In affluent Manhattan, an American woman named Claire makes an unexpected connection with an expat Afghan with a tragic past: his wife, daughter and father have been murdered, and his younger brother has died in a misguided attempt at revenge. A decade after migrating to the US, his forlorn, and guilt-ridden, but a very wealthy man. As misunderstanding and missteps threaten the undeniable attraction between Shahnawaz and Clarie, can they find a true and healing love?Meanwhile, halfway around the world, clarie’s almost-fiance, an American soldier, is buffeted by a swirl of dramatic and dangerous circumstances when he falls instantly and obsessively in love with the daughter of a tribal leader. In this parallel story of forbidden yearning, can Peter cut through the fog of misconceptions amidst the futile and violent conflict in Afghanistan, to win the hand of Marriam even as the courageous woman rise to the occasion?
Nadeem Akbar,based out of London is the author of The Afghans, a saga of a prominent Afghan subjected to upheavals under Russian, Taliban and American domination.Akbar has also written in Urdu with two celebrated series of books for young people having gained a devoted following in Pakistan in recent years. She is involved in several charity projects for impoverished children.