With heartbreaking details only someone who has lived there could know, Nell Brien conveys the haunting beauty and saw savergy of Saudi Arabia.
Liz Tyan grew up knowing she was adopted, but it never held much significence for her. Happy with her loving parents, her life in L.A. and her career as an up and coming surgeon, Liz has everything she's always wanted.
Until she finds out the truth.
Learning that her birth mother was a Saudi Arabian concubine who gave up her infant daughter to save the child's life, Liz takes a journey that will change her destiny. She accepts a job in a hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and begins her search for her birth mother and a twin brother she never knew she had. Before long, she is drawn into the plight of a people on the brink of war. And into the intimate and hostile world of the women behind the veils...
It is a journey that will threaten all that she believes...and ultimately her life.