Loved this book so much, it makes you laugh, cry, and and hope for the best. Glad to be an American, and also to have the liberty that we women have here in America.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 8/12/2011

    " Loved this book! I enjoyed seeing freedom through different eyes and just what we as Americans take for granted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 8/10/2011

    " An enjoyable read of a young woman coming to America from Iran. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kerrie | 8/6/2011

    " I enjoyed it, although I think it missed some accuracy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 8/4/2011

    " It was a cute lovestory. The setting is somewhat current and it's hard to believe that women are STILL treated the way they are in Middle Eastern coutries. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dawn | 8/2/2011

    " Boring, poorly written, not illuminating and trite - this book sucked! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rose | 7/29/2011

    " Yes, I did pick this book up based on the title, but I do like it. It's like a tootsie roll pop. It may not have amazing language, but that's not really why you picked it up, is it? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 7/24/2011

    " Easy read - predictable but a decent easy read. "

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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.