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Brianna's Story: Married to an Arab (Women In Chains Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Aabra , RL Heitz
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Brianna Phillips thought she would never find another man to take the place of her high school sweetheart, Billy Starrett, who was killed in Iraq. That was before she met a very handsome and somewhat mysterious man named Khaleel who, like Brianna, is an engineering student at Columbia University. Before graduation, however, Brianna's life is turned upside down when she becomes pregnant with Khaleel's baby and is suddenly whisked away to a tiny village in the heart of Saudi Arabia's Empty Quarter. Completely separated from everything she has ever known, Brianna quickly discovers that Khaleel is no longer the man she fell in love with. That man has been replaced by a domineering stranger who wants to control everything, especially Brianna. This revelation is followed by other shocks as Brianna tries to adjust to a world that has suddenly turned into an endless nightmare of abuse, suppression, threats, and isolation. Pregnant and cut off from the outside world, Brianna can focus on only three things now: her own safety, the safety of her unborn child, and, most of all, how to escape from a prison built on hatred.



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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 449 KB
  • Print Length: 193 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Aabra Publishing (29 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00H30AXYS
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #48,718 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Ill informed prejudice 13 Mar. 2014
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I bought this thinking it was a biography. It wasn't, it was by an author who has made no effort to research even the most basic details of the Middle East and Islam. The plot was full of holes -even with a private plane it would be impossible to fly from the US to Saudi Arabia without any passport or air traffic control clearance. The action in cell like buildings covered a lack of knowledge about Arab domestic life. The heroine's father claiming that the US was 'just trying to make the world a better place' was a joke .I am a British
Christian and believe that the treatment of women in some Arab countries is unjust, but this novel will only serve to reinforce prejudice and increase hostility.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I bought this book thinking it was a true story...... shortly into the book a realized it is made up of complete un-researched and badly put together dribble. The author appears to have no idea about the culture or country they are writing about, but a clear hate of Islam!! The statement that apparently come from the Koran are unreferenced and therefore complete lies!!!! I am astonished that a book like this is allowed to be published!!

Taking it on the basis that it is A STORY it still is not thought out and has a clear agenda against a certain group of people, culture and religion. There are plenty of other books that do give TRUE stories and accounts of other peoples real life experiences that can be read where the reader can learn about the culture and religion (good or bad) without the lies this book offers.

Sorry for the people that enjoyed this book, but in fact i am offended by this book and would be very happy with a refund!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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This book is dull, uninteresting and very badly written. I am so disappointed as I was looking forward to reading it. The author's style is so child-like, that the story has no credibility. It must be an art form to make a story with such good potential so boring. I couldn't read it, found myself skimming most of the first few chapters and in the end, gave up. In my opinion it is a waste of money.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An ok fictional story 25 Jan. 2014
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easy read a bit boring at times would not recommend to any friends to read as story could of been told in a shorter book
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of money 2 Aug. 2014
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Gave up quarter of way through, too far fetched and unrealistic. should have been published as a fiction, too much of it is too hard to believe and doesn't add up at all. Waste of money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars yesss these men are handsome but very dangerous. 25 Jan. 2014
By kirsty
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I liked everything about this book it was heart wrenching!!!! These men need to read the Koran properly!!! Utterly disgusting behaviour!!!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Every Cliche of East Meets West 20 Mar. 2014
By Limarki
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Far fetched and stereotypical. Every conceivable negative trait of a marriage to an Arab is used in this stupid book. Don't bother reading it. Its a mish mash of clichéd situations all rolled into one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a gripping read 29 April 2014
By Mrs H
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I read this book in 2 days couldn't put it down, it is very revealing about how people can be dragged into a web of deceit
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 1 month ago by Rachel Joseph
5.0 out of 5 stars An eye opener of a book!
I couldn't put this book down from start to finish! How quickly one's life can change in the blink of an eye! Read more
Published 4 months ago by angela hetherington
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I read this book in a day I couldn't put it down. Unbelievable that this can happen in today's world. Read more
Published 4 months ago by denise walker
3.0 out of 5 stars Believed this story till after I read it then I ...
Believed this story till after I read it then I think its fantasy.the end part especially.but a lot of the facts are true
Published 5 months ago by hazel rutherford
3.0 out of 5 stars pj
Started out okay in the beginning of the book found hard to make out if it was true as far as I'm concerned I don't think it was wouldn't recommend this to my friends
Published 5 months ago by Pam
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Very poorly written and it is not based on the real story.
Published 6 months ago by gola
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor book don't bother!
So- she gets to Arabia in private jet , kidnapped , and bunch of other delusions! Waste of time!
Just other Muslim hater!
Published 7 months ago by oksana
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Very good read but too short
Published 9 months ago by Mrs Pamela A Noonan
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
wow this was a really good read
Published 10 months ago by Grace Pugh
4.0 out of 5 stars The truth about Muslim women.
This story of a woman kidnapped by a Muslim man desperate to have sons is a very good read and in the words of the American heroine, "Why would any woman ever choose to be Muslim? Read more
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