Title: Veil of Roses
Author: Laura Fitzgerald
Original Publication Date: 2006
Date I First Read: 2007
Basic Category: Fiction
Basic Summary: A young Persian/Iranian woman named Tami gets a three-month visa to visit her married sister in
. Part of the point of her visit is to find her
a husband so that she can stay through marriage in the Tucson, Arizona and not have to go back to United States . She also takes an English class, and gets involved
with her classmates’ lives. Iran
What I Remember About the Book: I read this book first a year or so before we found out we would be moving out to Tucson for at least four years. It was on the new book shelf at library where I worked at the time. I loved the cover, and my husband is of Persian ancestry . . . so I thought the book would be interesting. It was. I liked reading about the food and traditions. I liked that Tami got involved with a non-Persian guy.
I finally met the author, who lives in
, last year.
She is a nice and friendly person! Tucson
What I Took Away From the Book: Love your spouse. Love your family and friends. Don’t take your freedom for granted.
Rating (1-5 stars): 4.7