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: The Princess Trilogy: Boxed Set (Princess; Princess Sultana’s Daughters; Princess Sultana’s Circle) (): Jean Sasson: Books. Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia, Princess Sultana’s Daughters, Princess Sultana’s Circle (Princess Trilogy), Princess, Mo. The Complete Princess Trilogy has ratings and 41 reviews. Jean Sasson has garnered an audience with a Saudi Princess, who shares her life. This alone .

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Risking her personal status and wealth, she takes a stand against the complacency of her male relatives over the child’s fate. I honestly had no idea the extent of hatred toward Arab women. In this true love story, Sasson focuses on the life of a Kurdish woman living in Iraq and the broader story of ethnic tensions between the Kurds, Iraqis, Turks, Iranians, and Syrians.

In many ways that seems like abuse, but actually they had a long happy marriage and the money provided education and medical benefits to her family.

While it does make the plight of women in Saudi Arabia appear terrible, I am sure this is not every women’s experience. I suppose everything takes baby steps. However, each generation and culture of women have fought the battles to be seen if not as equals to be treated humanly. This does give us a larger crime rate.

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Jan was jeah opening. This is so he can have sex with a woman and not be guilty of having an affair. The man just has to say that they were dishonored. Princess is pleased as punch at herself for her amazingly giving and open-minded spirit for this generous act!


When Sultana’s niece is forced into an arranged marriage with a cruel, depraved older man and a royal cousin’s secret harem of sex slaves is revealed, Sultana’s attempts at intervention in their various plights are thwarted. Also, the “real” princess that allowed her story to be told is an incredible woman!

The author, in the telling of these true stories, describes how the beliefs and attitudes of both sexes are shaped and continue to be shaped by a social culture dating back many centuries. Jun 25, Maria rated it it was amazing. This first book in the trilogy describes the life of Princess Sultana, a princess in the royal house of Saudi Arabia where she lives in a “gilded cage” with no freedom and no control over her own life. When he is caught in mid rape- the only ruckus from the men is why was he stopped?

English Choose a language for shopping. I could not put these books down. These are the stories of triumph and heartbreak among the highest-and lowest-born. It’s hard to believe these are true stories. I am very happy that princess Sultana finally realized this. I just wish she wouldn’t have waited so long for the small step she took. Refresh and try again. As a non-believing, evolved Western woman, I was appalled at the many stories of female oppression recounted in all 3 books, and the powerlessness of women in the Middle East to this day.

In Princess Sultana’s DaughtersSasson exposes the stifling and unbearably restrictive lifestyle imposed on these women. The Princess buys the young traumatized girl from her nephew and sets her up as a maid. Other books in the series. It seems it is likely fiction, maybe even stolen from another author, with Princess Sultana herself being entirely fictional.

You have never read a story like the story of Sultana, and you will never forget her or her Muslim sisters. Even had the book been promoted as fiction, I still would have enjoyed a view inside the royal family.


The princess has a refreshing voice and character which comes through clearly. Retrieved from ” https: And I do mean endure. As second-generation members of the royal family who have benefited from Saudi oil wealth, Maha and Amani are surrounded by untold opulence and luxury from the day they were born and which they take for trllogy.

All 3 are impossible to put down from page one. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. One Saudi woman who watched this turn of events with great disappointment was a fiery Saudi Princess, a member of the House of Al Saud, the current rulers of Saudi Arabia.

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Even the wealthy ones have limited rights. Sep 23, Prajkta marked it as to-read. After she knew that female members of her own family and close friends suffered unimaginable horrors, some were even killed by their male family members, and yet she did nothing to try and save them.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Jun 18, Keliana Lily rated it really liked it. Sadly, this anticipated change did not happen. I must admit I was disappointed that I had to read all 3 books before Princess Sultana finally grew enough of a spine to stand up for one woman against all the men in her family and saved her.

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